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Whole Brain Radiotherapy Offers Little Benefit to People Whose Lung Cancer Has Spread to the Brain, Despite Its Widespread Use

Sep. 5, 2016 — People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research. The phase 3 randomized ... read more

Brain Steroids Make Good Dads: Fish Study Provides Insight

May 19, 2014 — Insights from a highly social fish can help understand how other androgenic steroids, like testosterone, can shape a male's parenting skills. Once bluebanded gobies become fathers, they stay ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Review of Current Treatments for Physicians

Apr. 22, 2014 — A review of the literature on treating multiple sclerosis aims to provide physicians with evidence-based information on the latest treatments for this chronic disease. The article looks at the latest ... read more

Eating Disorders More Common in Males Than Realized

Nov. 4, 2013 — Parents and doctors assume eating disorders very rarely affect males. However, a study of 5,527 teenage males from across the US challenges this belief. Researchers found 17.9 percent of adolescent ... read more

Stress Steroid Mediated Withdrawal Anxiety in Methamphetamine Dependent Rats: Reversible by Flumazenil

Oct. 7, 2013 — New findings demonstrate a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine ... read more

Anabolic Steroids May Affect Future Mental Health

May 20, 2013 — There is a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids and reduced mental health later in life. This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes. Twenty per cent of the ... read more

How Chronic Stress Accelerates Alzheimer’s Disease

Mar. 14, 2013 — Why does chronic stress lead to increased risk for dementia? The answer may lie in the elevation of stress steroids that is seen in the brain during stress, a researcher ... read more

Steroid Injection May Lead to Worse Outcomes in Patients With Spinal Stenosis

Feb. 19, 2013 — For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes—- whether or not the patient later undergoes surgery, according to a new ... read more

Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use May Impact Visuospatial Memory

Dec. 14, 2012 — The long-term use of anabolic-androgenic steroids may severely impact the user's ability to accurately recall the shapes and spatial relationships of objects, according to a recent ... read more

Aug. 6, 2012 — Scientists are investigating the cellular basis for behavioral changes seen with the abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids. New research looks at three major behavioral systems typically associated ... read more

Male College Students Believe Taking Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Sports Is More Unethical Than Using Stimulants to Improve Grades

May 8, 2012 — In the eyes of young college men, it’s more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one’s grades, according to new ... read more

Menopause Clinicians Support New Advice on Steroid Use

Mar. 30, 2012 — Glucocorticoids - a type of steroid hormone - are widely used in a number of medical disorders. Worldwide, it is estimated that almost 5% of postmenopausal women take glucocorticoids. As well as ... read more

July 7, 2011 — Neuroscientists have identified the brain cells involved in alcohol-related blackouts and the molecular mechanism that appears to underlie them. Alcohol interferes with key receptors in the brain, ... read more

Etanercept Shows Promise for Treating Dermatomyositis, Study Suggests

June 17, 2011 — A multicenter pilot study of etanercept for treatment of dermatomyositis found no major safety concerns and many patients treated with the drug were successfully weaned from steroid therapy. These ... read more

Injection Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss Disorder May Be Suitable Alternative to Oral Steroids

May 24, 2011 — Treating idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss with injections of steroids directly into the ear appears to result in recovery of hearing that is not less than recovery obtained with the ... read more

How Genetic Variations in Neuroactive Steroid-Producing Enzymes May Influence Drinking Habits

Feb. 15, 2011 — Alcohol dependence (AD) may develop through alcohol's effects on neural signaling. Researchers have found that neuroactive steroids may mediate some of the effects of alcohol on y-aminobutyric ... read more

New Role for Zebrafish in Human Studies: Animal Model Uses Mysterious Enzyme Also Found in Human Brains

May 19, 2010 — A researcher has discovered that zebrafish -- an important animal model in disease and environmental studies -- could provide the means to help scientists eventually reveal the function of a ... read more

Member Of NFL Hall Of Fame Diagnosed With Degenerative Brain Disease

Oct. 28, 2009 — Medical researchers have announced that a recently deceased member of the NFL Hall of Fame suffered from the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) when he died, becoming ... read more

Adding Steroid Drug To MS Treatment May Reduce Disease Activity

Apr. 30, 2009 — Using a steroid drug for multiple sclerosis in addition to an MS drug may reduce the amount of disease activity more than using the MS drug alone, according to a new ... read more

Asthma Drugs Need To Be Maintained For Continued Benefit, Study Shows

Feb. 17, 2009 — Children whose asthma improved while taking steroid drugs for several years did not see those improvements continue after stopping the drugs, new results from a comprehensive childhood asthma study ... read more

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