Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 312 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-Nov-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Nov-2003
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Coping linked to female chromosome
Coping behaviors appear to be linked to at least three genes on the X, or female, chromosome, Northwestern University researchers report. Therefore, males, who are XY, inherit coping behaviors from their mothers, while females, who are XX, can inherit coping behaviors from each of their parents. The study is the cover article in the November issue of Mammalian Genetics.  more

New TB vaccine shows promise in HIV infection
An innovative vaccine against tuberculosis has shown promise in persons with HIV, researchers from Dartmouth Medical School and the National Public Health Institute of Finland report in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal AIDS.  more


1 in 3 injections given in developing countries is unsafe
Overuse of injections and unsafe practices are still common in developing and transitional countries, find researchers in this week's BMJ.  more

Many substance abusers 'not ready' to seek treatment
A new report from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that even when people recognize they are having problems with alcohol or drugs many do not seek treatment because they are "just not ready" to stop using. The report also found that many people do not believe they can afford to obtain treatment.  more

The NSDUH report: Reasons for not receiving substance abuse treatment
SAMHSA's 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that about 7.7 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug problem and about 18.6 million needed treatment for an alcohol problem. About 18 percent of those needing treatment for an illicit drug problem and about 8 percent of those needing treatment for an alcohol problem received specialty substance abuse treatment in the past year. The primary reasons for not getting treatment among those who perceived an unmet treatment need were: not being ready to stop using illicit drugs, thinking the cost of treatment would be too high, stigma associated with receiving treatment, and not knowing where to get treatment.  more

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