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Alcohol Use, Substance Abuse, Substance Use

Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients.

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Gulf War Illness, Gulf War Syndrome, Veterans health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Brain Chemistry Profiles Shows Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Gulf War Illness as Unique Disorders

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Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin — chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI).

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Medicare, CMS

Pharma Gifts to Providers Result in More Branded, Expensive Prescriptions

Physicians and other health care providers who received “gifts” from pharmaceutical companies were much more likely to prescribe a higher number of drugs per patient, including more costly prescriptions for branded medicines, compared to prescriptions written by medical providers who did not accept gifts, according to research published in PLOS ONE.

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Global Health, National Academy of Medicine

Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as one of its newest member. Dybul is faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Why Global Health Diplomacy Matters: Ambassador Jimmy Kolker On Lessons Learned from Recent Outbreaks

Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative welcomes Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, former assistant secretary for global affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Global Health Leader Dr. Charles Holmes Joins Georgetown

Georgetown University Medical Center has named Charles B. Holmes, MD, MPH, as faculty co-director of its Center for Global Health and Quality.

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If Your Child is Bilingual, Learning Additional Languages Later Might be Easier

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It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.

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By Decoding How HPV Causes Cancer, Researchers Find a New Potential Treatment Strategy

A study that teases apart the biological mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause cancer has found what researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say is a new strategy that might provide targeted treatment for these cancers.

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Global Health, global health security, Global Health Security Agenda

Georgetown Hosts Global Health Security Expert Beth Cameron

Beth Cameron, senior director for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs, will discuss why U.S. leadership continues to be vital in advancing the Global Health Security Agenda’s mission to build a world safe from biological threats on Friday, Sept. 15 at Georgetown University,







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