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Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
...alignant melanomas, which showed a decrease in men aged
75 and over. “And there was a link between more...es over the coming years. “The number of people aged
60 and over is set to rise by more than a half by 2030 and 80 per cent of all skin cancers occur in ...
Fat fish put obesity on the hook
...isen steadily over the past 30 years. Among adults aged
20–74 years the prevalence of obesity increased fr....0% (1976–1980) to 32.9% (2003–2004). For children aged
2–5 years, the prevalence of overweight increased from 5.0% to 13.9%; for those aged
6–11 years, pre...
Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin
...s measured in 100 urine samples taken from infants aged
12 weeks. Seventy one of the babies had at least one parent that smoked and the parents of the other 33 were non-smokers. The authors say: ‘Smoking babies tend to come from poorer homes, which may have smaller rooms and inadequate heating. ‘H...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
... to begin human trials next year. Nearly everyone aged
65 or older suffers from the pain, swelling and permanent joint damage of osteoarthritis. The most common form of arthritis, it develops over time following initial joint injuries or just as a result of aging. In the current study, researchers found ...
Maggots rid patients of MRSA
...airman's Prize Award. They treated 13 patients, aged
18-80 years with chronic foot ulcers that had suffered loss of feeling and reduced blood supply, with sterile free-range larvae of the green bottle fly Lucilia Sericata. They applied the larvae between two and eight times, depending on the size of th...
UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough
...nst it. Those most at risk from RSV are children aged
two and under, especially those with weak respiratory symptoms, elderly people and the immunocompromised, such as people with HIV or those who have weakened immune systems due to treatments such as chemotherapy. "Benefits of the vaccine will includ...
WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu
...treatment and prophylaxis of influenza in children aged
one year and above and in adults. ...
Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men
... accounted for 3.3 percent of all deaths among men aged
between 15 and 64 in Australia in 2002 (543) and is the 10th largest overall killer of men. Cirrhosis is believed to develop in about 15 percent of people who drink heavily for more than a decade ?three to four drinks a day for men and two to thr...
Cure for cancer one step closer
...sue due to its diverse population, large number of aged
retirees, and high-rate of some cancers, particularly melanoma. The Wesley Hospital alone had almost 2000 cancer related surgeries in 2004. The Queensland Government contributed $1.42 million towards the construction of the Tissue Bank through the...
MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development
...s of gestational age, and three were from children aged
two, three and seven years. Grant scanned these infants and children to assess possible brain injury and found no neural defects. Later, she also consulted with Fischl's team to ensure that their analyses made sense clinically. “We can't open the ...
Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches
...rs will be healthy HIV negative males and females, aged
18 to 35 years, who are sexually active and not pregnant. The trial design will compare the test vaccine to a placebo (a harmless substance) and, to eliminate bias, neither volunteers nor researchers will know who receives the vaccine and who rec...
Protein fragments sequenced in 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex
...ticipate that we’ll be able to get from comparably aged
species much more extensive sequences and to get novel sequences unique to that species, which will give us ideas about the relationship between species," said Cantley. Still, it may be the rare fossil that is as pristinely preserved by the enviro...
Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns
...also studied obesity levels in Cree schoolchildren aged
9 to 12 living in two Cree Nations north of Montreal, Canada. The researchers measured height, body mass, waist circumference and skinfold thickness, and also assessed the children’s levels of physical activity and physical fitness. The results from ...
Xylitol reduces risk of cavities
... teeth. In a field study involving 128 children aged
7?2, the subjects were asked to chew gum three times a day, with a total daily dose of 6.0 grams of xylitol. The amount of plaque and the production of lactic acid declined dramatically during the trial period. After four weeks, the proportion of c...
Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss
...rapy could be the solution. As the population has aged
and noise pollution has grown more severe, health experts now estimate that one in three adults over the age of 65 has developed a handicapping hearing loss. Coming up with the answers is a slow process, Heller said. "This research takes time a...
1/3 of sexually active older adults with HIV/AIDs has unprotected sex
...t of the overall number of infected people who are aged
50 or older. However, one-third of those who are sexually active have unprotected sex, which suggests that prevention efforts may need to be more highly targeted toward these individuals. The behavioral information was pulled from a survey of 2...
'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results
...ompared two groups of autistic children, one group aged
10?4 and one aged
11?5, with two control groups of non-autistic children. They underwent a series of tests to see whet...
Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink
...icrobes to consume them instead. To test whether aged
meat attracts fewer consumers than fresher meat, r..., fish soaked in antibiotic treated water and fish aged
without antibiotics. They found that both freshly thawed bait and aged, antibiotic-treated bait attr...
Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'
...e their findings on a study of almost 1100 people, aged
between 30 and 79. Most of them were female twins. X-rays of both hands were taken of all participants to check for signs of osteoarthritis and a blood sample was taken to assess "biological ageing" in white cell DNA. Biological ageing is likely ...
Backache beaten by good vibrations?
...ntre for Rehabilitation Science need 30 volunteers aged
22-55 who have had sciatica for less than 12 weeks, are not pregnant and have not had previous spinal surgery. The volunteers will receive advice on managing their pain and either eight sessions of therapeutic ultrasound (TU) or eight sessions of ...
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