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Love the sun

...orted in the journal of medicine found that a high proportion of dark-skinned and or veiled women had vitamin D levels below the ideal. As well as problems such as rickets for the infants, a deficiency in adults can lead to bone-softening conditions such as osteomalacia and muscle disorders.// Ninety per cent ...

Predictable genes

...looking closely at her genetic makeup.Only a small proportion of breast cancer cases are currently thought to be caused by inherited genetic factors. Two genes have already been firmly linked with some cases of inherited breast cancer, but researchers are sure that there must be many more.//The team at Cambri...

Variation in breast cancer

...riation in breast cancer. Rates are high where the proportion of daily calories from animal products are high. And where vegetable products contribute relatively more to the diet, the rates of cancer tend to be lower. It may be that high intake of animal products, and fat, cause higher levels of a molecule ca...

Medications for depression

... per 100 persons to 2.5 per 100 over this time.The proportion of those receiving drug treatment for depression increased from 30 per cent to 70 per cent - probably due to the introduction of new antidepressants with fewer side effects. By contrast the number of patients receiving psychotherapy for depression ...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...w guidelines also force a significant shift in the proportion of men and women who'll probably receive cholesterol-lowering medication. Under the earlier recommendations, the two sexes were roughly equal in eligibility. Now, men make up 55 percent of the pool and women 45 percent....

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...hizophrenia, but they would influence only a small proportion of patients. Dr Philip Ward of the US National Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders said the findings underscored the need for a new method to "get a handle" on the condition. "A previous study in Science showed that there was a highly si...

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

... kids' diets, given that it takes up such as large proportion of their daily food intake. However, that it is up to parents and schools to provide healthy snack options for children, such as fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Young people may be afraid to try new foods, she said, but if adults can in...

Anorexia in boys is common too

...of the boys had reduced bone mineral density. This proportion is similar to that seen in girls with the disorder, with previous studies documenting loss of bone strength in 41% to 45% of adolescent anorexic girls. The bone mineral density in boys was associated with how long they had the eating disorder, with ...

Nurses save more lives

...iking findings, medical patients with the greatest proportion of RN care - relative to LPNs and aides - were 9 percent less likely to suffer shock or cardiac arrest, or to get a urinary tract infection. Medical patients with more hours of RN care also spent 5 percent less time in the hospital. Surgical patient...

Fructose may cause uninterpreted abdominal pain

...ason can be found. They have found out that a high proportion of healthy people with these symptoms may be unable to digest fructose. Found in honey, fruits and soft drinks, fructose must be one of the principal sweeteners in the Western diet. If it is not absorbed, it will pass into the colon, where bacteria...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

... of arousals from sleep, sleep efficiency, and the proportion of time spent in various stages of sleep. Results show people with GERD reported having poorer sleep quality than did healthy adults. All GERD patients reported having heartburn at least four days per week and having woken up with heartburn at least...

Twins Less Prone to Suicide Than Others

... than other people. "This should lead to a higher proportion of twins committing suicide compared to the general population," the researchers reported in this week's edition of the British Medical Journal."But our findings show exactly the opposite, further underscoring the importance of strong family ties."...

Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling

...of 470,000 people between 1993 and 1999. While the proportion of people with diabetes increased by around three percent annually during the six-year study, the associated death rate fell three percent each year. Commenting on the findings published in this week's edition of the medical journal The Lancet, Edwi...

A new Vaccine for Pneumonia

...ine were associated with meningitis, a much higher proportion than in the United States.” This vaccine, according to the study investigators, may be useful in countries where HIV infection is a significant cause of pneumonia. It also may reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. However researchers noted an i...

Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk

... between 1967 and 1998. During those 30 years, the proportion of women who changed partners between their first two births tripled, and more women had a higher-level education. Researchers say a change between partners is more likely in women with a low level of education than in women with a high level of educ...

Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results

...raphy exams. Researchers define sensitivity as the proportion of positive mammograms among women diagnosed with ... higher specificity. Specificity is defined as the proportion of negative mammograms among women without cancer. However, researchers say breast implants did not ...

Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease

...se. From the study it was concluded that a large proportion of older women report levels of depressive symptoms that are significantly related to increased risk of CVD [cardiovascular disease] death and all-cause mortality, even after controlling for established CVD risk factors. However whether an early reco...

Radiation Therapy An Effective Solution For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

...] offers the possibility of cure for a substantial proportion of patients. Thus researchers conclude saying the most important finding from the study is early treatment is better for prostate cancer patients....

Factors That Might Increase The Risk Of Schizophrenia

...from the diet will alleviate symptoms in the small proportion of people with schizophrenia who screen positively for celiac disease but do not show its classical symptoms, since gluten damages the intestines, the damage also keeps the body from absorbing nutrients, like vitamins, calcium, protein and fat from f...

Elderly Women With Depression More Prone to Heart Disease

...se. From the study it was concluded that a large proportion of older women report levels of depressive symptoms that are significantly related to increased risk of CVD [cardiovascular disease] death and all-cause mortality, even after controlling for established CVD risk factors. However whether an early reco...

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