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Key Factors Define 'Prolonged Grief'

Identification of the disorder will help professionals treat the bereaved, experts say TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to help people vulnerable to prolonged grief disorder, researchers have developed an accurate process to diagnose the mental condition so it can be of...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The things that are bad for your heart in the middle years of life -- high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes -- are bad for your brain in later years...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Most American youngsters aren't getting enough vitamin D, and that deficiency is associated with an increased incidence of risk factors for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke, two...

HPV, Other Risk Factors Tied to Oral Cancer: New Web Site Offers Awareness, Early Detection Information

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fight Oral Cancer Foundation (FOCF) has launched www.fightoralcancer.org to increase public awareness of oral cancer. According to The Fight Oral Cancer Foundation (FOCF), oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with the latest...

Finnish study identifies factors that increase death in stroke patients ages 15 to 49

Heavy drinking, being 45 to 49 years old, type 1 diabetes or having a preceding infection are associated with more than twice the risk of death in stroke patients 15 to 49 years old, according to a Finnish study. Furthermore, heart failure was associated with seven times the risk of death and ac...

Study Pinpoints Risk Factors for Death in Young Stroke Victims

Many can be modified, treated to improve odds, experts say,, THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults who suffer a stroke are more likely to die if they are heavy drinkers, have heart failure, cancer, type 1 diabetes or an infection before their stroke, Finnish researchers r...

Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and development of clinical grade allogeneic adult stem cell technology, has discovered a significant breakthrough in the use of human stem cells and stem cell factors for the potential treatment of degenerations of the retina and r...

Metabolic factors may play a role in risk for breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA Physiological changes associated with the metabolic syndrome may play a role in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to study results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The metabol...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State...

Income, education, important factors in heart disease risk

Doctors who ignore the socioeconomic status of patients when evaluating their risk for heart disease are missing a crucial element that might result in inadequate treatment, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study published in the June 2009 American Heart Journal . The curr...

What are the risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in China. Although the association between the epidemiological factors and sporadic colorectal cancer has been studied, the relation between smoking, alcohol drinking, family history of cancer, body mass index (BMI) and sporadic colorectal ...

Researchers determine predicting factors of positive lung cancer diagnoses in chest radiographs

AURORA, Colo. -- A study published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology determined several predictors of a positive lung cancer diagnosis after having an abnormal chest x-ray. Dr. Martin Carl Tammemagi of Brock University in Ontario and his team of US researchers examined t...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

Two new studies address donor factors that could affect outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). One found that donor steatosis, or fat in the liver, does not affect liver disease progression or three-year survival in recipients with or without H...

First of its kind study identifies risk factors for LRTIs in Inuit children

TORONTO, Ont. May 21, 2009 Inuit children have the highest rate of hospital admission for Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) globally, but new research shows that lowering risk factors though public health interventions and an enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit ...

New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health

Over 60 Percent of College Seniors Worried They Won't Land a Job After Graduation, Nearly 1 in 5 Students Have a Parent Who Lost a Job This Year, and 1 in 3 College Students Changed Major or Chose Grad School in Response to the Recession NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of colle...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Genes trump environment as the primary reason that some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, according to groundbreaking research led by distinguished criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of The Florida State University. The study is believed to be t...

Nicotine May Help Prevent Damage from Bioterrosim Toxin and Growth Factors in Heart Disease News from Molecular Medicine

Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory properties and British scientists have now found that it is helpful in delaying the effects of ricin, the toxic substance feared in biologic warfare. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory propert...

Penn Medicine, CHOP researchers demonstrate first common genetic risk factors for autism

PHILADELPHIA Researchers have made an important step forward in understanding the complex genetic structure of autism spectrum disorders. A researcher collaboration, including geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), ha...

Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

As population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) --Numerous lifestyle factors affect older adults' risk of diabetes, a new study finds. U.S. researchers analyzed the link between lifestyle and incidence of diabetes over 10 yea...

In the ICU, use of benzodiazepines, other factors may predict severity of post-stay depression

Psychiatrists and critical care specialists at Johns Hopkins have begun to tease out what there is about a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) that leads so many patients to report depression after they go home. In a study reported online April 10 in Critical Care Medicine , the Hopkins rese...

Genetic risk factors play role in autoantibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis

During the past few years, several new genetic risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been identified. The majority of genetic risk factors identified so far have been associated with autoantibody-positive RA, which affects about two-thirds of RA patients, but distinguishing this variant ...

