Tag: "rewarding" at medical news

Collective action for doctors

...ay that we will make the practice of medicine more rewarding forourselves, more satisfying for our patients, and more efficient."...

Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism

...y may have found a way to "block" the increasingly rewarding effects of alcohol. "What we've tried to show in this study," said Rosana Camarini, the study's lead author who is conducting post-doctoral research in neurology at the University of California San Francisco, "is that it may be possible to block be...

NIAID public-private partnerships seek to develop HIV/AIDS vaccine

...s toward a testable vaccine while at the same time rewarding companies for research accomplishments made along the way," states Dr. Johnston. Each of the initial HVDDT contracts proposes using a DNA-based HIV vaccine for the initial immunization. The proposals differ in the unique properties of the DNA, the s...

Fine-tuning naltrexone treatment for alcoholics

...sm. Naltrexone is a medication that decreases the rewarding effects of drinking and reduces the craving for alcohol that often leads people to relapse. Yet despite its effectiveness for many recovering alcoholics, it does not work for everyone. A study in the September issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Exper...

UPenn Cancer Center receives two-year $500,000 grant from Lance Armstrong Foundation to establish cancer survivorship program

...need in order to develop new ways to live healthy, rewarding lives." "Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor among males ages 15-35 and one of the most curable of all cancers," stated David J. Vaughn, MD, a medical oncologist who will direct the clinical and research aspects of Living Well After Ca...

Behavioral therapies plus pharmacotherapies can add up to success

...inue drinking. In short, naltrexone decreases the rewarding effects of drinking and reduces the craving for alcohol that often leads people to relapse. "One thing that is new about this study," said Stephanie S. O'Malley, professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, "is the sequencing of the...

UF study: Healthy aging depends on social as well as physical activity

...t have to be perfect in order for retirement to be rewarding for older women, the researchers found. They may have arthritis or Parkinsons disease, but as long as they can continue to do the things they enjoy doing, theyre quite happy, Gibson said....

Cancer doctors could benefit from training in communication skills

... contributes to personally and professionally more rewarding consultations, which can have a significant impact on clinical care and on doctors and patients well-being....

NIAAA steps up search for brain mechanisms of alcohol abuse, alcoholism

...timulate progress to understand reinforcement (the rewarding effects of drinking alcohol that evoke repeated use), tolerance (the need for increasing amounts of alcohol to produce a desired effect), sensitization (increased response to alcohol after repeated intermittent exposures), withdrawal (negative sympto...

Alcohol and nicotine: A deadly duo

...icotine blocker called mecamylamine can reduce the rewarding effects of alcohol in humans. The two studies coll... questionnaires, indicating reduced pleasurable or rewarding effects of alcohol. The reduced BAL, however, was not the sole reason for the reduced rewarding eff...

Brookhaven lab scientist wins Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry

...owler. My career as a chemist has taken me on many rewarding paths. There is still so much to uncover concerning the human brain and its diseases, such as addiction. PET and other imaging tools at Brookhaven will help my colleagues and me to continue to investigate these major medical problems. To document cha...

Whitewater death inspires students to create safer helmet

...ate and test their prototype helmet. It was really rewarding to see it come together, said Lee. We got what we were looking for, what we were designing for. Added Cordeiro: This was a research project where we actually got to see something important come out of it a product that could save peoples lives. Curr...

Columbia dental students chosen for three out of nine NIH summer fellowships in national competition

... --giving them the tools to undertake valuable and rewarding research initiatives. "The fact that we have received three out of nine awards in a prestigious national competition--out of an applicant pool that represents over 50 dental schools from across the United States--is an extraordinary achievement on th...

Heavy drinkers seem to get a bigger 'bang' from alcohol than do light drinkers

...d author. "Since they may be more sensitive to the rewarding effects of alcohol, they may be more vulnerable to developing habitual, heavy drinking patterns which would increase their chances of having eventual alcohol problems and negative consequences related to drinking." "Alcohol works on different brain c...

More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study

...food could make obese people more sensitive to the rewarding properties of food, and could be one of the reason...food palatability, which is likely to increase the rewarding properties of food," Wang said. Taken together with the earlier results on deficient reward circuit...

Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care

...MS has succeeded in developing a uniform system of rewarding community-based faculty, and identifying and recruiting sites using an interdisciplinary approach. DMS also uses interdisciplinary leadership and input to guide community-based educational support and research activities that will ultimately span the...

Emory brain imaging studies reveal biological basis for human cooperation

...rst time, that social cooperation is intrinsically rewarding to the human brain, even in the face of pressures to the contrary, " said Gregory S. Berns, M.D., Ph.D., co-investigator and associate professor of psychiatry in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences...

Managing anger, boosting activity helps substance abusers stick with treatment

...couraging substance abusers to participate in more rewarding activities and manage their negative emotions earl..., as well as lower risk for patients who engage in rewarding activities that do not involve chemical use. To determine which specific coping strategies might pre...

Initial Avon/NCI breast cancer research grants awarded in 'Progress for Patients' awards program

...ing the final grant awardees a very difficult, but rewarding process." Nine applications for the grants were received from the SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) program, which target all types of breast cancer interventions. The $2.5 million in initial grants (of which Avon provided $1.99 mi...

An automated observation system to analyse the behaviour of laboratory rodents

...e with EUREKA and international cooperation a very rewarding one. "We have been able to take an idea, stemming from the market, through collaborative R&D to a working prototype, and eventually to a very successful commercial product," he says. "The 'seal of technological excellence' that comes with the EUREKA ...

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