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New treatment possible for drug addiction

... and makes the addict less attracted towards other rewards of life, like eating and fulfilling of other need, physiological or psychosocial. The newest way to treat drug addiction may be a surgical procedure by which a cutis made to damage the subthalamic nucleus of the brain, that remains buried much insid...

PET scans can detect the results of cognitive behavior therapy

...ns of the brain that deal with eating and sense of rewards in patients of bulimia nervosa. Pet scans are successful in picking up the images of these brain chemicals before and after the cognitive behavior therapy. Reference: Society of Nuclear Medicine, 52nd Annual Meeting, press release, June 2005...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...ed rats learned the rules fastest and so got their rewards quicker. But when the rules were changed, it was the drug-free rats that were able to learn the new rules most quickly and get their treats - the cocaine appeared to dull the drugged rats' adaptation abilities. The cocaine was producing a deficit i...

Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings

...l compound called U0126 – into a brain region that rewards learning. Most importantly, this inhibitory effect was long lasting, with the memory blocked for at least two weeks after the single infusion. The finding also suggests that memories responsible for relapse in drug addicts may be similarly disrupted...

Pharmaceutical industries grant for R&D to be monitored

...ts meet the needs of patients by offering adequate rewards to pharmaceutical companies for developing new and useful drugs, while providing the taxpayer with value for money." Dr Richard Barker, director general of the ABPI, said,” The PPRS is conducted in a very open and transparent way, with annual repor...

Doctors take part in walk: a step towards creating diabetes awareness

...ty being shared by the patient and the doctor. The rewards of good diabetic control in terms of improved quality of life and reduced medical expenses are immense and far outweigh the cost of regular sugar testing and medications. In a press release Global Diabetes Walk said that professors of the Departmen...

Australian Health funds stand accused

...tive, including a frequent flyer-style scheme that rewards members for going to the gym and offers at-home care, including chemotherapy. Health funds have lobbied with Mr. Abbott to abandon the legislative restrictions on offering services outside the hospital system, including psychiatric care, pregnancy ...

Indian Inc not proactive to HIV/AIDS threat: study

...role they can play in combating HIV/AIDS - and the rewards they will garner by playing it'. The World Economic Forum's 2005 Global Health Initiative (GHI) 'Business and HIV/AIDS' says in its report that just seven percent of Indian companies expect any serious impact of HIV/AIDS on their operations. Another...

Community Dentists To Receive 10 Percent Salary Boost

...pay scale for salaried primary care dentists which rewards competence, contribution and experience." Janet Clarke, chairman of the British Dental Association's (BDA) Central Committee for Community and Public Health Dentistry, said the government was finally recognizing the contribution made by community den...

Competitive Advantage Are Attained In Which Freeloaders Are Punished

...punishing group after seeing the greater financial rewards that come with cooperation that is maintained when individuals choose to punish freeloaders. This new evidence for a competitive advantage for groups in which individuals can punish freeloaders may bring scientists closer to a general theory of human...

Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger

...erriding negative overtones, and in their opinion, rewards would have a lasting effect on motivation levels. With a view to thrash out the motivation phenomena in a team, 84 students were asked to dabble in a virtual investment game. They were provided Deutshe to plan any investment they wished to, with t...

Children Health Care To Be Given Priority

...ind, the doctors would also be given new financial rewards for their handling of the young people. Majority of NHS staff would also be trained to enable them to manage sick children, with national standards being introduced for assessing their condition in emergency situations. The report also urged general ...

Misplaced Bravado: A Career In Surgery Eludes Women?

... percent of women were deterred by the diminishing rewards of surgery 49 percent of men and 28.0 percent of women cited workload considerations 66.7 percent of men vs. 47.8 percent of women chose family concerns 83.3 percent of women and 76.5 percent of men worried about lifestyle during residency 40 percent...

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

... control. The FH+ males also pay more attention to rewards when making decisions, as evidenced by results on the Iowa gambling task. This study suggests a potential mechanism – increased attention to gains – that may be responsible, in part, for the increased vulnerability of those with a family history for ...

Plan To Connect Remote Aboriginal Communities Through Broadband

...h is a $60 million Federal Government program that rewards medical practices and health centres who adopt broadband. "This makes a safer and easier way of getting health services," Mr Curry said. "Some of these centres still have paper-based systems." Broadband connectivity means that patients' records fro...

iSTART Brain Model Reveals the possible Cause of Autism

...ain adaptively times responses in order to acquire rewards and other goals. iSTART shows how individuals with autism experience failures of adaptive timing that lead to the premature release of behaviors which are then unrewarded. ‘iSTART depicts how autistic symptoms may arise from breakdowns in normal b...

Murky Relationships between Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies Exposed

...tain whether it was ethical for a doctor to accept rewards or money from a pharmaceutical company in exchange...hat manufactures it is less than generous with its rewards and incentives. Therefore caught in the stranglehold of the drug companies and the doctors they pa...

Scientist Study New Treatment Modality for Psychiatric Disorders Using Mice

... The Garner team's mice were tested in a maze with rewards of one-quarter of a piece of sweetened cereal hidden in two-inch diameter metal bowls. The scientists varied the material inside the bowls where the cereal piece was hidden and also varied the outer texture and smell of the bowls. The rodents lear...

Hospitals To Get Extra Consultants To Eliminate A&E Crisis

...h Service Executive in Ireland is all set to offer rewards for hospitals that deal effectively with accident and emergency overcrowding.// The Irish Examiner reports that hospitals may be offered additional consultants in order to help hospitals deal with the A&E crisis, where patients are made to wait for ...

Think Twice Before Punishing Unruly Kids

...to punishment, they respond well to incentives and rewards for good behaviour, such as praise and quality-time with parents. "Our research reveals for the first time that these child-characteristics appear to limit the extent to which behaviour can be changed, even when parents develop the appropriate chil...

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