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Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

...difficult choices, especially when they're already stressed dealing with mental problems," he says. Noncompliance has long been a problem for schizophrenics, because of movement problems associated with older drugs, and because many patients don't realize they are ill, he says. The newer class of drugs work e...

Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma

...mful seizures by abrupt withdrawal of treatment is stressed and the importance of individual counseling is underlined," states author, Dr. Torbjrn Tomson. "The importance of maintained seizure control for the well-being of women with epilepsy, as well as for their unborn children, must be kept in mind." Abou...

Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population

... in both U.S. and Russian populations. Lappalainen stressed that other genes have been implicated in alcoholism and that the risk of alcohol dependence is also dependent on environment and behavior. ...

Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed

...y in a minimally invasive manner," Becker said. He stressed that surgical candidates are typically those with a past history of sinusitis, or nasal trauma.Becker said that patients who attend the educational forum tend to make for better patients because they ask good questions and the forum helps lessen the ...

Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels

...lower fracture rates among black women, the report stressed that osteoporosis is a risk for any aging man or woman, with low bone mineral density (BMD) being an important predictor for fracture risk. However, it is unknown how BMD is associated with fracture in older black women. Jane A. Cauley, Dr.P.H., from...

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

...icine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, stressed that the absolute risk of myopathy from rosuvastatin is low. "Importantly, most side effects, including myopathy, disappear upon withdrawal of medication," Grundy said "It would be unfortunate for patients to quit taking statins for fear of side ef...

Stress may increase long-term success of vaccinations

...t study showed that mice that were psychologically stressed for a short period of time about two hours prior... other two groups. The researchers also found that stressed mice had much higher numbers of macrophages and lymphocytes, as well as other kinds of immune cells ...

Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

..., insomnia can persist for decades. The panel also stressed that many chronic insomnia sufferers could benefit from currently underused behavioral and cognitive therapies. The panel was concerned that many of the drugs now used to treat insomnia, such as antidepressants and antihistamines, have not been appro...

A vaccine approach to treating Parkinson's disease

...brane, where antibodies can recognize it." Masliah stressed that the team's experimental active immunization, while effective in mice, may not be as useful in humans. "We would not want to actively immunize humans in this way by triggering antibody development, because one could create harmful inflammation," ...

New research evidence on anger in children and adults

...ifferent ages or because the 1970 cohort were more stressed and depressed as well as more likely to 'act out'. Angry children do not necessarily become angry or unhappy adults. But there does appear to be a raised chance that people who were persistently angry as children turn out to be frequently and persis...

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

...are in emergency rooms, adding pressure on already stressed emergency systems. 5) Medical error Examples include a patient receiving the wrong prescription or dosage of medication, a patient having the wrong surgery performed, or errors impacting a larger group, as when a hospital fails to properly steriliz...

Study ties risk of problem gambling with proximity to casinos and other gambling opportunities

...geographic location nearly doubled the risk, Welte stressed the importance of placing the study results in perspective. "Individual traits have a stronger relationship to gambling pathology than geographic factors," he added. "For example, in another analysis of this survey that previously was reported...

Adolescent binge drinking issues

...al approaches to addressing the problem, Dr. McFee stressed the importance of age-appropriate adolescent health services and building rapport with adolescent patients. By using the 5 A's (anticipate, ask, advise, assist, arrange) method at every office visit, clinicians can build trust and assess an adolesce...

New model shows gender differences in high blood pressure, Jefferson scientists find

...ing. We might have thought this would happen if we stressed the animal, but we saw it at baseline. Obviously it is affecting receptors important in the resting state." When they looked more closely, they found that increases in blood pressure differed according to sex. "Ultimately, we'd like to see if GRK5 i...

Breast cancer patients turn to reflexology for comfort

...re are no physiological measures," she said. Wyatt stressed the reflexology and other similar therapies are strictly complementary, to be used in conjunction with conventional health care. "These supportive measures are intended to create a less stressful link for the patient to the treatment center," Wyatt s...

Intervention program fails to increase managed care colorectal cancer screening

...program was launched with a two-hour workshop that stressed the strategies and tools to leadership and staff at the individual practices, Ganz said. Additionally, UCLA research staff provided ongoing support to the practices, including newsletters and updates on educational resource materials targeting physic...

Researchers disprove 'fat redistribution syndrome' among men taking HIV drugs

...nalysis with magnetic resonance imaging. Grunfeld stressed that the questionnaire used in the study for both self-reporting and medical examination was open-ended: it asked whether there had been a change in fat in a particular area, and if so, whether there had been a gain or a loss. This format, he said, e...

Avoiding the 'Desperate Housewive's' syndrome

...man' at work and around the home leave you feeling stressed and unable to cope? Do you identify with the TV character Lynette from 'Desperate Housewives'? University of Western Sydney researchers are looking at domestic irritability and depression in women, and whether women are risking their mental health ...

A recipe for overeating: Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

... not enough to produce changes in food intake, but stressed and underfed rats ate twice the normal amount of O... The researchers speculate that the deprived and stressed rats may have been in a "hedonic deprivation state," essentially craving something good and rewardin...

Brain scan, cerebrospinal fluid analysis may help predict Alzheimer's disease

...2 and positive results from the brain scans. Fagan stressed that although this aspect of their findings was very intriguing, it doesn't prove that the three normal subjects will one day develop clinical Alzheimer's disease. "For now, definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease still cannot be made until auto...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... have been blamed for increasing the risk of ... family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, ... a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and ... A new study by Gary Smith, professor of ... Pennsylvania,s School of Veterinary Medicine, used epidemiological modeling ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... number of chemicals from household and industrial products are ... bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet ... taken the first step toward doing that by estimating ... new method is published in the ACS journal ... and colleagues note that the risks to human health ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... on September 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian Prof. ... Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in ... Aviv University, was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement ... honorary degree from TAU, Prof. King was the 2012-2013 ... for the past 18 years she has been the ...
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