Psychology Of Aggressive StudentsAs the disturbing trend of school violence continues to plague our education system, it is important for caregivers, educators, and doctors to join forces to be proactive in its prevention. A study in the recent issue of The Journal of Pediatrics shows that students displaying violent behaviors often have untreated learning disorders and psychiatric illnesses.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a child psychiatry expert at Cambridge Health Alliance, and........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/24/2006 10:17:10 PM)
HIV Drug To Prevent Cervical CancerScientists at the University of Manchester are in the process of developing a topical therapy against the human papilloma virus (HPV) which is responsible for pre-malignant and malignant disease of the cervix as well as other genital malignancies.
In the UK a number of thousands of women undergo surgery to remove premalignant lesions of every year. Instead they may be able to apply a simple cream or pessary to the affected area. The........Go to the Cervical cancer blog (Added on 8/24/2006 10:12:26 PM)
Save Money While Treating Drug AbuseThe National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a landmark report containing 13 specific principles and recommendations to rehabilitate drug offenders and ultimately provide substantial financial savings to communities. The publication, Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations, is based in part on the work of University of Kentucky Scientists Michele........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/24/2006 9:34:57 PM)
Did You Ever Have A Binge-eating Spell?No one knows for sure what causes binge eating disorder. As a number of as 50 percent of all people having binge eating disease diagnosis have the diagnosis of clinical depression or have been diagnosed with depression in the past. Whether depression is the cause of binge eating disorder or if binge eating disease leads to depression is not clearly understood.
It is also unclear whether dieting and binge eating disorder are in fact........Go to the Weight watcher's blog (Added on 8/24/2006 6:39:32 PM)
PSA predicts treatment successANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A test used to detect prostate cancer can also help doctors know when therapy is working. A man's prostate specific antigen, or PSA, level after seven months of hormone treatment for advanced prostate cancer predicted how long he would survive, as per a new multicenter study conducted by the Southwest Oncology Group and led by scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The study reviewed 1,345........Go to the Prostate-cancer-blog (Added on 8/24/2006 4:53:50 AM)
Is Canada too clean?Canada has among the highest incidences of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease cases per capita in the world, a new study shows.
About one in 350 Canadians suffer from ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, otherwise known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the study shows. The study was published recently in the American Journal of Gasteroenterology.
IBD is a wearing away of the lining of the intestinal tract until it........Go to the GI news blog (Added on 8/24/2006 4:43:09 AM)
Serious Eye Infection With Certain Contact Lens SolutionsScientists have additional information concerning the recent outbreak of the corneal infection Fusarium keratitis, which was linked to use of a specific contact lens solution, as per a research studyin the August 23/30 issue of JAMA. After preliminary findings from this investigation were released in May, the product was withdrawn from the market worldwide.
Among the estimated 34 million contact lens wearers in the United States, microbial........Go to the Ophthalmology news blog (Added on 8/23/2006 5:17:29 AM)
Why soldiers were not expressing war traumas?After the Second World War, Finnish psychiatry experts felt that soldiers had readapted to civilian society very well. The reason was not that Finnish soldiers were exceptionally strong, but that war psychiatry experts put the blame for long-term psychological problems on the soldiers themselves. Thus explains researcher Ville Kivimäki, who is involved in the research project "The War That Follows Peace" funded by the Academy of Finland.
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Is Tykerb better than Herceptin?In reference to: Lapatinib In The Treatment Of Breast Cancer (April 4, 2006) Is Tykerb better than Herceptin? Maybe, for these reasons. Cells are the most basic structure of the body. Cells make up tissues, and tissues make up organs, such as the lungs or liver. Each cell is surrounded by a membrane, a thin layer that separates the outside of the cell from the inside. For a cell to perform necessary functions for the body and respond to its........Go to the Breast-cancer-blog (Added on 8/22/2006 9:39:47 PM)
Exposure to pollutants may affect immunityNew epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to environmental pollutants may have an adverse impact on immune responses to childhood vaccinations. The research appears in the Aug. 22, 2006, online edition of Public Library of Science Medicine.
The study looked at two groups of children in the Faroe Islands, which are located in the North Atlantic and where traditional diets may include whale blubber contaminated with polychlorinated........Go to the Pediatric news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 8:02:00 PM)
No more than two strokesHaving a stroke is bad enough. But having another one after surviving the first one is particularly bad, more than doubling a person's risk of dying in the next two years, a new study finds.
