Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wednesdays News 12 10 2008

Sugar can be addictive, scientist says
Medicine & Health / Psychology
A Princeton University scientist will present new evidence today demonstrating that sugar can be an addictive substance, wielding its power over the brains of lab animals in a manner similar to many drugs of abuse.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news148116045.html
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Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women significantly increases risk of fractures
Medicine & Health / Diseases
A group of drugs commonly used to treat diabetes can double the risk of bone fractures in women, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Wake Forest University.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news148103914.html
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Medication Helps Alzheimer’s Symptoms

A particular class of medications, used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, has been found to be a safe and effective alternative therapy for the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/10/medication-helps-alzheimers-symptoms/3481.html
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New Insights Into the Causes of PTSD

New research presented yesterday suggests that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be the result not only of exposure to a traumatic event, but also from a pre-existing vulnerability to stress.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/10/new-insights-into-the-causes-of-ptsd/3484.html
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Challenges for Siblings of Mentally Disabled

New research discovers that people who have a sibling with a mental illness are more likely to suffer episodes of depression at some point in their lives.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/10/challenges-for-siblings-of-mentally-disabled/3482.html
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Uninsured Put a Strain on Hospitals

As increasing numbers of the unemployed and uninsured turn to the nation’s emergency rooms as a medical last resort, doctors warn that the centers — many already overburdened — could have even more trouble handling the heart attacks, broken bones and other traumas that define their core mission.

Source and More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/business/09emergency.html?_r=1&ref=health
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Newspaper Publishes Series Examining Mental Health Among Hispanics, Asians

The Everett Herald this week published a four-part series in English and Spanish examining mental health issues among Hispanics living in Washington state. The series is a part of a health journalism program offered through the Annenberg-California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication. Headlines of the series appear below.

Source and More:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/132461.php

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