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

...asting effects 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,...

A probe, not an echo

...ical tool of great power: *Robust algorithmic tools enable HUTT to differentiate separate types of tissue based on their distinctive "frequency-dependent attenuation" profiles, that should allow clinicians to distinguish malignant lesions from benign growths in a non-invasive and highly reliable manne...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...cases," Li said. "However, if we could develop new tools to predict which women with LCIS are more likely t...o increase in the United States, clinically useful tools that improve our abilities to stratify these patients based on their risk of invasive cancer are nee...

Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder

..."Our goal is to provide therapists with innovative tools and techniques for early intervention and treatmen...y of Southern California (Los Angeles) to evaluate tools to treat PTSD in active-duty military members. Virtually Better will help integrate the sights and s...

ACP and ACP Foundation launch 3-year effort to improve diabetes care

...initiative will create and disseminate educational tools and information for physicians, patients, and other members of the health care team and will work to raise awareness and teach the best practices in diabetes care. The initiative will develop a self-management tool kit to help patients become workin...

Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells

...mproved therapies, vaccines, diagnostics and other tools to protect against the threat of bioterrorism and other emerging and re-emerging diseases....

College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do

...hite. "Surveys are still one of the most powerful tools we have. The data simply suggest that we shouldn't take students' answers to questions about how much they drink at face value until we are certain that all students are being taught how to better define standard drinks." "We need to improve the acc...

The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters

...ory profile of the current hypotheses, the enquiry tools helping to understand the progress and the results achieved to date. In addition, seven in-depth sessions and multiple lectures have been scheduled, reflecting the entire international research scenario (from May 6th to 8th). The topics covered will...

Virtual colonoscopy: Virtually promising

...opy may become one of the most valuable assessment tools available for colorectal cancer screening. "I ex...re probably the best currently available screening tools because they are reasonably sensitive, specific, and inexpensive, and the test itself has no risk. "...

American Dietetic Association statement on new 'MyPyramid'

...consumer messages and motivational and educational tools that work together to guide people toward healthy food choices. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines emphasize greater consumption of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains foods that are naturally high in nutrients and low in calories. ...

World-leading scientific databases now accessible via handhelds

...rmation available on the platforms and through the tools gaining the most rapid and widespread use," said Bergner. "We know the pace of scientific research demands instant access to the best research data, and this advancement will give researchers the ability to log in even when they are away from their d...

Early detection of lung cancer

...n early stage; this is why it is essential to find tools for early detection which will guarantee the curing of the illness. The research by the Lung Service at the Navarre University Hospital used thoracic CAT to periodically analyse persons at high risk of developing lung cancer, i.e. over-forties who ...

Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine

...on," Spiegel said. "Jennifer Freyd has applied the tools of science to this contentious area, helping us understand the effects of trauma in the family and the disruption of cognition and memory that can occur during and after childhood abuse." Freyd, a University of Oregon psychology professor whose theor...

New grants to Georgetown to help build national cancer biomedical informatics grid

... to each other in real time, using common research tools and instantly sharing new information gleaned from... come, he adds. "Some components are advanced and tools are ready for testing now, and others are not. This kind of work will continue for another three ye...

New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics

...reduction in the risk of heart disease. The simple tools of this new pilot outreach effort to the UK Asians had thus, in just one parameter, almost completely wiped out the huge 40% increased risk of heart disease traditionally faced by that community. The researchers have now scaled their research up to ...

Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care

...d care organization (MCO). Data showed that these tools were successful in identifying these trends and were useful in making informed decisions affecting the health care needs and quality of life for epilepsy patients. "It is possible in MCOs to identify prevalent and incident cases from existing managem...

Rush University Medical Center studies advanced 3D imaging system for radiation therapy

...uation of the radiation dose distribution, but the tools are not yet available to use the equipment for treatment planning. In the future, Dr. Chu would like to be able view changes in the radiation dose in real time. He believes combining this technology with his research into the use of strong magnetic ...

Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows

...irect observations of behavior, using standardized tools like the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). But these tools were designed for children 18 months and older; there has been no instrument to measure autistic beh...

Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations

...t to evaluate chest pain patients. Risk assessment tools have become popular because they allow doctors to ...about chest pain and an electrocardiogram. "These tools have mostly been tested in an American, mixed-race population of patients. For example, a typical s...

Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients

... the ESC should be regarded as pivotal educational tools that are used in continuing medical education programmes, which all doctors should attend so that they can update and extend their knowledge. "Doctors at the national level, health authorities and industry need to work together to make sure that thes...

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