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Depressed women show signs of earlier onset of Perimenopause

Perimenopause, defined as the time period immediately prior to menopause beginning with normal, biological, and clinical changes and ending a year after the last menstrual periods, is a time of increased vulnerability to depression, especially for women with a history of mood// disorders. Earlier studies have shown that women who experienced menopause before 47 years of age (considered early) wer...

Drug to Prevent the Onset of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health problem worldwide. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause joint pain and //stiffness in patients. There is no cure for arthritis and no effective treatment to repair damaged cartilage. ..A new study could help lead doctors towards a drug to prevent the onset of arthritis. The research pinpoints the molecular pathway and an enzyme that play a pivotal role...

Onset Linked To Severity of Asthma

The age a person develops asthma may help explain their disease more clearly. A new study finds people who are diagnosed with asthma as children // have a different disease than those who develop it as an adult. Researchers say the patients suffered different symptoms and disease progression based on the age of onset. ..Eighty patients with severe asthma that could not be controlled by steroids...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Drug to Delay the Onset of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common health problem worldwide. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause joint pain and stiffness in patients.There is no cure for arthritis and no effective treatment to repair damaged cartilage. // ..A new study could help lead doctors towards a drug to prevent the onset of arthritis. The research pinpoints the molecular pathway and an enzyme that play a pivotal role i...

Ketoacidosis Is The Main Cause On Mortality In Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes

Although the main part of excess mortality in type 1 diabetes is due to long-term complications, an excess death rate// has also been reported from several countries in case subjects with short duration without signs of long-term complications. Except for the mortality caused by onset ketoacidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis after onset, part of the excess mortality has been unexplained deaths in be...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Twice As Effective Before Onset Of Sexual Activity

The cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, appears to work best in young girls aged 10 to 14, according to its manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). ..The vaccine targets the human papilloma virus, which has // been implicated in cervical cancer. And although it works pretty well in the 15-25 age group as well, the immune response in young girls was twice as high as that found in this group. This appea...

Disturbance In REM May Signal Onset Of Parkinson's Disease

A new report has revealed that wild thrashing during sleep accompanied by cries can be sign of onset of Parkinson's disease. Professor Claudia Trenkwalder said that disruptions in the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep // cycle could be a signal to approaching Parkinson's disease, according to the German journal Psychology Today. .. ..The muscles are normally relaxed and disconnected from motor contr...

Type I diabetes or juvenile diabetes delays kidney disease onset

Getting juvenile diabetes is definitely not good news but there is a silver lining. Those children seem to be much less likely than children with later onset to develop kidney failure in adulthood.// ..This has been reported in a Sweden report in the medical journal Diabetes Care. ..Dr. Maria Svensson, of Umea University Hospital, and colleagues conducted a population study and used data from tw...

Another causative agent of adult onset asthma : Atopy

According to new research, asthma is also caused by hereditary predisposition. Atopy is a determining factor in new cases on adult-onset asthma and that avoiding allergens may help prevent adults from developing asthma.//..Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) has the study “Are atopy and specific IgE to mites and molds important for adult asthma?” cited. ..The study was conducted by...

Know the Facts That Signal Early Onset Colon Cancer

A new study has revealed that, smokers, drinkers and men are prone to higher incidences of colon cancer. Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern // University in Evanston said that the factors mentioned have a bearing on the position of the tumor, which holds the key to determining the ideal screening method to be adopted. ....The researchers analyzed records of 161,172 pat...

Obesity in Kids Increases the Risk of Early Onset of Type-2 Diabetes

There is an alarming rise in obesity among city kids in Britain, increasing their susceptibility to diabetes. // ....According to researchers, only 37% of the urban kids really walk to school as compared to 67% of the children in the suburban areas. Nearly 47% of the kids spend almost 4 hrs sedentarily, watching television or playing at the computer. This is leading to the early onset of Type 2...

Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds

A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has confirmed //the previous findings that elevated levels of the sFlt1 placental protein leads to the onset of preeclampsia and also a second protein which, in combination with sFlt1, puts preeclampsic patient to a severe condition. ..Th...

Gene Mutation May Influence Age at Onset of Parkinson's Disease

CHICAGO - The number of mutations in a gene previously found to be associated with early-onset Parkinson's disease may influence the age at which the condition develops; even individuals who carry just one mutated //copy may be more susceptible to Parkinson's disease, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. .. ..Parkinson's disease aff...

Environmental Factors Trigger Onset of Diabetes

..Recent research has further confirmed the theory that environmental factors such as common infections may be a trigger for diabetes //in children and young adults. ....The authors of the study, from Leeds and Newcastle Universities and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, carried out a sophisticated statistical analysis using information from the register on the times and places where the child...

Decaffeinated Coffee Might Protect Against Adult Onset Of Diabetes

According to a study, coffee, especially decaffeinated could offer protection against the late, or adult onset of diabetes//. ....The report on the study that was conducted by the University of Minnesota has explained that they have no definite clue as to what might be causing the apparent effect, but they said, that it could be possible that minerals and non-nutritive plant chemicals, which are...

