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Structure of key cancer drug target identified

...help the development of drugs for cancer and other disorders by assisting with the design of specific molecules." She said the high expertise of the Monash research team, combined with the drug discovery capability of Cytopia, would undoubtedly enable more selective drug targets to be developed against disease...

Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns

...alth and Human Services, and aging and its related disorders are not among them. The use of HGH as an alleged anti-aging intervention is a major public health concern not just because it is illegal, but also because its provision for anti-aging is not supported by science and it is potentially harmful." Despit...

Walking and sports linked with heart health benefits in Japan, too

...id not have systematic information on pre-clinical disorders that prevented the participants from walking or participating in sports. This might have lead to a bias of cause-effect reversal, even though most of the subjects were apparently healthy," the authors wrote. In order to try to avoid such bias, the re...

Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school

...ever conducted on the co-occurrence of psychiatric disorders among U.S. adults indicates a sharper picture than...relationship of MDD to alcohol use disorders, drug disorders and other mental health conditions. According to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman Scho...

Should drugs for rare diseases be given special status in the NHS?

... decision to provide therapies for a group of rare disorders prevented local funding for other equally vital services in the West Midlands. The new commissioning arrangement came with no extra funding. The cost to primary care trusts doubled from 3.2m to 6.7m, limiting budgets available to commission and devel...

Mirrors can trick the brain into recovering from persistent pain, research suggests

...that this system may be responsible for a range of disorders where patients feel pain for apparently no clinical reason. "Somehow the brain's image of the body differs from what it senses. When the patient moves their hand, foot or limb, they experience pain as a result. "This could have important implications...

CHEST 2005 abstract highlights

...t Montral (Montral, Canada) found that psychiatric disorders are at least three times higher in patients with COPD than in those without the disease, and the rates are three times higher for women than men. Farm Exposures Frequently Cause COPD (Convention Center, Room 514A, Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 10:3...

Neurological disease raises risk of complications from flu

...s are asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, disorders of hemoglobin such as sickle cell disease, and chronic kidney disease. The Children's Hospital study considered all those conditions, in addition to neurological and neuromuscular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and history of prematurity. ...

Tryptophan no turkey in boosting immune system, Stanford study shows

...ate neurons. The resulting variety of neurological disorders affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Soothing the overactive immune system of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis requires something that can suppress the attack. In their studies, the team discovered that a drug chemically simi...

UCSF surgeon develops new spinal surgery technique

...n Christopher Ames, MD, co-director of neurospinal disorders and director of the Spinal Biomechanics and Spinal Neuronavigation Laboratory at UCSF Medical Center, the surgery uses standard and innovative devices to first remove and then reconstruct portions of the cervical spine in order to access tumors. Once...

Anxiety disorders increase risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts

...ing to background information in the article. Mood disorders such as depression, substance abuse disorders and schizophrenia are well established risk factors for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts but, ...

Medication shows promise in the treatment of hyperactivity associated with autism-related disorders

...dren with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders often also have symptoms of hyperactivity, distractibility and impulsiveness requiring treatment, according to background information in the article. Some previous small studies on the use of medications to treat hyperactivity in these children have ...

MUHC investigators search for the root of sexual pain in women

...functions, are now increasingly understood as pain disorders as a result of previous research by this team. "Approaching this problem in the context of pain is a more accurate and positive step," says the study's lead researcher Dr. Irv Binik, Director of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the MUHC and Prof...

Sleep apnea and death association point to need to examine treatments, modify devices

... to the newly recognized association between sleep disorders and heart trouble. The relevance of these studies to patients with sleep apnea is discussed in an accompanying editorial by Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The first study, on the use of continuous positive airway pressure (C...

MIT researcher presents new view of how the cortex forms

...f cortical development is central to understanding disorders of development." Sur, chair of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, is leading an ambitious, multifaceted approach to understanding the genetic, molecular and behavioral aspects of autism. In the Science review article, "Patterning ...

Mental illness exacts 'enormous toll' for US businesses and institutions

...iatrist highlights the toll anxiety and depressive disorders exact on workplace performance and profits and poi...al Medicine, employees with anxiety and depressive disorders work fewer hours, are more likely to end up on disability, and are less productive than their counte...

Less sleep, more struggles for elementary and middle school students

...psychological health to ensure that none had sleep disorders or psychiatric illnesses, such as attention-defici... With more children being diagnosed with attention disorders and learning disabilities, Fallone said the results act as a reminder that sleep should be forefront...

New 'eye movement' test may help treat fetal alcohol syndrome

...dren in Canada and those with other developmental disorders such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (... alcohol syndrome and all of the other behavioural disorders classified under the broader term fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is tremendously valuable," says Dr...

Mayo researchers lead team that discovers role of dendritic cells in childhood autoimmune disease

...rthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Autoimmune disorders share the general trait of the body failing to recognize itself, and erroneously mounting an immune attack that destroys function. Insights gained in JDM may possibly be applied to other autoimmune diseases. Explains Ann Reed, M.D., Mayo Clinic pedia...

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Arthritis Foundation introduce pediatric rheumatic diseases CD-ROM

...ted conditions. Rheumatic diseases are a group of disorders of the joints and soft tissues, causing pain and, in many cases, physical disability. While they affect people of all ages, their impact can be especially profound in children. Collectively, they are among the most common and chronic conditions of ch...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and ... do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations ... researchers., The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia ... honeybees appear to be resilient to these invasive pests, ... control pests in Europe, Asia and the United States ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system ... aid efforts to use immune cells to treat illness. ... have the immunological equivalent of "neighborhood police" specialized ... single organ, instead of an entire city, the body. ... St. Louis have shown that the liver, skin and ...
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