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Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Giving scientists insight into the origins of a devastating illness, new research suggests that people with a genetic propensity to develop Alzheimer's disea...

Clues to Alzheimer's Spotted Earlier in Disease

Researchers found biomarkers in patients with only mild memory problems WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid in the very early stages of the disease, a Swedish study suggests. University of Gothenburg re...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

(PORTLAND, Ore.)June 23, 2009Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weightbut those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findings of a new study published online in Obesity by researchers at Statistic...

Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds

A little extra weight may protect people from early death PORTLAND, Ore., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight - but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findi...

Diagnosis of arthritis 5 years earlier in childless women compared to those with children

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: Nulliparous women (those who have not given birth to children) are diagnosed with chronic arthritides (including ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) an average of 5.2 years before parous women (those who have given b...

Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens

Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who watched adult-themed movies and television shows as children become sexually active at a younger age than their peers, a Children's Hospital Boston study finds. It includ...

Children who view adult-targeted TV may become sexually active earlier in life

Boston, Mass. -- Early onset of sexual activity among teens may relate to the amount of adult content children were exposed to during their childhood, according to a new study released by Children's Hospital Boston. Based on a longitudinal study tracking children from age six to eighteen, researc...

Mother-daughter breast density study points way to earlier cancer risk assessment

(Toronto April 30, 2009) A unique mother-daughter study that used magnetic resonance to measure breast density in younger women shows that percent of breast water could be linked to the risk of breast cancer in middle age and older. The findings, published online today in Lancet Oncology , a...

Treating HIV earlier to decrease the risk of death

This release is available in French . Montreal, April 14 2009 Begin treatment as early as possible: this general common sense rule seems to apply to most diseases except HIV-AIDS, which is only treated once a certain number of immune cells called "CD4+" cells have disappeared. The results...

More compelling evidence on why earlier HIV treatment lengthens survival

Seattle A study showing improved survival of starting antiretroviral treatment earlier than current U.S. recommendations is being reported in the April 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . The study found that not starting HIV patients at a CD4 count greater than 500 cells per cubic...

Starting HIV Therapy Earlier Saves Lives

Study casts doubt on notion that antiretrovirals can be postponed till later in infection WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Initiating HIV treatment before the patient's immune system is too badly compromised can dramatically improve survival, a new study finds. The finding may...

New Tool in the Radiography Approach Will Assist in Earlier Detection of Asbestos-Related Diseases

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Harbut, M.D., MPH, co-director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI, and chief of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Me...

South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than white Europeans

South Asians with type 2 diabetes are significantly more at risk of losing their eyesight and losing it at an earlier age, compared to White Europeans with the same condition. A UK study carried out by the University of Warwick shows diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina) is more prevalen...

High blood pressure linked to earlier death among African-American breast cancer patients

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has shown that hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a predictor of mortality among breast cancer patients, especially those who are African-American, and that hypertension accounts for approximately 30 percent of the surviva...

JAMA article contends earlier study overstated validity of findings on bisphenol A

In a letter to be published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), Dr. S. Stanley Young, Assistant Director of Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, and Ming Yu, University of British Columbia, highlight the statistical limitations of a s...

Is rapid transition through menopause linked to earlier onset of heart disease?

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2009) - An evaluation of 203 women as part of the multifaceted Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study (LAAS) found that those who transitioned more quickly through menopause were at increased risk for a higher rate of progression of "preclinical atherosclerosis" narrowing of arte...

Patients starting Parkinson's drug rasagiline earlier do better

Tampa, FL (Jan. 26, 2009) There is hope that the drug rasagiline can do what no other medication for Parkinson's disease now does -- slow the progression of a devastating degenerative brain disease that eventually robs people of their ability to move and function. Now a new study looking at t...

Contrary to Earlier Predictions, Older Driver Fatal Crashes Trend Down

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite growing numbers on the road, fewer older drivers died in crashes and fewer were involved in fatal collisions during 1997-2006 than in years past, a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study reports. Crash deaths among drivers 70 and...

HIV Outbreak Began Decades Earlier Than Thought

Rise of cities, risky behavior in west central Africa between 1884 and 1924 at root, study says WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The most pervasive global strain of HIV began spreading in humans around 1900 in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study claims. The research, which is publ...

New Alzheimer's predictors advance earlier detection

NEW YORK, July 26, 2008 The following news tips are based on poster and oral presentations at the Alzheimer's Association 2008 International Conference to be held in Chicago from July 26 to July 31. Each presentation is embargoed for a specific date and time. Brain Atrophy and Biomarkers May ...

