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Family Intervention Improves Mood Symptoms in Children and Adolescents at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Press Release

Washington D.C., March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents with major depression or subthreshold forms of bipolar disorder – and who had at least one first-degree relative with bipolar disorder – responded better to a 12-session family-focused treatment than to a briefer educational treatment.

Study Shows Mirabegron Effective and Well Tolerated for Overactive Bladder

New option for patients bothered by antimuscarinic side effects, reported in The Journal of Urology®
Press Release

New York, NY, March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In a new phase III trial mirabegron, a β3-adrenoceptor agonist, given once daily for 12 weeks, reduced the frequency of incontinence episodes and number of daily urinations, and improved urgency and nocturia in adults with overactive bladder (OAB) compared to those in a placebo group. The incidence of common adverse events (hypertension, urinary tract infection, headache, nasopharyngitis) was similar in the mirabegron and placebo groups in this study. Rates of dry mouth and constipation were similar in the drug and placebo groups.

American Cancer Society Study Links Cigarette Smoking, Breast Cancer Risk

Increased Risk Seen in Women Who Start Smoking Before Having First Child
Press Release

March 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Results from a new American Cancer Society study support the hypothesis that smoking is associated with increased breast cancer risk for women who initiate smoking before first birth.

Superbug CRE May Endure in Patients One Year After Initial Infection: Study

Press Release

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patients who tested positive for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) took an average of 387 days following hospital discharge to be clear of the organism, according to a new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Scientists Receive First-Ever Breakthrough Prize in Life Science

By David Sampson
Blog

We learned this week that eleven scientists have been named as the first-ever recipients of research prizes given by four technology giants, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and that among them are some familiar names to people working in our research program.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners Selects The Journal for Nurse Practitioners as Official Publication

Press Release

NEW YORK, February 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP), the leading source of information for practicing nurse practitioners (NPs), has been chosen as an official publication of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne

Medical nutrition therapy can play an important role, according to Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics report
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., February 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.

Alcohol and Cancer: Sobering Statistics

Posted by David Sampson with the American Cancer Society
Blog

A new study says that alcohol consumption causes 18,000 to 21,000  cancer deaths per year, or about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths.

Cancer in African Americans: Gap Closing for Some Sites; Widening for Others

Drop in Overall Mortality Means Nearly 200,000 Cancer Deaths Avoided in African Americans since 1990
Press Release

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The cancer death rate for men declined faster among African Americans than among whites in the latest time period, narrowing the racial disparity in overall cancer death rates,  according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Multiple Elsevier Nursing Titles Honored by the American Journal of Nursing

Titles in several categories – Gerontologic Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, and Critical Care-Emergency – win AJN 2012 Book of the Year awards
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., February 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, was recognized with three American Journal of Nursing (AJN) 2012 Book of the Year awards, including two for first place. Elsevier’s books were honored in the Gerontologic Nursing, Maternal and Child Health, and Critical Care-Emergency Nursing categories.

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