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Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

...these problems including getting baseline data on personal and family health history as well as baseline and regular checks of height and body weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and lipid levels largely goes undone, researchers say of findings being presented during the 10th ...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...ding has important implications for such things as personal savings, retirement planning and "safety net" gove...heir family. Other research has shown that half of personal bankruptcies are linked to health care costs. The federal bankruptcy reforms now under consideration...

9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting

...atment and prevention. Survivors will share their personal perspectives about cancer, cancer research and patient advocacy. 12:30pm-2:00pm Meet prominent cancer scientists during "Ask the Expert" sessions. 12:00pm-2:00pm Visit exhibits run by local and national organizations to get information about sup...

Being too clean could be hazardous to your health and the environment

... ability, it has found increasingly popular use in personal care products, cosmetics, antimicrobial creams, acne treatments, lotions, hand soaps, and dish soaps. It is also used as an additive to plastics, polymers, textile, and implantable medical devices. Triclosan is most often used to kill bacteria on the...

University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health

...gy at the University. "Thus the consequences of a personal relationship with God may confer benefits in circumstances beyond the reach of relationships with individuals," he added. The Pennsylvania-based John Templeton Foundation has given the University $1.8 million to launch the study, which will be coupl...

It's not all in your head

... their female partners also had higher ratings for personal distress, interpersonal difficulty with their partner, lack of ejaculation control, and dissatisfaction with sexual intercourse. This scientific study, appearing in the May issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine , is the first large epidemiologic s...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...ch include musical improvisation and discussion of personal issues related to the musical process, require spe...illating head. "Toothbrush choice is as much about personal preference as anything else, and people tend to take affordability, availability and professional re...

Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine

...e total time of deterioration without reducing the personal of social burden of the disease." Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. More than four million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the prevalence of the disease doubles every five years after age 65, according to the National Institut...

New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health

...ess posed in positive terms. "Previous studies on personal risk assessments suggest a tendency to underestimate one's own risk of illness compared to one's peers this is often referred to as optimism bias. Our findings suggest in contrast that what may be going on in response to these type of questions is ...

Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect

...partment of Health has provided them with chemical personal protection equipment (CPPE) made up of a protecti...ew research, all the ambulance trusts had chemical personal protection equipment (CPPE) and 83% had trained staff in its use. Of the responding hospital trusts,...

Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings

...ded only a few nurses, so the findings may reflect personal variations rather than broad trends....

Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums

...ress factors expressed by the new mothers were all personal factors - tiredness, lack of sleep and decreasing social activity. When it came to caring for their baby, they were most worried about feeding, looking after the umbilical cord, nappy changing and bathing the baby. Lack of social support was also...

Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used

...in questionnaires about their use of HRT and other personal details and were followed up for an average of 3.4 years. Just under half of the women reported that they had used some form of HRT.1320 womb cancers were diagnosed at follow-up. The investigators found that, compared with women who had never used HR...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...and lung damage later in life because of unhealthy personal habits, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. The study was presented today (April 29) at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Washington, D.C. It found combat veterans more likely to be heavy smokers and ...

Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth

.... Researchers in the WEB study conducted in-depth personal interviews with study participants to collect data on potential breast-cancer risk factors and a history of where they had lived at different times in their lives. Researchers were interested particularly in information related to four time periods: ...

Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference

...e care giving, improve safety, reduce the need for personal care services, and even delay institutionalization. The Value of Occupational Therapy in Disaster Response Terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes and industrial accidents require OT practitioners to help citizens deal with occupational performa...

MRI study shows hormone leptin alters brains, may ease cravings of people with obesity gene

...that regulates cravings and the ability to monitor personal behavior. After receiving leptin replacement thera...dings suggest Leptin may play a role in modulating personal behavior and perhaps food cravings. Background: Leptin is a protein hormone that plays an i...

Rutgers present Sussman Award to Rutgers faculty member Mary Ann Scoloveno

...udents," said Scoloveno, associate professor. "The personal relations I've developed with the students have been richly rewarding. I never expected an award for this work beyond watching the students mature and flourish. Besides, I deeply love teaching pediatric nursing" Scoloveno, a Bridgewater, N.J. reside...

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

... percent of all the physicians said that their own personal experience with tPA had influenced their answers on the survey -- including 30 percent of those who said they'd be likely to use tPA in an ideal setting, and 29 percent of those who said they wouldn't. "It appears that individual anecdotal experience...

OHSU study says national injury prevention program working

...kFirst for Teens, which teaches young people about personal vulnerability and risk taking. ThinkFirst for Teens showed a statistically significant increase in knowledge of injury prevention among middle and high school students. Data from an early form of the program's spinal cord injury prevention program in...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... kind to date, researchers have used DNA sequencing to ... autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at ... Institute of Harvard and MIT, and their colleagues examined ... and unrelated people. They identified changes in 107 genes ... autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a jump from the ...
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