Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression. However, new research published in the BMJ, suggests that adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone, even though it increased levels of physical activity.
AURORA, Colo. (June 13, 2012) – Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries compared to similar women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) superinfection may be as common as initial HIV infection and is not limited to high risk-populations, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Berlin, Germany, June 8 2012: A new study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, reinforces current thinking that smoking negatively affects treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs.
A study has revealed that girls who undergo radiation therapy in childhood due to cancer are more prone to contact breast cancer later in life.
Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2012 – Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common, distressing, and disabling medical consequences of combat or other extremely stressful life events. The first-line treatment for PTSD is exposure therapy, a type of behavioral therapy where patients confront their fears in a safe environment. Although it is an effective treatment, many patients still experience symptoms after treatment and there is a relatively high drop-out rate.
ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Cancer patients with annual household incomes below $50,000 were less likely to participate in clinical trials than patients with annual incomes of $50,000 or higher, and were more likely to be concerned about how to pay for clinical trial participation. This is the conclusion of a large study by the SWOG cancer research cooperative group that will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago this week.
A latest study says that some intimate details of a woman's sex life can be gauged by just seeing her walk. According to researchers from Belgium, a walk reveals a lot about a woman's sex life. During the research, scientists from the Universiti Catholique de Louvain, Institut d'itudes de la famille et de la sexualiti, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, studied the ways in which different women walked and the results revealed that those who have orgasms during vaginal intercourse have a differ...
Hitting the treadmill at your gym, or going for a swim can do more than just help you lose pounds. A recent study has revealed that exercising can help reduce neuropathic pain or pain related to nerve damage. Researchers say that exercise relieves pain by reducing levels of certain inflammation-promoting substances called cytokines, reports Medical Daily. According to the report, with exercise, the pain responses to temperature and pressure could be reduced up 50 percent in rats, along with a re...
Now whether you can kick the butt with the help of drug treatments will be predicted with the help of genes, say researchers.
The problem of anxiety and depression is not something that is faced by adult alone anymore. Children as young as five year-olds are being treated for the same, shows NHS figures. The reasons for such mental problems in children of such young age have been determined as unemployment, financial problems or drug abuse among parents at home, say experts according to Mirror, UK. "Levels of emotional disorders are rising," NHS Solent clinical psychologist Barbara Inkson was quoted as saying by ...
The Caterpillar got down off the mushroom and crawled away in the grass, remarking as it went, 'One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.' -Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse.
Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives
A decade after the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, studies have shown that the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among troops is surprisingly low, and a Harvard researcher credits the drop, in part, to new efforts by the Army to prevent PTSD, and to ensure those who do develop the disorder receive the best treatment available.