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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

... the follow-up period, selecting those of the same gender and similar ages and enrolment times. Researchers found that the average blood levels of MPO were significantly higher in those who developed heart disease than in those who remained healthy. The study suggested that although MPO is intended to...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...equently in men. A similar or even more pronounced gender disparty is seen in mice. In order to understand the mechanisms underlying gender disparity in HCC, the UCSD researchers used a chemical carcinogen, DEN, to induce cancer in mice. Th...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

... coordinating the fight against the epidemic, said gender equality and the empowerment of women are key to slowing the spread of the killer virus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said the empowerment of women was a potent weapon against the disease. "Addressing the economic status of women" would help them to make choice...

Divorce Leaves Women Significantly Worse Off Financially Than Men

...rsity of Antwerp in Belgium. "We noticed a large gender gap. It's difficult for some women because they have to care for the children, find a job as well as deal with the emotional trauma of divorce," the Telegraph quoted Jansen, as saying. "We found that many women don't work at all after their marriag...

Grandparents' Care Makes Grandchildren More Caring for Them

...iating visits. The researchers also showed that gender influenced the desire to help, for granddaughters displayed more desire to help their grandparents than did grandsons. However, in reality, no difference was noted in the actual support given to grandparents between granddaughters and grandsons. ...

Genetic Marker That Increases Colon Cancer Risk Discovered

...900 healthy people with the same breakdown of age, gender and ethnicity - either Ashkenazi Jew, Sephardic Jew or Arab/non-Jew. The study found a significant link between genetic variation in a single region of human chromosome 8 and the risk of colorectal cancer. People who carry the specific genetic ...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...900 healthy people with the same breakdown of age, gender and ethnicity - either Ashkenazi Jew, Sephardic Jew or Arab/non-Jew. Samples of tumor tissue from many cancer patients were also tested. The genetic link between the marker and colon cancer was especially strong among patients diagnosed with colon ...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...rogrammes will be kick started to sow the seeds of gender equity and womens empowerment in the male psyche. The end goal is to visualize men not only as head of the family but also as caring and supportive partners, owning up for the health of their women. The envisaged initiatives will include men of all a...

U.S Shows Increased Obesity Rate

...ion of a foods health benefit and cost. Ethnicity, gender and environmental factors also impact peoples food choices....

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...ith a higher glycemic index than average for their gender and age-group were at greater risk of developing advanced AMD," corresponding author Taylor says. "The severity of AMD increased with increasing dietary glycemic index." Glycemic index is a scale applied to foods based on how quickly the carbohydrate...

Gender Equality, the Key Factor to Curb Foeticide: Dr. Ramadoss

...is can be achieved by creating awareness about the gender equality through advocacy and communication efforts along with empowering the women suitably. Besides, Mt. Annie Raja, General Secretary of the NFIW and other members of the Federation, Smt. Mohini Giri, Former Chairperson, National Commission for Wo...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...ith a higher glycemic index than average for their gender and age-group were at greater risk of developing advanced AMD. The severity of AMD increased with increasing dietary glycemic index," said Taylor said. "Our results build upon findings from an earlier, smaller study in which we determined that con...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

...is part of a state with one of the country's worst gender ratios -- just 820 females for every 1,000 males -- showing the preference for sons persists despite high incomes and education. Sons are typically seen as breadwinners. They are also needed to light their parents' funeral pyres according to Hindu ...

Poor Short Term Recovery from Knee Surgery in Women

...es did not affect short-term recovery. Conversely, gender and osteoarthritis appear to play a role in short-...tigators say that it is unclear exactly how female gender complicates surgical recovery. Fabricant notes that there are gender differences both in surgical ou...

Female Doctors Facing Barriers to Careers in Education and Research, Study Finds

Urgent action is needed to address gender barriers to careers in medical research and teachi...report comes shortly after the introduction of new gender equality legislation, and its recommendations include: The promotion of positive action, such as m...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

... "With technology making it easier to find out the gender of a foetus in earlier stages of pregnancy, these ...emale foeticide was more like a Holocaust. A whole gender is getting exterminated. It is a silent and smoothly executed crime which leaves no waves in its wak...

Police Raids Hospitals and Labs in Orissa

... verified. Moreover, ultrasound machines used for gender verification are also being verified and three ultrasound machines have been seized," said Tariq Ahmad, Inspector In-charge of Nayagarh Police Station. The data of the machines will be studied by experts, based on which further investigation will ...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

...women. But we now know that the biological sex and gender differences between men and women are more than s...amount that we do not yet understand about sex and gender differences in health and disease, ground that will hopefully be covered by researchers in the futur...

Diabetic Womens Death Rate Shows No Decline

...ncies in a similar study conducted in Canada. The gender gap found in the U.S. diabetic population can't necessarily be extrapolated to Canada, said Toronto endocrinologist Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe. In a study she co-authored as a researcher at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, published in Ma...

Obesity is Linked to Enlarged Heart

...y, was the strongest predictor of LVH, followed by gender and Body Mass Index. While the cause of LVH in obese patients is not known, it may be related to increased work load or to the presence of other cardiac risk factors in these patients. These results are another stake in the ground that supports ...

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