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Ethnic discrepancy in ovarian cancer

...female reproductive organs. It is now obvious that ethnicity is an independent risk factor in prognosis. US researchers have studied the fate of 10,003 Caucasian women and 600 African American women with ovarian cancer. They find that the mean age at diagnosis was 62 years for African Americans, and 60 for Ca...

Sun is bad - More or less does not matter!

...nger holidays in the sun. Skin type, freckles, the ethnicity of the parents and the number of moles on the parents' arms also determined how many moles a child had. The study concluded by cautioning that it is just not enough avoiding getting sunburnt; children should wear sun protection every day, no matter ...

Adding Fish to Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

... of Alzheimer's even after adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity and risk factors like heart disease. If the finding holds up, it could provide a simple way for people to reduce their risk of Alzheimer's, said Neil Buckholtz, chief of the dementia division at the National Institute on Aging. Fish is rich in an om...

People with skin cancer at higher risk for other types

...o haven't, and controlled for such factors as age, ethnicity and socioeconomics. Among women with no history of skin cancer, 11.7 percent reported they had experienced other cancers. Among those who have had skin cancer, 24.9 percent had experienced other cancers. Ultraviolet sunlight and tanning lamps can c...

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

...and especially blindness, vary greatly by race and ethnicity and they predict that the prevalence of visual disabilities will increase markedly during the next 20 years, owing largely to the aging of the U.S. population....

Understanding Food Preferences in Kids

...in adults. In conclusion researchers say race and ethnicity were found to be the strongest determinants in adults' sweet preferences , thus they say that the forces of experience and culture appear to have overridden the genetic effect....

New Race –Specific drug

...by evidence that suggests a degree of truth in the ethnicity theory. The reasons for the difference inresponse to a drug are unclear although it is thought that genes play a major role. Type-2 diabetes is more common among people from the Indian subcontinent and is thought to be due to a combination of genet...

Second Hand Exposure To Smoke In Childhood Can Cause Respiratory Problems Later

...th Study, a population of men and women of Chinese ethnicity ranging in ages from 45 to 74 at enrollment, who live in Singapore. The 35,000 non-smokers provided information regarding ETS before and after age 18, a medical history including information on respiratory symptoms of chronic cough, phlegm production...

Too much of meat, salt and starch predisposes to respiratory problems.

...y population consisted of men and women of Chinese ethnicity ranging in ages from 45 to 74 at enrollment. "We were able to identify two distinct food patterns in our population," said Dr. London. "what we refer to as the 'meat-dim sum pattern' and the 'vegetable-fruit-soy pattern.'" The meat-dim sum pattern ...

Breast Cancer Treatment Influenced By Family

...f the study was to identify the influence of race, ethnicity and professional medical communication on breast cancer treatment. Differences in perception of the final decision maker were found among the breast cancer patients studied. Hispanic women (90%) most commonly identified a family member as the decis...

Death Wishes Influenced By Ethnicity and Racial Background

...that the dying wishes of people are based on their ethnicity and racial backgrounds. // The study found that Arab Americans did not want to spend their last days at a nursing home, while African Americans did not mind it. Hispanic people want to die with dignity and were very worried about it. White peopl...

African American smokers are more prone to developing Lung cancer

...earch study in 183,000 study recruits of different ethnicity in which 1,979 recruits developed lung cancer in the course of the study and the study showed an increased of lung cancer incidence in African American Smokers. Though the study did not take into account the diet and economic status of the study re...

Glaucoma Could Cause Vision Loss In 60 Million People By 2010

...10 and 2020. Disease rates based on age, sex and ethnicity were calculated using comprehensive data from population-based study of glaucoma patients and United Nations projections for world population. The various forms of treatment modalities available in the developed countries can reduce the associated di...

Inclination of North Carolina’s Elderly Population towards Home Remedie

...upuncturist. It was also astounding to find that ethnicity was the most important personal characteristic in predicting CAM use. African-Americans and Native Americans were 81% and 76 % respectively who used home remedies than whites....

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

...en in the United States. Both alcohol misuse and ethnicity are bound to social disadvantage, says the author. Considerable stigma also surrounds alcohol misuse in minority ethnic groups, particularly for Asian communities in the UK, where people from an older generation are unwilling to recognise alcohol mis...

Distinct Support Services Needed, To Resurrect Ethnic Groups from Alcohol Abuse

... to the rest of the population. Alcohol misuse and ethnicity are looked upon as a social taboo, particularly amongst Asian communities in The UK. This leaves many people with alcohol problems to weather the storm on their own, without any knowledge about the types and sources of assistance. A common approach...

Blacks and East Asians Prone To Side Effects of Cardiovascular Drugs

... of the present study highlight that difference in ethnicity may play a crucial role in determining the extent ...ular agents. With respect to ACE inhibitors, black ethnicity was found to increase the risk of developing angioedema, characterized by inflammation of the face, ...

First Cord Blood Bank in North India to be Opened in Gurgaon

...ng as an attractive destination due to its diverse ethnicity and population. (Source: IANS)...

Genes And Aging

...dults, aged 18-25, who were matched for sex, race, ethnicity and geographic location. Particularly, Dr. Zubenko and his research team attempted to identify specific genetic sequences present in older individuals that may be linked to reaching older ages with preserved cognitive abilities, or conversely, specif...

Prostate Cancer Patients Sought for Database as Part of Joint Effort

...l as “watchful waiting.” Risk factors include age, ethnicity and family history. “Prostate cancer is prevalent in our population and studies aimed at early detection will be extremely beneficial,” said Dr. Steinberg. “We hope that our patient’s involvement in these studies will help to provide better access...

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