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The effect of heart rate in middle aged men

...art rate represents the most important independent predictors of cardiovascular, noncardiovascular, and overall mortality in that, other risk factors being equal, deaths risks increase about 50% for each 20-beat-per-minute increment, and relative risks between extreme heart rate levels are more than 2-fold....

Is there a link between bones and memory?

... "Verbal memory impairment is one of the strongest predictors of the future development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease," lead study author Dr. Yuqing Zhang of Boston University told. Low estrogen exposure may increase the risk of verbal memory problems, he added, "and bone mass is a good marker of cumulati...

Women's strong sense of smell

...nality and semantic memory were found to be better predictors of odour identification, even when sex, age and education were taken into account." The tests were originally carried out on six subjects. They used benzaldehyde again and a second substance, isoamyl acetate, which smells like bananas. Sensitivity ...

Homeless More Likely to Die Early

...of a father, and alcohol and drug abuse were other predictors of early death among the homeless people. The study suggests outreach and case-management techniques may help improve the daily living standards for homeless people. It also says the prevention of social exclusion should start early in life....

Gynecological Surgeries Reduce Cancer Risk

...preventive or screening options. One of the strong predictors of developing ovarian cancer is a family member who has been diagnosed with the disease. Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are also at a greater risk //for ovarian cancer. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute conducted a study lookin...

Death Among the Homeless

...oung than people in the general population. Other predictors of early death include bad childhood experiences and the use of alcohol or drugs. Most of the homeless people studied had severe psychiatric problems. Ten percent of them had been institutionalized as children. Others suffered dramatic experiences, s...

Fitness Level Predicts Stroke

...y found a low fitness level to be one of strongest predictors of a person suffering a stroke, researchers feel it should be used in the evaluation of a person’s risk for a future stroke...

HDL - Key to Longevity

...s found LDL and HDL particle sizes are significant predictors of having longevity, even after taking into account absolute level of lipids, lipoproteins and body mass index. They also say LDL particle size may be a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than LDL levels. The researchers conclude that alth...

Key to Long Life

...s found LDL and HDL particle sizes are significant predictors of having longevity, even after taking into account absolute level of lipids, lipoproteins and body mass index. They also say LDL particle size may be a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than LDL levels. The researchers conclude that alth...

Predictors for Type 2 Diabetes

...ndrome, and the impaired glucose tolerance test as predictors for type 2 diabetes. The study included 1,743 participants who were followed for seven to eight years. Looking at the different risk factors, researchers determined which approach was a better predictor of type 2 diabetes. Researchers say the impai...

Understanding The Predictors Of Prostate Cancer

...rtain prostate cancer patients.The three strongest predictors for the outcome for a prostate cancer patient are ...d pathologic stage. //The summation of these three predictors is what determines the Gleason grading system or a Gleason score (GS). The most common Gleason score...

Risk of Heart Attack Can Now Be Predicted

...chers conclude that PIGF blood levels are valuable predictors of outcomes in patients with known or suspected ACS. They also say that, “PIGF plasma levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels may ext...

Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiovascular Disease

...inkers. Specialists say, IL-6 and CPR are strong predictors of heart attacks and other poor health outcomes in middle-aged and older adults.The American Heart Association cautions individuals who do not currently consume alcohol to avoid starting to drink alcohol. Thus researchers say their results suggest ...

Poor Oral Health An Indicator Of Heart Disease

...ngivitis, or gum inflammation. The least strongest predictors were cavities and missing teeth. Researchers say since the study has shown an association between oral disease and coronary heart disease, it is better that dentists recommend or consider cardiac examinations to patients who have poor oral health e...

The After Effects Of Pneumonia

...state, and anemia were significant and independent predictors of death in the two to three years after being hos...le blood) of less than 35 percent were significant predictors of death. Researchers also observed a higher risk of early death among patients 41 to 60 years old w...

Evaluating The Risk Factors Of Osteoporosis

... fracture and it was found that the most important predictors of fracture included: women who had a previous fracture; a T-score at a peripheral site, such as the forearm, of -1.8 or less; self-rated poor health status and poor mobility. The classification system developed by the researchers correctly identifie...

Identifying Those At Risk For Diabetes

...ndrome, and the impaired glucose tolerance test as predictors for type 2 diabetes. The study included 1,743 participants who were followed for seven to eight years. Looking at the different risk factors, researchers determined which approach was a better predictor of type 2 diabetes. Researchers say the impair...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

...nt preliminary efforts toward identifying clinical predictors of inhalational anthrax, but they say more study is needed....

Predicting The Risk Of A Heart Attack

...chers conclude that PIGF blood levels are valuable predictors of outcomes in patients with known or suspected ACS. They also say that, “PIGF plasma levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels may ext...

Dental Caries An Indicator Of Heart Disease

...ngivitis, or gum inflammation. The least strongest predictors were cavities and missing teeth. Researchers say since the study has shown an association between oral disease and coronary heart disease, it is better that dentists recommend or consider cardiac examinations to patients who have poor oral health e...

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