Archive for November, 2009

Medication for Premature Ejaculation on Track for Approval

November 20th, 2009
Researchers have announced a second positive trial of an aerosol spray medication, termed PSD502, used to treat premature ejaculation (PE). PE is defined as a male sexual dysfunction characterized by ejaculation ...

Stop Smoking While Losing Weight

November 20th, 2009
Stop Smoking While Losing WeightA new summary analysis discovers an individual can improve two health behaviors concurrently -- rebuffing the contention that embarking on a smoking cessation program will ruin a woman's ...

Chemicals Found in Plastics Linked to ADHD

November 20th, 2009
Phtalates A new study warns that phthalates, a family of chemical substances used primarily to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible, may be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Phthalates ...

Infections Linked to Schizophrenia

November 20th, 2009
Immune System Linked to SchizophreniaSwedish researchers have developed a technique that analyzes inflammatory substances in cerebrospinal fluid -- the liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Using this method they discovered patients ...

Meditation Reduces Stress in College Students

November 19th, 2009
Meditation Reduces Stress in At-Risk College StudentsA new study suggests meditation may be an effective modality to mitigate blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and anger among at-risk college students. "The Transcendental Meditation Program, a widely-used ...

Opioid Use Among Those with Depression

November 19th, 2009
Opioid Use Among Depressed a ConcernExperts are concerned with a finding that suggests chronic pain patients with a history of depression are much more likely to receive prescriptions of opioid medications. Opioid medication ...

Cell Talk Makes Walk Dangerous

November 19th, 2009
Cell Talk Makes Walk Dangerous  We all know the joke about the individual who could not walk and chew gum at the same time. Now, the joke becomes reality as ...

Challenges for Women Who Support Family

November 19th, 2009
Challenges for Women Who Support Family IA new study explores the issues a woman confronts when she is the primary support for the family. According to a University of Missouri scholar, female breadwinners experience ...

Depression as Deadly as Smoking

November 18th, 2009
A Norwegian study has found that the risk of dying from depression is analogous to morbidity from smoking. Interestingly, if an individual displays anxiety along with depression, then the risk of dying is less than that of depression alone. Researchers at ...

Brain Imaging Illuminates Alzheimer Risk

November 18th, 2009
A new study from the University of Kansas School of Medicine demonstrates that brain imaging can determine the genetic risk for Alzheimer’s in healthy subjects. Investigators used automated neuroimaging analysis techniques to characterize the impact of an AD-risk gene, apolipoprotein E ...