Tag: "incidence" at biology news
Human breast cancer linked to infected mice, says study
...r prevention." The authors found that the highest incidence
of human breast cancer worldwide occurs in landswh... the close association between human breast cancer incidence
and mouse ranges, we propose that humans acquiremouse mammary tumor virus from mice," said the autho...
UNC-CH researchers to comb N.C. mountains for iron problem chiefly affecting Scots, Irish
...lina, and so we're expecting to find a fairly high incidence
of the disorder there," Laudicina said. "We'll screen people and then do follow-up laboratory and genetic testing when we find people with elevated iron levels." The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is sponsoring the two-year project with a $20...
Formosan termite may be top concern of entomologists of the new millenium, according to report
...e considerable public health importance, and their incidence
and geographic spread are increasing," said Hunter. "Malaria, leishmaniasis, dengue and plague have come back, in some cases where they were thought to be under effective control." Public health officials have been concerned about a recent outbreak o...
UCSF researcher reports on protein therapy to reverse facial birth defects
...ption acne medicine Acutane, can lead to very high incidence
of holoprosencephaly and other head and facial defects. Helms and her colleagues discovered a few years ago that these excessive doses of vitamin A suppress sonic hedgehog activity in the embryonic facial tissue. Since at least some dietary vitamin...
NIDA, CSAT, CDC sponsor conference on drug use, HIV and hepatitis
... the Baltimore Convention Center, is to reduce the incidence
of chronic infectious diseases among drug users, to facilitate entry of drug users into drug treatment, and to link them to appropriate medical care. The conference has the overall goal of advancing the integration of best practices in prevention, o...
Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate
...e largest-ever examination of cleft lip and palate incidence
nationwide, suggests that the deformity should be added to the list of potential harmful effects from smoking during pregnancy. It also suggests a possible cause for the mysterious defect. The results were recently published in the journal Plastic a...
New antioxidant vitamin RDAs better, but not good enough
... 100 milligrams a day is associated with a reduced incidence
of and mortality from heart disease, stroke and ca...ears showed they had a 63 percent reduction in the incidence
of prostate cancer, as well as a significantly reduced incidence
of colon and lung cancer. The redu...
Vitamin D deficiency and bowel diseases connected
...northern climates, especially in the winter. The incidence
of IBD in Canada, for example, is the highest in t...gest a connection between vitamin D status and the incidence
of IBD, Cantorna cautions that vitamin D's exact role is still unclear. She says, "It's unclear wh...
Researchers identify novel penicillin-resistance gene in pneumonia bacteria
...susceptible to penicillin, since the mid-1980s the incidence
of resistance of this organism to penicillin and other antimicrobial agents has been increasing in the United States and throughout the world. Now, researchers at The Rockefeller University, reporting in the April 25 issue of the Proceedings of the N...
Dietary changes don't prevent recurrent polyps, eight-center study shows
...it- and vegetable-enriched eating plan reduces the incidence
of colorectal cancer," according to a report in today's (April 20) issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which involved Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and seven other centers, tested the effect of diet on recurrenc...
Vitamin K intake may be helpful in preventing hip fracture
...several other osteoporosis-related factors, in the incidence
of hip fracture. The study showed that those with...t reported consumption of vitamin K had the lowest incidence
of hip fracture. However, vitamin K consumption did not correlate with changes in bone mineral dens...
No apparent increase in cancer deaths among Three Mile Island residents, report University of Pittsburgh researchers
...The effects of smoking and education levels on the incidence
of heart disease are well known," said Dr. Talbott. "When we controlled for these risk factors, along with background radiation factors, we found that the elevations in mortality were not note-worthy." Likewise, elevations in mortality from cancers ...
Fact sheet: the Report on Carcinogens - 9th edition
...association of occupational exposure and increased incidence
of urinary bladder cancer in humans was reported. ...evious diagnosis of breast cancer, and reduces the incidence
of breast cancer in women at increased risk for this disease. Tamoxifen has been approved by the F...
Hutchinson Center researcher awarded Block lectureship
...policymakers on the feasibility of reducing cancer incidence
through diet and other environmental factors. His recent research focuses on the interaction of genes and the environment on colorectal-cancer risk.Past Block award recipients include Drs. Richard Klausner, Judah Folkman and Bert Vogelstein....
UH lab identifies first gene mutations in blood vessel disease
...elopment of the disease, we can reduce the overall incidence
of death from heart disease." Locally, Boyd hopes that such efforts could help reduce the high rate of heart disease among Native Hawaiians in particular. Discovery of the PXE gene mutation builds on work by a Harvard team that identified a locus on...
Cocaine use while pregnant may cause ADHD
...ocaine use during pregnancy because of the growing incidence
of cocaine-exposed babies. This increased incidence
is due to the advent of crack cocaine, a cheaper form of cocaine that is being used increasingly by ...
Biodiversity may reduce Lyme disease
...hese results are supported by the finding that the incidence
of Lyme disease falls in East Coast areas with a g...rests' fragmentation might also decrease the local incidence
of Lyme disease. Increased biodiversity could also reduce the risk of the many other vector-borne d...
Women failing to take vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects, survey finds
...olic acid education campaign aimed at reducing the incidence
of neural tube defects by at least 30 percent by the year 2001. Among the current elements of the campaign, which recognizes the importance of the mass media in reaching women of childbearing age, are new print and broadcast public service advertisem...
Cincinnati Children's researchers uncover critical food allergy pathway
.... "We have not only seen a marked increase in the incidence
of allergic diseases (a doubling in recent decades), but the emergence of allergic reactions to common environmental substances has also increased at an alarming rate," says Dr. Rothenberg, section chief of allergy and clinical immunology in Cincinna...
AIDS prevention researchers to gain premier online info-exchange forum
... of HIV/AIDS." Contributing to a reduction in the incidence
of AIDS worldwide will be the goal of the new web site, Rubinstein says: Every day worldwide, some 16,000 people are infected with HIV, and 30 million had been infected by the beginning of 1998. "Once it goes live," he says, "the web site will provid...
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