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Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

... different Hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and worse cancer ... quickly. Furthermore, Cuban males had higher incidence of tobacco-related cancers; Puerto Rican men had high incidence of liver cancer; and Mexican women had a ...

Study finds colorectal cancer rates increasing worldwide

... 9, 2009A new study finds colorectal cancer incidence rates for both males and females increased in 27 ... journal to present colorectal cancer incidence trends across all five continents. It appears in ... reported rapid increases in colorectal cancer incidence rates in economically transitioning countries in ...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

... risk factors for dementia or have preceded incidence of dementia. In 2008, a number of studies ... serum 25(OH)D levels had greatly reduced risk of incidence or death from cardiovascular diseases. ... of evidence, Dr. Grant suggests that studies of incidence of dementia with respect to prediagnostic serum ...

Airborne asthma allergens

... certain species may be a major cause of the high incidence of childhood asthma in this part of the world. A ... to high levels of such fungi. Worldwide asthma incidence has been on the increase since the latter part of ... (11.6%) asthma than other parts of the Americas. incidence among the under-eighteens is particularly high in ...

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 -- a potential link between heart failure and diabetes

... 2 diabetes, as a factor contributing to the high incidence of heart failure after myocardial infarction in ... these results suggest that the markedly increased incidence and severity of heart failure following ... in PAI-1 in the heart, can lead to increased incidence and severity of heart failure following ...

UNC study: Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth

... nurses who worked the night shift had a higher incidence of breast cancer than those who worked days. ... gene cryptochrome in mice did not increase the incidence of cancer as had previously been expected. ... with the cryptochrome gene had reduced the incidence of cancer. By closely examining the series of ...

Nutritional supplementation program helps prevent weight loss among children in African country

... in individual weight-for-height and reduce the incidence of wasting in children aged 6 to 60 months over a ... resulting in a 36 percent reduction in the incidence of wasting and a 58 percent reduction in the incidence of severe wasting. The death rate did not differ ...

Study shows California's autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis

... organizations have viewed the rise in autism's incidence in California with skepticism. The incidence of autism by age six in California has increased ... used Census Bureau data to calculate the rate of incidence in the population over time and examined the age ...

New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes

... for prevention of type 1 diabetes. The incidence of type 1 diabetes among children and adolescents ... the Western countries during recent decades. The incidence has reached record levels in Finland, where ... 1 diabetes before the age of 15 years. The annual incidence is increasing at accelerated rate, with the ...

Large reservoir of mitochondrial DNA mutations identified in humans

... as many as one person in 5,000. However, the incidence of new mitochondrial mutations and the prevalence ... DNA mutations had arisen in the population. The incidence of new mutations was close to 100 for every 100, ... have given direct evidence for the widespread incidence of pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations in the ...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center study links vitamin D, type 1 diabetes

... sunshine (and ultraviolet B irradiance) have low incidence rates of type 1 diabetes. Conversely, populations ... where available sunlight is scarcer, have higher incidence rates. These findings add new support to the ... levels of vitamin D are associated with reduced incidence rates of type 1 diabetes worldwide," said Cedric ...

Early exposure to common weed killer impairs amphibian development

... exposed to atrazine had a dramatically higher incidence of abnormalities. The degree of deformities ... examined atrazine exposed tadpoles for increased incidence of apoptosis by measuring levels of active ... with controls. The findings indicated a high incidence of ectopic, or abnormal, apoptosis. "The ...

Genetic variants of USF1 are associated with the increased risk for cardiovascular disease

... to CVD risk factors, atherosclerosis, and incidence and prevalence of CVD. USF1 gene was first ... risk variants have on sudden cardiac death and incidence of CVD at the population level, she found out ... Furthermore, USF1 alleles associated with incidence of CVD in Finnish population follow-up cohorts. ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... burden on healthcare systems, which have seen a ten-fold increase in the incidence of C. difficile in the last decade. 56,000 cases were reported in the UK in 2007, although, the first a three months of 2009 saw a decline in incidence compared to the same period in 2008. The most severe complication is ...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

... and biological has never been more urgent," says Dr. Hershman. "With the incidence of cancer among minorities predicted to double in the next two decades while comparable incidence among whites is only expected to rise 31 percent this is a crucially ...

