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Depression may cause delayed wound healing

...according to the researchers. Depression and other psychological problems have been shown to affect the immune system, which may keep a wound from healing on time, they note. Another possibility, according to them, is that depressed people may not take care of themselves as well as non-depressed people. Poor appe...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...id in the ears does not improve speech, hearing or psychological development, according to new research. Currently...rchers assessed speech, language and cognitive and psychological development in children at age 3 who had experienced persistent fluid in the ears during infancy and...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...g cancer in the opposite breast. To determine the psychological impact of BRACA test results on women with breast cancer, Dr. Claudine Isaacs and colleagues at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offered rapid genetic testing and counseling to 175 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who were candidates ...

Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too

...ssatisfaction and a multitude of physiological and psychological problems. However if the patients and their doctors communicated better, most of these problems can be treated properly. Almost all women, as they go through menopause, will gradually develop changes in genital organs-particularly a condition known ...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...ost of them teenagers, suffering from physical and psychological trauma of severe acne....

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

The herbal product ginseng root has a number of psychological benefits, including fighting stress-related physic...ng mood performance. But researchers have found no psychological benefit from the use of ginseng. Bradley Cardinal, PhD, associate professor and co-director of the ...

Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

...hrough fertility treatments do not suffer any more psychological problems than other children. Since Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, was born 23 years ago, more than a million children worldwide have been born using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). In some countries as many as three percen...

Meditation relieves stress

...for dealing with stress. After three months, their psychological distress had more than halved - bringing them into the normal range - while their physical health also improved. There was no change within the control group, who didn't get the training. According to Dr Kimberley Williams, lead investigator in th...

Waking during surgery

Waking up during surgery causes psychological problems in the long run. Around half of all patie...ts who wake during surgery experience long-lasting psychological trauma.Thankfully, it is rare to wake up when under anaesthesia. It happens to only 0.2 to 0.7 per c...

Quality of life after cancer

... good quality of life, despite facing physical and psychological struggle. But generally Doctors and the general public assume that cancer must lead to a deterioration in your quality of life. Researchers at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Carolina carried out a survey on a group of women who had survived a ...

Stress response increases suicide risk

... overlooked. And these are linked with significant psychological disability. Those affected have some - but not all - of the PTSD symptoms. The presence of these symptoms is serious, for it's linked with a higher than average incidence of suicidal thoughts. Where people have full-blown PTSD, suicidal thoughts are...

Pollution could be a risk

...rists warn that people will start to feel the full psychological impact of the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the tragedy has engendered a kind of emotional numbness in many but this will wear off in time. And it would not j...

Psychological consequence of terrorist attacks

...rists warn that people will start to feel the full psychological impact of the disaster. Keeping busy and trying to get the cities back to normal keeps anxiety and grief at bay. And the sheer scale of the tragedy has engendered a kind of emotional numbness in many but this will wear off in time.// It would not jus...

Quit Smoking

... Since smoking involves powerful physiological and psychological addictions, quitting is very difficult, and without help only a minority succeed. Even smoking cessation courses, nicotine gum and patches, while helpful to many, have been unable to keep the majority permanently away from cigarettes. Foreign studies...

Fright could be more harmful

...apons themselves, say experts. Long-term social or psychological damage could be the result of panic caused by the news of anthrax attacks. A letter to the British Medical Journal from researchers in the UK, US and Australia predicted that while bioweapons themselves might not kill many people, for many more, thei...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

... undergo surgery for breast cancer will experience psychological problems, including obsessive-compulsive thoughts ...y to fill out a questionnaire that evaluated their psychological health. The team also collected data on the severity of the patients' tumors. Breslau's team found t...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

... in the British Medical Journal, suggest that "the psychological state of the mother may affect foetal development and therefore birth weight".// The women were asked to rate their stress levels using a questionnaire. The researchers carried out ultrasound scans to test the blood flow through arteries. They found...

Short stature -a problem

...dren suffered a significant level of emotional and psychological problems including anxiety, depression and attention deficit. Despite achieving lower grades at school, the children had near average IQs, and neither IQ nor achievement test scores changed with treatment. However, after hormone therapy behaviour p...

Immune cells halt round in space

...le one possibility is that the unique physical and psychological stresses of space flight might trigger immune-altering hormones, another possibility is that the weightlessness of space might be affecting the immune cells directly. To investigate this, NASA has developed a "rotating bioreactor" which allows resear...

Inadequate Drug Treatment For Youth

...ent costs vary widely by the type of facility, the psychological needs of the patient, and the number and types of drugs the person abuses. To close the treatment gap, the government, health-care providers and insurance companies must address funding, insurance coverage, capacity and the stigma associated with see...

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