GLEWS - A Worldwide System to Alert Onset of Animal Diseases that are a Threat to Humans

The FAO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have initiated a global system called the Global Early Warning and Response// System (GLEWS), which is capable of forewarning the transmission of animal diseases to humans. ....Dr Bernard Vallat, Director General of the OIE said From an animal health point of view, controlling contagious animal diseas...

Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly

Portland: An Oregon Health & Science University study has demonstrated that motion and door sensors placed in elders' homes can assist in keeping// a tab on the pattern of activity associated with memory changes, which make up the initial signs of onset of dementia. The study results, which were made available to the public at the 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related D...

Memory loss may portend onset of dementia

A study conducted at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire has shown that even if tests for memory loss among old people is normal//, yet this could be one of the earliest signs of the onset of dementia. ....Dr. Andrew Saykin and his associates with the help of MRI tests investigated different brain regions in 40 people who suffered memory loss without dementia, another 40 patients...

Environmental Toxin Causes Heritable Adult-Onset Diseases

A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy – and you may already have passed it along to your children. // ....That’s the conclusion reached by researchers at Washington State University, who have found that exposure to an environmental toxin during embryonic development can cause an animal, and almost a...

Physical Activity and Weight Management, Checks Onset of Arthritis

Atlanta: Researchers in Atlanta have reiterated that knocking off a few pounds and engaging in regular physical activity may prevent onset of arthritis//. Doctors found nearly 31% of the obese suffered arthritis along with 21 percent of overweight adults against only 16% of arthritis sufferers from the normal weight range. ....The National Centers for Disease Control have communicated the resul...

NSET recognizes needs related to engineered nanoscale materials

A document recognizing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research and information needs related to understanding// and management of possible risks of engineered nanoscale materials was released by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology. The report is accessible at www.nano.gov. ..........

Stress brings about early onset of puberty

According to researchers, stress among youth associated with parental separation and absentee fathers may accelerate puberty//. ..The researchers at the John Moores University in Liverpool have found that the failure of politicians, teachers and at times parents in recognizing the physical and emotional changes in youth, accelerates their stress and results in poor physical and mental health. ....

Early Onset of Atherosclerosis Reported in Obese Children

Atherosclerosis is a condition that causes clogging and narrowing of the arteries, due to deposition of substances like fat on their walls. //Over a period of time, the plaque build–up may block the blood flowing in. Such hardening of arteries usually happens in adults. ....But, Canadian researcher Dr. Sanaz Piran and her colleagues at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have presented a r...

Scinetists Alert to Onset of Pandemic through Bird flu Mutations to Humans

Comparison of influenza viruses found in birds with the avian virus that have infected human hosts has revealed key genetic changes to researchers indicating pandemic strains// of bird flu. ....The research has been reported in the Nov. 16 issue of the journal Nature which illustrates the genetic changes required for the H5N1 avian influenza virus that makes it adaptable enough to recognize the...

Bird Flu Danger Renewed With The Onset Of Migration Season

With the onset of migration season this winter, officials fear that there may be an increase in cases of avian flu virus H5N1 in Egypt and in other parts of the world. // ..Egyptian Health Ministry has urged on taking the necessary precautions well in advance on account of this new surge. The strain of bird flu virus might be even more deadly among fowl and humans in Egypt, where human death toll...

Managing Early-Onset Menopause

Menopause, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, usually occurs around age 50 or 51. But for various reasons, some women experience //early menopause. Early menopause can be an emotional blow and can increase the risk of health problems, including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. ....The February issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource describes types of early menopause...

Fetal Heart-Cell Enzyme and Onset of Heart Failure

In almost all forms of heart failure, the heart begins to express genes that are normally only expressed in the fetal heart//. Researchers have known for years that this fetal-gene reactivation happens, yet not what regulates it. Now, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that an enzyme important in fetal heart-cell development regulates the enlargemen...

Inhaled Anesthetics Accelerate the Onset of Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer's

Researchers have discovered that common inhaled anesthetics increase the number of amyloid plaques in the brains of animals, which might accelerate// the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. ....Roderic Eckenhoff, MD, Vice Chair of Research in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, and his co-authors, report their findings in the March 7th o...

Juvenile Onset Myopia may Be Due to Parental Refractive Error

Progression of myopia is slower in children who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses than those who wear more conventional lenses// according to a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). ....The study found that among children with two myopic parents, myopia progression was slower in children wearing progressive-addition lenses (PALs) when compared to...

DHA in Diet Helps Delay Onset of Alzheimer's

California – A kind of Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, present in fish, eggs, organ meats, fortified foods and food supplements assists in delaying// the arrival of Alzheimer's disease. ....Scientists from the University of California conducted a study on mice to investigate the effects of DHA; they found that DHA reduced the levels of the protein called beta amyloid, which comes together to form...

Mother’s Age Of Puberty Onset May Affect Childre

According to a report published in PLoS Medicine journal by Cambridge researchers, several factors are affected by the age at which a woman first menstruates.// ..These are her children's growth rate during childhood, final height and risk of obesity in later life. ..Researchers from the Medical Research Council and University of Cambridge, led by Dr Ken Ong, studied the association between m...
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