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More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis

Volunteers taking cannabis-based therapeutic drugs as part of a controlled trial, which had been approved by an ethics board as safe for the subjects, experienced psychotic effects just as strong as if they had smoked cannabis. These findings, highly unexpected in suc...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...n of applying the lidocaine patch 5% (Lidoderm) or taking celecoxib (Celebrex) 200 mg per day. In this study, results showed that at six weeks 54 % of patients treated in the lidocaine patch 5% (Lidoderm) group (N=56) and 62 % of patients in the celecoxib (Celebrex) group (N=63) experienced a 30 % or greate...

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

...m are a shining example of CIHR-funded researchers taking research knowledge from the bench to the bedside." Although the research focused on two specific types of neuropathic pain diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia the methods used in this trial could be employed in studying other chronic co...

Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens

...less likely to have any of the infections. After taking account of age, number of sexual partners, and behavioural risk factors, young gynaecological age remained a strong predictor of infection risk. The authors say that early maturers, who start their periods before the age of 12, have high oestrogen l...

Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

... or the excessively altruistic would ever dream of taking part in it. While history has proved that suspicion of doctors and biomedical research is well founded, he says, this does not mean that research is guilty until proven innocent. "Vigilance against wrongdoing is one thing; the inability to identify...

UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms

...ignated CK1 delta-T44A. They made the discovery by taking blood samples of the individuals and then using linkage analysis to hone in on the region of DNA within the chromosomes most likely to reveal the relevant gene, based on what was known about other genetic markers related to circadian rhythms. The gen...

Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

...earch subjects with no history of depression while taking an antidepressant vs. placebo, a pill with inactive ingredients. In addition, all participants took only placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) imaging tech...

Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability

...liance with recommendations of the specialists and taking steps to prevent future problems. But many primary care doctors don't try to coordinate care beyond recommending that their patients see specialists. "Persons with multiple chronic conditions often encounter a complex and inefficient system of car...

Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

...onducted, with 1.8 million children from 44 states taking part. Making a special appearance will be Mickey Rooney, who was one of Hollywood's most ardent champions for the March of Dimes (known then as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis or NFIP) and made passionate appeals to the American publ...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...ng blood pressure," says Dr. Kapuku. That may mean taking antihypertensive medications at these early signs of trouble. Measures such as weight loss and exercise also may help stop the cascade that ultimately leads to a failing heart. He's focusing his studies on adolescents because of mounting evidence, fr...

Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...actor to sleep disturbances. Although HIV patients taking antiretroviral therapy often describe insomnia as a side effect of the medication, the reviewers found few published studies that examined this side effect. With the exception of one medication called efavirenz (Sustiva), Reid says there is not enoug...

Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children

...he adverse side effects reported by 1,981 children taking either budesonide plus usual care or placebo over three years. Overall, the incidence of side effects was comparable between the two groups, with fewer asthma exacerbations and adverse events reported in the budesonide group throughout the study (bu...

New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects

...hat risk jumped to 12.5 percent for women who were taking lamotrigine along with valproic acid during the fi...nts with birth defects, or 10.7 percent. The women taking valproic acid were nearly three times more likely to have an infant with a birth defect than women t...

Traffic fumes damage DNA

...ght hour shifts, for four consecutive days, before taking a day off. During their shift, they took breaks of between 30 and 45 minutes every couple of hours. They regularly changed lane booth, working a rotation system. Smoking also increases the amount of urinary 8-OHdG, and there were more smokers among ...

Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users

...yringe sharing during this same period. Binge drug taking and frequent heroin or cocaine injection were associated with syringe sharing, whereas younger age and use of safer injection facility reduced the incidence of syringe sharing. The investigators found that rates of syringe sharing were similar in the...

PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill

...r dilated veins in the esophagus is now as easy as taking a pill a pill housing miniature video cameras. UT...ESO is swallowed and glides through the esophagus, taking about 2,600 color pictures (14 per second). The patient gradually sits up to aid its progression dow...

Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis

...ks interspersed with stable periods. They were not taking medications for MS. The mean age of participants with MS was 29 years; the healthy participants had a mean age of 28. "In this preliminary investigation, we found a distinct pattern in the MS group that revealed the existence of three markers for th...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

...esults were strongly tied to the community group's taking medications as prescribed. While the Hopkins findings favor enhanced community-based care for blacks, they do not explain why blacks suffer from higher rates of heart disease than white Americans or why 100 percent control of risk factors was not ach...

Mountain life spells longer life

...attributable to coronary heart disease. But after taking account of all the cardiovascular risk factors, mountain village residents had lower death rates, and lower rates of death from heart disease, than their peers in the lowlands. The effects were more pronounced among the men. The researchers conclude ...

Depression may explain higher risk of heart attack associated with antidepressants

...the increased risk of heart attack associated with taking antidepressants, suggests research in Heart. More ...longer than a month. These risks disappeared after taking account of the extent of existing cardiovascular disease and depression, which was gleaned from look...

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