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High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

... levels in midlife even levels considered only borderline elevated significantly increase the risk of ... risk for Alzheimer's disease later in life. Even borderline cholesterol levels (200 239 mg/dL) in midlife ... dementia. It is also the first study to look at borderline high cholesterol levels and vascular dementia, ...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... levels in midlife - even levels considered only borderline elevated - significantly increase the risk of ... risk for Alzheimer's disease later in life. Even borderline cholesterol levels (200 - 239 mg/dL) in midlife ... dementia. It is also the first study to look at borderline high cholesterol levels and vascular dementia, ...

High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans

... under 150 milligrams per deciliter; considered borderline high between 150 and 199 milligrams per ... 1999 and 2004 found that 33.1 percent of them had borderline high triglyceride levels; 17.9 percent had ... was limited, with 2.6 percent of those in the borderline high group and 3.6 percent of those in the ...

A new light on the brains of people with borderline personality disorder

... a game of give and get, the brains of people with borderline personality disorder often don't get it. In ... new Computational Psychiatry Unit, 55 people with borderline personality disorder played a "trust" game with ... and the money received. However, in people with borderline personality disorder, that part of the brain ...

U.S. House of Representatives Supports May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month An Important Step in Raising Awareness

... for its recent Resolution supporting May as borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. On April ... (D-MD) to support the goals and ideals of a borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. ... the enormous suffering this disease causes." borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) afflicts 4 million ...

GP's databases could identify tens of thousands with undiagnosed diabetes in UK

... and 32,785 patients whose last level was at best borderline leaving many of them at significant risk of ... past two years in their medical record. Raised or borderline blood glucose levels may not be followed up for a ... more pressing issues may take priority over a borderline test, or the patient may not respond to an ...

Scientists identify brain abnormalities underlying key element of borderline personality disorder

... with a core difficulty in patients with borderline personality disorder -- shedding new light on ... issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. borderline personality disorder is a devastating mental ... and impulsivity -- the tendency of people with borderline personality disorder to 'act out' destructively ...

High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

... high consumption of both meat types along with borderline higher risks for advanced prostate cancer. High ... with increased risk of esophageal and liver and a borderline increased risk for laryngeal cancer. And high processed meat consumption also was associated with borderline increased risk for bladder cancer and myeloma, a ...

New study suggests Rx estrogen delivery through the skin may show safety benefits as opposed to oral delivery

... of oral or transdermal estrogen for a period of eight weeks. Women with borderline clotting issues showed "a significant acceleration" of clotting after oral ... may not increase the likelihood of clotting for women who are at borderline risk," said Dr. Nachtigall. "This study supports the emerging data ...

NCCN Announces Updates to Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Guidelines

... Laparoscopy is also recommended after neoadjuvant therapy in patients with borderline resectable disease, prior to laparotomy. Another important addition ... set of criteria based on a consensus of the panel members which defines borderline resectable disease. Dr. Tempero also provided additional ...

A Study In This Month's Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease Reveals Hope For Recovery From Suicidal Thinking And Treatment Resistant Mental Illness

... In 2005, a McLean Hospital study found that, among patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder -- a collection of self-destructive, unstable and ... Weill Medical College, randomized controlled trials have shown that borderline patients make lasting improvements with a psychodynamic treatment called ...

Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

... Hill Hospital in New York City. High blood pressure and obesity, even at borderline levels, can tip the scale, she said. "What we can glean from this kind of study is that patients we might consider to be at borderline risk, if they have inflammation, we should classify them at a higher risk ...

Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

... pre-diabetes itself, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, borderline diabetes, and high blood sugar. Of the 984 people in the study who'd been told they had pre-diabetes, 64.4 percent were told they had borderline diabetes, 38.3 percent were told they had high blood sugar, 33.7 percent ...

For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat

... life MONDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with the borderline high blood pressure called prehypertension are more likely later in life ... we don't recommend it," he said. But physicians should pay attention to borderline high blood pressure in young people, and should recommend preventive ...

Orlando: June 13-16; National Convention on Mental Illness; Jane Pauley to Receive Award

... Medical Center, Tampa -- Florida Partners in Crisis, Orlando -- Florida borderline Personality Disorder Organization, St. Petersburg -- GEO Care, Miami -- ... SESSIONS ON: -- Anxiety Disorders -- Bipolar Disorder -- borderline Personality Disorder -- Depression -- Medications -- Mood Disorders ...

Lilly Announces Updates to the Zyprexa and Symbyax U.S. Labels

... patients with an established diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or who have borderline increased blood glucose level. Patients taking olanzapine should be ... to patients with an established diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or having borderline increased blood glucose level. Patients taking Symbyax should be monitored ...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

... and Finland, who tracked almost 10,000 men and women for four decades. "We found an association not only with high blood cholesterol, but also borderline high levels," said study senior author Rachel Whitmer, who is a research scientist and epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente division of research ...

NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test

... occur with an associated nevus. A FISH test for melanoma has the potential to improve existing diagnostic techniques in cases that are ambiguous, borderline or difficult to diagnose. NeoGenomics estimates that this new melanoma test represents a $50-$100 million annual revenue opportunity in the next 4-6 ...

Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy When Money is Tight

... include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can ...

Slightly Underactive Thyroid May Be a Plus

... People with sluggish thyroids are also at greater risk of weight gain, high cholesterol and heart failure and a slight possibility of making borderline dementia worse, said Dr. Jacob Warman, chief of endocrinology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Though hypothyroidism can occur at any ...

NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

... looked better on blood glucose readings, a measure of diabetes -- and some unfavorable -- most notably, a higher incidence of high blood pressure and borderline elevated blood pressure in the NFL group. Their incidence of high blood pressure was 13.8 percent, compared to 5.5 percent of the men in the general ...

Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... Physicians should consider the risks and benefits when prescribing Zyprexa to patients with an established diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or having borderline increased blood glucose level. Patients taking Zyprexa should be monitored regularly for worsening of glucose control. Patients starting treatment ...

Kardea Enhances Medical Nutrition System for Cholesterol Lowering

... "Cholesterol lowering achieved through nutrition offers each of us the opportunity to promote our own heart health and wellness. For those with borderline high cholesterol, an integrated nutritional approach offers an alternative to prescription medications such as statins. For those who might require ...

Older Men Need to Take Closer Look for Melanomas

... A quarter of them had tumors more that two millimeters thick -- about a third of the thickness of a pencil eraser, but enough to mark a dangerous borderline for effective treatment. Analysis of the data by a group led by Geller found that men whose melanomas were detected by physicians tended to be ...

FDA Approves Symbyax(R) as First Medication for Treatment-Resistant Depression

... Physicians should consider the risks and benefits when prescribing Symbyax to patients with an established diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or having borderline increased blood glucose level. Patients taking Symbyax should be monitored regularly for worsening of glucose control. Patients starting treatment ...

Biomarker Combination and Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (Roma(TM)) Demonstrates Accuracy in Detecting Ovarian Cancer

... made by study site pathologists. There were 123 patients determined to have an invasive EOC and 22 patients had a low malignant potential or borderline tumor. The remainder had various benign tumors. ROMA stratified 94.3% of the women with an invasive EOC correctly into a high-risk group. ...

Impaired kidney function raises risk of heart problems in the elderly

... problems more effectively amongst the group of patients with the most damaged kidneysalthough the researchers warn that this finding is statistically borderline and say the most that can be concluded is that there is no reason to exclude elderly people with damaged kidneys from treatment with statins, the ...

Lilly Resolves Investigations of Past Zyprexa Marketing and Promotional Practices

... should consider the risks and benefits when prescribing olanzapine to patients with an established diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, or who have borderline increased blood glucose levels. Patients taking olanzapine should be monitored regularly for worsening of glucose control. Persons with risk factors ...

Melanoma Rates on the Rise in U.S.

... treat patients with melanoma, that the incidence is increasing not because of increased surveillance and picking up of pre-lesions or over-reading of borderline lesions," Ashinoff said. The public, especially fair-skinned people who are at higher risk for all skin cancers, need to be taught to monitor ...

Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

... defined as a body-mass index of 30 or over, has long been known as a risk factor for heart failure. The new report concentrated on men who were borderline overweight, with a body-mass index of 25 to 29.9. About 5 percent of the doctors were obese, and 40 percent were overweight, when the study began. ...

Biomarkers: What can they tell us

... might predict sensitivity to particular chemotherapy agents. An interim analysis shows that HER2 and TOP2A have a clinically modest and statistically borderline predictive value. Full data to be presented at the meeting. ...

Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

... a research fellow at the Brain Imaging Center of McLean Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "Patients with major depressive, anxiety and borderline personality disorders who have undergone some kind of major trauma cannot suppress unwanted memories of the event." The findings, to be presented ...

Stress-related disorders affect brain’s processing of memory

... task. Participants included 11 patients with major depression, 13 with generalized anxiety disorder, nine with panic attack disorders, five with borderline personality disorder and 21 healthy individuals. All patients reported suffering varying degrees of stressful traumatic events, such as sexual or ...

Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks

... he said. "It doesn't really matter whether you get more accurate temperatures or not." Continuous monitoring is of more value for people with borderline hypertension, Bisognano said. "It can tell you whether to initiate treatment and how intensely you need to treat them," he said. More information ...

C.A.R.E. Florida Launches Family Weekends to Help on That Long Road to Recovery

... forked tongues in order to leave rehab early before finishing treatment. These enticements are regularly fraught with threats and coercion that are borderline terroristic in nature. What becomes of the patient that returns home before treatment is complete? They return to addiction and their abusive ...

Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease

... vascular events in participants, it did reduce combined fatal coronary and cerebrovascular events. Among volunteers aged 65 or older, there was a borderline significant reduction (32 percent) in the risk of coronary, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular events. The study leaves a number of questions ...

Gene variations alter risk of esophageal cancer

... chemical building block or nucleotide. Seven genotypes were significantly associated with esophageal cancer risk, and four more showed at least a borderline significance. The risk of esophageal cancer became higher in correlation to an increase in the number of the unfavorable genotypes present. "This ...

Effects of anesthesia on the heart

... that an ECG prior to surgery must be carefully studied." He adds, "Further, we would recommend that for those individuals whose ECG appears borderline for LQTS, genotyping may be advisable in order to determine if there is a mutation of the LQT1 or LQT2 genes before selecting anesthetic agents." ...

Access Pharmaceuticals Presents ProLindac(TM) Data at the AACR-NCI-EORTC Symposium 2008

... release may play a major role in cytotoxicity. Poster #214: AP5346 (ProLindacTM), a pH-dependent polymer-vectorized DACH platinum, is active in borderline potentially platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer (OC) patients: results from an ongoing Phase I/II trial. About ProLindac(TM): ProLindac is a novel ...

Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

... awakenings at night. One of every seven teens in the study had either hypertension, which is high blood pressure greater than 120 over 80, or borderline high blood pressure called prehypertension. Teens with less than 85 percent sleep efficiency had nearly three times the odds of high blood pressure, ...
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