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Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends

...t medications are the only effective treatment for moderately to severely depressed patients. Either form of treatment worked significantly better than a placebo, but the researchers demonstrated that cognitive therapy was more effective than medication at preventing relapses after the end of treatment. "W...

In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective

...pressant medications with cognitive therapy in 240 moderately to severely depressed patients. Study participants were randomly assigned to receive antidepressant medication (n = 120), pill placebo (n = 60), or cognitive therapy (n = 60). Those in the medication group were given paroxetine or placebo for eight w...

Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life

...cent in anxiety level on a personality test have a moderately increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease decades later. They also found a similar link between pessimistic personalities and Parkinson's. "This is the first study that took a group of people with documented personality characteristics but no...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...ers, four times as likely to be heavy drinkers and moderately less likely to be physically inactive, she said. They were not more likely to be obese. Similarly, when researchers compared those who had seen combat to veterans not exposed to such danger, associations for smoking, drinking and physical activity we...

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

...s may be an alternative to statins for people with moderately high cholesterol who are unable or unwilling to take statins....

All low-fat diets are not equal, Stanford study shows

...based approaches to lowering cholesterol: They had moderately high LDL levels, between 130 and 190 mg/dL. Researchers randomly divided the outpatients into two diners' groups: 61 ate the conventional diet, while 59 ate the plant-based diet. Each weekday for a month, they visited a research dining hall for a sp...

Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on

...effect of D2 "gene therapy" in mice with normal to moderately low levels of D2s, supporting the idea that receptor up-regulation could play a role in the treatment of alcoholism. Also in that study, however, so-called "knockout" mice, which initially had no D2s, drank more in response to D2 up-regulation. "This...

Obesity is risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer

... weight, 528 considered overweight and 214 mildly, moderately or severely obese. "Obesity was associated with hi...tomy)," the study authors concluded. "Severely and moderately obese patients were at higher risk of failure than mildly obese patients," with risks two to three t...

Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects

...evels resist standard treatment. Most people with moderately elevated cholesterol levels respond to the time-tested drugs. "The risks of specific statins should be weighed for each patient," Jacobs said. "In general, physicians initially should prescribe the lowest dose of statin to bring a patient's cholest...

College students think favorably, but act timidly about organ donation

...was highly positive -- 3.43 on a scale of 4 -- and moderately positive toward intentions to donate (2.67) and willingness to discuss donation with family (3.00). Only 57 (11 percent) of the 502 students had signed a donor card or checked the appropriate spot on their New York State driver's license, r...

Large multinational general population study shows restless legs syndrome is common, under-diagnosed

...two to three times per week and symptoms that were moderately or severely distressing (n=416). Eighty-one percent of these RLS sufferers (n=337) reported discussing their symptoms with a primary care physician yet only 6.2 percent indicated that they were given a diagnosis of RLS. "One of the biggest issues fa...

Elevated CRP can foil diet's ability to lower cholesterol

... of the Step 1 diet's effect on men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol. She found that those who al.... They recruited 32 older, overweight people with moderately elevated cholesterol. The participants included 14 men and 18 women, six of whom were receiving hor...

Intention to lose weight and mortality

...ied was small -268 only- and most people were only moderately overweight. So, as the authors caution, people who are very overweight or have weight-related illnesses should not be deterred from losing weight. What is needed is more research; as the authors say "the long-term effects of weight loss are complex, ...

The promise of a tetracycline antibiotic for treating osteoarthritis

...verweight women between the ages of 45 and 64 with moderately advanced OA in one knee. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 100 milligrams of doxycycline or a placebo twice a day for 30 months. At baseline, the 2 treatment groups were roughly equal with respect to all demographic variables, bod...

Medical malpractice concerns lead to more breast biopsies

...an half (58.5 percent) indicated that this concern moderately to greatly increased their number of recommendatio... biopsies, and 72.4 percent reported their concern moderately or greatly increased their number of recommendations for diagnostic mammography or ultrasound. The ...

Poly/mono balance important to cholesterol-lowering diet

...d 31 healthy men and women, ages 25 to 64, who had moderately elevated LDL cholesterol. The women's LDL cholesterol was in the 140 to 188 range and the men's was between 129 and 177. The participants each ate three different diets: an olive oil-based diet, a NuSun sunflower oil-based diet or an average Americ...

New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder

...ats extracted from olive oil and rapeseed oil, and moderately restricted their dietary fat. All patients had a normal brain MRI and showed no neurological signs and symptoms of X-ALD prior to the study. At the completion of the study, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of the 89 patients showed no signs of dis...

Despite conflicting studies on obesity, most Americans think the problem remains serious

...of smoking and tobacco, and whether people who are moderately overweight are more likely to die prematurely or d...lf of the public (51%) thought that someone who is moderately overweight would be more likely than someone who is the recommended weight to die prematurely. Howev...

Garvan Insitute scientists suggest new approach for treating patients with brittle bones

... Many clinical trials have shown that a drug that moderately increases BMD (e.g. by 3 to 4%) can reduce fracture risk by as much as half. The cost of measuring BMD by a DXA scan is relatively small, but the cost of treatment - if all individuals with low BMD are treated - is significant at the population lev...

Resident physicians report that training often not adequate to treat patients from other cultures

...96 percent) of the residents indicated that it was moderately or very important to address cultural issues when providing care. The number of respondents who indicated that they believed they were not prepared to care for diverse cultures in a general sense was only 8 percent. However, a larger percentage of re...

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