Health Problems

Study explores potential new class of antidepressants

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications. Their approach involves increasing the supply of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate in a part of the brain […]

Health Problems

Potential probe for early ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women and one of the most difficult malignancies to detect at an early stage. Emerging clinical evidence suggests that the enzyme cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) contributes significantly to tumorigenesis in ovarian cancer. Thus COX-1 could serve as a novel target for molecular imaging probes to improve […]

Health Problems

Women perceive the potential benefits of mammograms to be more important than the potential harms

In 2009, disagreement in the health community arose following a recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) against routine mammogram screening for women ages 40-49 who are at average risk for breast cancer. Then, in 2015, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its 2003 breast cancer screening guidelines, changing the recommended starting […]