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Cures for PTSD Often Remain Elusive for War Veterans

Our nation’s veterans continue to suffer emotional and psychological effects of war—some for decades. And while there has been greater attention directed recently toward post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more veterans are seeking help, current psychotherapy treatments are less than optimal, according to a new narrative review led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and publishing in the August 4, 2015 issue of JAMA.

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High Rates of Violence, HIV Infection for Adolescents in Sex Trade on U.S.-Mexico Border

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that more than one in four female sex workers in two Mexican cities on the U.S. border entered the sex trade younger than age 18; one in eight before their 16th birthday. These women were more than three times more likely to become infected with HIV than those who started sex work as adults.

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Nurse Survey Examines Factors Related to Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction

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An article in the AACN journal, Critical Care Nurse, describes the demographic, unit and organizational factors that may contribute to nurses’ professional quality of life. It also establishes the prevalence of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care nurses.

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New Study Identifies Promising Treatment for Military Veterans with PTSD

Attention control training reduces attention bias variability, improves PTSD symptoms

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Depressed Females Have Over-Active Glutamate Receptor Gene

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Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report that a nuanced, targeted version of parental control over gene expression, is the method of choice over classic genomic imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical imprinting is particularly prevalent in the brain, and skews the genetic message in subpopulations of cells so that mom, or dad, has a stronger say. The mechanism can influence offspring behavior, and because it is observed more frequently than classic imprinting, appears to be preferred.

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Hysterectomy May Indicate Cardiovascular Risk in Women Under Age 50

Hysterectomy may be a marker of early cardiovascular risk and disease, especially in women under 35, according to Mayo Clinic experts.

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UNM Cancer Center Scientists Discover that an Anti-Inflammatory Drug Acts Against Ovarian Cancer

A team of scientists at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center published a research paper showing that a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called ketorolac helped women with ovarian cancer to survive longer.