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Obesity linked to cancer death

...between obesity and cancer, excess body weight may contribute to about 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% of all cancer deaths in men. The American Cancer Society researchers conducted a study on 900,000 adults who were initially cancer free. By the end of the study, researchers had identified more than ...

Risk Of Schizophrenia due to Gene Variation

...ears, however, the possibility that the same genes contribute to both disorders has gained favor....

Mammograms better than self-exam

...cers. They also said that self-examination did not contribute to breast cancer survival rates.Mammograms typically find cancers that have grown for two years, while self-exams detect cancer that has been growing for six years.// The society recommends that women in their 20s should be told about the benefits an...

Scientists review SARS

...e suggested that contaminated feces andurine could contribute to the spread of SARS if theybecame dispersed in droplets in the air. But thatroute is not a major means of spreading SARS, Dr. Ryansaid by telephone in a news conference after themeeting in Geneva.The W.H.O. has received wide praise for organizingte...

Key step forward on International Health Rules

... "national and international experiences with SARS contribute lessons that can improve preparedness for responding to, and mitigating the public health, economic, and social consequences of the next emerging infectious disease, the next influenza pandemic, and the possible use of a biological agent to cause har...

WHO To Support Public Health Threats

...t "national and internationalexperiences with SARS contribute lessons that canimprove preparedness for responding to, and mitigatingthe public health, economic, and social consequencesof the next emerging infectious disease, the nextinfluenza pandemic, and the possible use of abiological agent to cause harm." ...

Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers

...icle use. Inconsistent enforcement, therefore, may contribute to thousands of deaths each year worldwide." As road deaths rise up the global burden of disease, interventions for prevention are also rising up the international health policy agenda, hence more studies such as this one are needed to assess the ef...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

... effective against UVA wavelengths, which may also contribute to skin cancer. With approximately 65 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of basal and squamous cell skin cancers attributed to UV exposure, scientists must still figure out how best to formulate sunscreens to provide effective protection against bo...

Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health

...s lung cancer is fatigue. A variety of factors may contribute to the fatigue experienced by anemic patients with lung cancer, including respiratory insufficiency, hypoxemia, side effects of chemotherapy and undernutrition....

Tight necktie may raise glaucoma risk

...d. "It's hard to know how much tight neckties may contribute to an overdiagnosis of glaucoma -- that's really an epidemiologic question," Said researchers....

Alcohol and Sun Don’t Mi

...ol at home next time you head to the beach. It may contribute to painful sunburn.Researchers found those who consumed //alcohol at the beach had more severe sunburns than nondrinkers and were more likely to need a pain reliever after the sunburn. Drinkers also had a significantly greater body surface area sun...

Link Between Migraines and Behavioral Disorders

...s miss more school and often lose sleep, which can contribute to the types of behavioral symptoms often associated with ADD, CD and ODD, but this is the first study to demonstrate there could be a direct link between migraines and behavioral disorders. Researchers say parents should track the frequency of thei...

Rat joins list of cloned animals

...Scientific results obtained from these models will contribute to the development of innovative therapeutics for major pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases, //cancers, obesity, diabetes and neurological disorders. Rats and mice used in labs are inbred or genetically engineered to have certain traits -- ...

Weight and Blood Pressure

...ow socio-economic status during childhood can also contribute to higher blood pressure in the future.// Researchers have suggested the negative effect of birthweight on systolic blood pressure may be initiated in utero and amplified with age. Researchers from Royal Free and University College of Medicine in Lo...

WHO and UNAIDS unveil plan to get 3 million AIDS patients on treatment by 2005

...r testing HIV/AIDS status. Treatment can therefore contribute to the rapid acceleration of prevention. Building on work done by UNAIDS, developing and donor countries, NGOs and other multilateral agencies, WHO and UNAIDS are taking another big step forward in the global movement to increase access to preventio...

The Clue to a Diabetic Requiring an Amputation may lie in the Retina of ones Eye.

...ascular processes, as reflected in the retina, may contribute to the risk of [amputation].” ...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

...exual transmission of HIV and that the DC-SIGN may contribute to HIV transmission in the foreskin by enabling the infection of permissive cells....

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...etic factors and the brain’s developmental process contribute to the degeneration of myelin. They say complex connections that take the longest to develop are among the first to deteriorate because myelin breaks down in reverse order of development. Specialists say: “The body was designed to myelinate through t...

Brain Infarctions Found In Patients Suffering From Migraine

...ues about the pathophysiology of migraine but also contribute to management guidelines for migraine....

Complications Of Pregnancy May Increase The Risk Of Cancer

...gest certain environmental and genetic factors may contribute to the development of both preeclampsia and cancer , they also say that diet, insulin resistance, smoking or patterns of infection may be common initiators of both conditions. However, the evidence is inconsistent....

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