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USC Study On Soy's Anti-Cancer Effects
... that diets high in soy maycontribute to the lower incidence
of certain cancers seen in Asian countries.Now, a University of Southern California/Norris study of genistein, an activecomponent of soy products, provides one explanation of how soy could act toprotect cells against cancer. "The study links a natura...
Age Of Bacterial Meningitis Patients And Subtypes Of Disease Have Changed
Substantially Within Past Decade
ATLANTA--Although the incidence
of sporadic outbreaks of bacterialmeningitis in th...ft in the last eight years in both theage-specific incidence
and in the specific subgroups of the disease. Results ofthe survey are being presented on March 10 ...
Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms
...re than 5 percent of people age 60 and older. The incidence
ishigher among smokers, although aneurysms usually occur as the normalwear-and-tear aging process weakens the arterial wall. Sometimes they resultfrom trauma or acute or chronic infections. They can be fatal if they leak orrupture. About 75 ...
New Study Of BRCA1 Shows No Need For Widespread Screening Of American Women
...pateregardless of their age when diagnosed, or the incidence
of breast cancer intheir families. "The question was, just how common are these mutations in the Americanpopulation? In breast cancer patients, both white and black?" said King. "It's acomplicated question, because one must fully test the ent...
Kaposi's Sarcoma Caused By Virus Usually Transmitted Through Homosexual Sex, According To UCSF Study
...in the city's Castro district, an area with a high incidence
of HIV(human immunodeficiency virus) infection. The investigators focused on 400 men who were infected with HIV from thestart of the San Francisco Men's Health Study, as well as 400 men from the studywho were not infected with HIV. Using a t...
Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More
...asing folate or B6 intakeleads directly to a lower incidence
of vascular and heart disease. Likewise,data showing that increased folate may protect against colorectal cancer do notprovide conclusive evidence of a benefit, the report says. Upper Levels Set The committee set the tolerable upper intake level f...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
... tissue destroyed during surgeryand can reduce the incidence
of repeated surgery to remove previously missedtumor cells. Joe Gray, PhD, director of the Breast Oncology Program at UCSF, will discussthe genetic characteristics of breast cancer that may contribute to diseaseprogression and response to therapy. ...
National Network Provides Update On Devastating Corn Disease
...ospora zeae-maydis, has beenaround since 1925, its incidence
didn?t accelerate until corn acreage wasincreasingly placed into conservation tillage during the 1980?s. However, Lippsinsists, "Growers should continue to use conservation tillage whereverpractical. Unless environmental conditions are extremely fa...
Some AIDS Patients May Show Resistance To Sulfa Drugs
...ed by sulfa drugs and found a significantly higher incidence
of mutation in patients who were taking sulfa drugs (71 percent) compared with those who weren't (15 percent). All of the mutations occurred in patients with AIDS. The mutations occurred at two amino-acid positions. Kazanjian and Meshnick believe t...
Just One Prenatal Visit Decreases Risk Of Preterm Delivery
...n minimal prenatal care can significantly lowerthe incidence
of recurrent preterm delivery," says Serdar H. Ura... only one prenatal visit had a significantly lower incidence
ofpreterm delivery (16 percent vs. 75 percent). The study also found that the no care group ...
Researchers Identify A Gene That Causes Juvenile Polyposis
...doesn't cause it in all families," Howe says. "The incidence
may be aslow as 20 percent or as high as 55 percent. There are clearly other genes whichmay cause FJP." The next phase of this study is to determine if SMAD4/DPC4 is mutated in membersof different families and to look at other genes related to SMAD...
Cell Pathways Reports Extension Study Results Showing Ability Of FGN-1 To Prevent Formation Of Precancerous Colon Polyps
... the United States suffer from FAP, with a similar incidence
ofthe disease in Europe and Japan. Precancerous colon polyps, histologically andgenetically indistinguishable from the polyps of FAP, also occur "sporadically,"but repeatedly, in more than 30% of people in the United States over the age of50, putting...
Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease
...ociated with at least a 34 percent increase in the incidence
ofstroke and a 21 percent increase in the incidence
of coronary heart disease. In another unrelated study, called the Hypertension Detection an...
UB Fertility Researchers Find They Can Predict Pregnancy By Assessing Two Sperm Abnormalities
... no pregnancies. Results showed a very low incidence
of chromosomal decondensation or acrosome reaction in the natural pregnancy group, while in the no-pregnancy group, the rates for both errors were significantly higher. Based on these data, the researchers established fertility thresholds of 14...
University Of Pittsburgh Scientist Discovers How A Novel Vitamin K Stops Cancer Cell Growth
...oping liver cancer, we might be able to reduce the incidence
of thisdevastating illness. By treating liver cancer with this agent, we possiblycould remove some individuals with this disease from transplant waiting lists,if it is as effective in humans as it is experimentally," said Dr. Carr. Dr. Carr ...
New Model Makes It Possible To Predict Emergence Of Antiviral Drug Resistance
...portantindirect and rapid effect on decreasing the incidence
of HIV, she said.The study also found, however, that increasing treatment over a 50-year periodcorrelated with a significant increase in drug resistant strains of the virus,which can be spread through sexual transmission or evolve naturally duringtre...
Strategic Placement Of Automated External Defibrillators May Help Save Lives Of People
Who Go Into Cardiac Arrest
...theSeattle-King County area, researchers found the incidence
of cardiac arrest washigher in airports, county ja... probably only in locations with a relatively high incidence
of cardiacarrest," says the study's lead author, Linda Becker, M.A., of the emergencymedical service...
Improved Oxygen Bath To Heal Wounds, Lessen Number Of Amputations: Sandia To
Sign Agreement With Numotech To Help Create Home-Use Healing Facility
...nt of pressure ulcers. Statistics indicatethat the incidence
of pressure ulcers is about 50 percent amongst those withspinal cord injuries. The statistics get more ominous, though. Of those withpressure ulcers, an impressive number will be hospitalized as a direct result ofthat ulcer. Of those so hospitalized,...
DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
... of signal transduction pathways". Even though the incidence
of pancreatic diseases is increasing, there has been no possibility todate to manage and influence the chronic inflammatory process and stop the development offibrosis resulting in severe chronic pain, pancreatic insufficiency and secondary diabetesm...
Vitamin C May Reduce Angina, Heart Attack Risks
...s of vitamin C were strongly correlated to ahigher incidence
of painful, unstable angina pectoris - even though therewas no apparent difference in the level of artherosclerosis between patientswith high or low vitamin C levels. Another study published in March, 1998, in the Journal of ClinicalInvestigation fou...
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