New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies

PROVIDENCE, RI A new study by physician researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston identifies risk factors for the severity of asymmetrical head shapes, known as deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or more commonly as flat head syndrome. The study was published in th...

American Kidney Fund Warns of Kidney Disease Risk Factors During Kidney Awareness Month

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease, and during National Kidney Awareness Month, the American Kidney Fund is working to ensure that individuals have the information they need to take charge of their kidney health. Rockvi...

Number of cardiovascular risk factors could determine safety of intravenous gammaglobulin treatment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. New research out of Wake Forest University School of Medicine identifies the presence of cardiovascular risk factors as an indicator of how likely it is that elderly, hospitalized patients who receive intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) treatment will have a stroke or heart atta...

Reproductive Factors May Protect Women from Parkinson's Disease

SEATTLE, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large new study provides evidence that longer exposure to the body's own hormones may protect women from Parkinson's disease. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Ap...

Research identifies risk factors that affected World Trade Center evacuation

January 22, 2009 -- Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have released findings identifying factors that affected evacuation from the World Trade Center (WTC) Towers on September 11. A research methodology known as participatory action research (PAR) was used to id...

Study examines risk factors for cancer in unaffected breast of breast cancer patients

A new study identifies certain patient and tumor characteristics that may help indicate which breast cancer patients would be the most likely to benefit from preventive surgery to remove the unaffected breast. Published in the March 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the Americ...

Researchers identify risk factors for contralateral breast cancer

HOUSTON - A preventive procedure to remove the unaffected breast in breast cancer patients with disease in one breast may only be necessary in patients who have high-risk features as assessed by examining the patient's medical history and pathology of the breast cancer, according to researchers at...

Most Important Factors Driving Usage of Antibiotics in the ICU Setting are Availability in Intravenous Formulation, Activity Against Key Gram Negative Pathogens, Drug Interactions and Bactericidal Activity

Intensive Care Setting Is Characterized by Lower Level of Usage Restrictions, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Penn. and WALTHAM, Mass.,Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that the most important factors t...

After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three decades of a pronounced reduction in risk factors for heart disease is slowing considerably. In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the trend has flattened, start...

Global Growth Factors (Blood and Tissue) Market to Reach $52.1 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

Growing population, and rising percentage of aging individuals in the population mix, coupled with increasing patient demand for therapeutic efficiency, is expected to drive the world growth factors market to over $52.1 billion by the year 2012. Growth will also be encouraged by the recent succes...

Age, race are among factors that influence carotid-surgery success

DALLAS Nov. 6, 2008 Advanced age and race are among the factors that can affect whether a patient dies or suffers a stroke after carotid-artery surgery, a UT Southwestern physician involved in a multicenter study has found. "This study identified 11 readily available, clinical risk factors t...

Study reveals factors of exceptional health in old age

(PORTLAND, Ore.) October 27, 2008 Elderly people who have a positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are more likely to thrive in their old age, according to a study in the October issu...

Study Reveals Factors of Exceptional Health in Old Age

Positive Outlook, Low Stress & No Smoking Contribute to Healthy Old Age PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Elderly people who have a positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are...

Socioeconomic and treatment factors affect non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients' survival

Socioeconomic factors and the type of treatment received have an impact on a non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patient's risk of dying. That is the finding of a new study published in the December 1, 2008 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study reveals that po...

MultiVu Video Feed: NEW RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION FINDS PISTACHIOS IMPROVE RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE

**September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month** Looking for a heart-healthy snack nut? Pistachios may be just what the cardiologist ordered. According to a new groundbreaking study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Penn Sta...

Newly-defined factors may prevent postpartum smoking relapse

CHAPEL HILL Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy to protect their unborn children from the effects of cigarettes, half of them resume the habit within a few months of giving birth. By shedding light on the factors that enable the other half to put down that cigarette for good, a ...

Breastfeeding, other factors may affect risk of breast cancer type

Factors such as age at menopause as well as a woman's breastfeeding practices can influence her risk of developing certain types of breast cancer. That was the conclusion of a new study published in the October 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The ...

Early Childhood Factors Raise Risk for Snoring

Ear infections, dogs in the home, and large families all contribute, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering respiratory or ear infections in early childhood, having a dog in the house as a newborn, and even being raised in a large family all appear to increase the ri...

U.S. Preventive Medicine: Knowing Risk Factors & Early Detection are Best Strategies for Colon Cancer Prevention

DALLAS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Colon and rectal cancer (colorectal cancer) kill approximately 50,000 people annually and are second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths, yet preventive measures could save many of these lives, according to Boyd Lyles, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of U.S. Preven...
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