Tag: "cognitive" at medical news
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ring practice improvement efforts to the different cognitive
styles of physicians. Opening the Black Box: Cognitive Strategies in Family Practice By Robert E. Christensen, M.D., et al...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...ymptoms that do not involve the liver, HCV-related cognitive
dysfunction, or an association between HCV and com...amined HRQOL by neuropsychosocial effects, such as cognitive
dysfunction, depression, emotional distress and stigmatization. These studies revealed large HCV-rel...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...nce of a link between menopause and mood symptoms, cognitive
disturbance, and urinary incontinence is weak. This would suggest that treating these symptoms with hormones may be inappropriate. Although there is increasing interest in bioidentical or "natural" hormones for treating menopausal symptoms, the pane...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
... that those risks outweigh any modest benefits for cognitive
function. Scientists have not yet determined whether lowering cholesterol with medication will influence mental functioning. "The result of lowering cholesterol with current medications may be very different from naturally low cholesterol," said Mer...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
...mber of patients that could have been treated with cognitive
behavioural therapy in 2002, had the rise in presc... 310m. These costs could have been used to deliver cognitive
behaviour therapy to 1.54 million patients, more than a third of the adults in the UK with depressio...
University seeks recruits for arthritis study
...as indicated that depression and pain could impair cognitive
performance, for example, performance on tasks that require attention and concentration." The team, based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Edinburgh, seeks 25 people over the age of 55, fluent in English, to take part in the study. Participants wil...
Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
...t some were showing early emotional, affective and cognitive
symptoms such as the blunting of emotion, poor personal relationships, poor hygiene, emotional detachment and false beliefs. While undergoing fMRI scans, all participants responded to an executive decision test - so-called because decision making and...
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
... symptoms of MS include fatigue, psychological and cognitive
changes, weakness or paralysis of limbs, numbness, vision problems, difficulties speaking or walking, bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction. Wake Forest Baptist cares for more than 2,000 patients with MS....
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...r control, vaginal problems, musculoskeletal pain, cognitive
problems, weight problems, and arm problems. The authors conclude that the BCPT Symptom Scales is a valuable tool to assess side effects associated with treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Contact: Kim Irwin, Media Relations, UCLA Jonsson Canc...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...es in interpersonal interactions. Vocational and cognitive
behavior therapy effective in treating schizophren...bes for the first time the use of a vocational and cognitive
behavior therapy (CBT) program to help people with schizophrenia disorders overcome negative beliefs...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...gative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognitive
performance. According to various reports, bing...gative behavioral consequences, affecting mood and cognitive
performance. "There is evidence that repeated, abrupt increases of alcohol levels in the brain, fo...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...dies are needed to determine whether there are any cognitive
or development issues in children or young adults whose mothers received general anesthesia for surgery. The most common surgeries that pregnant human mothers undergo are abdominal, such as appendectomies or gall bladder removals, Reynolds said. Thes...
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder
...for panic disorder that combines an evidence-based cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT) with medication may be more effective than the usual care offered to these patients in a primary care setting, according to an article in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. P...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...oblems remembering or concentrating (affective and cognitive
symptoms). Yet "dealing with affective and cognitive
impairment has not yet become prominent on the clinical horizon," according to Nina R. Schooler, PhD...
Study reveals frequent non-guideline treatment of late-life depression
... group of drugs may worsen depression or result in cognitive
problems and falls in the elderly," says Dr. Sewitch. The study also suggests that men--commonly diagnosed by psychiatrists in hospital settings--are more likely to receive guideline concordant medication than women--commonly diagnosed by general pra...
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
...unction in flies leads to at least a subset of the cognitive
and behavioral defects observed in the fly model," says Jongens. "These results provide a potential route by which symptoms of Fragile X patients may be ameliorated."...
NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical
...e. "Race is such a dominant category in the cognitive
field that it can leave its own indelible mark once given even the temporary imprimatur of scientific legitimacy by molecular genetics," Duster writes, expressing concern for the precedent the NitroMed study may set. However, Duster encourages conti...
Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies
...ure. Participants must also have the physical and cognitive
ability to use the telephone, a scale (ability to stand unsupported for 20 seconds), a blood pressure monitor, blood glucose monitor (if needed), or the once-daily presence of a caregiver who is willing and able to assist with the procedures required...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...the researchers showed that cannabinoids prevented cognitive
decline through rat experiments. They injected either amyloid (which leads to cognitive
decline) that had been allowed to aggregate or control proteins into the brains of rats for one week...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...rainpipe," says James Ison, professor of brain and cognitive
science. "One sound leads into the next, smearing words together." For instance, most people know that in the English alphabet, the letter that follows "K" is "L," not "Elamenopee." To a person with a timing problem, short pauses are imperceptible, b...
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