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Cancer Risk Pronounced in Women With an Ample Waist

An international study has pointed out that women with a 34 inch waist carry twice the risk of ailing cancer of the womb, as compared// to women who boast of trimmer waists. Nearly 5500 women suffer endometrial cancer every year, a rate that has gone up by 19% as compared to the figures in 19...

Alzheimer’s risk pronounced with reduced levels of brain oxyge

Researchers from the psychiatry department and Brain Research Centre at Canada's University //of British Columbia conducted a study on mice which portrayed a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. During the study, the researchers allowed some mice to stay in captivity marked by low-o...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pronounced With Low Birth Weight

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and low birth weight seems to have a connection, suggests a new academic insight. Norwegian researchers have unearthed the link, to // indicate that babies who weigh less than 5.5lbs at birth, carry a greater chance of coming down with Irritable Bowel Syndrome , in c...

Obesity Project In Australia Pronounced Success

An obesity study conducted in Cholac, Victoria appears to have met with unprecedented success. The project was successful in reducing the weight of more than 2,000// children aged four to 12. The three-year study found that kids were one kilogram lighter than those in a control group of child...

MRI-guided Breast Biopsy Pronounced a Success

An MRI-guided breast biopsy successfully removed the breast lesion by taking x-ray of the lesion as well as slices of the lesion, according to radiologists. "Contrast-enhanced// MRI of the breast is becoming increasingly useful in patients with lesions that cannot be detected with other techniques,...

Prostate cancer risk pronounced with selenium-protein deficiency

Selenium, which is known for its antioxidant properties in conjunction with proteins, is also becoming popular due to its contribution in bringing down incidence// of cancers, especially lung, colorectal and prostate. "The problem is, nobody seems to know how the mechanism works, and that's n...

Kidney Failure three times pronounced with obesity

A study in the June Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has stated that obesity remains a high risk factor for chronic renal failure//. "Our results confirm an accumulating body of clinical and experimental data implicating obesity as an important causative factor in kidney disease," c...

Asthma Risk Pronounced In Children Living Close to Traffic Ridden Roads

Children who reside close to major roads carry a potential risk of suffering asthma, than compared to children who stay even slightly away, reveals a study// that is published in the May 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The study found that children living within 75 meters (about...

Certain antidepressant drugs associated with pronounced suicidal tendencies

Antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft, prescribed to the elderly, has shown a tendency of inducing suicidal thoughts in its recipients//, especially in the first month of its use, as compared to other types of medication to treat depression. Earlier studies had shown the prevalence ...

Ahmedabad Pronounced Safe with Nil Bird Flu Cases

Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt has confirmed the absence of bird-flu cases in Gujarat. Preliminary investigation of a person suspected of bird-flu// also yielded negative results. Kadar Murghiwala, a poultry dealer in Jamalpur, took ill after 200 chickens under his care died. Suspecting a ...

Cognitive Impairment or Dementia Risk, Pronounced with Ovary loss

A study conducted on 2500 patients has suggested that women who have their ovaries removed may face an enhanced risk of dementia. A Mayo Clinic, Minnesota team has revealed that young women //who have had either of their ovaries removed by the age of 38, face a risk enhanced by 260%. The findings h...

Mother pronounced dead while delivering twins

Ms Adele McIntosh, 33, single young mother has died of a blood clot her lungs as she gave birth to twin daughters. She was admitted to Simpson's maternity// pavilion, part of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, in the early hours. Ms McIntosh already had a 17-month-old son. Doctors say that a bl...

Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses

Expectant Mothers , who carry a high risk of the potentially-fatal condition of pre-eclampsia, should make sure they do not consume large doses of Vitamin C and E. // Recent research has suggested that Vitamins in large doses are not beneficial to pregnant women and can trigger pre-eclampsia. ...

Diabetes Risk Pronounced With Too Much or Too Little Sleep

There is a whole lot of truth in saying that the key to good health is the magic word’ ‘moderation’ Too much or too less of anything is bad for health//. New England Research Institutes in collaboration with Yale School of Medicine researchers, commenting upon Optimum Sleep requirement, say that Me...

ADHD Risk Pronounced in Children with Extreme Personality Traits

A novel study by the Florida State University has thrown light on certain personality traits in children that presage a risk of an attention// deficit hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder. Children with personalities that show up as aggressiveness, undue mood swings, aloofness, and a constant...

Angina Risks Pronounced In Women over 45

According to a recent research, Angina, a from of heart disease that affects nearly two million people in Britain, happens to favor the fair sex//. Angina can cause heart attacks. Angina manifests as chest pain, heaviness, pressure or discomfort, and is triggered by deficiency in oxygen that i...

The effects of Ecstasy more pronounced in presence of music

This drug called “Ecstasy” which has become the rage of dance lovers in discos has been found to work more vigorously in presence of music. // Ecstasy was first synthesised in 1910. It was patented two years later by the German company Merck Pharmaceuticals as an appetite suppressant. T...

Morning sickness maybe pronounced

Mothers are more likely to suffer from serious morning sickness if they are pregnant with a girl, researchers claim. A study of over a million pregnancies in Norway between 1977 and 1985 showed there was a greater risk of the condition for women who were carrying a female child. Though there...

Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color

... While lichen planus can affect people of all races and genders, it is more pronounced in people with darker skin since, as the lesions heal, the affected skin ca...ween spots that heal without hyperpigmentation and spots that are extremely pronounced and do not fade on their own," said Dr. Breadon. "That's why it is critical...

