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Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...er donors are generally limited to family members, spouses or close friends. While an exact genetic match between donor and recipient isn't required, blood type must be matching. Dr. Elizabeth Pomfret, director of live donor liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachuset...

Similar diseases in married couples

People whose spouses have asthma, high blood pressure or depression are more likely to suffer from these conditions themselves. Researchers at the University of Texas,// have surveyed over 7,500 married couples between 30 and 65 years of age. They found that the partners...

Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks!

...ure about 6 mm Hg higher when they were with their spouses than when they were not. Those who were satisfied with their marriages, on the other hand, showed a reduction of 6 mm Hg in diastolic blood pressure when they were with their partners. The echocardiogram at the end of the study also revealed a larger...

Passive smoking may be harmless

...were part of the study were non-smokers, but their spouses were active smokers. The researchers said they found no significant increase in the death rate from heart disease, lung cancer, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which were linked to smoking.// However the study prompted an immediate backlash...

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

...cused on 119 men and women who were taking care of spouses with dementia. The health of the caregivers was co...cause of the spouse's death. Of the test group, 78 spouses died during the survey. This really makes a link to why chronic stress can actually kill people. Re...

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

...cused on 119 men and women who were taking care of spouses with dementia. The health of the caregivers was co...cause of the spouse's death. Of the test group, 78 spouses died during the survey. This really makes a link to why chronic stress can actually kill people. R...

Education in women brings sounder sleep

...unemployed or divorced and or separated from their spouses thus report more instances of insomnia for the same reason. More number of children in the family also seems to affect the sleep disturbances, though more number of children seems to affect the sleep of both the parents. Education in women seems to ...

Wife May Determine Husband’s Marijuana Use

...ere more likely to stop smoking marijuana if their spouses did not smoke. Contrarily, however, the husbands did not seem to influence their wives' marijuana smoking. Researchers led by Kenneth E. Leonard in the Department of Psychiatry in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science...

Being together matters, both in marriage and smoking

... in cigarette-smoking women with cigarette-smoking spouses and 4.8 times higher for ischemic stroke, it said. Non-smoking women married to smoking spouses did not have a significantly higher incidence of stroke compared to non-smoking women with non-smoki...

All Is Far In Love And War

...fects the wife more than the husband. Furthermore, spouses in bad marriages // face greater risk for serious health problems. This finding could mean that couples face a greater likelihood of strokes and heart disease. The study results indicate that in addition to the carryover of work stress into domesti...

Genes And Environmental Factors Determine Stress Response

...erent group of individuals; primary caregivers for spouses or relatives with Alzheimer’s disease and those who were similar to caregivers, but had no responsibility of care giving. It was found that the levels of stress hormones, more specifically in men were to a large extent dependent on the type of MAOA g...

Marriage Squabbles Can Make You Sick

... This effect could perhaps be due to the fact that spouses become more psychologically dependent on each other owing to loss of family members or friends. Previous studies have already established the importance of a happy marriage, indicating that it enables them to live longer and lead more prosperous li...

Court Asks Hospital to 'Bend' Rule for Kidney Donation

...ertificate. The rules state that when one of the spouses wants to donate a kidney to the other, he or she must produce a marriage certificate. The Rangaris were married in 1974 at Akola in Vidarbha, when people usualy did not bother to get their weddings registered. Despite his willingness to donate a ...

Stalking Fast Becoming A Problem of Public Health

... shown that for female victims, current and former spouses and partners are the most common perpetrators. When men are stalked, it’s more likely to take place outside of relationships, by acquaintances or strangers. Conducted from 2001 to 2003, the telephone survey covered a range of injury-related topic...

Hepatitis C Infected People Angry over Insurance Issue

...ould result in restriction of entitlements of some spouses as well as partners of people with hepatitis C to claim compensation. In defence of the bill the Department of Health insists that the proposed bill brings Ireland in par with the other jurisdictions that are also operating compensation schemes. ...

Lonely hearts face heart risks more, says study

...es. "In cases when people are divorced, or their spouses are dead or they have deliberately chosen a single life, their chances of developing cardio-vascular diseases significantly increases. In fact, the mortality rate of such persons is more," says Dr Sawhney. Researchers say results of the study sugges...

Research Documents Children’s Exposure to Pesticide

... Education & Behavior, they conclude that workers’ spouses need more education to protect their children from exposure. “Efforts to reduce the exposure of these children to pesticides must be redoubled,” said Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., lead researcher. “While science continues to grapple with the question of ‘h...

Fair Sex Thought to Fare Well with Medical Decisions

...r medical knowledge and didn't want to weigh their spouses down with crucial life decisions. To quote the author "There was often a family member, child or sibling that was in the profession, was a doctor, knew their way around such matters. If their son was a doctor and savvy about this, they'd both choose...

Remove Stigma to Defeat HIV/AIDS in India, says UN Envoy

...sion from infected parents to the infants and from spouses to young married women," Sadik said. "Nearly 60 percent of the younger generation who contracted the virus is below the age of 25." According to the UN envoy, Asian migrant workers are highly vulnerable to HIV with most of them sexually abused and ...

Costliest Lawsuit for Chinese Hospital

...a in 2004. Three of them passed the virus to their spouses while one parent infected its child. The blood was got from illegal blood vendors; a married couple who have since died, who had supplied it to three members of the hospital staff. They have been sentenced to various jail terms....

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