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

... Filipinos who live in the Southwestern United States, have an increased incidence of the infection's symptoms, caused by the inhalation of Coccidioides ... severe symptoms, such as chronic-progressive pneumonia or meningitis, the incidence of reported primary pulmonary infection cases in Arizona and California is ...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

... E (provided by Polyphenon Pharma) may have the potential to lower the incidence and slow the progression of prostate cancer," said James A. Cardelli, ... studies have shown health benefits with green tea, including a reduced incidence of prostate cancer, according to Cardelli. However, some human trials have ...

Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study

... respond to decreases in oxygenknown as hypoxiawhich may result in a higher incidence of SIDS. In the same study on rats, they found that the diabetic ... the newborn's ability to respond to hypoxia and likely reducing the incidence of SIDS. The findings are published today in the Journal of ...

Addiction: Insights from Parkinson's disease

... "This is surprising because PD patients typically have a very low incidence of drug abuse and display a personality type that is the opposite of the ... and addiction." PD patients treated with dopamine agonists had an incidence of pathological gambling as high as 8% compared to less than 1% in the ...

When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis

... Geffers, Head of the "Gene Expression Analysis" platform, examined the incidence and species of special defence cells, T helper cells, along with their ... patients with hepatitis B and compared the extent to which the altered incidence of the T cell subsets in the blood influences the development of the ...

Common gene variants increase risk of hypertension, may lead to new therapies

... has identified the first common gene variants associated with an increased incidence of hypertension a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke and ... with a 20 percent reduction of ANP levels and an 18 percent greater incidence of hypertension. The other variant had a similar although less pronounced ...

Statement by the Egg Nutrition Center and American Egg Board on Diabetes Care study on egg consumption

... Women's Health Study found an association between egg intake and increased incidence of type 2 diabetes 1 . Given the large body of research supporting the ... partly or completely explain the unexpected results. However, given the incidence of type 2 diabetes and the implications of these observations, further ...

Vitamins C and E and beta carotene again fail to reduce cancer risk in randomized controlled trial

... and colleagues tested the impact of antioxidant supplements on cancer incidence in a randomized controlled trial. A total of 7,627 women who were at high ... offers no overall benefits in the primary prevention of total cancer incidence or cancer mortality," the authors conclude. "In our trial, neither ...

Waterborne disease risk upped in Great Lakes

... MADISON An anticipated increased incidence of climate-related extreme rainfall events in the Great Lakes region may ... more tempestuous weather, says Vavrus. "We have seen an uptick in the incidence of severe precipitation events in the last couple of years, but this has ...

African-Americans have unique lung cancer risks from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

... among whites. African American males have a higher risk of lung cancer incidence at 110.6 per 100,000 compared with 81 per 100,000 among white males. ... men at 95.8 per 100,000 compared with 72.6 among whites. Lung cancer incidence and mortality rates among women are comparable. Etzel said the risk ...

Common treatment to delay labor decreases preterm infants' risk for cerebral palsy

... cerebral palsy. "The association between magnesium sulfate and a lower incidence of cerebral palsy has biologic plausibility, because magnesium stabilizes ... comprehensive effort to evaluate the effect of magnesium sulfate on the incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants." Early preterm birth is a risk ...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

... of the Montastraea cover had bleached, and within 5 months, disease incidence had increased 51-fold. Although the scarcity of unbleached Montastraea ... prohibited a comparison between bleached and unbleached colonies, disease incidence returned to pre-bleaching conditions once colonies partially recovered by ...

