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First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

...the molecular machinery that initially encodes the troubling memories also regulates their extinction. In the current work, genetically engineered mice received mild foot shocks in a certain environment and were re-exposed to the same environment without the foot shock. Mice with increased levels of Cdk5 ...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

...lps physicians gain a greater appreciation for the troubling symptoms their patients experience. This is accomplished through an audio-visual first-person narrative synched with simulated RLS sensations delivered through a state-of-the-art custom-made affixed sensory boot. It is the first experiential simulato...

Advanced Cancer Patients Have Sleep Disorders

... experience very poor sleep quality and often have troubling staying awake, says Emory University researcher Kathy Parker, PhD, RN . The study provides the first comprehensive description of sleep and wake patterns of cancer patients using continuous polysomnography (PSG) data, deemed the gold standard in obje...

Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin

...hoice for most patients; but, it commonly causes a troubling side effect -- radiation retinopathy. Dr. Finger references in the study 6 patients who had plaque radiation therapy and developed radiation retinopathy, but he has now treated 28 patients successfully with Avastin, he says. The drug improved or st...

Two-thirds of US Children Experience Trauma, but Recover Fast

...but it also suggests that the way children process troubling experiences is different from adults, said William Copeland of Duke University Medical Center, whose study appeared in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Copeland and colleagues conducted annual interviews with 1,420 kids at ages 9, 11, and 13 who...

Number of Children Hospitalized With Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise: Research

...ions children and young adults. One of the most troubling complications of childhood obesity is that it is p...lizations for this disease, adding to the long and troubling list of health disparities disproportionately suffered by minority children in the USA. These find...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

...aily dosing and up to 6 to 16 pills a day. "It's troubling that almost one-third of UC patients are not taking medication because the standard of care is that all patients with a diagnosis of UC should be on medication to maintain control of the condition and reduce the likelihood of relapse," says Dr. Rubin...

Shortage of Veterinarians Worry Public Health Experts in US

...id the veterinarian shortage could lead to several troubling scenarios: ? Salmonella in an untreated dairy herd could be spread by workers who come into contact with feces. Similarly, people who defeather or slaughter chickens infected with a certain strain of avian flu could get others sick. ? Diseases li...

Overseeing Agency Indifferent to Workplace Safety in US

... Seven years ago, a Missouri doctor discovered a troubling pattern at a microwave popcorn plant in the town of Jasper. After an additive was modified to produce a more buttery taste, nine workers came down with a rare, life-threatening disease that was ravaging their lungs. After painstaking investigation,...

Family Members Most Often Source of Whooping Cough in Infants

...lic Health and the study’s senior author. “It is troubling to learn that infants are often infected with pertussis by their own family members, who are often unaware of having pertussis themselves, and in whom pertussis could have been prevented if they had received a pertussis booster vaccination,” she said...

28% Lower Mortality Rate In Top U.S. Hospitals

...n where they choose to seek treatment, highlight a troubling phenomenon in the U.S. healthcare system: a preventable, but growing gap between high-quality hospitals and the rest of the field. The 2007 study found that 158,264 lives may have been saved and 12,409 major complications avoided, had the quality o...

Ebola-Outbreak Kills 5000 Gorillas

... 25% of the world gorilla population. Particularly troubling has been the concentration of Ebola impact on larg...egal hunting and other looming threats. Just as troubling are recent studies showing that the Ebola infection wave is spreading rapidly towards several of the...

Rourke changes his wild ways

...usic.com. 'The other day, there was some drunk guy troubling me in a restaurant. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and I told the waitress, 'I want you to watch this. If he touches me, I'm going to knock him right out'. And they got rid of him.' Rourke added: 'In the old days, I would have just punched ...

‘Schizophrenia’ term ought to be abolishd

... the illness but may be reactions to traumatic and troubling events in life. " Speaking at a news conference, Richard Bentall, a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Manchester, said, "The concept of schizophrenia is scientifically meaningless."It groups together a whole range of different p...

Fertility Clinics Allowing Parents To Select Gender

...hildhood sickness," Cohen claims. He sees these as troubling trends. The changes are taking place because there is little consensus on which tests are appropriate for PGD, and no federal or professional oversight of the clinics, according to Susannah Baruch, who led the GPPC study. "There are more than 1000 g...

Sugary Beverages Fuel the Obesity Epidemic

...sports beverages and juice drinks are particularly troubling because many people think those drinks are healthful. But studies have shown that people don’t cut back on their overall calorie intake to offset the extra calories from such beverages. Researchers are beginning to document the adverse health outcome...

Psychiatrist's Help Sought to Counsel Children Making Hoax Calls

...those in their pre-teens. The trend is even more troubling given that it comes days after the 7/11 blasts in Mumbai when newspapers and TV screens were full of pictures of mangled bodies, injured passengers and grieving relatives. Alarmed, senior police officials have sought help from psychiatrists to coun...

Dieting Behaviors Changed Among Weight Losers

...rage,’ explains Phelan. ‘However, potentially more troubling is the increase in saturated fat intake – the type most closely linked to an increase in heart disease.’ Low carbohydrate dieters, characterized by those who consume less than 90 grams of carbohydrates per day, remain a minority of the Registry's p...

US Teens turn Wiser to Risky Behavior

...he Hispanic youth lifestyle appears to be the most troubling where suicide attempts and use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines are particularly high. Latin girls especially appeared to persistently report feelings of hopelessness, sadness and attempting suicide. According to Dr. Glenn Flores,...

Stem Cells offer Hope for Urinary Incontinence Cure

... to wear pads, as this is more like a cure for the troubling ailment. Lead author Hannes Strasser "It's highly effective and it's much more effective than we previously thought. If somebody had told me it would have worked so well four years ago, I would not have believed it." The finding had been confirmed...

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