The risk of a second stroke is particularly high among members of the largest and fastest-growing subgroup of Latinos in the United States: Mexican-Americans. The new study finds that they are more likely than their non-Latino white neighbors to suffer........Go to the Neurology news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 6:52:57 PM)
Home Needles For Blood clotsLooks like those long days you spend in the hospital for therapy of blood clots are over. Scientists have shown that therapy of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or the lungs with an older, less expensive form of the anticoagulant medicine heparin can be just as safe and effective as similar therapy with a newer and more expensive heparin, as per a research studyled by Clive Kearon, professor of medicine at McMaster University, reported........Go to the Society medical news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 6:36:55 PM)
Schizophrenics At Risk For Type 2 DiabetesDissecting the relationship between schizophrenia and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes has physician-researchers reaching across the Atlantic Ocean.
They are looking at newly diagnosed schizophrenics in an upper-middle-class Spanish community to find whether the disease that causes patients to hear voices and smell, feel and even taste unreal objects also increases their risk of diabetes.
Researchers know the drugs that best control........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 5:10:33 AM)
Protein That Protect Breast Cancer TumorsAbout half of women whose breast cancer is treated with standard chemotherapy have their cancer return within five years. Most chemotherapeutic drugs have undesirable side effects, but there has been no way to predict who would benefit and who wouldn't. Fortunately, new research findings at the University of Southern California could change that.
Scientists at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a new biological marker........Go to the Breast-cancer-blog (Added on 8/21/2006 10:06:32 PM)
Nicotine Withdrawal Begins QuicklySmokers who have tried to quit are well aware of the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal: cravings for cigarettes, mood disturbances, appetite increase and sleep problems. However, it had not previously been known when withdrawal symptoms first appear. Thomas H. Brandon, Ph.D., Director of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute's Tobacco Research & Intervention Program and his research team from Moffitt and the University of South........Go to the Cancer-blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:53:16 PM)
Many Teens Injured On The JobA new survey of 6,810 teens showed that more than half of them work, and 514 of them had been injured on the job.
"The findings from this study clearly indicate that work-related injuries among youth are a significant health problem," report Kristina M. Zierold, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Henry A. Anderson, M.D., chief medical officer of the Wisconsin Division........Go to the Society medical news blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:20:16 PM)
Ozone forecaster unveiledPeople with asthma or other respiratory problems can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to University of Houston professors who have recently unveiled a forecasting system that provides air quality data on ozone conditions.
With the intent to not only increase public awareness, but also help Texas manage air quality issues, the Institute for Multi-dimensional Air Quality Studies (IMAQS) at UH has been operating an air quality forecasting system........Go to the Allergy news blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:11:17 PM)
Cancer survivors may have suicidal thoughtsA survey of adult survivors of childhood cancers observed that more than one out of eight reported having suicidal thoughts or prior attempts to take their lives a number of years after they were treated, say researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The suicidal symptoms were reported by more than 12 percent -- a greater proportion than had been expected -- of patients seen at a clinic providing care for adult cancer survivors, the........Go to the Cancer-blog (Added on 8/20/2006 9:59:12 PM)
How HIV 'exhausts' killer T cellsAmerican and South African researchers working at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa have discovered how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) "exhausts" killer T cells that would otherwise attack the virus. The scientists observed that HIV can simply "turn off" fully functional T cells by flipping a molecular switch on the cells. In test tube studies, however, the researchers showed that they could reinvigorate the killer T........Go to the Infectious disease blog (Added on 8/20/2006 9:26:53 PM)
A New Tool Against Brain Disease University of Utah researchers isolated an unusual nerve toxin in an ocean-dwelling snail, and say its ability to glom onto the brain's nicotine receptors may be useful for designing new drugs to treat a variety of psychiatric and brain diseases.
"We discovered a new toxin from a venomous cone snail that may enable scientists to more effectively develop medications for a wide range of nervous system disorders including Parkinson's disease,........Go to the Neurology news blog (Added on 8/20/2006 9:23:29 PM)
Better exam results?Local Education Authorities in England achieve better GCSE examination results when they set targets and when central government provides financial incentives for achieving them, as per research at Cardiff University. The Cardiff Business School scientists compared the performance of local education authorities with such targets against the performance of those without them.