New discoveries from Harvard and Baylor get to the heart of cardiovascular disease

... and slow the progression of atherosclerosis, and in so doing, reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes. According to James Liao, MD, Director of ... in the United States and the third leading cause of death. By reducing the incidence of atherosclerosis, the risk of fatal heart attacks or strokes would ...

Eribulin mesylate demonstrated anti-tumor activity in patients with advanced breast cancer

... that eribulin mesylate has a manageable tolerability profile, with a low incidence of Grade 3 (severe) and no Grade 4 (disabling or life-threatening) ... an acceptable tolerability profile, particularly with regard to the low incidence of peripheral neuropathy," noted Vahdat. "None of the reported cases of ...

New research shows no link between aromatase inhibitors and cardiovascular problems

... with tamoxifen, adjuvant AI therapy has been associated with an increased incidence of hypercholesterolaemia, but this is probably due to the lipid-lowering ... women without breast cancer. This suggests that AIs do not increase the incidence of fatal cardiovascular complications, but lack the cardioprotective ...

Possible link between baby swimming and breathing problems in children

... age. Most children who take part in baby swimming show no increased incidence of lower respiratory tract infections, ear inflammation (otitis media) or tightness and wheezing in the chest. Between 6-18 months the incidence of lower respiratory tract infections and otitis media were 13 percent and ...

Wellmune WGP supplementation alleviates

... WGP, a natural immune-enhancing ingredient from Biothera, reduced the incidence of fever and eliminated the need for study subjects to miss work or school ... group, study participants who received Wellmune WGP daily reported: No incidence of medically verified fever. An increase in general health markers, ...

BARACLUDE data show low resistance over 5 years in nucleoside-naive hepatitis B patients

... BARACLUDE (entecavir) data presented today demonstrated a continued low incidence of resistance in nucleoside-nave patients through five years of treatment. ... previously announced on April 14, 2007. Nucleoside-nave data The incidence of BARACLUDE resistance in patients in nucleoside-nave studies over time ...

Bacterial infections in premature babies more common than previously realized

... is important in reducing adverse outcomes. These newborns had a higher incidence of neonatal systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), higher incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), higher serum concentrations of ...

Tamiflu effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older

... Bangkok 15-18 November. The antiviral Tamiflu was also shown to reduce the incidence of respiratory tract infections, ear infections and antibiotic use. In ... was started within 24 hours2. Tamiflu given as prevention reduced the incidence of secondary influenza infections3 by 55%. In studies Tamiflu was shown to ...

HGS announces positive Phase 2 LymphoStat-B at ACR meeting

... with SLE standard-of-care therapy during long-term exposure, with incidence rates of adverse events, serious adverse events, malignancies, infections ... frequency of SLE disease flares in these patients over time. The overall incidence of adverse events and laboratory abnormalities remained stable or ...

Clinical studies show REMICADE reduces incidence of bowel surgeries in ulcerative colitis patients

... of Gastroenterology (ACG) show that REMICADE significantly reduces the incidence of colectomy surgeries for patients with moderately to severely active ... 1 and 2 trials (ACT trials), there is a 41 percent reduction in the incidence of colectomy, the surgical removal of the colon, in patients receiving ...

Tufts University biologists link Huntington's disease to health benefits in young

... hypothesis, the Tufts researchers suggest that p53 not only reduces the incidence of cancer in those affected by Huntington's disease but by improving ... example of this phenomenon includes a gene that appears to decrease the incidence of Alzheimer's disease while increasing the chance of elevated lipids in ...

The hepatitis healing power of blueberry leaves

... which affect 200 million people worldwide and can eventually lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Among the areas of especially high Hepatitis C incidence is the Miyazaki prefecture of southern Japan, a trend that led Hiroaki Kataoka and colleagues at the University of Miyazaki and elsewhere in Japan on ...

The way you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer

... intermittent restriction is more effective. The overall degree of restriction was 25 percent reduction compared to control mice. Mammary tumor incidence was 71 percent in the control mice who ate the amount of food they wanted, 35 percent among those who were chronically restricted and only nine ...
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