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Mon, 02 May 2016 15:06:42 EDT
Cognitive-behavioral therapy may help reduce memory problems in cancer survivors who have received chemotherapy
A new analysis indicates that a type of psychotherapy delivered by videoconference may help prevent some of the long-term memory issues caused by chemotherapy.
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:06:37 EDT
Psychiatric symptoms impact mental health court engagement
People living with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Interventions to help this population, such as mental health courts, are becoming popular across the country. New research finds that for mental health courts to be successful, every professional engaged in the process should be aware of the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and participant engagement within the system and connect participants with comprehensive treatment and services as early as possible.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:17:08 EDT
Study underscores need for health interventions for single parent households in urban subsidized housing programs
Single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression, a new study indicates.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:15:11 EDT
First structural views of the NMDA receptor in action will aid drug development
Researchers have obtained images of the NMDA receptor in active, non-active, and inhibited states. Understanding how NMDA receptors activate is critical in designing novel therapeutic compounds for schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's and other illnesses.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:23 EDT
Quieting cells' low-oxygen alarm stops flare-ups in rare bone disorder
The cellular response to the lack of oxygen fans the flames of flare-ups in a rare bone disorder. In fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a mutation triggers bone growth in muscles, which limits motion, breathing, and swallowing, among a host of progressive symptoms. The study identifies a therapeutic target for stopping the extra bone growth in FOP and other disorders.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:19 EDT
Veterans more likely to delay seeking health care
Military veterans are more likely to report delays in seeking necessary healthcare, compared to the US general population, reports a new study. Delays in seeking care are an important issue in the US healthcare system, working against efforts to improve high-quality, effective healthcare. Previous studies have reported that type of health insurance coverage affects delays in receiving care.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:17 EDT
Two known chemotherapy agents effectively target breast cancer stem cells
Two existing chemotherapy drugs appear to be a powerful pair in targeting errant stem cells that are making breast cancer and enabling its spread and recurrence, scientists report.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:13 EDT
Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors, new study suggests
Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:11 EDT
The social lives of the elderly mirror how they grow older
Small changes in the social lives of older people are early red flags showing that their thought processes and brain functioning could be on the decline.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:14:05 EDT
Control of fertility: New player identified
Individual small RNAs are responsible for controlling the expression of gonadoliberin or GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone), a neurohormone that controls sexual maturation, the appearance of puberty, and fertility in adults, new research shows. The involvement of microRNAs, transcribed from DNA, occurs around birth, and marks a key step in postnatal development.
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