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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...ment system," he says. "To transform the field, we need to have both numbers and the stories. Together, this is a powerful mechanism for change." The intervention was first used in the addiction field in the mid-60s with alcoholic patients. The treatment was partially based on the behaviorist B. F. Skinne...

Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

...with medications, and could conceivably reduce the need for pressure-lowering medications in patients with lesser degrees of hypertension," Illig says. The Rheos system consists of a battery-powered implantable generator, which is inserted under the skin near the collarbone, and two carotid sinus leads, w...

Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...se, men treated with radiation for prostate cancer need monitoring for rectal cancer beginning five years after treatment. This research study was funded by a University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Seed Grant. In addition to Baxter, the research team included Joel Tepper, Department of Radiation O...

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer

...se, men treated with radiation for prostate cancer need monitoring for rectal cancer beginning five years after treatment. Guidelines of multiple agencies and professional societies underscore the importance of colorectal cancer screening for all individuals 50 years of age and older. Approved tests incl...

Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study

...environmental tobacco smoke. The results show the need for more public health efforts to ban smoking in public and other enclosed places, say the authors, in order to protect children form the effects of secondhand smoke....

Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease

...th rheumatoid arthritis. More prospective studies need to be carried out to investigate the incidence of skin disease in patients on therapy, but this study reveals clinically significant adverse effects of TNF-alpha blocking therapy....

Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

... health insurance programs, such as Medicaid, they need to better understand factors, both systemic and in... to seek preventive health care, but policy-makers need to realize there are greater external forces, such as subsidized health care, that are influencing t...

AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright

... commemorative plaque. Award Eligibility: Nominees need not be members of AACR Nominees need to be currently engaged in cancer research There are no restrictions with regard to race or gender T...

Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD

...g might differ. Also, children and adolescents may need lower doses than the elderly. "And if eye problems such as cataracts are more prevalent among the elderly, might light therapy aggravate the problem, even slightly?", Golden added. As to efficacy of light therapy for SAD and other non-seasonal depre...

Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces

... with prosopagnosia is a function of the brain, we need to identify the neural system that has given rise ...on. "The work on CP is in its infancy and we still need to understand the psychological and neural aspects of the disorder in detail. It is possible, howeve...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...ed study to determine if patients with small clots need to undergo anticoagulation treatment. "Today a great many more patients are being evaluated for pulmonary emboli with scanners that can detect very small clots. This is likely to result in the discovery of many more patients with small clots who prob...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...ifestyle impacts on the health of children and the need for pediatricians to partner with community-based organizations, state and local government, schools, churches and families to improve the delivery of health care. Pediatricians are becoming more sensitive to the direct relationship between socioeco...

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

...cts because it equips patients with the tools they need to learn how to manage their problems and emotions," said Robert DeRubeis, professor and chair of Penn's Department of Psychology. "Pharmaceuticals, while effective, offer no long term cure for the symptoms of depression. For many people, cognitive...

Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...out the risks and benefits associated with sex, we need to understand how they perceive it among themselve...eens are engaging in or considering oral sex, they need to know about methods to keep themselves safe from physical as well as emotional risks." The finding...

ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...e are differences among the surgeries, so patients need to understand the risks of complications from surgery as well as complications further down the road, such as gall bladder disease and sometimes re-operation," said Snow. ACP based its guidelines on an evidence report and background papers funded by...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...xity of heart-kidney interactions and point to the need for further study. "The clinical implications of the study lend credence to the notion that renal transplantation can be performed safely in patients with advanced stages of heart failure due to left ventricular dysfunction," says the editorial. The...

Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...st month in the journal Circulation, points to the need for further research to determine whether African-Americans have a genetic mechanism that protects them from the risks of lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). If such a mechanism is found, doctors might be able to use the information to develop thera...

Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management

...cts of exercise training or stress management will need to be evaluated prospectively in a larger sample of patients with IHD. However, the present study provides insight into potential mechanisms by which exercise or stress management training may be of benefit. Our results suggest that exercise and stre...

Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients

...ls to increase hemoglobin levels and to reduce the need for transfusion in patients with falling hemoglobin levels approaching 10 g/dL. Adverse events such as thromboembolic complications and hypertension should be monitored."...

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

...he recurrence of breast cancer, there is an urgent need to identify safe and effective strategies to manag... the effects of exogenous estrogen, emphasizes the need to design subsequent studies to address questions for specific agents."...

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