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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Current smoking reduces odds of survival in prostate cancer, according to a new study published online Jan. 27 in BJU International.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Gale Scott
Major depressive episodes (MDEs) have physical symptoms such as anhedonia, anorexia and weight loss—all of which can be triggered by activation of the immune system.In a report in JAMA Psychiatry Elaine Setiawan, PhD and colleagues said their research shows that translocator protein density intensifies during an MDE, and that shows brain inflammation.They measured translocator protein by distribution volume (TSPOVt) assessed through PET scans.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension, daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Gale Scott
Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) has a long preclinical phase in which pathology develops years or decades before clinical symptoms. In study in JAMA Psychiatry, Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH and colleagues report that depression, anxiety and cognitive decline are associated with presence of Amyloidβ but that patients will benefit if their depression and anxiety are treated.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Gale Scott
Everyone involved in the care of a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wants to know that child’s long-term prognosis. In a study in JAMA Psychiatry Peter Szatmari, MD reports on his study of 421 newly diagnosed preschoolers in a Canadian multisite longitudinal study. Data were collected over 4 years, until each child was age 6.The author found that there are several trajectories ASD can take.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For critically ill patients, chlorhexidine bathing does not reduce health care-associated infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Prostate biopsies that combine magnetic resonance imaging technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, according to a new study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Higher cumulative use of anticholinergics may increase the risk of dementia, according to a new study published online Jan. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Adult male hypogonadism (HG) is the most common form of diminished gonadal activity in men. Most clinicians prescribe testosterone replacement therapy to treat primary HG, but other therapeutic options are available.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jacquelyn Gray
According to findings presented at the 2014 Probiotics Throughout the Lifespan Symposium, there may be a relationship between 2 types of gut bacterium and multiple sclerosis (MS) development.
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