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Understanding genetic cancer risk might not help smokers kick the habit

...prehensive Cancer Center. "We were concerned that telling smokers that they were not genetically susceptible might undermine their motivation to quit smoking and that was not the case. Unfortunately, being susceptible wasn't strong enough to motivate them to quit either," McBride said. The study published i...

Think youre healthy? Open wide and look inside

...er, gum swelling could also be a way your mouth is telling you that something is amiss with your health. Other reasons for swollen, bleeding gums could be more serious conditions, such as leukemia or diabetes. "The most important message this tells us is that if you experience swollen gums, bleeding upon b...

Dartmouth/VA researchers examine news coverage of breast cancer prevention

...d importance of the finding (49% reduction without telling the base rate67 per 10,000 (annual rate). Harm was mentioned in nearly all stories about consensus panel and tamoxifen but in only half of the NCI reversal stories. It had greater emphasis in the tamoxifen stories. Most commonly noted harms were fals...

UC Davis Children's Hospital launches unique program to develop community pediatricians

... a greater responsibility to their patients beyond telling them what will keep them healthy," said UC Davis pediatrician and program developer Richard Pan. "For example, we traditionally tell children with weight problems to eat healthy foods and get more exercise, and then send them on their way. To be more...

Fibromyalgia pain isn't all in patients' heads, new brain study finds

...cientifically what fibromyalgia patients have been telling a skeptical medical community for years: Theyre really in pain. In fact, the study finds, people with fibromyalgia say they feel severe pain, and have measurable pain signals in their brains, from a gentle finger squeeze that barely feels unpleasant...

'Cheerleader' brain signal may act as a task master, Science study suggests

...ht make you feel like you had to be trying harder, telling you just go on a little further and youll get satisfied, Richmond said. Our speculation is that this signal never resolves for conditions like [obsessive-compulsive disorder]. Or in the case of addiction, a drug has the effect of satisfying the signa...

Study finds public lacks awareness of effective alcohol control policies

...uthors. Obviously, we need to do a better job of telling the public about the effectiveness of alcohol control programs and policies, said Deborah Girasek, PhD, MPH, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. News of effective injury prevention methods should be shared, ju...

Hush little baby

...rch at the McGill School of Nursing, is working on telling the difference between everyday cries and cries of pain. She is also trying to figure out what to do about making babies pain go away. "My research is centered on trying to find ways of alleviating infant pain safely" says Dr. Johnston. Her major...

Smoking cessation success equally good with over-the-counter or prescription nicotine replacement

...to check if participants reporting abstinence were telling the truth, investigators tested the carbon monoxide (CO) levels in their breath. Participants who did not show up for the test or whose CO level was high were counted as treatment failures. Success rates estimated in this way are considered conserv...

Helium imaging detects emphysema changes in smallest airways of lung

... radius of the airways. It is a powerful method, telling us about lung structure on the 0.1 to 0.5-mm scale, too small for us just to take a picture of them, added Mark S. Conradi, Ph.D., professor of physics and another co-author of the paper. The study reports the use of the technique in two healthy pat...

Action needed to stop 'disease mongering'

A lot of money can be made from telling healthy people theyre sick despite clear conflicts of interest. Pharmaceutical companies sponsor disease definitions and promote them to prescribers and consumers. In this weeks BMJ researchers give examples of disease mongering and suggest how to pr...

Patient trust is not harmed when HMOs pay doctors a bonus for holding down costs

...dy that observes the real-world impact on trust of telling HMO members how the health plan actually pays its doctors," said the research team headed by Mark Hall, J.D., professor of law and public health. "We found that learning about cost containment incentives did not reduce people's trust either in thei...

Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters

... interested in finding out what the data are truly telling us. I think that is the most important thing a statistician should do."...

ORNL project seeks to pinpoint time since death

...als solve crimes." Vass' research is also aimed at telling whether the body has been moved from where death occurred. "We can tell if a body has been moved by looking at volatile fatty acids in the soil or whatever is under the body," said Vass, of ORNL's Life Sciences Division. "If these fluids -- or even t...

Why don't doctors follow directions? Lack of information, confidence, time & readiness to change, says new study

...most doctors," Cabana explains. He notes that even telling people to stopsmoking appears to seem pointless to many physicians because they may not feelthey can make a difference. An interesting area that needs more research, he adds, is the barrier of inertia- physicians not adopting new guidelines because t...

Abstemious mice offer hint at molecular target for treating alcoholism

...is the molecularchannel through which most signals telling the brain to feel gratified orrelaxed or sedated - all messages of "inhibition" -- are communicated. Normally, the GABA-A receptor is regulated by a chemical messenger known as theGABA-A neurotransmitter. When the neurotransmitter is fired from one ...

A new ion channel involved in cell proliferation: evidence for its oncogenic potential

...s these cells to multiply inthe absence of signals telling them to do so. It is important to add that theeffects of excessive expression of EAG can also be detected in vivo, in micecarrying tumors that have been manipulated to express EAG (Figure 2). Once cancer has established, many cell functions are alter...

Breaking the worst possible news in the best possible manner

...or and meand made sure someone was with her before telling her of my brother's almostcertain death." A private room in which to break the news and letting the family remain there isimportant, as is allowing them time with the body if they wish. Severalrespondents expressed gratitude at being able to see the ...

Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school

...ed in certain behaviors over the pastmonth without telling them those behaviors were defined as bullying, we foundthat our results support that adolescents don't neatly fall into categories ofeither bullies or non-bullies," said the authors. Interestingly, from other interview-based research conducted at ...

High stress hormone levels impair memory

... "The dexamethasone work came pretty close to telling the story of whatactually happens with large amounts of stress and high levels of cortisol,"Newcomer said. "But this study more accurately represents the effects ofcortisol in the brain when a person is under high levels of stress." A total o...

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