Smoothie King Expansion Signals International Trend Toward Healthy Living

... is a global trend toward healthy alternatives," said Cindy Kuhnau, Smoothie King's co-founder and senior executive vice president. "The trend is more pronounced in some markets over others, but there is a growing trend that has staying power and hits our product sweet spot of high-quality meal replacements." ...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

...k between SAD and other forms of depression, and even with rates of violent murders, suicides and aggressive behavior. Depression tends to become more pronounced in darker months, while aggressive behaviors tend to escalate in lighter months. The effect of sunlight on cognition, however, has not been well re...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

...e leukopenic, only those with the DARC variation experienced a significant survival benefit. Additionally, this survival advantage became increasingly pronounced in those with progressively lower WBC counts, suggesting that the interaction between DARC and WBC counts was the primary influence on slowing HIV dis...

Increase in Thyroid Cancer Puzzles Experts

...8 to 2005 reported in a large cancer database, Chen and her team found a higher incidence not just in small tumors, but across all sizes. The most pronounced increase was seen in primary tumors under 1.0 centimeters -- small ones for which many experts consider it safe to take a wait-and-see approach. The r...

For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

...ound that bilingual speakers were more proficient at dealing with distractions than those who spoke only a single language. That ability was even more pronounced for older people, suggesting that multilingualism might help elderly speakers avoid age-related cognitive problems. A significant percentage of hum...

Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

...en did not live as long as the men following the operation is believed be due to the circumstance that women with aortic aneurysm often also have more pronounced atherosclerosis. "Patients who undergo operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm can look forward to nearly normal longevity," says Kevin Mani, a r...

Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

... release. "One possible explanation for this is widespread discontinuation of and/or failure to initiate HT. Because this cessation of HT use was more pronounced in rich/urban areas, we wanted to see if there was a corresponding difference in breast cancer incidence between these areas and poor/rural parts of t...

CSTE Leads Effort to Improve Blood Lead Reporting

...isoning is affecting adults, from exposure in the workplace and from hobbies such as target shooting." The risk of lead poisoning is especially pronounced among workers in certain industries, including lead refining and smelting; construction work involving paint removal; manufacture of bronze and brass ...

Eli Lilly and Company Announces New Drug Discovery Initiative

... that the patient will be the biggest winner of all." For more information on PD2, please log onto pd2.l i lly.com . * NOTE: PD2 is pronounced PD-squared. About Lilly Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by apply...

Parents In Wisconsin Can Now Test Their Children For Lead Exposure Using Saliva

...uggesting that lead may be more prevalent in Wisconsin children’s environments during the summer months. In addition, these levels were most pronounced among infants less than 10 weeks old who lived in both the most and least densely populated areas of the state. Although lead-based paint inside t...

Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer

...xed group survived for a median of 13.4 months while those on the placebo survived 10.6 months, the research team reported. The difference was more pronounced in those patients with the nonsquamous type of cancer: 15.5 months overall survival in those taking pemetrexed versus 10.3 months for those taking a p...

An efficient approach to monitor gastrointestinal microflora changes

...ished. With application of this evaluating system, four major clinical recipes used for Pi-deficiency therapy in TCM were demonstrated to produce more pronounced recovery activities on the Pi-deficient rats, especially the middle dose (equivalence to the clinical dose), while the higher doses of these recipes d...

Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age

...e or diabetes or to be obese. The gap in health and life expectancy caused by socioeconomic status was obvious in all age groups, but it was most pronounced among those in their 50s and 60s. "Increases in life expectancy raise major challenges for public policy," study leader James Nazroo, a professor...

Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors

...ognosis was less than twelve months. More than one third of the patients treated are still alive after three years and some have been, quite simply, pronounced cured and discharged. The earliest patient to be discharged is one of David Lloyd's trial patients treated nine years ago. Several more are aliv...

Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common Route for Swine Flu in U.S.

... press conference, Besser said the CDC plans to stop concentrating on reporting numbers of cases and start concentrating on where flu activity is most pronounced in the country. "At some point reporting on individual cases no longer has value from a public health perspective, but knowing where in the country we...

Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

...to 130, there is very little difference," Messerli said. "When it goes below 110, then all of a sudden it becomes very obvious." The effect is more pronounced for diastolic pressure readings. "If you go to 70 or below, say to 60, there is a fourfold higher risk in the primary outcomes," he said. A too-low...

U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common

...ne flu is 15. He also said the CDC plans to stop concentrating on reporting numbers of cases and start concentrating on where flu activity is most pronounced in the country. "At some point reporting on individual cases no longer has value from a public health perspective, but knowing where in the country we...

Best intentions: The presence of healthy food can lead to unhealthy choices

...ention to the least-healthy choice, and provides people with license to indulge in tempting foods. They also demonstrated that these effects were more pronounced in people with relatively high levels of self-control. In one study, participants chose from a menu that included French fries, chicken nuggets, an...

Apidra(R) SoloSTAR(R), the Easy-to-Use Insulin Delivery Device from sanofi-aventis, Now Available in the United States

...he body. With Lantus(R), the insulin is released into the bloodstream at a relatively constant rate throughout the day and night; therefore, it has no pronounced peak. Lantus(R) SoloSTAR(R) is easy-to-use and requires six straightforward steps to use it properly. Lantus(R) SoloSTAR(R) eliminates the need f...

Radiation-Chemo Combo Boosts Lung Cancer Outcomes

...en months for those treated only with radiation and almost 15 months for those receiving radiation before chemotherapy. The difference becomes more pronounced when looking at five-year survival rates. More than 19 percent of those treated with concurrent radiation and chemotherapy in the study were still ali...

2008 Sees Significant Rise in Prescription Abandonment and Uptake of Generics

...by the end of 2009, where two-out-of-every-three prescriptions filled will be generic," continued Spiers. "These trends are going to become even more pronounced moving forward as there are many blockbusters in major therapeutic areas like cholesterol reducers due to come off patent in the coming three years. T...
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