Thursday, June 21, 2012

Center for Military Medicine Research Established at University of Pittsburgh>

Promoting research to advance medicine for the military is the focus of a newly established center at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Adolescent Understanding of STD Transmission Greater than Public Health Messages Assume, Pitt Study Finds>

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study reports that adolescents understand how sexually transmitted diseases (STD) occur, and they actively attempt to reduce their risk but do so by developing ineffective practices.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For Orioles' Roberts, It's About Quality of Life>

A headfirst slide in a May 16, 2011 game against the Red Sox resulted in a severe concussion that, at its worst, led Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts to wonder if he would ever return to health, let alone the diamond.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mounting the Attack on Lou Gehrig's Disease>

A study for a promising drug for the treatment of ALS called dexpramipexole is now under way. The drug won't cure patients of ALS, but there is some suggestion it could slow the progression of the disease. The Phase III study involving 943 ALS patients in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia is being conducted by Weston, Mass.-based company Biogen Idec and will conclude in the fall.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Chiropractics Target of Pitt Study>

University of Pittsburgh medical researchers are poking into a painful subject: low back pain and the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments versus traditional medicine.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery May Increase Risk of Alcohol Abuse >

The risk of alcohol problems goes up somewhat in patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery, but not until more than a year after undergoing the procedure, new research finds.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Popular Weight-loss Surgery Increases Risk of Alcohol Use Disorders, Study Finds>

People who receive the most popular weight-loss surgical procedure are at increased risk of developing symptoms of alcohol use disorders, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researchers have discovered.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sleep Linked to CRP Levels in Teens>

Adolescents appear to have higher levels of the cardiovascular risk marker C-reactive protein during the school week than over the weekend, Pitt researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston.