Archive | September 2013

Preschoolers’ Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

MONDAY Sept. 30, 2013 — Doctors don’t seem to be as quick as they once were to reach for their prescription pads when treating preschoolers for mental troubles, a new study shows.
The research, published online Sept. 30 in the journal Pediatrics, looked at recent trends in the use of…
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GSK says sells thrombosis brands, French site

British drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said Monday that it has sold two thrombosis brands and a French plant to South African peer Aspen for £700 million ($1.13 billion, 834 million euros).
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The immune system benefits from life in the countryside

Adults who move to farming areas where they experience a wider range of environmental exposures than in cities may reduce the symptoms of their hypersensitivities and allergies considerably. This is the result of new research from Aarhus University.
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Cocaine use may increase HIV vulnerability

Cocaine use may increase one’s vulnerability to HIV infection, according to a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. In the report, scientists show that cocaine alters immune cells, called “quiescent CD4 T cells,” to render…
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Researchers ferret out function of autism gene

Researchers say it’s clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw direct links between the condition and particular genes. Now a team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and…
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How does divorce affect a man’s health?

Divorced men have higher rates of mortality, substance abuse, depression, and lack of social support, according to a new article in Journal of Men’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article provides…
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Global study: World not ready for aging population

The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study going out Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
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