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Alcohol shrinks brain

...rain volume and boost blood flow. The researchers estimate that aging accounts for about 30% of brain shrinkage and heavy alcohol consumption for about 10%....

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

...ead author of the study, built a computer model to estimate the benefit of fortifying bread and cereal with folic acid, along with any additional benefits from taking supplements of folic acid and cyanocobalamin, in preventing heart disease. It was found that grain fortification alone reduced the number of h...

Human gene number increases

A new estimate puts the paltry number of human genes more than 30...s. If the rest of the mooted genes are genuine, an estimate of 42,000 or more is closer to the mark. According to the researchers, gene-prediction algorithms a...

Older men 'father' schizophrenics

...schizophrenia. The scientists behind the research estimate that as many as one in four cases of schizophrenia could be caused by the father being old. Their study looked at records of almost 56,000 people// born in Jerusalem between 1966 and 1986, and compared them to data from the Israel Psychiatric Registe...

Smoking stripes longevity

... expectancy between smokers and non-smokers and an estimate of the total number of cigarettes a regular male smoker might consume in a lifetime. The researchers, from the Univeristy of Bristol, took their figures on life expectancy from a major study of the impact of// smoking carried out by leading cancer e...

Obesity increases health costs

...turm used data from two national health surveys to estimate inpatient and outpatient health services by different groups of people. Tobacco may have a higher death toll, largely because lung cancer can kill more quickly than some common obesity-linked diseases, but obesity was worse when it came to long-term ...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

...e heart irregularities. Federal health officials estimate as many as 100,000 Latin American immigrants in the United States may carry the parasite. More than 16 million people are said to be infected in Central and South America. 10% to 30% of people infected with the parasite develop full-blown Chagas dise...

A new genetic label for stroke

...are event in younger individuals. Health officials estimate 4percent to 29 percent of the most common form of stroke, those caused by a blood clot breaking off and traveling to the brain, happen in people under age 44. Identifying which people are at increased risk could help prevent some of these strokes. I...

Putting cancer risk with a vision

...ed with new health information. When faced with an estimate that 20,000 women will die of breast cancer in the next year, for example, people tend to overestimate their risk. To know what that (number) means, one needs to know how many women there are, and compare it to other causes" of death. The charts sho...

Osteoarthritis and Estrogen are connected

...to 30 percent of adults over 40 years old. Experts estimate up to 70 percent of women 60 years or older suffer from osteoarthritis. They conducted a study to see if estrogen plays a role in the development of osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women. More than 1,500 postmenopausal women between 40 and 90 years...

Regular exercise linked to extended menstrual cycles

...h, and the add-on time was modest. The researchers estimate that, during a given menstrual cycle, an increase of 20 minutes per day of vigorous exercise would lengthen that cycle by about two-tenths of a day. "These findings lend modest support to the hypothesis that moderate levels of physical activity can l...

Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness

... This means doctors may now have a better way// to estimate patients, as opposed to using expensive and time-consuming imaging technology. Researchers studied the vital signs of 450 patients who were admitted to an emergency room with impaired consciousness. Of the patients, 221 had brain lesions that led to...

Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

...infection compared to first-time infection.Experts estimate that over 50 million people are affected by dengue each year, with about five percent of patients dying of the illness. The findings may complicate the search for a vaccine against the deadly mosquito-borne illness, according to British and Thai sci...

Alzheimer’s Continues to Ris

...ealthy Aging say it is crucial to have an accurate estimate of Alzheimer’s for the use of public health planning. Current estimates vary depending on the type of study and the source. This study used the United States Census as the scaffold to build upon. Researchers used a community of three adjacent neighb...

Reducing HIV Transmission

...rs to their newborn children.// Health officials estimate in 2002 about 800,000 children around the world were infected with HIV through mother-to-child transmission. More than 90 percent of these cases occurred in underdeveloped nations. The incidence is much lower in developed countries because HIV-infe...

Smoking and Breast Cancer - A Deadly Combination

...th invasive breast cancer in 2003, and researchers estimate more than 39,000 women will die from the disease this year. However, breast cancer death rates are decreasing. Doctors say smoking is an important factor to consider when assessing death rates. Researchers say, "Their study suggests that smoking cess...

Diabetes a cause for worry among the young

...e of 45. Researchers then used incidence models to estimate future complications. The study shows people with early onset type 2 diabetes are 80-percent more likely to need insulin therapy than those who get diabetes later in life. Researchers also report those who are diagnosed with diabetes at a young age ...

Link Between Obesity and Behavior in Kids

... regardless of socioeconomic status." Researchers estimate that one in five American children between ages 6 and 11 are overweight. Dr. Lumeng says her findings should be a wake-up call to parents, teachers and physicians. She concludes, "We can’t ignore either the mind or the body in trying to prevent the l...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

... more reliable than others.// German researchers estimate 10 percent to 15 percent of women of reproductive age in Europe use variations of natural family planning methods and an estimated 30 percent to 40 percent rely on some type of menstrual cycle monitor to detect their fertile times for either concepti...

Chickens Found To Have High Levels of Arsenic

...vice sampled the liver tissue of 5,000 chickens to estimate the arsenic concentrations of the muscle tissue, which is the part of the chicken that is most consumed. They found arsenic concentrations in young chickens to be three- to four-fold higher than in other poultry or meat sampled. Of the 5,000 chicke...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year grants ... Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 initial submissions ... Science Forum Program, only four projects were funded, three ... are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William Wong, Ph.D.; ... a professor of oncology, will use his $500,000 proof ...
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