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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for men with testicular cancer?

Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well. ...Read more

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Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Absolutely: Numerous trialsare available including early (phase 1 or 2) and late trials (phase 3). These trials evaluate newer drugs and newer radiation approahces typically. For trials info and sites the most uptodate site is the national cancer institute (www. Cancer.Gov). Talk to your oncologist and look up the websites of your local hospitals for trials in your area. ...Read more

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Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Yes: I have examined numerous persons with fibromyalgia, and the unifying finding has been pelvic girdle instability secondary to childbirth, trauma, and/or joint hypermobility syndrome. I first published my methods of evaluation in 2009 in the september issue of practical pain management. I also have placed a booklet on line at my pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read more

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Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Neurologist and author, David Perlmutter, claims that gluten causes Alzheimer's. Can someone provide journal references on research that proves this?

Fully disagree: There is NO solid evidence anywhere that gluten causes Alzheimer's disease, and there is NO relationship with Celiac disease and dementia, but Celiac disease does cause a Peripheral Small Fibre Neuropathy. We have some anecdotal cases of gluten sensitivity affecting MS indirectly, and maybe transient worsening of other conditions, but no Alzheimer's links. ...Read more

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Gayobano,has there been any research on helping with cancer ?

Gayobano,has there been any research on helping with cancer ?

Never heard of it: Do not waste your money and time with unconventional treatments. They can only cause delay in receiving proper/ science- based, treatments and hence prove harmful in the long range. ...Read more

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Can there be research studys being don on stem-cell research on spinal cord severation?

Can there be research studys being don on stem-cell research on spinal cord severation?

Some research, yes: Most promising study i've encountered was one where hyperbaric treatments were used. Stem cells have been more complex and less helpful than initially thought. ...Read more

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Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro (rotigotine) :). ...Read more

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Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more

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Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Any recent research studies on preventing respiratory distress in newborns?

Yes, indirectly.: Since the discovery that antenatal steroids could reduce respiratory distress syndrome (rds) more than 20 years ago, there have been few studies of preventing rds, per se. However, the major cause of rds is preterm birth and there have been lots of recent studies of conditions like preterm labor, gestational diabetes, and pregnancy-induced hypertension, that are associated with preterm delivery. ...Read more

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Are there any clinical studies that have used tribulus?

Google scholar: Google scholar is a great way to find the clinical articles on tribulus and other compounds. ...Read more

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Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Rosacea research: There is on-going research on rosacea through out the country. To participate in a clinical research study contact a dermatologist specializing in rosacea care at a teaching hospital near you. ...Read more

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Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Are reports from those clinical trials reliable?

Great question.: This is a complicated subject that people spend their entire careers on - what makes a good study/clinical trial? It depends on many things: what type of study is done, funding source, if the results are clinically significant or just statistically sig, how is the data analyzed, etc. If there's a particular study you see in the news, your doctor might be able to help clarify the take home points. ...Read more

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How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

How credible are the findings of a new published study linking omega 3 supplementation to prostate cancer risk?

Not at all: The study was an association between blood levels of omega 3's and prostate cancer. It was not a study showing that taking omega 3's causes or increases the risk of prostate cancer. There has been no study to show omega 3's cause prostate cancer. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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