- When Antidepressant Drugs Are Not Enough: A New Study On Their Combination With Psychotherapy
A group of Dutch investigators has reported on a new study on the combination of antidepressant drugs and psychotherapy in the September issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
- New Treatment Option For Life Threatening Symptom Of Parathyroid Cancer
New research reveals that the drug cinacalcet HCl (cinacalcet) may effectively reduce the dangerous accumulation of calcium in the blood that typically accompanies parathyroid cancer.
- Symptomatic Testosterone Deficiency Relatively Rare In Men
New study reveals that relatively few men, only 5.6 percent of the male population, actually suffer from low testosterone accompanied by clinical symptoms. That percentage, however, rises substantially with age.
- Gene Identified That Appears To Lie Behind Many Of The Most Severe Urinary Tract Infections
If you sit on cold boulders or forget to wear your woolen underwear, you can develop a urinary tract infection. However, these diseases are more complicated than this, and in some cases they have a genetic background.
- Frequent Alcohol Consumption Increases Cancer Risk In Older Women
Postmenopausal women consuming two or more alcoholic beverages a day may double their risk of endometrial cancer, suggests a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC).
- Cutting Down On Sleep ‘A Recipe For Heart Disease’
People who deprive themselves of sleep may be more likely to die of heart disease, researchers have found. A new study has identified a link between lack of sleep, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
- New Phase III Epilepsy Study
OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced the initiation of a pivotal Phase III clinical trial evaluating clobazam, a unique 1,5 benzodiazapine with significant anticonvulsant properties, as adjunctive treatment for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), one of the most severe forms of childhood epilepsy that frequently persists into adulthood.
- Understanding Why Infection With HIV-2 Is Not As Bad As HIV-1
There are two distinct, but related, HIV viruses that humans can become infected with — HIV-1 and HIV-2. Individuals infected with HIV-2 progress to AIDS at a dramatically reduced rate compared with individuals infected with HIV-1; in fact, most individuals infected with HIV-2 die of unrelated causes.
- When Does Being Obese Not Lead To Diabetes? When Mice Lack Osteopontin
Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for type 2 diabetes. One reason for this is thought to be the chronic inflammation characterized by macrophage infiltration into adipose tissue that accompanies obesity, because it has been linked to the development of insulin resistance.