Professor George Boyne and Dr Alex Chen, Centre for Local and........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/24/2006 10:20:38 PM)
Fungus A Potential Cancer FighterFor the first time, scientists have developed a way to synthesize a cancer-killing compound called rasfonin in enough quantity to learn how it works.
Derived from a fungus discovered clinging to the walls of a New Zealand cave, the chemical tricks certain cancer cells into suicide while leaving healthy cells untouched.
"In 2000, researchers in Japan discovered that this compound might have some tremendous potential as a prototype........Go to the Cancer-blog (Added on 8/24/2006 9:57:53 PM)
Chemical Compounds Restore Normal Glucose Levels In Obese MousTreatment of obese and diabetic mice with compounds that act as chemical chaperones called PBA and TUDCA restored healthy glucose levels and normal insulin action - and reduced the presence of fatty liver disease - according to a study published in the August 25 issue of Science. The work was conducted by a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Type 2 diabetes - 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases - affects........Go to the Weight watcher's blog (Added on 8/24/2006 9:54:33 PM)
A Shortcut To Weight LossYou may be spending very few hours for sleep, you try to relax sleep well and avoid weight gain, that's the message scientists have for you according to the findings from a recently published study. This interesting study has observed that women who tend to sleep less, 5 hours or less, weigh more in comparison to those women who sleep 7 hours. Scientists presented this study in the American Thoracic Society International conference during the........Go to the Weight watcher's blog (Added on 8/24/2006 6:44:19 PM)
Microcapsules Open in Tumour CellsTreating cancerous tumours is difficult. Doctors have to destroy the tumour, but healthy tissue needs to be preserved. Chemotherapy tends to kill diseased cells, at the same time causing great damage to the body in general. So researchers are looking for ways to destroy only the rampant tumour cells. One way to achieve this is to transport substances inside of microcapsules into the tumour cells and release them there. Scientists led by Andre........Go to the Cancer-blog (Added on 8/24/2006 5:16:10 AM)
How We Detect Sour TasteA team headed by biologists from the University of California, San Diego has discovered the cells and the protein that enable us to detect sour, one of the five basic tastes. The scientists, who included scientists from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, suggest that this protein is also the long-sought sensor of acidity in the cerebrospinal fluid.
The study, featured on the cover of the August 24 issue of the........Go to the Neurology news blog (Added on 8/23/2006 8:57:20 PM)
Space Age To Surgery EquipmentThough robots were once the stuff of Star Wars and The Jetsons, commercially available systems have made robotic surgeries common in hospitals. Located just feet away from the surgeon, the systems are minimally invasive and offer surgeons better dexterity.
Department of Defense-funded scientists want to take that capability to the next level so surgeries can commence on battlefields with the surgeon's work being done by a robot that's miles........Go to the Society medical news blog (Added on 8/23/2006 6:46:34 PM)
Targeting Protein S14 In Breast Cancer TreatmentWilliam Kinlaw, an associate professor of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, has been working on a protein called S14 since 1990. Over the past few months, however, the news about S14 has picked up. Through a series of recently published academic studies, Kinlaw and colleagues are ready to pronounce S14 a potential drug target in treating breast cancer.
"Over the past three years, we've learned about S14 and its role in communicating........Go to the Breast-cancer-blog (Added on 8/23/2006 5:10:59 AM)
Self-inflicting injuries in teensIn a survey of more than 6,000 15 and 16-year-old school pupils, scientists observed that girls are four times more likely to have engaged in deliberate self-harm in comparison to boys, with 11 per cent of girls and 3 per cent of boys reporting that they had self-harmed within the last year.
Prior estimates for the amount self-harm in the country were based on the 25,000 'presentations' at hospitals in England and Wales each year that are........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 8:08:43 PM)
Challenging Privately Funded Breast Cancer ResearchNew research by a Queen's University researcher questions the effectiveness of privately funded efforts to stop the epidemic of breast cancer among North American women.
"Breast cancer has been transformed into a market-driven industry," says Kinesiology and Health Studies researcher Samantha King. "It has become more about making money for corporate sponsors than funding innovative ways to treat breast cancer".
Dr. King's research, just........Go to the Breast-cancer-blog (Added on 8/22/2006 7:53:24 PM)
Cigarette smoke blocks cell repair mechanismCigarette smoke can turn normal breast cells malignant by blocking their ability to repair themselves, eventually triggering tumor development, University of Florida researchers report.