Biological marker for Alzheimer's holds promise for earlier diagnosis and treatment

Researchers at Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada have found clear evidence that increases in the size of the brain ventricles are directly associated with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Ventricles are fluid-filled cavities in the br...

New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

Research shows future production of new lines may be done without destroying embryo WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have finally succeeded in developing human embryonic stem cells earlier in the development stage of a blastomere, or a 4-cell stage embryo, so t...

Automated MRI technique assists in earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

OAK BROOK, Ill. An automated system for measuring brain tissue with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help physicians more accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an earlier stage according to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Radiology . In Alzheimer's disease, ner...

COPD patients benefit more from pulmonary rehab in earlier stages

ATS 2008, TORONTO Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are in their final years of survival do not get the same benefits from pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) as patients who have more years left to liveregardless of their age, complicating illnesses or lung function, accord...

Alzheimer's Starts Earlier for Heavy Drinkers, Smokers

CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heavy drinkers and heavy smokers develop Alzheimer's disease years earlier than people with Alzheimer's who do not drink or smoke heavily, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meet...

Treatment with an anti-psychotic drug found to cause changes in metabolism earlier than expected

SAN DIEGO, CA Schizophrenia is a complex type of psychotic mental illness characterized by thoughts that are uncoupled from reality. Huge gains in the effective treatment of individuals with the disease began in the 1950s with the development of the first generation of antipsychotic drugs. The me...

PET's targeted imaging may lead to earlier diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Reston, Va.Researchers involved in a large, multi-institutional study using positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) were able to classify different types of dementia with very high rates of success, raising hopes that dementia diagnoses may one day ...

African Americans Show Facial Aging in Eyes Earlier Than Caucasians

Often a Decade Sooner, ASPS Study Says ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While it is no secret African Americans' skin may keep its youthful appearance longer than other ethnicities, many people don't know African Americans show facial aging in the outer corner of...

Smokers might benefit from earlier colon cancer screening

New evidence suggests screening for colorectal cancer, which is now recommended to begin at age 50 for most people, should start five to 10 years earlier for individuals with a significant lifetime exposure to tobacco smoke, a University of Rochester Medical Center study said. An examination of...

Gold nanoparticle probes may allow earlier cancer detection

Using tiny gold particles embedded with dyes, researchers have shown that they can identify tumors under the skin of a living animal. These tools may allow doctors to detect and diagnose cancer earlier and less invasively Studded with antibody fragments called ScFv peptides that bind cancer cel...

Trauma earlier in life may affect response to stress years later

Researchers have known for years that psychological trauma that results in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression can change how a person responds to stress. Now, Cornell researchers report that rapes, sudden deaths of loved ones, life-threatening accidents and other such traumas may ...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Earlier Use of Phosphate Binders in Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patients With Hyperphosphatemia

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee meeting today, the majority of members voted to recommend the use of phosphate binders, including Shire Pharmaceuticals' non-calcium FOSRENOL(R) (lanthanum...

New way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease promises earlier treatment

Physicians may be able to detect and treat Alzheimers Disease (AD) in its earliest stages, when patients are experiencing only mild degrees of cognitive impairment, thanks to new diagnostic criteria proposed by an international group of researchers. Published in Lancet Neurology, the development ...

New research may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis in families

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that first-degree relatives (i.e., parents, siblings, children) of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) are more likely to have the biomarker of the disease in their blood. Armed with this new information, physicians could screen and ...

Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List

Experts urge changing sleep routine at least a week before classes start SATURDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Before the new school year starts, youngsters should start to change their summertime sleep habits. If they don't, they could end up suffering a sleep deficit that could affect their pe...

'Chemical Nose' May Sniff Out Cancer Earlier

In lab studies, sensors differentiate between healthy and abnormal cells FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may some day be able to sniff out cancer with a "chemical nose," a new report suggests. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Massachus...

Cerebrospinal fluid shows Alzheimer's disease deterioration much earlier

It is possible to determine which patients run a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and the dementia associated with it, even in patients with minimal memory impairment. This has been shown by recent research at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The results hav...

Oral cancer patients could be diagnosed earlier

Fort Lauderdale, FL December 10, 2008 Worldwide, more than 500,000 new cases of cancer of the mouth are diagnosed each year. The majority of these cancers are found too late, causing many people to die within five years of finding out they have cancer. There exists much information addressing is...

Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier

Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Young black American men have higher central blood pressure and stiffer blood vessels than white males, indicating that black men are developing high blood pressu...

Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier

Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says THURSDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who live in poor neighborhoods are more likely to have sexual intercourse in early adolescence and to have their first sexual experiences with older boys, a Canadian study sa...
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