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Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

...behavior and brain function. As hormone production declines at menopause, women suffer from Hot Flushes and Night Sweats and are more prone for Osteoporosis and Heart disease. Hormone Replacement Therapy is treatment with prescription hormonal medications to restore a woman's declining hormone levels. ...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...apy drug docetaxel. Ten of these men have seen PSA declines of more than 50% that have lasted at least 3 months from the start of taking abiraterone, with no major toxicities or adverse events. Overall, the results are significant, the authors say. The drug has produced PSA decline rates by greater than 50...

Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

...l trials may help to clarify whether effectiveness declines with time to delivery, and if so, over what timescale this occurs. But they warn that these new trials should avoid making the same errors in subgroup analyses or we risk repeating the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal steroi...

Evidence Underlying Repeated Courses of Steroids for Preterm Birth may Be Unsound

...l trials may help to clarify whether effectiveness declines with time to delivery, and if so, over what timescale this occurs. They, however, warn that the new trials should avoid making the same errors in subgroup analyses "or we risk repeating the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal s...

The Custom of Circumcision Decline in the US

...eding all rose during the 1980s, while the initial declines in male circumcision rates began during the 1980s as well, said Katharine Barrett, an anthropology lecturer at Stanford University. It may have been part and parcel of the wider effort to reclaim bodies adult female and infant male from unnecessary...

New York Records Decline in Smoking Rate

...among Hispanics (from 20.2% to 17.1%). These large declines followed a year-long ad campaign aimed at promptin..., while the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens have seen declines of more than 20% In spite of great progress, we have much farther to go, said Dr. Frieden. More th...

Teenage Birthrate Declining in US Both Abstinence and Awareness Called for to Maintain the Trend

...t the relative contribution of each to the overall declines in teen pregnancy, but all agree that it is some combination of less sexual activity and greater contraceptive use."...

Depression Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts

...nt in the month after treatment began, with steady declines thereafter. At all time pointsup to three months before and six months after starting treatmentpatients who received their antidepressant prescription from a psychiatrist tended to be most likely to attempt suicide. Those who received it from the...

Some High Blood Pressure Drugs may Help Reduce Dementia Risk

...ssure medicines may help protect older adults from declines in memory and other cognitive function, according to new research. The drugs that researchers believe are protective are part of a class known as ACE inhibitors specifically those types that reach the brain and may help reduce the inflammation th...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

...le strength and cardiovascular fitness and greater declines in physical performance, she added. The data wer...erweight and obesity in the U.S. may reverse these declines and may lead to an increase in disability among future generations of older adults as well as contri...

Regular Smokers are at the Risk of Developing Depression

...isk of depressive symptoms in short run, this risk declines to the level of never smokers in the long run. In other words, both completely smoke-free life style and successful smoking cessation in long run seem to protect from depressive symptoms. Though it is known that depression is associated with cig...

Magnets to the rescue of Alzheimers patients

... shortly showed that the activity of this receptor declines in mice and humans with Alzheimer's disease. Taking the two studies together, Dr Battaglia said there were important implications for neuro-rehabilitation. "When you have a stroke there is an area that is damaged and there are several ways your...

World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Secondhand Smoke

...that has been cited as contributing to significant declines in youth smoking; EXSM, an innovative public health program designed to speak to smokers in their own language and change the way they approach quitting; research initiatives exploring the causes, consequences and approaches to reducing tobacco use; ...

Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared

... slowly dropping in the United States, with slight declines recorded in 2003 and 2004. A decrease in smoking, coupled with early detection and better treatment of tumors is credited with the positive results the first U.S. decline in cancer deaths since 1930. Smoking is on the rise in Asia, where it's comm...

Stress Protein Inactivation Cuts Alzheimer's Peptide in Mice

...es accelerated the deposition of brain plaques and declines in cognitive ability. Since brain plaques are mostly comprised of a peptide known as amyloid beta, the researchers suspected that stress was increasing its levels. In the present study, the scientists used a technique known as micro dialysis to mo...

Targeted HIV Testing An Effective Way to Screen HIV Patients

...isit, unless the patient opts out, or specifically declines to be tested. In order to meet the demands of more testing, doctors can forgo the HIV risk reduction counseling that usually accompanies HIV testing. 'While the CDCs recommended opt-out testing offers some public health benefit, the data shows ther...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

...ear to experience both physiological and cognitive declines from alcohol use sooner and with less alcohol consumption than do men. "Women should be made aware," said Flannery, "and this includes teenagers and college women who drink to excess, that alcohol has a more detrimental effect on them both physic...

New Light on Working of Brain Networks

...of the PFC to maintain such memory-based functions declines with normal aging, is weakened in people with ADHD, and is severely disrupted in disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The current study found that brain cells in PFC contain ion channels called hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nu...

Brain Networks Strengthened by Closing Ion Channels

...of the PFC to maintain such memory-based functions declines with normal aging, is weakened in people with ADHD, and is severely disrupted in disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The current study found that brain cells in PFC contain ion channels called hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nu...

Is There Any Clinical Benefit to Staying on a Failing Regimen?

...e. Participants in the study also showed minimal declines in their CD4 cell counts. The results are published in the March 30th edition of the journal AIDS. The development of drug resistance after treatment failure has led to the strong recommendation in various national treatment guidelines that treat...

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