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September 3, 2015

Sep. 2, 2015 — New research may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don't work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. And the ... read more

Telomerase Targeting Drug Demonstrates Benefit in Myelofibrosis Treatment

Sep. 2, 2015 — Imetelstat, a novel drug that targets telomerase, has demonstrated potential value in treating patients with myelofibrosis, according to the results of a new ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two, which could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions. Their study ... read more

Spine Surgery: Findings Could Cut Costs for Osteoporosis Patients, Facilities

Sep. 2, 2015 — New findings from an interventional radiology department have shown that a more expensive option isn’t necessarily more effective for spine ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Psychological Consequences Remain Profound in Coastal Areas of Tohoku

Sep. 2, 2015 — A second round of aggregate findings from a study has revealed that depressive symptoms continue to be higher in coastal areas than in inland areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and the ... read more

Economic Security Requires New Measures of Well-Being

Sep. 1, 2015 — Economic well-being for low-income families in the US is often determined by federal measures that establish basic requirements for essentials such as food, shelter and clothing, but a new study ... read more

Antipsychotics Inappropriately Prescribed to People With Intellectual Disabilities

Sep. 1, 2015 — Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities in the UK are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new study. Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often lack the resources to ... read more

Study Identifies Potential Genes Associated With Most Common Form of Liver Damage

Sep. 1, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, researchers identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most ... read more

Provision of HIV Treatment Can Be Cost-Saving for Companies in High Prevalence Settings

Sep. 1, 2015 — In settings with a high prevalence of HIV, such as South Africa, provision of antiretroviral therapy programs in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, ... read more

Researchers Develop a Likely New Combo Treatment for the Deadliest Form of Brain Cancer

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists have developed a potentially promising new combination therapy for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma, also known as grade IV glioma, is the most aggressive ... read more

How Anesthesia May Fight Lung Infections: Mouse Study

Sep. 1, 2015 — In experiments in mice, researchers have added to evidence that certain so-called “volatile” anesthetics — commonly used during surgeries — may also possess powerful effects on the immune ... read more

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

Sep. 1, 2015 — New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Medical research has yet to discover an Alzheimer's treatment that effectively slows the disease's progression, but neuroscientists may have uncovered a mechanism by which onset can be ... read more

How Much Liposuction Is 'Safe'? The Answer Varies by Body Weight

Sep. 1, 2015 — What's the 'safe' amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patient's body mass index (BMI), ... read more

New Treatment Strategy Identified for Tumors Associated With Diabetes

Sep. 1, 2015 — If you have diabetes and cancer, here's some hope. In a new research report, scientists reveal a newly discovered tissue- and organ-specific mechanism that regulates blood vessel growth, and ... read more

Vitamin A Implicated in Development of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — With a name like 'Alcoholic Liver Disease,' you may not think about vitamin A as being part of the problem. That's exactly what scientists have shown, however, in a new research ... read more

Police at Risk of Traffic Injuries in Stopped Cars, as Well as When Speeding, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2015 — Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States, but what conditions contribute to the risk faced by officers? The first quantitative study of the issue finds a few ... read more

Forgiving Others Protects Women from Depression, but Not Men

Sep. 1, 2015 — Researchers studied how different facets of forgiveness affected aging adults' feelings of depression. The researchers found older women who forgave others were less likely to report depressive ... read more

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