News: December 2005

Tips for Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the seasons change towards autumn and winter the APA has sought to raise awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms of depression that come during the colder months can be associat...

01 Dec '05 | Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) | USA

Highlights from the December 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

Articles in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association include information about Reducing Trans-Fatty Acid Content in French Fries and Nutrients per Calorie and Uni...

02 Dec '05 | Nutrition | USA

Herb Science Group's Letter Regarding Low Dosage in Echinacea Trial Published in New England Journal of Medicine

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Botanical Council has raised concerns about a recent trial involving Echinacea extracts. The ABC suggested that the dosage administ...

02 Dec '05 | Echinacea | USA

Caffeine during pregnancy - American research into caffeine use and addiction

A recent study has found that women who have significantly high regular caffeine intake combined with a family history of alcohol abuse are more likely to ignore advice to stop using caffeine durin...

05 Dec '05 | Caffeine | Maryland, USA

UCLA imaging study of children with autism identifies broken mirror neuron system

Imaging research at UCLA finds that children with autism have virtually no activity in a key part of the brain's mirror neuron system while imitating and observing emotions. Mirror neurons are norm...

08 Dec '05 | Autism | California, USA

Two types of breast cancer treatments show similar benefits

Results from a clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of the drugs paclitaxel and docetaxel, delivered over two different dosing schedules, showed that these drugs provided similar benefits for...

09 Dec '05 | Breast Cancer | USA

European Union (EU) Health Council - 9th December 2005

09 Dec '05 | Mtg Health Ministers | Europe

Tánaiste says no grounds for consultant psychiatrists withholding co-operation from mental health tribunals (Ireland)

Ireland: The Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney T.D. has rejected comments attributed to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) that the resources were not being ...

22 Dec '05 | Mental Health | Ireland

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