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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.

Dual Diagnosis of Illegal Drug and Mood Disorders Needs Integrated Treatment
April 9, 2014

Surveys reveal that only half of US mental health centers offer treatment programs for people who have both illegal drug disorders and mental health problems.

Blood Pressure Differs in Acute Hemorrhagic Versus Ischemic Stroke
April 8, 2014

Blood pressure changes, and management, are different in hemorrhagic stroke. A new analysis suggests prognostic signals in blood pressure variability, and clues to management, in hemorrhagic stroke.

Iressa, IMRT: Enduring Results in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
April 4, 2014

A new way to predict which nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients will respond to gefitinib, and how to reduce the risk of failure from intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Active Video Games Train the Brain, Improve Cognitive Function
April 3, 2014

New research shows that active video gaming can avert cognitive impairment, and increase brain flexibility.

Studies Track Shifts in Use of Medications for Manic Episodes in Bipolar
April 2, 2014

Changes in reimbursement patterns appear to affect the use of drugs for mania in bipolar disorder, and recent studies suggest optimal approaches to treatment of acute manic episodes.

Doctor Counselling Reduces Children’s Exposure to Second-hand Smoke
April 1, 2014

Children with asthma are more likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke. Counseling in a clinical setting really can help parents to quit.

Progress Toward a Genetic Profile for Bipolar Disorder
March 28, 2014

New gene candidates for bipolar emerge from new analysis of an Old Order Amish isolate and from genome-wide studies, adding insights into its relationship with schizophrenia.

Novel Treatments May Finally Fell Advanced Melanoma
March 27, 2014

Inhibitors osf MEK, a member of the RAS signaling pathway, look promising against N-RAS mutant metastatic melanoma.

Elevated Glutamine Directly Related to Psychotic Symptoms
March 26, 2014

More evidence supports the glutamate hyothesis of schizophrenia. Inflammation may be involved.

Cognitive Changes In Diabetes Related to Proliferative Retinopathy
March 25, 2014

Increasing evidences associates adult type 1 diabetes with cognitive problems.

Getting at the Roots of Nonadherence in Bipolar
March 24, 2014

Simply not taking the medications is one of the major factors in relapse of bipolar disorder. New research probes the reasons for nonadherence, with insights to solutions.

Trastuzumab Emtansine for Breast Cancer: Clinical Boons, Cost Concerns
March 21, 2014

New reviews look at the promise of a new blockbuster drug for cancer, as well as its drawbacks.

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