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2009-05-15 09:26:47

Working with a population of individuals at risk for gastrointestinal cancers, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have learned that many people misjudge their actual degree of cancer risk and, therefore, their true need for prevention support. Strategies for accurately assessing cancer risk are critical for appropriately targeting educational, counseling, and diagnostic resources to prevent cancer in as many individuals as possible, the investigators say.The study, to be presented at the...

2009-05-11 06:58:18

The battle of the bulge might be won with the addition of probiotics to the diet. That's the take home message from Finnish researchers who studied the use of probiotics "“ also known as "good" bacteria -- in 256 pregnant women. Those who took daily probiotic capsules were less likely to be obese a year after the birth of their children than those who did not. The study looked at three groups of pregnant women. The first was given the daily capsules plus dietary counseling and healthy...

2009-04-27 23:40:52

One in five women ages 18 to 24 are smokers, and most of them say they keep lighting up for fear of gaining weight, U.S. researchers said. Melissa Napolitano, a clinical psychologist at Temple University, and a team of researchers looked at the smoking habits and weight gain of women in the age group. The first phase of the study collected data from focus groups who stated that stress, peer pressure and weight management were the main reasons why they smoked. The results laid the groundwork...

2009-04-20 08:30:00

Mental Health Professionals Encouraged to Join Network to Provide Free Counseling to Military Members, Veterans, and Their Loved Ones WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give an Hour(TM) is honoring National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2009) with a call to service to licensed mental health professionals to join the Give an Hour(TM) network to provide free counseling and other mental health services. Give an Hour(TM) is a nonprofit organization that has created a national...

2009-04-17 11:47:00

MIAMI, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not since the United States Great Depression of 1929 has the American public experienced such significant hardships to their health and well-being across the parameters of occupational, spiritual, emotional, and overall social wellness. Losing jobs at a rapid pace, people are at risk for suffering lowered self esteem, a loss of identity, security and status. Yet Miami'sSt. Thomas University Counseling Programs - initiated decades ago - are still...

2009-04-13 12:05:00

BALTIMORE, FRI., APRIL 17, 10AM, INSTITUTES FOR BEHAVIOR RESOURCES, 2104 MARYLAND AVE.    Demonstration During Event; Major New Tool to Reach Additional Victims   BALTIMORE, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former White House Drug Czar, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Balt), Chair of the Congressional Drug Policy Caucus, and Dr. Barry Karlin, CEO of CRC Health Group, the nation's largest substance abuse treatment provider, join Johns Hopkins...

2009-01-15 10:21:20

Research aims to help doctors in counseling prospective patientsThirty years ago last summer, the world's first "test-tube" baby was born, and since then more than 1 million infants have been successfully conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), the technique in which a woman's eggs and man's sperm are fertilized in a laboratory and then implanted in the mother's womb.When deciding whether or not to pursue IVF treatment, the obvious question of most patients is, "What is the chance...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This New Year's, Tobacco Free Florida is urging Floridians to quit smoking and make the most important and impactful health decision of their lives. By offering free counseling and nicotine replacement therapies through the Florida Quitline, it is easier for Floridians to resolve to quit smoking. And, if saving money is one of your resolutions, pack-a-day smokers will avoid spending approximately $1,500 a year. (Logo:...

2008-12-03 14:01:23

Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety but few receive proper treatment, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Psychiatric Services, found that approximately 4.7 percent of the nation's population suffers from persistent depression or anxiety disorders, with a minority of those afflicted receiving adequate medication or counseling. The study also found 12 percent of patients with persistent illness were getting both medication...

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2008-12-03 14:20:00

Study finds that few receive appropriate treatment for disordersThough effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population.But in a first-of-its-kind study, UCLA researchers have developed estimates for both the prevalence of chronic psychiatric illness in the general population and how often individuals...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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