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

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

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

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.

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April 10, 2014
Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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March 27, 2014
Novel Treatments May Finally Fell Advanced Melanoma

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

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March 26, 2014
Elevated Glutamine Directly Related to Psychotic Symptoms

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

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

Increasing evidences associates adult type 1 diabetes with cognitive problems.

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

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.

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

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

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March 19, 2014
Does Early Medication Discontinuation Affect Recovery in Psychosis?

A debate about research claiming benefits for dose reduction and discontinuation of antipsychotics, and strategies for reducing readmissions.

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March 18, 2014
Best Treatment for HCV Comes at a Cost of Adverse Events

Peginterferon plus ribavirin, recommended for chronic hepatitis C virus, significantly increases the risk of side effects compared to an interferon combination.

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March 14, 2014
Using Internet Search Patterns to Predict Mood Swings

Tracking searches on medications for bipolar disorder reveals patterns that may be used to help patients better understand and prepare for mood cycling.

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March 13, 2014
Prostate Cancer Screening: The Scrutiny Continues

An international group of specialists propose a minimum age and PSA value to reduce overdiagnosis in prostate cancer screening.

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March 12, 2014
Best Anorexia Treatment: Psychotherapy Combined with Structured Care

A randomized trial establishes which forms of therapy optimize weight gain and improvement in psychopathology for patients with anorexia nervosa.

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