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Mental health services underutilized by cancer patients

The prevalence of major psychiatric disorders is as common in cancer patients as they are in the...that contribute to emotional distress. Psychiatric disorders left untreated in terminal cancer patients have been demonstrated to worsen the quality of life in s...

Jefferson researchers find lack of protein in obese people is risk factor for kidney, heart disease

...etabolic risk syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. "Cardiovascular risk factors that regulate albuminuria in association with the metabolic syndrome have not been established," Dr. Sharma said. "As a next step, we would like to learn how levels of ad...

Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions

...ose who are born blind or deaf, or who suffer from disorders such as autism and dyslexia in which early sensory processes are altered," said Mark Wallace, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "Knowing how these brain circuits mature may one day be used to tailor treatment strat...

The Gerontological Society of America bestows Robert W. Kleemeier Award to Duke University's Blazer

...his involvement in epidemiological studies of mood disorders in old age, helping researchers to understand risk and protective factors, long-term illness course, and sequelae of depression in later life. Earlier in career, Blazer also played a major role in the MacArthur's Foundation's Network on Successful Ag...

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet

.... Walking function in people with neurological disorders affected by walking speed, pg 523 Scientists have...r gait speed in helping patients with neurological disorders regain a normal walking pattern sooner. Walking speed predicts health status and hospital costs ...

Mice models developed at UCSD to benefit patients with multiple system atrophy

...of the leading centers in research in neurological disorders in the United States, coordinated from UCSD, to understand the causes of multiple system atrophy and to eventually develop treatments to slow the progression of the disease. Masliah and Shults have already begun to use the mice models to screen drug...

Pregnant women with abnormal placentas may have an increased risk of early cardiovascular disease

...imply a causal relation between maternal placental disorders in pregnancy and future cardiovascular disease. Dr Ray states: "The risk of premature cardiovascular disease is higher after a maternal placental syndrome, especially when the fetus is adversely affected. Affected women should have their blood pressu...

Making primary health care work: New research

...ality of life and reduced prevalence of depressive disorders in its patient population. In Melbourne, mental health treatment programs, one Internet based, were evaluated for economic sustainability. While both programs were seen to be successful in dealing with patient depression and anxiety conditions, work...

Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

...ens of thousands of people who experience movement disorders associated with Parkinson's and a variety of other...o be highly effective in the treatment of movement disorders when standard drug therapies either do not work or have lost their effectiveness. However, the fact ...

High-sugar diet pushing some Latino kids toward type 2 diabetes

... preserve beta cell function and prevent metabolic disorders in these children. Public health among Latinos may benefit from interventions to reduce simple-sugar consumption."...

Feinstein Institute neuroscientist wins top honor in Parkinson's research

...ferentiate between Parkinson's disease and related disorders very early on in the disease development process -- a discovery that allows doctors to initiate appropriate treatments sooner, optimizing the long-term outcome for patients. Among the many previous recipients of the Springer Award are Nobel Prize wi...

Toddlers with sleep apnea suffer more respiratory problems while sleeping on their backs

... who use PSG in order to diagnose and manage sleep disorders in children to take into consideration the variables that may affect the validity of the results. "Lack of adequate supine sleep may be an important factor in symptomatic children with normal sleep study results," he said. Pereira also notes that t...

Body position affects sleep apnea among young children

...linicians who use PSG to diagnose and manage sleep disorders in children to take into consideration the variables that may affect the validity of the results. "Lack of adequate supine sleep may be an important factor in symptomatic children with normal sleep study results."...

In autism and related disorders, recognizing emotion is different than identity

...nal processing disorder. The shared trait of these disorders is social dysfunction. The individuals took a variety of tests to measure famous face recognition, recognition of non-facial emotional cues (from voices or bodies), recognition of basic emotions (happy, sad, angry, fearful), and recognition of a comp...

Family habits set drinking path

...Queensland researchers who tracked alcohol related disorders of children through adulthood as part of one of th...ion and delinquency, increased the risk of alcohol disorders in young adults. "The good news is that there is no need to intervene at a very early age to preven...

Brain structure associated with fear inhibition also may influence personality

...on memory," and its deficiency may lead to anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder.In their pr...in is important both for insights into personality disorders and for conditions in which personality may confer vulnerability, such as anxiety disorders." Rauch...

UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

...ced by patients with cancer. Chronic inflammatory disorders are a substantial burden in social and economic terms for the Australian community. Arthritis alone afflicts 3.4 million Australians and the financial costs were more than $19.25 billion in 2004. "This discovery provides new and exciting avenues fo...

Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke

...dered breathing is one of a group of serious sleep disorders in which a sleeping person repeatedly stops breathing long enough to reduce the amount of oxygen in the blood and to increase the amount of carbon dioxide. Researchers categorize its severity by counting the "events" per hour that a person stops bre...

Research provides more evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a legitimate medical condition

...oked at 50 individuals suffering from at least two disorders related to CFS, including fibromyalgia and Gulf Wa...develop a simple laboratory test to diagnose these disorders in the future," Baraniuk said. Other co-authors on the paper include Begona Casada, PhD, and Hilda ...

Johns Hopkins study suggests link between caffeine dependence and family history of alcoholism

... the handbook used most often in diagnosing mental disorders in the United States and internationally, accordin...disorders, substance-related disorders, somatoform disorders and eating disorders, according to Griffiths. For this study, the SCID included a section that permi...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... in about one per eight hundred births, Down syndrome ... genetic cause of intellectual disability. It results from a ... third copy of chromosome 21 (1% of the human ... team in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development ... published in Nature , shed light on how ...
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