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Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...hormone, after taking an anti-depressant drug that makes serotonin more available in the brain. The authors speculate that, after being deprived of serotonin, these men's neural receptors were exquisitely sensitive and primed to over-react, in part by producing extra cortisol. Tying together the three f...

New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin

...rents in a way that enhances their experience, and makes the most of their parent's remaining strengths. A third trial will provide couples counseling for people with early-stage Alzheimer's and their spouses. The disease can have devastating impact on the relationship between spouses, and couples counsel...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...when patients live in isolated rural areas. And it makes it easier to share pictures and data with experts in different parts of the UK or, potentially, other countries. But while "telemedicine" is on the wane, new portable "telecare" systems for monitoring people with illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, a...

Other highlights in the March 2 JNCI

...est that the associated risk of endometrial cancer makes treatment with tamoxifen beyond 5 years questionable." Contact: Marie Maclean, Institute of Cancer Research, +44 207 153 5359, Marie.Maclean@icr.ac.uk Bone Density Not Related to Breast Density or Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Finds Bone density i...

Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients

...s contend that deep acting is preferred because it makes doctors more effective healers. They also believe doctors have greater professional satisfaction and less professional burnout when they practice deep acting, but may have to rely on surface acting when genuine empathy seems impossible. Surface actin...

Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal

...hospital setting," Dr. Wellikson continued. "That makes it imperative for our Society to take a larger education and leadership role by publishing landmark hospitalist research and promoting industry education. Wiley will provide us invaluable expertise at this critical phase of the planning and launch of...

Archival virus still necessitates life-long antiretroviral therapy

...on, Siliciano says the additional viral population makes it unlikely that HIV can be eradicated from the body, even though current therapies effectively reduce the replicating virus to levels undetectable by standard clinical techniques. According to the Hopkins team, the so-called second reservoir of HIV...

More training needed to care for growing geriatric population

... medicine at UC's Academic Health Center. "It only makes sense that we improve geriatric education within medical specialties in order to achieve a well-trained physician workforce prepared to handle the medical needs of this population."...

Cellular porthole connects odors to brain

...e transporter," says Bradley, "but in hindsight it makes sense -- both types of cells need to keep chloride high in order to do their jobs, and the transporter's location helps them." Now that the chloride-controlling machinery in the nose is known, scientists can probe details of chloride's involvement in...

Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified

...ry Care Institute, which directed the study. "This makes for a compelling argument for the use of information technology and management systems that can improve communications and decision-making among physicians, nurses and staff, to prevent these kinds of events." Dr. Gurwitz and a team of physicians and...

CK2 protein sustains colon cancer cells by sabotaging ability to commit suicide

...as also blocked. "Our discovery that blocking CK2 makes cancer cells sensitive to TRAIL-induced cell suicide is very promising," said Kamel Izeradjene, Ph.D., a postdoctoral student in Houghton's lab who did much of the work reported in Oncogene. "We hope to find effective drugs that block CK2 in samples ...

Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis

...sis in response to chemotherapy or radiation. This makes the leukemia cells resistant to treatments designed to damage the cell so it undergoes apoptosis." Opferman is continuing his studies of Mcl-1 at St. Jude to better understand the role this protein plays in both normal hematopoiesis (production of bl...

Physician roles at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo

...when they are in situations of dual loyalty? What makes it difficult for individual physicians and other health care providers to abide by such guidelines? What should the profession of medicine do to ensure that physicians remain true to the highest moral standards of the profession and to international...

Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

...me of his latest work, Lynn tries to pinpoint what makes certain people especially good hypnotic subjects and determine if it's possible to raise others to their level. One project, supported by a $376,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, explores the idea that the ability to respond to ...

Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?

...heir cord blood." Markwald and Mironov say that it makes sense for the private sector to be involved: "The private sector, not government, has been the innovator for most new technology related to harvesting, storing, and utilizing cord blood as well as stem cell research."...

Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says

...ecule, independent of proteolytic treatments. This makes it possible to detect potentially large concentrations of protease sensitive PrPSc molecules. Detractors would say that it is not necessary to detect the minute level of infectious agent that the CDI is capable of revealing, as it would be unlikely t...

Natural selection as we speak

...ion to the next, human perception and articulation makes certain kinds of sound change (like the shift of final b d g to p t k) more frequent than others. At the same time, people are very unlikely to mispronounce or mishear a simple consonant as a click-sound, providing few opportunities for clicks to evo...

Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'

...isk of suicide is low, the widespread use of SSRIs makes this a population health concern. They also warn that major limitations in the published trials may have led to underestimates of the risk of suicide attempts. The second study reviewed 477 trials submitted by drug companies to the safety review of t...

New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

...is primarily used for depression, the way it works makes it useful for treating the pain of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and other chronic pain syndromes. Prior small studies in IC suggested the drug may be a wise choice for this syndrome as well, because it blocks nerve signals that trigger pain and ...

Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart

...nthase 1, one of three versions of the enzyme that makes the powerful vasodilator, nitric oxide. "What we ...opausal woman, this enzyme, nitric oxide synthase, makes nitric oxide," says Dr. White. "But if you block the production of nitric oxide, this nitric oxide s...

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