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Bad News for Short People

...cardiovascular mortality. However, height did not predict cancer mortality for either men or women. Height was inversely associated with serum cholesterol and family history of stroke in both men and women, the investigators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with most of the...

Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

A test for fetal fibronectin can predict whether a pregnant woman is at risk for early labor and delivery. Those at high risk for pre-term births are women with previous pre-term deliveries, those with multiple gestation pregnancy, and those who suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension. The...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

..., the El Ni?o -cholera model should not be used to predict cholera outbreaks far into the future until climatologists learn more about the frequency of ENSOs over the long term....

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

Researchers have found a simple pulmonary test can predict overall long-term survival rates in both men and women. Their findings are presented in the September issue of Chest. Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).They perfor...

The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

... to see if there are factors that may help doctors predict which HIV infected patients are most at risk for severe liver toxicity with HAART. The idea would be to single out those patients who require close monitoring....

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...r startling and worrying statistic is that figures predict that nearly 20% of the women in the world, that is one in five women the world over, will be smokers by 2025 if current trends continue. Now 48% of the men in the world and 12% of women are smokers. Not a happy figure to relish. Lets hope the smokers...

Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids

...psy. These three factors would help the doctors to predict which of them will need more aggressive therapy such as surgery, newer drugs or a specialized diet. A lot of these children do well on currently available medications and treatment. But if doctors see these abnormalities, alarm bells should go off, ...

Menopause considerations

...n sisters. An individual woman cannot accurately predict her age at menopause without knowing the particular genetic factors involved, the researchers say. Menopausal ages between relatives can still vary greatly. day.Lowered fertility is not the only consequence of early menopause, he added. "Often women...

Why running noses are a good thing

... is which. No test will reveal anthrax exposure or predict who might develop anthrax in the near future. Nasal swabs, if given soon enough, can help show whether anthrax was present in a particular location, but they do not tell doctors anything about an individual's risk. So far, the single most important...

New light on Cardiology

...that monitoring changes in LVH status by ECG might predict outcomes for patients with the condition. “We think we can now reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death by regression of LVH using ECG markers. The ECG is easily applied and relatively inexpensive.” <br...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...cess for building a device that could help doctors predict a patient’s response to drugs or screen patients for thousands of genetic mutations and diseases, all with one simple lab test. The DNA chip is similar to a computer chip but imbedded with DNA molecules instead of electronic circuitry. It is designe...

Predictable genes

...have her own "genetic profile" which would closely predict her risk of breast cancer. He added: "Establishe... evaluate them according to these factors, you can predict fairly accurately how many of them will get breast cancer....

Unpredictable Premature Birth

... birth, suggesting that it is almost impossible to predict when this is likely to occur. Dr Jay Iams and col...er the use of ambulatory monitors could accurately predict premature birth in 306 women who joined the study between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. The monitors...

HIV infections have reached a new high

...sed by the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) predict that the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis may rise from around 23,000 in 2000 to almost 34,000 by the year 2005. In 2001, the number of HIV cases reached a new high, according to the PHLS figures. According to the PHLS, gay and bisexual...

A unique factor in breathing disorder

...looking at a facial outline one could diagnose or predict breathing problems....

Chromosomes to predict oral cancer

...ifically the number of chromosomes, can be used to predict the risk of oral carcinoma, according to study.// 123 patients were taken up for research for an average of 8.5 years, found that oral leukoplakia with the normal number of chromosomes — 46 — were unlikely to develop into cancer. Of the 103 patients ...

Epilepsy can be predicted

Scientists have found a way to predict when somebody is likely to have an epileptic seizu...-Salpetriere, Paris, believe it may be possible to predict the onset of seizures by carrying out an electroencephalogram (EEG). An ECG records electrical acti...

Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

A simple blood test can predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, a compli...d many weeks before symptoms appear may be able to predict who will develop pre-eclampsia. Women who developed pre-eclampsia had higher-than-normal levels of a...

Pig cloning for organs

...so it's a very significant advance." Researchers predict it will be only a matter of months before they genetically engineer piglets without either copy of the GATA1 gene. The next step will be to test the organs by transplanting them into non-human primates. "We think if everything is successful with what...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...p in mice brains, suggesting a possible new way to predict who might get Alzheimer's disease.Researchers at the School of Medicine in St. Louis said it is unclear whether a similar blood test would work in people, but the findings in the animal studies appeared promising.// Plaque buildup ruins brain cells ...

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