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Second Breast Cancer Gene Located
...develop clinics to provide support servicesfor the women
who may carry breast cancer genes." As with BRCA1, the researchers said they expect that women
who inheritBRCA2 may have up to an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer. Members of familie...
Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
...e training regimens of a number of America's elite women
athletes, and may eventually reshape strategies fo...nitedStates women's heptathlon team were filled by women
who have been workingwith Linda K. Houtkooper, associate specialist in nutrition sciences. Houtkoop...
Component In Soy Products May Be Substitute For Estrogen Treatment
...ow-fat, low-cholesterol diet for 66 postmenopausal women
increasedbone-mineral density, providing evidence ...ved to play a role inlow breast-cancer rates among women
in Southeast Asia where soy proteinis regularly consumed. "Although this is a relatively short-term...
Cholesterol Anchor Helps Signaling Proteins Direct Development
... directed by these proteins take place before most women
know they're pregnant. Hedgehog and other similar proteins act like construction supervisors, helping to direct an organism's growth from a single fertilized egg into a collection of millions of structured, specialized cells. In animal experiments...
Genetic Makeup May Explain Why Some Women Smokers Develop Breast Cancer While Others Don't, UB Study in JAMA Reports
...ation. The results showed that postmenopausal women
born with the slow-acting gene for N-acetylt...en times the risk of developing breast cancer than women
born with the fast-acting gene. The risk was highest for women
who began smoking before the a...
Animal Studies Indicate Aging Brain Responsive To Estrogen
... may have implicationsfor the many post-menopausal women
now on estrogen replacement therapy,Williams said.... possible mechanism to explainrecent findings that women
on hormone replacement therapy, and with a familyhistory of Alzheimer's disease, are less likely tha...
Selenium Supplements Can Reduce Cancer Rates
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Men and women
taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 pe...at men consume 70 micrograms of selenium a day and women
55 micrograms; Americans typically get between 100 to 160 micrograms a day in their diets, Combs sai...
ORNL Finds Common Genetic Cause For Epilepsy, Migraine
...migraine, which affects an estimated 24 percent of women
and 12percent of men. Funding for this research was provided by DOE's Office of Health andEnvironmental Research....
Pets Provide Physiological Benefits For Women Living Alone
... bottom line is, we have demonstrated that elderly women
living alone who are attached to their pets and ha...udy was conducted over six months and involved 100 women
who lived alone. Half were in their mid-20s, the other half were in their early 70s. Twenty-five w...
Researchers Find Production Point Of Key Protein In Fragile X Syndrome
...y mothers and passedon to sons. One in every 1,000 women
is believed to carry the defectivegene; about one in every 2,000 males is affected. Telling physical featuresinclude a long narrow face and/or prominent ears, jaw and forehead. Impairmentranges from severe retardation to slightly below normal intelli...
Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Young women
with low body iron -- but who are not quite anemic... the same amount of physical work or exercise than women
who are not iron- deficient, according to several new Cornell University studies. In some of the fir...
Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish
...rological assessment in 1992 of a group of men and women
older thanage 50 who have consumed 24 or more pounds of sport-caught Lake Michiganfish annually since the 1960s. A comparable group from the same region whodidn't eat fish also is being studied. The fish-eaters have elevated levelsof several contamin...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
... 35 million Americans -- nearly four times as many women
as men -- at an annual cost of $13 billion. As the average age of the U.S. population rises, the problem is expected to get worse. Weaver's study found that adding more calcium to the diet works, up to a point. "The bone mass keeps increasing along w...
Menstrual Phase Linked To Ineffective Mammograms
have twice the risk of false-negative mammogram re...ve learnedmenstruation may partially explain why women
under 50 years of age do not benefit fromscreening mammograms as much as older women." The...
No Link Seen Between Breast Cancer And Pesticides, PCB Exposure For General Population
... as DDE, HCB, mirex and PCBs -- were not higher in women
with breast cancer than in healthy women. Ho...nto groups according to history of breast-feeding, women
with breast cancer who had never breast-fed had significantly higher levels of organochlorines than ...
Jefferson Scientists Find Potential Deadly Effects Of Two Missing Cancer-Suppressor Genes
...ptosis." Men have an X and a Y chromosome; women
carry two Xs. During normal embryonic development, certain genes of one of the X chromosomes may be turned off, a process called X-inactivation. Normally, there is some damage to the X and other chromosomes when cells duplicate and go thr...
Maternal Lead Exposure Linked To High Numbers Of Cavities
...amounts than normal are released into the blood of women
who arepregnant. These high levels reach the fetus at a time critical tothe development of teeth and salivary glands. The scientistsdiscovered another possibility: They found that pups of exposedrats produced 30 percent less saliva, which protects te...
Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
...ife-threatening, except in pregnant women
infected with the virus where fatality rates of 15 to 20 percent have been reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), virtually all cases...
Researchers To Investigate Years Before Menopause
..., PA. -- Comedians, physicians and middle-aged women
know the symptoms and outcome of menopause, but ...archers hope to shed light on the years before women
reach menopause and investigate how their health and reproductive histories affect the patterns ...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
...e body into an all-consuming project in ways young women
of the past did not," said Joan Jacobs Brumberg, p...e same time, traditional social supports for young women
have disappeared, putting girls today in crisis and at much higher risk than boys for eating disorde...
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