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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...einforce small steps, especially at the beginning, like
celebrating each attendance at a group meeting or ...Later, patients can move on to larger achievements like
stable housing. Easy-to-earn material goods, such as movie passes and food vouchers, help to both in...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...t we should treat new patients with atypical drugs like
olanzapine rather than older conventional medications such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine." Gray matter contains the bulk of the brains cell's and the billions of connections among the cells. Loss of gray matter in patients with schizophrenia has...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... kids from bus ridership. "School buses are built like
a tank, and the chances of children getting killed or seriously injured from a traffic accident in a private passenger vehicle are significantly greater than if they are on a bus," said Marshall....
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
... usually work as solo practitioners, not in groups like
physicians. In addition, most dentists are not closely linked to hospitals with their related network of support systems that help facilitate clinical research in medicine. "That is where the genius of a practice-based network comes in: the NYU...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
... programs at ACP. "Patients should know their BMIs like
they know their age, blood pressure and cholestero...ers, and doctors should track their patients' BMIs like
they follow blood pressure." Weight-Loss Drugs ACP identifies six drugs that according to valid cl...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...s, and assign faculty and administration for tasks like
proctoring standardized exams. As a result, operat...cess that relies on operations research techniques like
applied optimization.Operations research was used for market clearing in a generalization of combina...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...onitoring adverse metabolic effects. However, much like
the current study, a 2004 phone survey of 300 psychiatrists commissioned by a pharmaceutical company showed while most were aware of metabolic consequences many had not incorporated recommendations for dealing with them into their practice. "We still...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...et hurt. It's the same mechanism of injury." Much like
a 1996 study in North Carolina that showed a 32 percent increase in golf-cart related injuries in children age 10 and younger, the increasing use of golf carts by children in the Augusta area has resulted in an increase in injuries, Dr. Rahimi says. ...
Physicians, researchers to talk about new treatments for oral, head and neck cancers
...is 1130 and the passcode # is 67862. If you would like
to participate by conference call, please RSVP to Leesa Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-293-2092 by Thursday, April 7 by 5 pm EST. ONLINE PRESS KIT AND BIOS WILL BE POSTED TO THE WEB SITE: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...e are discovering how best to provide treatment -- like
adding a safe medication to counseling. A long-acting injectable, which eliminates the burden of daily pill taking, will open new doors for our patients and give hope to them and their families," adds Dr. Pettinati. A total of 627 alcohol-dependent ...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...tive estrogen receptor modulators, raloxifene acts like
an estrogen in some tissues and as an antiestrogen... and whether the effect was due to the drug acting like
an estrogen or an antiestrogen in the brain. However, they wrote, given that other studies have show...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
...ted these cells from infection, making them behave like
normal cells again. The team now believe this discovery could lead to a potential new treatment for asthma attacks by using a device similar to an asthma inhaler to top up the levels of interferons in the lungs....
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...ers were able to "make the observational data look like
a pseudo-randomized controlled trial," McConnell said. "It's a novel finding," he said. "Nationally, level I centers are in danger of closing, despite having a positive effect on head-injured patients. That is, for me, one of the take-home messages."...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
...d to a better understanding of how antidepressants like
Prozac work and how to make them more effective. ...th selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like
Prozac to elevate and prolong the presence of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. By blocki...
Depression overtakes back pain for incapacity benefit claims
...ity benefit claims than musculoskeletal conditions like
low back pain, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Long term sickness absence is a major public health and economic problem. In 2003, 176 million working days were lost; up 10 million on the previous year. Each year, 13bn are spent on benefits, and t...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...em to converge on this system," Grandy said. "It's like
all roads lead to Rome. The D2 system still seems to be very important in terms of psychosis and amphetamine-mediated disorders." To create dopamine supersensitivity in animal models, researchers used mice bred to lack the D2 gene as well as rats tre...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...ng, compared to 16% in the soy oil group. "Studies like
this demonstrate that there are additional approaches we can take to protect ourselves from heart attacks," said Paul A. Kvale, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "It's exciting to see the potential for omega-3 fatty ac...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...30 years and can lead to serious medical problems, like
high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. According to a new study, certain weight-control behaviors may actually contribute more to weight problems than other behaviors. Furthermore, parents who are overweight may ...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...idomide might affect chromosomes and cell division like
ESCO2 in Roberts syndrome, Jabs speculates. During normal cell division, every chromosome is copied, and each of the "original" chromosomes is attached to its "new" copy. While there are attachment points along the entire chromosome, the bulk of the ...
Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients
...al problems who traditionally may have used a drug like
Vioxx, the most cost-effective and safest treatmen...ences of heart attacks related to Cox-2 inhibitors like
Vioxx. The study, completed a year before Vioxx was removed from the market, not only predicted the ...
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