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Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...ed States. The leukemia is slightly more common in men than women, and typically strikes people who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s. About 90 percent of CLL cases are sporadic; that is, they have no genetic component. But about one in 10 people with CLL have relatives who also develop the disease –...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

...throughout the genome,” said Yauk. “So, while some men say they’ll quit smoking after their child is born, this represents a good reason to quit well in advance of trying to conceive.” Among the next steps in gaining a better understanding of the germline genetic health conse-quences of smoking, Yauk ...

Gene therapy delivery of nerve growth factors reverses erectile dysfunction in animal model

...y but range from 15 million to 30 million affected men in the United States. ED is frequently associated with damage to the cavernous nerve that results from surgery for prostate cancer. Even if a patient receives a nerve-sparing procedure during surgery, recovery from ED after radical prostatectomy may ...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...of malignant melanomas, which showed a decrease in men aged 75 and over. “And there was a link between...hree most common skin cancers. They found that men were 30 per cent more likely to suffer from basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cance...

CU study reveals why starling females cheat

While women may cheat on men for personal reasons, superb starling females appear to stray from their mates for the sake of their chicks, according to recent Cornell research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. The study found that superb starling fem...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

... of infected prostitutes in Africa sleep with five men in a week that means they are subjecting 35% of th...multiple exposures, infection is inevitable. These men then act as a conduit to bring the virus home to their villages, their other casual sex partners and...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...icut). Over the past year, smoking decreased among men (from 22.5% to 19.9%) and among Hispanics (from 20...e fell faster among women (23% decline) than among men (15% decline). Rates among young adults (ages 18-24) have declined twice as much as rates amon...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...e this problem.” Thirty people, 18 women and 12 men between ages of 18 and 36, participated in Lieberman’s study at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. They viewed images of individuals making different emotional expressions. Below the picture of the face they either saw two words, such as ...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...ve male drowning victims and a control group of 12 men who were victims of sudden death from coronary artery disease. Following MDCT, routine autopsies were performed. MDCT images were evaluated for the presence of fluid and sediment in the paranasal sinuses and airways, fluid in the ear, frothy fluid...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

... traumatic cervical SCI. The group consisted of 79 men and 21 women between the ages of 17 and 96. Complete motor and sensory SCI was seen in 26 patients, incomplete SCI was seen in 51 patients, and 22 patients were neurologically intact upon admission. One patient could not be classified. The majority o...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

...t from boxing. The study also included 10 healthy men who were not athletes. The study found high CSF levels of neuronal and glial markers suggestive of brain damage after a fight. A particular marker for neuronal damage, neurofilament light (NFL), was four times higher in boxers within 10 days of ...

Risk of lymphoma increases with hepatitis C virus infection

...l U.S. population. The study population was mostly men (97 percent), the majority of patients were white, and the average age was 52 years. Patients in the HCV-infected group were more likely to have served during the Vietnam era (1964-1975) than were uninfected patients in the comparison group. Pr...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

... had had visible genital warts. Dr Jardine said men and women with genital warts who would like to take part in the trial could call 3240 5881 to learn more. All calls are handled in confidence....

Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men

...r Robin Room examined death rates among Australian men from liver cirrhosis between 1981 and 2002. Thei...stigious journal, Drug and Alcohol Review. The men were categorised according to whether they were manual or non-manual workers. Manual worker status i...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

... Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 20 million men and women in the US are infected with HPV, and more than six million new infections are reported each year, making it the most common sexually transmitted disease in the nation. "Nearly all sexually active people are going to get exposed to the v...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...ne. Giordano and his colleagues looked at 2,619 men with HIV for more than four years. Most were diagn...nt after Jan. 1, 1997. Researchers divided the men into four groups based on the number of quarters in the first year after starting treatment that the...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

... in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues followed 295,344 men enrolled in the National Institutes of Health-AARP...cancer risk. After five years of follow-up, 10,241 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 8,765 with localized cancers and 1,476 with advanced ...

No magic tomato? Study breaks link between lycopene and prostate cancer prevention

...e cancer. Study data were derived from over 28,000 men enrolled in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ov... inexpensive way to lower prostate cancer risk for men concerned about this common disease," said Ulrike Peters, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Fred Hutchinson Canc...

Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men

The testosterone levels of healthy men decline as they get older. As sleep quality and q...f the University of Chicago, focused on 12 healthy men between the ages of 64 and 74. Three morning blood samples were pooled for the measurement of total...

Brain's reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a woman's hormonal cycle

...gues scanned the brain activity of 13 women and 13 men while they performed a task involving simulated sl...anticipation and delivery of rewards. For example, men had more activity in a striatum (signal relay station) area during anticipation compared to women an...

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