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New drug-and-psychotherapy program for bipolar disorder in children

...o area. "What's needed is a step-wise therapy that begins by stabilizing the child's mood and then moves on to address, each in turn, symptoms like attention deficit hyperactivity, residual depression and aggression that frequently accompany the illness," Pavuluri said. "Too often, children are treated firs...

Common drug, given promptly, reduces incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder, small study finds

...n most people, after minutes to hours the reaction begins to subside. In some 25 percent of people, however, the hormonal response continues for hours, days, or even a week or longer. The working hypothesis of the new model is that these are the people who are at greatest risk for developing post-traumatic ...

Vision-producing cells fail 'taste-test,' treat key light-detecting molecules identically

.... In each cell type, the process of forming vision begins when light activates a cell-specific molecule, called a visual pigment, and ends when the cell emits an electrical signal. To set up the "taste test," the Hopkins researchers created frogs whose rods contained, in addition to their usual pigment, a p...

Genital ulcers increase during and after HIV infection

...second following HIV seroconversion, when the body begins to produce HIV-antibodies. The third occurred 10 months later. Participants were asked to report symptoms of genital ulcer disease. The researchers observed higher rates of genital ulcer disease among HIV-positive participants during HIV seroconversi...

Drug improves brain structure in Alzheimer's patients

.... "When someone has Alzheimer's disease, the brain begins to deteriorate as the gray matter shrinks and the disease progresses," Krishnan said. "We are unsure of why and how donepezil slowed the loss of hippocampal volume but we think the drug may help to improve cognition by increasing the levels of N-acet...

PET scan predicts Alzheimer's more accurately

...ease is the most common form of dementia. It often begins with mild memory lapses and gradually advances to a progressive deterioration of memory, language and mental functions. Alzheimer's affects approximately 400 million people in the United States, and the nation spends roughly $100 billion on the disea...

New CDC-funded HIV program at UNC integrates treatment with prevention

...k's underlying premise is that "each new infection begins with someone who is already infected." Thus, prevention can be enhanced by also targeting the infected individual. "This is a total paradigm shift in thinking about prevention," Quinlivan said. "It recognizes that transmission occurs between ...

Jefferson Scientists define new cell type that may lead to clues about Kaposi's sarcoma

... of Pathology. According to Dr. Murphy, KS usually begins as one of many bruise-like areas on the skin that develops over time into tumors. KS may also affect internal organs, particularly in AIDS, and may be fatal. Dermal dendrocytes which have been known to exist only since 1985 may play roles in wound...

Scientists map maturation of the human brain

...aturation. For most of the cortex, this maturation begins right before puberty. "While confirming that the c...process, we found that the normal gray matter loss begins first in the motor and sensory parts of the brain (the top-middle portion), slowly spreading downwar...

Smokers may want to kick butt before dental procedures

...d them in the jaw. Once smokers quit, oral health begins to improve. "Patients who want to quit smoking are urged to increase brushing and flossing their teeth and gums," said Rethman. "It's suggested that the fresh clean feeling a person feels in the mouth after brushing and flossing may curb the urge t...

International, nontraditional adoptions pose challenges to families

...the couple answers this question affirmatively, so begins the long and winding road that often is international adoption. "First you have to understand who the intermediary is in the adoption process and make sure whoever you are going through to adopt is reputable," said Schwartz, co-editor of a new book ...

Researchers find additional families with gene linked to gout and kidney failure

...eenage years and in the early 20s. Kidney failure begins around that time and progresses to end-stage kidney disease and dialysis in the 40s or 50s. "We know that there are other families and family members out there suffering from this disease," Bleyer said. "We are hoping to find these individuals, as ...

Surgically placed 'sling' reduces signs of aging in the neck

...k, causing it to sag. Part of the reason the neck begins to droop is because the underlying muscle that acts as a kind of "sling" has stretched over time and can no longer support the tissues under the chin. Several plastic surgery procedures have been used to combat the signs of aging in the face and ne...

Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma

...as asthma, begin in early childhood, and hay fever begins even later," she says. "We know that 50 to 80 percent of children who have eczema in infancy or childhood go on to develop asthma or other allergic diseases later on, especially if others in their immediate family have allergic disease. But we don'...

Study finds clues to brain tumors' origins

...ch may help researchers understand how this cancer begins and one day could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment. "Is brain cancer a stem cell disease? Our study suggests that pediatric brain tumors develop from cells that have many of the same characteristics as neural stems cells, but that those cells...

Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants

...tart treatment early. "Chronic lung disease often begins in utero," he says, "so if you're going to intervene, you need to start therapy as soon as possible." Nitric oxide, a gas produced by the body and used to transmit chemical signals, was approved in 1999 by the Food and Drug Administration for use in ...

Freezing technique kills majority of small malignant breast cancers

... incision is closed with a bandage. The body then begins to absorb the cells that have been killed by the intense cold, and in fibroadenoma treatment the tissue is left inside the body. For malignant tumors, the lumpectomy ensures that the cancer and the region surrounding it are removed several weeks late...

New research in seizure treatment at American Epilepsy Society meeting

... of menstruation. The educational program begins Friday night with the symposium, Neurobehavioral Changes in Epilepsy, chaired by Orrin Devinsky, M.D. Speakers will discuss the nervous system biology behind epilepsy and behavioral changes, and the recognition and treatment of non-epileptic seizure...

Visit dentist before radiation therapy to prevent oral problems

...t a general dentist for examination before therapy begins Have oral diseases treated early Extraction of hopeless and questionable teeth should be accomplished three weeks prior to treatment...

Prevent holiday burns, fires

... to sleep. Safely dispose of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in a house or garage, or placed against the house. Candle Safety Remember that a candle is an open flame. It can easily ignite anything combustible nearby. Pla...

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