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Helium helps patients breathe easier
...y of Alberta. In the study 10 clinically stable men
with moderate to severe COPD were each given four different mixes of gases including room air, while they exercised. During each test they were monitored for exercise time, breathing capacity, work of breathing and symptoms of exertion. The best resu...
Allergy to hair dye increasing
...hool students, 6% of women in their 20s, and 2% of men
in their 20s reported using hair colouring products. By 2001 the proportions had increased in these three groups to 41%, 85%, and 33%, respectively. Severe hair dye reactions among children have also recently been reported. Wider debate on the ...
Pitt study notes decline in male births in the US and Japan
...gh Graduate School of Public Health. “We know that men
who work with some solvents, metals and pesticides father fewer baby boys. We also know that nutritional factors, physical health and chemical exposures of pregnant women affect their ability to have children and the health of their offspring. We sus...
Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables
...se whose leftovers were removed -- was greater for men
than for women. "The results suggest that people restrict their consumption when evidence of food consumed is available to signal how much food they have eaten," said Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and of Applied Economics ...
It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds
A prospective cohort study of nearly 12,000 men
with hypertension found that men
who drank moderately had reduced risk of heart attacks. A glass of beer, a glass of wine, or a shot...
Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows
...cer patients. "A study from Canada showed that men
who took beta blockers for hypertension for at lea...which could explain the finding. Another study of men
after radical prostatectomy reported increased mood disturbances, which are often associated with el...
Fighting influenza & co. with 40,000 blood samples
...luenza virus subtype A/H1N1, homed in on women and men
in the prime of their lives. 'Normally respiratory diseases are dangerous for children and the over-60s,' the project coordinator Dr. Oliver Schildgen explains. 'What's more, in the case of the elderly the flu vaccine unfortunately only prevents the ...
Synthetic peptide targets latent papilloma virus infections
...One study found that 75 percent of sexually active men
and women under 50 have, or have had, an HPV infection, while 10,000 women annually develop cervical cancer, more than 90 percent of which is caused by HPV. Four thousand women die of cervical cancer each year. Once infected, it's difficult to rid ...
Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches
... during the study. Recent research has shown that men
who are circumcised are less likely to become HIV infected when they have sexual relations with women. As a result, access to medical circumcision also will be provided to male participants who choose to undergo the procedure. ...
Newborn brains grow vision and movement regions first
...t with the pattern seen in adults, Gilmore said -- men
typically have a brain about 10 percent larger than that seen in women. "What's interesting about this is it shows that the gender difference in brain size arises during prenatal brain development. It's present at birth. That gender difference is s...
Fitness has fallen since the days of Ancient Greece
...gean. The Athenian assembly ordered all Mytiline's men
to death, and despatched a trireme to carry out this command. The next day, the assembly relented and sent a second trireme to halt the massacre. According to the records of Thucydides, this second trireme would have made the journey in about 24 hour...
New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis
...It demonstrates that the disease is more severe in men
than women, suggesting influence of sex hormones. It is also more severe in HIV+ than in HIV- individuals. In terms of mortality, it is those patients suffering from a haematological malignancy (such as lymphoma or chronic leukaemia) in which cryptoc...
Radiation therapy combo cures prostate cancer long-term
Seventy-four percent of men
treated with a combination of radiation seed impla... Over the course of 15 years, doctors followed 232 men
with early-stage prostate cancer who received a course of external beam radiation therapy followed b...
Smell may outlast other senses
... have a more sensitive sense of smell than healthy men
but the gender effect was not apparent in smokers, people on medications or with a history of nasal problems. ...
Robotic therapy helps restore hand use after stroke
... paralyzed nor unable to feel. Seven women and six men
who had suffered a stroke at least three months prior participated in the pilot study using this robotic device. "Most spontaneous improvement in function occurs in the first three months after a stroke, and after that things tend to plateau," sa...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...orthwestern University researchers have discovered men
with an unusual form of dementia have a higher rate of vasectomy than men
the same age who are cognitively normal. The dementia is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neuro...
Scientists sequence genome of parasite responsible for common sexually transmitted infection
...a sexually transmitted infection that affects both men
and women and results in roughly 7.4 million new c...s is most common in the urethra; however, infected men
often do not have symptoms. Those that do may experience irritation inside the penis, mild discharge...
Phthalates now linked to fat, related health risks
...thalates are associated with poor semen quality in men
and subtle changes in the reproductive organs in b...hat phthalates levels were available. Of the adult men
available in NHANES, 1,451 had data on phthalate exposures, obesity and waist circumference. Of thes...
Erectile dysfunction in diabetes is due to selective defect in the brain
...vioral symptoms similar to those found in diabetic men
with sexual dysfunction. The researchers focused on the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus, located in the brain, an integration center between the central and peripheral nervous systems. The site is involved in numerous functions,...
New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks
...died from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (47.8% men
and 52.2% women), and 23,000 died from chronic ischaemic heart disease (IHD) (40.1% men
and 59.9% women). The peaks in deaths from both AMI and IHD coincided with the times when influenza ...
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