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Britain must embrace psychological therapy for mental health problems

Britain must embrace psychological therapies on a large scale if we are to tackle our mental health problems effectively, argues a leading economist in this week's BMJ....... Depression and anxiety disorders cost the UK around 17bn in lost output. New drug treatments are now available to all, but psychological therapies are not. Yet the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)...

Surviving breast cancerDoes a woman's marital status matter?

DENVER--Research has shown that being single, married or divorced can influence cancer survival, but a new study shows marital status appears to have no impact on the outcome for women with breast cancer who are treated with lumpectomy and radiation. These findings from a study conducted at Fox Chase Cancer Center were presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therap...

Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome

... ... Patients with IBS are more likely to suffer from depression and have abnormal behaviour patterns including anxiety and somatisation (conversion of an emotional, mental, or psychosocial problem to a physical co...

U of M teen sex and depression study finds most teens' mental health unaffected by nonmarital sex

... Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Ann Meier, University of Minnesota assistant professor of socio...

New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome

... ... ... "Although extra tim...

Two central mysteries in genome inheritance solved at UCSD

... Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have identified a protein group that forms the chromosome-...

Restricted fetal growth increases risk of irritable bowel syndrome

... ... This information was then matched with weight at birth, supplied by the national twin registry and divided into four groups, ranging from less than 1500 g to more than 2500 g. A...

Hypnotherapy improves quality of life for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who took part in hypnotherapy sessions reported reduced symptoms and improved quality of life, according to research published in the June issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. ...... Dr Graeme D Smith from University of Edinburgh studied 75 patients with IBS - which affects up to one in seven adults - before and after they took part in four to five tr...

Time for Britain to adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation

It's time for Britain to adopt universal hepatitis B immunisation, say senior doctors in an editorial published online by the BMJ today....... The United Kingdom is one of the few developed countries that have not implemented universal immunisation. Instead, it follows a policy of selective immunisation of high-risk groups, and screening all women attending antenatal clinics....... But this appro...

Concern over Britain's refugee detention policy

Experts in this week's BMJ express concern over Britain's policy of expanding detention centres for asylum seekers, despite evidence that it damages mental health....... Over 7 million of the world's 17 million refugees remain "warehoused" under conditions of confinement, raising serious human rights issues about the treatment of people fleeing oppression....... Last year, Australia abolished man...

Chinese, Tibetan and Indian herbal medicines may help people with irritable bowel syndrome

Traditional herbal medicines may improve symptoms of abdominal pain, disturbed bowel movements, and/or bloating and distension caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This was the conclusion of a systematic review of clinical studies that is published in the latest update of The Cochrane Library.... ...Authors searched for studies that evaluated the effectiveness of traditional herbs including...

Increase in death rates from liver cirrhosis in Britain largest in western Europe

Britain has had the steepest increase in death rates from liver cirrhosis in western Europe since the 1950s, according to a study in this week's issue of The Lancet....... Rates of mortality due to liver cirrhosis can indicate the extent of alcohol harm occurring in a population. David Leon (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK) and Jim McCambridge (King's College London, UK) calcul...

Urban Britain is a recipe for heart disease

Researchers at The University of Manchester's Medical School, working with teams in India and Birmingham, have found that people moving from South Asia to the UK significantly increase their risk of contracting cardiovascular disease (CVD)....... The British population has one of the highest rates of cardiovascular disease in the world, and people from the Indian subcontinent living in Britain ar...

Dr. Rita Colwell delivers 2005 Barmes Global Health lecture on November 15

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Fogarty International Center, both part of the National Institutes of Health, jointly announce the 2005 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture. Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present a talk entitled,...

New studies gauge knowledge, attitudes and preferences of patients with irritable bowel syndrome

HONOLULU, October 31, 2005 -- Significant misconceptions about the causes of their condition and mistaken beliefs about its potential progression into other diseases, including cancer, marks the knowledge of a sample of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in two recent studies by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. Presented at the 70th Annual Scientific...

Should doctors consider male marital status when planning palliative treatment for bone metastasis?

DENVER--Single men are less likely to seek radiation re-treatment for pain caused by prostate cancer that has spread to the bone than married men. That is the conclusion of a Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) study presented today at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Denver, Colo. ..."Patients often experience a great deal of pain if...

Impact of somatization on health resource usage in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) use over 50 percent more health resources than people without the disorder. Even though there are definitive guidelines to diagnose IBS through simple blood tests, many IBS patients have additional procedures and surgeries that rarely result in relief or any additional diagnostic findings. ...... "It is difficult to know why patients with IBS have suc...

Marijuana-derived drug suppresses bladder overactivity and irritation in animal models

MONTREAL, Aug. 31 - IP 751, a potent synthetic analog of a metabolite of THC-the principal active ingredient of marijuana-effectively suppresses pain and bladder overactivity in hypersensitive bladder disorders such as interstitial cystitis (IC), according to animal model study results presented today at the annual meeting of the International Continence Society. ... IP 751 is a potent anti-in...

Bid to improve diabetes services for South Asians in Britain

Cultural and language barriers may be hindering the treatment of South Asians with diabetes, recently published findings from a University of Edinburgh study show. South Asians are four times more likely than the rest of the UK population to have the condition. A follow up study has now begun into finding our how communication barriers could be overcome in medical consultation.... ...The study re...
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