While some cells nonetheless rally and are able to fix their damaged DNA, a number of others become unable to access their own cellular first aid kit, as per findings from a UF study published recently (Aug. 21) in the journal Oncogene. If they survive long........Go to the Society medical news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 7:03:11 PM)
Snap Judgments Decide A Face's CharacterWe may be taught not to judge a book by its cover, but when we see a new face, our brains decide whether a person is attractive and trustworthy within a tenth of a second, as per recent Princeton research.
Princeton University psychology expert Alex Todorov has observed that people respond intuitively to faces so rapidly that our reasoning minds may not have time to influence the reaction -- and that our intuitions about attraction and trust........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 6:48:12 PM)
Ever-happy Mice And Treatment Of DepressionCan you think of being permanently happy and cheerful? That's what a team of scientists did. A new breed of permanently 'cheerful' mouse is providing hope of a new therapy for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is known to play an important role in mood, sleep and sexuality. By breeding mice with an absence of TREK-1, scientists were able create a depression-resistant strain.........Go to the Psychology news blog (Added on 8/22/2006 6:04:10 PM)
Insulin Resistance May Predict DiabetesThe body's decreased response to insulin beginning as early as age 13 may mean increased cardiovascular disease risk by age 19, as per research reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
The finding indicates that the prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk factors and type 2 diabetes (both of which are correlation to obesity and are increasing as today's children reach adulthood) also are........Go to the Diabetes-watch-blog (Added on 8/21/2006 10:09:44 PM)
Cost Of Treating Chest Pain In The Average WomanTreating chest pain linked to coronary artery disease (CAD) could cost a woman more than $1 million during her lifetime; and even the chest pain linked to mild artery blockage (nonobstructive CAD) could reach $750,000 for an average woman, as per a research studypublished in Circulation.
Chest pain symptoms may be the most important driver of women's cardiovascular healthcare costs, said lead study author Leslee J. Shaw, Ph.D.
"Lifetime........Go to the Heart-watch-blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:56:03 PM)
Major Strategic Breakthrough In Controling The Aids VirusA team of scientists from the Universit de Montral and the Centre hospitalier de l'Universit de Montral (CHUM) have announced an important breakthrough in fighting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For the first time, researchers have identified a defect in the immune response to HIV and found a way to correct the flaw. Dr. Rafick-Pierre Skaly, an eminent researcher in cell biology, immunology, and virology, has confirmed the........Go to the Infectious disease blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:49:33 PM)
Bulls-eye For Antibiotic TargetA Purdue University researcher has opened the door for possible antibiotic therapys for a variety of diseases by determining the structure of a protein that controls the starvation response of E. coli.
This research is applicable to the therapy of a number of diseases because that same protein is found in numerous harmful bacteria, including those that cause ulcers, leprosy, food poisoning, whooping cough, meningitis, sexually transmitted........Go to the Infectious disease blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:07:08 PM)
Anxiety before surgery complicates recovery in childrenChildren who are anxious before surgery experience a more painful, slow, and complicated postoperative recovery, as per a Yale School of Medicine study published this month in Pediatrics.
The study is important, said lead author, Zeev Kain, M.D., professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, and the Yale Child Study Center, because more than five million children in the United States undergo surgery every year and up to 45........Go to the Pediatric news blog (Added on 8/21/2006 9:02:01 PM)
Exam nerves affects students' immune systemIt is hardly surprising that one of the medical programmes most important exams is stressful for students. However, research now shows that this mental stress also affects the students immune defence systems, especially amongst those suffering from allergies.
While diseases like asthma and allergies are becoming increasingly common in the West, a number of people think that we are living ever stressful lives. A new study from Karolinska........Go to the Society medical news blog (Added on 8/20/2006 9:36:52 PM)
Trial Of New Asthma Treatment Calls For VolunteersScientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are seeking participants for the AIR2 (Asthma Interventional Research) international, multi-center clinical trial, which explores whether a new asthma therapy improves asthma care.
The trial, the first test of the procedure in the United States, focuses on a procedure called bronchial thermoplasty to treat asthma. Early patient data from trials outside the United States........Go to the Lung news blog (Added on 8/20/2006 2:25:25 PM)