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Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity, Predictors, Prospective, Risk Factors

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

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A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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Past Exposures Shape Immune Response in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections

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By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.

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Does an Exploding Brain Network Cause Chronic Pain?

New research reports that hyperreactive brain networks could play a part in the hypersensitivity of fibromyalgia.

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Cancer’s Gene-Determined “Immune Landscape” Dictates Progression of Prostate Tumors

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The field of immunotherapy – the harnessing of patients’ own immune systems to fend off cancer – is revolutionizing cancer treatment today. However, clinical trials often show marked improvements in only small subsets of patients, suggesting that as-yet unidentified variations among tumors result in distinct paths of disease progression and response to therapy.

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Scleroderma, University Of Virginia, UVA, University of Virginia Cancer Center, UVA Cancer Center, NCI-designated cancer centers, Cancer, Karen Ballen, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, autoimmune disorder, Autoimmune Disease, skin, Skin Disorder, skin thickening, skin hardening, New Treatments, Medical Research, treatment f

Scleroderma: Study Suggests Hope for Longer Life for Patients with Rare Autoimmune Disorder

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The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.

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