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Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...ible to drink and drugs. Violent outbursts, often directed at theirpartner can also result. A quarter of seriously ill depressives attempt suicide. Fifteen per centsucceed. Depression is the second biggest cause of morbidity in the country. In no other specialist life-threatening disease is the managemen...

Emotional and physical toll of being poor

...b of health determinants. A congressional mandate directed the Office of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research to lead efforts at NIH to develop a mind-body initiative. Congress designated more than $60 million to be granted over the next five years for the programs. The University of Pittsburgh/Carn...

Targeted toxins may revolutionize pain therapy

...velopeddermorphin-saporin--a similar toxin that is directed at the mu-opiate receptor,the site of action for morphine. He will use dermorphin-saporin to study howmorphine works to relieve pain. It may also offer hope to chronic painsufferers. "In the next few years, these tools are definitely going to exten...

Personal story aims to improve 'connections' between hard of hearing and the hearing world

...ions" comes at a time when more attention is being directed toward hearing loss because of high profile hearing-aid wearers like President Clinton and former Miss America Heather Whitestone. "Traditionally, there has been more attention in scholarly literature to the sign language community and members of the...

90 high schools will participate in UNC-CH head injury study

...ups." UNC-CH's Injury Prevention Research Center, directed by Dr. Carol Runyan, is coordinating thestudy. Besides principal investigator Guskiewicz, others involved include Drs. Frederick Mueller,professor and chair of exercise and sport science; Steve Marshall, research assistant professor ofepidemiology at...

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

...ny to fund further research, part of which will be directed at testing the efficacy of new compounds with similar copper-lowering effects. The research was funded by Food and Drug Administration grants, gifts for Brewer's work on TM, National Institutes of Health grants for Merajver's basic research on mec...

Missouri scientist takes 'rocky' road to NASA

...died magnetic resonance images of the human brain, directed software development for weather analysis, used satellites to detect Colorado ore deposits, and examined fish scales and turtle flippers. His work on the medical applications of digital image processing even earned him induction into the U.S. Space F...

Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism

...t abuse is about alcohol, cocaine, or any drug, is directed toward understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that lead to addiction. Once we understand the neurobiology, hopefully we can design medications to alter some aspect of addiction. "This study provides evidence," he continued, "that MK-801 bloc...

Conference on youth and violence to be held May 12-13, 2000

...airs. Early prevention and intervention efforts directed toward children at risk for violent behavior is a central focus of the its Conference on Youth and Violence. The conference will present state-of-the-art research on innovative violence intervention and prevention programs and will present the findin...

Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery

... microwave power electronics, proximity fuzes, and directed energy. Affects 50 percent of males by age 65 BPH by itself is a significant problem. Fifty percent of males develop BPH by age 65 and fully 90 percent by age 80. The major symptom is difficulty urinating and associated pain. A normal prostate in...

Hypnosis helps patients control stress and anxiety, UF researchers say

...ain of medical operations and childbirth. A study directed by UF counseling psychologist Paul Schauble found that women who learn hypnosis before delivering babies suffer fewer complications, need less medication and are more likely to have healthier babies than are women without hypnosis. And in an ongoing...

Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking

...y normally smoke." Zyban should only be taken as directed by a doctor. The most common side effects associated with Zyban are dry mouth and insomnia. The use of bupropion is associated with a dose-dependent risk of seizure. Therefore, higher than recommended doses should not be prescribed and Zyban shoul...

Rapid improvements in lower back care possible

...s an improvement over previous educational efforts directed solely at physicians or at patients, which had limited success, according to the study. Making long-term changes to lower back pain care is expensive and time consuming and requires significant commitment to ensure previous gains aren't reversed. "If...

Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh receives $1.6 million grant to train public health workers

...ogram is that this is the first time that HRSA has directed funds toward worksite-based training of the existing workforce instead of toward school-based education," explained Margaret A. Potter, J.D., associate dean for public health practice at GSPH and director of the new Public Health Training Center. "O...

Interactive game could reduce heart attack deaths by teaching rapid response to symptoms

...nd that the most effective interventions are those directed at a single behavior rather than at multiple behaviors. HEART-SENSE consists of three basic modules that engage, train, and rehearse the individual at risk. Actors portraying patients, emergency medical technicians, and physicians speak to the users...

Health clubs not fit for cardiac emergencies

...attack, chest pain or dizziness. Participants are directed to contact their personal physician if they answer yes to one or more questions. Even more worrisome was the low level of emergency preparedness at many of these facilities, which flies in the face of American Heart Association recommendations, says ...

Better understanding of prognosis linked to greater emphasis on easing suffering of children with advanced cancer

...cians could lead to stronger emphasis on treatment directed at lessening suffering and greater integration of palliative care. Caregivers and parents are appropriately committed to curing children with cancer, says Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH, Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer I...

Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals

...nt of heart attack. We've learned that using tools directed at patients, physicians, nurses and referring physicians provides for the most successful approach." Eagle, lead author Rajendra Mehta, M.D., and their colleagues developed the program in the mid-90s. For the paper, they reviewed records for 497 pati...

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute opens Zakim Center for Integrated Therapies

...als, create models for greater integration of care directed at quality of life issues while patients undergo conventional cancer treatment, and develop clinical and patient educational programs. Through monthly complementary therapy lectures, professional education seminars, and providing evidenced based info...

University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's

... also show that pharmaceutical treatments that are directed at blocking the formation of the peptide or that accelerate its removal might also be good ways to treat Alzheimer's either alone or in conjunction with other interventions like vaccination," says Christopher Janus, research associate at the CRND and...

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