National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health

Gene Combinations Help Predict Alcoholism Medication Success

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It works by blocking serotonin-3 receptors, and has shown potential as a treatment for defined subpopulations with alcohol dependence. ...
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Research: Gene Variants and Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

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In women at high risk for breast cancer, a long-term drug treatment can cut the risk of developing the disease in half. ...
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Scan Predicts Whether Therapy or Meds Will Help Depression

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Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy. ...
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American Medical Association Adds GLMA to House of Delegates

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GLMA is the first and only LGBT organization in the House of Delegates, signaling a major shift to advance LGBT healthcare needs and promote equality. ...
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Brain Patterns May Help Predict Relapse Risk for Alcoholism

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The research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, may give clues about which people in recovery from alcoholism are most likely to drink again. ...
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Study: Vitamin D May Reduce the Risk of Uterine Fibroids

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Women who had sufficient amounts of vitamin D were 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D. ...
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Metabolism and Breast Cancer Link Discovered

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Obesity and weight gain may contribute to breast cancer by decreasing the BRCA1 tumor suppressor gene expression in response to high carbohydrate intake. ...
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New CT Scanner Provides Better Images with Minimal Radiation

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An analysis of 107 patients undergoing heart scans found that radiation exposure was reduced by as much as 95 percent compared to the range of current machines. ...
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New Gene Discovered That Affects Clearance of Hep C Virus

New Gene Discovered That Affects Clearance of Hep C Virus
Scientists have discovered a gene that interferes with the clearance of hepatitis C virus. They also identified an inherited variant within this gene that predicts how people respond to treatment. ...
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Marijuana Usage in Teens Steadily Inclines According to New Survey

Marijuana Usage in Teens Steadily Inclines According to New Survey
The 2012 survey shows that 6.5 percent of high school seniors smoke marijuana daily, up from 5.1 percent five years ago. ...
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