Volume 7 Issue 301
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Nov-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 15-Nov-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Parental discipline, life events, and peers affect teens' risk of depression

How parents treat their adolescent children, including the way they discipline them, as well as the kind of life events and social interactions teenagers experience, can affect an adolescent's risk of depression, regardless of any genetic predisposition towards the mental illness. more  

Fentanyl patch safe and effective alternative to oral opioids for pediatric pain patients

A new study says using a transdermal patch to deliver the opioid fentanyl is an effective way to control pain in children. Results from an international study published in the December 15, 2005 issue of Cancer, indicate that the fentanyl patch is safe for children aged 2 to 16 years. more

Exercise plus gene therapy shows promise for treating Lou Gehrig's disease

A new study in mice gives hope that a combination of gene therapy and exercise may extend the lives of people who have Lou Gehrig's disease. more  

Study links low selenium levels with higher risk of osteoarthritis

People without enough selenium in their bodies face a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis, a first-of-its-kind new study suggests. more

'Sharp' older brains are not the same as younger brains  

Researchers working with rats have found the first solid evidence that still "sharp" older brains store and encode memories differently than younger brains. more

Drug not effective in preventing bypass vein clogging  

A new drug, edifoligide, designed to prevent the clogging of veins used in coronary bypass surgery was no more effective than a placebo, according to the results of a Phase III clinical trial led by researchers at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). more

NSAIDs raise risk of death after heart attack

Taking either COX-2 inhibitors or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) after a heart attack, especially in high doses, increases the risk of death, researchers reported at the American Heart Associationís Scientific Sessions 2005. more


Scientists found that for every additional tenth of a part per million of selenium in volunteersí bodies, there was a 15 percent to 20 percent decrease in their risk of knee osteoarthritis.