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Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors

...e dose. In a multivariate analysis including other exposures with significantly increased risk, this result was further strengthened.” How does this affect the Indian physician? It just makes the differential diagnosis of headache just a little more intricate, especially when dealing with the suc...

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

...enetic susceptibility interacts with environmental exposures to affect infant birth weight. This study will open up new areas of research that will lead to better understanding of the causes of low birth weight and ultimately lead to reducing the tragedy of infant mortality....

Microwave radiation has no hazards

...reased risk is more likely to do with occupational exposures other than radar, lifestyle factors that are specific to this group, or simply chance. The results, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, stem from a 45-year follow-up of 42,444 Korean War Navy veterans designed to stud...

Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms

...habits, there is a clear link between occupational exposures and respiratory symptoms and asthma. In particular, exposure to quartz causes cough symptoms and asbestos exposure is linked with high risk of severe breathlessness and asthma. Slightly over 30 per cent of the participants were exposed to dust and fu...

Treating acne with laser

...e in flammatory acne. In the study, two 15-minute exposures a week for a period of four weeks produced a 60 per cent reduction in acne in 85 per cent of patients. Reported remissions from acne lasted as long as three to eight months. Another way to terat the common condition of acne using laser is to damage t...

Mentally Demanding Jobs Found To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’

...c status of the individuals and also environmental exposures in the occupations. However, they say the results of this research indicate that mentally demanding occupations have a direct influence on the risk of developing Alzheimer disese....

Environment and Diet Found To Precipitate Asthma

...evalence are likely due to different environmental exposures since the study participants had the same genetic background....

Weight Of Child A Predictor Of Heart Disease Later In Life

...rch is needed to examine the effect of early-life exposures on adult disease outcomes....

The Safety Of Prenatal Ultrasounds Questioned

Repeated ultrasound exposures during pregnancy may not cause long-term harm to infants, according to a new study. // For the study 2,700 children were evaluated, half of whom had been exposed to repeated ultrasound and half of whom had only one ultrasound exposure before birth. T...

Individuals Born In May At A Higher Risk Of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

...it probably has something to do with environmental exposures just before and just after birth just like studies have linked sun exposure or seasonal variations in vitamin D levels in pregnant women to development of the fetal brain and nervous system....

The Harmful Effects Of Secondhand Smoke

...ng cancer in adulthood as those not exposed. Lower exposures were also linked to higher lung cancer risk, with kids exposed a few times a week having about a 1.5-times higher risk and those exposed daily for fewer hours having about a two-times higher risk. The risk of developing other respiratory diseases l...

The Link Between Larger Birth Weight And Cancer Risk

In a recent study that looked at how in utero exposures affect the risk of certain diseases in adulthood researchers say, larger babies // have a higher risk of developing certain cancers in adult life. Researchers say associations between larger birth weight and increased rates of adult cancer have been...

New Diseases

...Almost all the 153 vCJD patients had multiple-year exposures in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996 during the occurrence of a large UK outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, commonly known as mad cow disease) among cattle. vCJD has predominantly affected younger people who had presented wit...

Environmental estrogens can cause breast cancer

...tions by looking into the effects of developmental exposures of nonylphenol on breast cancer....

Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students

...pecific federal requirements on limiting pesticide exposures at schools exist. In the U.S. today, pesticide poi...farmland. “These findings indicate that pesticide exposures at schools continue to produce acute illnesses among school employees and students in the United Sta...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure Leads to impaired mental ability

... study indicates that the interaction between lead exposures early in life combined with high blood pressure in...he presence of other diseases and/or environmental exposures to factors such as lead exposure. There's a need to better understand the relationships between blo...

Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields for children

...es are appropriate, especially because some of the exposures are close to guideline limits. Children’s RF expos...idespread use of mobile phones and relatively high exposures to the brain among children and adolescents, investigation of the potential effects of RF fields on ...

The Exposure Of Cadmium And Its Effects On Kidneys

...imary consequence, but most toxicity data are from exposures in occupational settings or severely polluted areas. The effects of low-level exposure are less certain. The team analyzed data, including blood and urine samples, collected from 820 women aged 54-63 years. Blood levels of creatinine and cystatin C ...

Asthma And Obesity Are Genetically Linked

...hers also report that the effects of environmental exposures on asthma and obesity are likely to occur primarily in the context of a specific genetic background, referred to as gene-by-environment effects. Edited (ANI)...

A taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

...ult, most activities and behaviors that cause high exposures can be visibly identified, such as being trapped on traffic islands and waiting in congested traffic. On an average, taxi passengers were exposed to over 100,000 ultra fine particles counts per cubic centimeter (pt/cm3), bus passengers to just unde...

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