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Medications linked to xerostomia and caries

...everity of asthma as well as patients in different geographic and socioeconomic environments.Dr. Salinas notes that children with asthma who had the highest caries rates tended to be those who were young, usually under age 5. “A pulmonologist told me that would be consistent with the patterns he sees in pediat...

Arsenic in drinking water

... differ between individuals, population groups and geographic areas. Thus, there is no universal definition of the disease caused by arsenic.Similarly, there is no method to identify those cases of internal cancer that were caused by arsenic from cancers induced by other factors. The relationship between arsen...

Sex Played A Vital Role For Evolution Of Infectious Diseases

...ngs suggest that sex played a role in the expanded geographic range for this pathogen. The fungus, which lives...tribute to produce progeny with altered virulence, geographic or host range or other advantageous characteristics. Source: Eureka alert...

Fairer sex Has A Better Chance Of Surviving Lung Cancer

...ease stage at diagnosis, histology, median income, geographic area, access to care, and type of treatment were taken into consideration, the researchers found that women lived longer than men. New data suggest that even in untreated patients, women with lung cancer still live longer than men, despite the pres...

Negative Impact Of Hepatitis C Infection In Renal Transplant Recipients

...llograft recipients; the prevalence depends on the geographic area. Infections are the commonest cause of death in renal transplant recipients. Researchers from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and Army Hospital Research and Referral, Delhi Cantt, assessed the effect of HCV infection on graft and patien...

Frequent Vacations Ease Mental Stress

... from the Marshfield Epidemiological Study Area, a geographic area in central Wisconsin, US, reports science portal EurekAlert. The study conducted between 1996 and 2001 compared psychological stress, quality of marital life and disruptive home life due to work pressures among a group of women who took vacatio...

Surgeons Not Happy With Treatment Offered To Their Patients

...he quality of care was found to vary over specific geographic locations across the country, with West Lothian scoring highest and the Borders scoring lowest. Some patients reap the maximum benefit (cancer patients) while others are being deprived of access to quality health care. The above fact only reflects...

Smoking Causes Eye Disease

...ed the risk of both types of macular degeneration, geographic atrophy and choroidal neovascularisation, giving up for 20 years or more cut the risk to levels comparable with those for non-smokers. The research is published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Edited (ANI)...

Health Care Disparities cause of inaccessibility to new technology

...city, education, income, social class, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation. The study results were obtained by comparing the usage of inhaled steroids in 3,761 patients and the results found that more than half of the minority people and children’s did not receive steroid inhaled medicines. R...

New Study Questions Cannibalism As A Worldwide Selective Force

...d to assess the ages of the mutations, to identify geographic patterns of variation, and to evaluate selective forces that have potentially influenced these patterns. "In contrast to the previous study, which concluded that variation in the PRNP gene was strongly skewed toward intermediate frequency variants...

Breast Cancer Survivors Fail To Show Interest In Follow Up Mammogram

...e treatment strategies and costs, based on diverse geographic locations were documented. The presence of other concomitant diseases, the physical and mental health status (depression) of the cancer patient, was found to play a major role in determining the treatment modality. These factors were associated with...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

...chain of veterinary hospitals to identify specific geographic areas where a particular pathogen has been identified. The probability of containing the disease is higher when the problem is identified faster. Authors of the research paper were Glickman; George E. Moore, Nita W. Glickman and Richard J. Caldanar...

Loneliness Results In High Blood Pressure In Elders

...ionships are often disrupted by death, illness and geographic mobility. One of NIA’s goals is to help determine what can be done to improve the quality of relationships and social connectedness as a way to ease loneliness and reduce blood pressure.” The Templeton Foundation also funded the esearch....

Joining The Military 'My Best Move' - US Army Nursing Chief

...to work together better because it is such a large geographic region and it is home to the majority of natural disasters," she explained. "It made sense that the US play the guiding hand, to lead people into working together better," Pollock said, adding: "So, over the years, we have looked at the medical iss...

Tequila-The Real Stuff or Not

...ave plant and its production is limited to certain geographic areas, primarily to the state of Jalisco in West-Central Mexico. Although it is subject to strict production standards and labeling regulations, adulterated samples have occasionally been reported, the researchers say. The exact percentage of fraudul...

Nepali Rhesus May be Used as an Alternate for HIV/AIDS Research

...general given the past history of the area and the geographic barrier of the Himalayan Mountains that separates Nepal and India from China. To facilitate the use of rhesus macaques in research while ensuring the conservation of Nepal's naturally occurring rhesus populations, the Nepali government enacted a po...

What Ticks the Mosquito immune system?

...posure, which can differ greatly between different geographic sites. Potentially, we could boost the mosquito's capacity to fight the malaria parasite by exposing it to certain microbes or compounds that resemble the microbe molecules responsible for immune activation." In this study, the investigators also a...

HD Type Plays an Important Role in the Survival of the Patient

...y of European cancer registries showed significant geographic differences in the survival of blood-borne cancers..., ‘differences in excess risk of death between the geographic regions diminished when corrected for morphology indicating that differences in morphologic case mix...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

...t and three off Northern Florida’s Atlantic coast, geographic isolation of the populations has resulted in eight distinct subspecies of beach mice, each with distinctive coat patterns that are lighter in color than their mainland counterpart. “We know from geological evidence that the barrier islands are very...

University Participating in West Nile Vaccine Trial

...quent exposure to mosquitoes, or those in specific geographic regions where West Nile cases are detected. Finding an effective vaccine against West Nile could also open doors to developing vaccines for other insect-borne illnesses like Dengue fever, which are a priority for vaccine development because of thei...

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