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Childhood sexual abuse proves top predictor for HIV infection in women

...or which shapes AIDS epidemics. Sexual abuse will alter the course of anyones life, Wyatt said. The aftereffects dont go away by themselves. Most of these women didnt get help after they were abused....

New study says people take mental stress to heart

...treatment to those at risk. It may be that we can alter the lifestyles of people at risk and get them to respond differently to the stress, he says. According to the American Heart Association, managing stress makes sense for a persons overall health, but current data do not yet support specific recommend...

Doctors need training courses in communication skills

... adopt better communicating styles, but could also alter their attitudes and beliefs, thereby increasing the chances of them continuing to use their more patient-centred skills in the clinic. She said: Time and experience alone does not help cancer doctors to overcome the difficulties they have in communic...

UIC awarded $1.25 million for AIDS prevention program in Malawi

...ed to increase knowledge and awareness of AIDS and alter attitudes and behaviors that allow the disease to spread," said Norr. "Because of the stigma associated with AIDS, people are afraid to get tested and, consequently, don't get the care they so desperately need or take the precautions necessary to pro...

Dartmouth research examines the value of cancer screening

...ery-linkage biasaffect such classification and can alter the assessment of screening value, the researchers found. The validity of disease-specific mortality assumes that the cause of death can be accurately determined. An alternative end point, all-cause mortality, depends only on an accurate determinati...

Honing the tools to identify clues to surviving cancer

...in the not too distant future to figure out how to alter the biology of thecancer patient, perhaps by activating or blocking a protein or its receptor,to save lives," said Dr. McDonald. "This work may ultimately lead tostudies resulting in the discovery of drugs that activate proteins or blockreceptor sit...

New recommendations proposed for safe use of herbal medications by patients having surgery

... slow down the heart rate, inhibit blood clotting, alter the immune system and change the effects and duration of anesthesia. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has recognized the potential for adverse reactions and suggests that patients stop taking all herbal medications two weeks before surger...

Study suggests that potential Alzheimer drugs might be dangerous

...erferes with gamma-secretase production also would alter Notch function, hampering cell production in various tissues. As a model, the researchers focused on the immune system. They therefore determined the effects of a gamma-secretase inhibitor called compound #11 on cells from fetal mouse thymus, the org...

Human brain has unsuspected oxygen reserve, challenging previous theories

...ll probably change our view of the human brain and alter the way we design studies. An extensive network of small blood vessels called capillaries feeds the brain. Because every cell is critical to the organs function, oxygen must diffuse from the capillaries to every nook. Current models suggest that, e...

Study finds troubling trends in hepatitis C screening, diagnosis and referral

...ify practices such as alcohol consumption that may alter the disease's progression." Eighty percent of people infected with hepatitis C, either in the initial acute phase or the long-term chronic phase, have no signs or symptoms. Only blood tests for antibodies against the virus, or for the virus' genetic ...

Neuroscience and Psychiatry: NIMH Sponsors

...n's disease, and shown that early intervention can alter the course of schizophrenia. This and other work have produced about 800 scientific publications and 6 books. Wyatt also co-produced (with his wife, Kay Jamison, Ph.D.) a series of programs about manic depressive illness and creativity that a...

Unergrad's invention may deliver life-saving medicine

...trations and water-to-oil ratios. These variations alter the size, density and surface charges of his particles. Krauland's goal is to produce microspheres that are light and do not stick together when shot out of an aerosol device. The spheres must be capable of carrying large molecules such as DNA and pr...

High-tech scan for blocked arteries matches conventional tests in finding root of symptoms

...ked more than half of any given artery - enough to alter blood flow dangerously. They compared how often the test found real plaques and how often it gave a false positive, depending on how the EBCT machines were set. Overall, they found that at the optimal setting for reliability, EBCT could find large p...

Scientists find link between dopamine and obesity

...unately, many of the drugs that have been shown to alter dopamine levels are highly addictive. But exercise, which has other obvious benefits in weight control, is another way obese subjects might be able to stimulate their dopamine pleasure and satisfaction circuits, the researchers suggest. "In animal st...

Process may help scientists find new antibacterial drugs

...ng from one enantiomer to another can dramatically alter a drug's biochemical properties, possibly changing an inert substance to a helpful drug or a harmful toxin. One of the most notable cases of this is the drug thalidomide. One enantiomer has beneficial properties, while the other causes birth defects...

Finding offers clue to understanding addiction relapse

...wer. They've found that the memory of drug use can alter an area of the brain not traditionally implicated in addiction. The study appears in the August issue of Synapse (published June 21). "Our study with rats showed that environmental cues associated with drug use can produce profound molecular changes ...

Cell Pathways' Aptosyn™ (exisulind) shows continuing long-term prevention of colon polyps in FAP patients

...olonic adenomas has the potential to significantly alter the management of patients with FAP," commented Dr. Burke, a principal investigator for the Phase III study and for the previous Phase II trial of Aptosyn™ in patients with FAP. Since polyp formation rates in patients with FAP are variable, the o...

Parenting, stress and your child's risk for alcoholism

...monkeys is regarded as a stressor) may permanently alter the hormonal stress response and subsequent reactions to new stressors. Pohorecky believes the study's results are relevant to the role played by parents, as well as their presence, in their children's lives. "These findings speak to the importance ...

Map makers can avoid confusing the color blind

...ht green socks. One way to avoid confusion is to alter the lightness and darkness of the colors. The color-blind person may still see the same color, but they can tell that the areas colored with these colors are different. "We do not know what color-blind people see," says Brewer. "Actually, we do not...

New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia

...n Health System are offering new evidence that may alter the way the disease is viewed and may ultimately impact the way schizophrenia is treated. They have just completed a multi-facetted study that re-examines the role of the cholinergic system in schizophrenia. The cholinergic system comprises the n...

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