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Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...outh through the system of care approach now being tried in communities in every state in the U.S. Mental health services for youth delivered via system of care have been criticized as too expensive compared to communities that don't adopt the approach. However, the Penn State study, the first of its ty...

Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation

...that he stood on his legs with difficulty. When he tried to walk, he fell after a few steps. He also had no appetite and appeared generally to be in poor condition. I diagnosed that Samson was suffering from damage to the posterior portion of his skull, which applied pressure on his cerebellum and the uppe...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

...ment with the small percentage of participants who tried the sunless tanning lotion, this might lead to additional sun protection behaviors."...

Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy

...y upon autopsy. "This is the first time anyone has tried this novel approach using a biomimetic polymer to ...vaccines targeting beta amyloid proteins have been tried in animals, but these have triggered severe immune responses that have prevented their use. "We are ...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

... protein fragment using an antibody and once again tried to induce the cells to become cancerous. They failed. Without that fragment, the cancer could not spread. Khavari noted that cells behave differently when they are in a lab dish versus growing as part of an animal. With that in mind, he and his group...

Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on birth defects

..., by half or more. Since then, many countries have tried to promote use of folic acid, either by fortifying foods or, more often, by recommending the use of supplements. Although studies have shown that fortification of flour is effective, the impact of recommendations alone is not known. Researchers exami...

New study tests amitriptyline for painful bladder syndrome

...eat depression. "Like so many potential treatments tried before it, amitriptyline looks promising. And we are desperate to find a safe and effective treatment for patients. But until the drug is rigorously tested we won't know its true value in these syndromes," said Leroy M. Nyberg Jr., Ph.D., M.D., who o...

Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart

...y making nitric oxide," Dr. White says. Then they tried to block estrogen's activity by blocking nitric oxide. "What surprised the heck out of me was after we blocked nitric oxide production and added estrogen, we got a contraction," says Dr. White. "Estrogen now had turned into a constrictor agent, an ag...

UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims

...(88 percent) and books (8 percent). When reviewers tried to obtain the reference documents, 99 percent were available. UCLA researchers also checked the funding sources of the original research cited in all the ads and of a random sample of 100 journal articles. Out of 294 ad references citing original r...

Truth in advertising

...rnal articles (88%) and books (8%). When reviewers tried to obtain the reference documents, 99 percent were available. UCLA researchers also checked the funding sources of the original research cited in all the ads and of a random sample of 100 journal articles. Out of 294 ad references citing original re...

Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy

...s with epilepsy. There are a number of diets being tried to help people with epilepsy. The ketogenic diet (KD), a high fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrate diet, is the most well known of dietary therapies amongst the epilepsy community. It was initially devised in 1921 to "mimic the anticonvulsant...

Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia

... soon. He also counseled a number of victims. "I tried to emphasize in both my workshops and in dealings with victims that experiencing trauma is normal for anyone under these extreme circumstances and should not be viewed as a sign of weakness." He also participated in recovering bodies of victims, and...

Doctors must consider potentially inappropriate medications when treating elderly

... but not OK at 75. However, sometimes doctors have tried everything else and this drug with negative implications for the elderly is the only one that works. It is a complicated issue that requires all health professionals to communicate better and work together." The researchers want to see physicians r...

Consumers to benefit from organic potato breakthrough

...eorganic crop management strategies have also been tried and tested. Results of the project (called Blight-MOP), which involved 13 partners inEurope, will be presented today at a conference in Newcastle hosted by theSoil Association and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. One of the project's main objec...

Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits

...centuries, people whove felt sick or stressed have tried drinking chamomile tea as a medicinal cure-all. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the popular herbal tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps. Their study is scheduled ...

Jefferson virologists coax HIV out of hiding

... (IL-7) can rouse the virus better than previously tried agents, making it vulnerable to drugs and the body's immune system. If the new technique proves its mettle, the work could lead to improved treatments for HIV infection, and might be a step toward complete viral eradication. The Je...

Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure

...fered hypnosis, Miller welcomed the chance. "I had tried every angle I could to either avoid the test for my daughter or make it less traumatic," she said. Researchers found that hypnosis lessened distress in Hannah and other young patients who, because of an anomaly in their urinary tracts, must undergo t...

Ethics of neuroimaging research to be focus of NIH/Stanford meeting

...n't expect additional medical care. Illes said she tried to include the full range of opinions in putting together the meeting. "The idea is to come up with solutions to protect our research volunteers, patients as well as our institutions," she said. She hopes the ideas coming out of this meeting will est...

Rice cartilage experts win $1.5M NIH grant to bioengineer TMJ discs

...ect marks the first time that a research group has tried to engineer the entire TMJ disc in vitro in the laboratory," said Kyriacos Athanasiou, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering at Rice and the principal investigator on the NIH grant. "This is a tall order because there is scant informatio...

Farnesyl transferase inhibitor can help patients at high-risk for developing AML

...e, Kurzrock says. "It is one more drug that can be tried to help improve blood counts and prevent leukemia development in these patients," she says. At the time the study began, there was no approved therapy to treat MDS, but recently, the FDA approved use of azacytidine (Vidaza), which is a chemotherapy d...

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