Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 250 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Sep-2003
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Mental stress and level of income inversely related
A new study of an innovative federal housing program found that parents who moved to neighborhoods with low levels of poverty reported significantly less mental distress than parents who remained in high-poverty areas.  more

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Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could have similar genetic causes
Authors of a study in this week's issue of The Lancet provide strong evidence that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have a similar genetic cause arising from reduced expression of genes responsible for myelin development of the central nervous system.  more

 


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Can ambulance crews master the skills needed to provide emergency intubation
A study in this week's BMJ questions whether ambulance crews can master the skills needed to provide emergency intubation (passing a breathing tube down the throat of severely injured patients) before they reach hospital.  more

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Reduction in non-beneficial life sustaining treatments for dying patients when family provided with ethics counseling
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine found a significant reduction in non-beneficial life sustaining treatments for dying patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), when health care providers and family members were provided with ethics counseling.  more

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ACE inhibitor could benefit all people with coronary heart disease
A major cardiology study published today by The Lancet suggests that the angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor perindopril could lower the risk of major cardiovascular illness and death among people with coronary heart disease-including those deemed to be at low risk.  more

 
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