Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 13, 1999
Can a terminally ill person want to hasten death and be mentally competent?
New research published in the June issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, a journal of the American Psychological Association, raises questions about assessing the mental state of the terminally ill.

Exercise helps keep your psyche fit
Research shows exercise to be a viable, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the treatment of other mental disorders.

Jefferson scientists further develop gene repair technique
Molecular geneticists at Jefferson Medical College are inching closer to using a novel gene repair technique to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia.

Growth hormone involved in diabetic kidney disease, study finds
A new study of growth hormone suggests it plays a role in the onset of Type I diabetes-induced kidney disease.

Hopkins study shows combined hormone therapy increases muscle, decreases fat in postmenopausal women
A combined hormone therapy of estrogen and androgen may improve body composition in postmenopausal women, according to results of a Johns Hopkins study to be presented at 1 p.m., June 12, at ENDO 99, the 81st annual meeting of The Endocrine Society in San Diego.
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