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New research suggests link between maternal diet and childhood leukemia risk

...n's overall dietary pattern - using a 76-food-item questionnaire - and its relationship to the development of leukemia in a child. Researchers also studied the use of vitamin supplements, but did not find a statistically significant link to childhood leukemia risk. A growing number of scientists believe t...

Researchers find no link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and asthma during childhood

...84 and April 1987 in Denmark. Mothers completed a questionnaire regarding lifestyle and socio-economic factors, including alcohol consumption. The Danish Hospital Discharge Registry was used, up to the end of 1996, to determine if any of these children experienced later hospitalization with a discharge diagnosis...

Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting

...izophrenia affect their relationships. New questionnaire measures impact of vision loss, evaluates rehabili...h vision loss indicates activities included on the questionnaire vary in difficulty from easy to hard and assess different amounts of vision loss. The VA LV VFQ-48 a...

East Texas feral hog numbers skyrocketed in last decade

...landowners from 40 East Texas Counties. The survey questionnaire was originally designed by Higginbotham's colleague, Dr. Clark Adams, professor with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, College Station. Adams' survey landowners west of Interstate-35 and also indicated a general trend of increasing h...

Alcohol consumption can damage hearing

...earch. All participants were given a standardized questionnaire regarding alcohol use, blood tests, and a hearing examination. Recordings and evaluation of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were used to measure brain damage in the subjects. Deviations from standard BAEP latencies and amplitudes genera...

Other highlights in the March 3 issue of JNCI

...women ages 55 to 69 who completed a food-frequency questionnaire for the Iowa Women's Health Study. The authors found that the relative risks for proximal colon cancer increased more than twofold across categories of heme iron intake and the corresponding relative risks decreased more than 50% across categories f...

Asthma could be several diseases masquerading as one

...arch team has combined information from a detailed questionnaire with extensive biological data to define subsets of asthma patients. This data should help physicians better diagnose and treat their asthma patients and make better predictions about the course of their disease. The data may also help guide the sear...

Dec. 17 JAMA study shows new 'biologic' drug reduces psoriasis symptoms, improves quality of life

...laque lesions. For the study, patients completed a questionnaire asking how psoriasis affects their daily life, work and their relationships. They also reported symptoms, including pain, itching, bleeding, burning and scaling. "Biologics are injected, instead of swallowed, and block immune cells that produce the ...

Fishing gear fallout

... compiled fishing gear impact ratings to develop a questionnaire composed of a series of pair-wise scenarios (binary choices). Randomly selected participants chosen from the fishing industry, fisheries scientists and managers, and those representing the marine conservation communities completed the survey. The gr...

A human hormone, combined with a full stomach, offers clues for understanding our food intake

...: The subject was instructed to fill out the first questionnaire (baseline). After completing it, the balloon was f...IV infusion terminated, subjects completed a fifth questionnaire before being served a yogurt shake and instructed to consume as much of it as they would during a no...

Clinical trial patients don't care about study sponsors or physician conflicts of interest

... patients approached, 789 (70 percent) completed a questionnaire about clinical trial participation. About a third of all patients expressed interest in participation, whether or not there was a disclosed conflict of interest. More than half of the patients (55 percent) said they felt it was not very important f...

Egg-sharing does not damage a donors own chance of a baby say UK researchers

...nts up and we are currently providing an extensive questionnaire to all of our egg sharers." The results of this study should be available next year....

Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life

...d mental health services. 685 veterans completed a questionnaire about their experience of pain and other healthcare issues. Data were also retrieved about the participants' use of healthcare services. Persons reporting pain, relative to those not reporting pain, were younger, indicated worsening health, had great...

Hormonal changes in satisfied and dissatisfied shift workers across a shift cycle

...at a paper and pulp factory in Sweden filled out a questionnaire where they rated their "satisfaction toward their work hours" (1 = very dissatisfied, 5 = very satisfied). These ratings were used to divide the shift workers into two groups that were either satisfied or dissatisfied with their shift schedule. The s...

Respiratory-pacing device found beneficial in heart failure

...quality of life (QOL) as reflected by a formal QOL questionnaire and by patients attesting to their ability to climb stairs, carry groceries and breathe easier throughout the day and night. Personally, I was most impressed by the fact that patients were reluctant to return the devices at the end of the study." "S...

The genetic complexities of sensation-seeking behavior in alcoholic men

...ding to the Zuckerman scale (a 34-item self-report questionnaire designed to assess sensation seeking by focussing on four components, disinhibition, thrill seeking, novelty seeking and boredom susceptibility). Patients completed the Zuckerman scale at least one week after beginning the alcohol-withdrawal process...

SARS pre-screening protocol developed for AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

...tory illness. The protocol will take the form of a questionnaire that will assess the health of these individuals t...reened. However, individuals who do not "pass" the questionnaire will be asked to visit their doctor and obtain written permission to travel to, and attend, the meet...

Many pregnant women may have depression, but few getting treatment, study finds

...ics. The survey included a standardized validated questionnaire of current distress and depressive feelings (CES-D), a standardized validated questionnaire about alcohol use (TWEAK), and questions about lifetime and recent depression history and treatment,...

Pro-vitamin supplement may increase cancer risk in smokers and drinkers

...ne plus vitamins C and E. Participants completed a questionnaire about their smoking habits and alcohol intake. The authors point out that the alcohol and smoking habits were reported by the subjects, so there is a potential for measurement error and association with other unknown lifestyle factors. Nonetheless, ...

Link made between dietary folate, genetic instability and bladder cancer risk

...articipants were interviewed using a detailed food questionnaire and results of that survey showed that the control group had a much higher intake of folate than did patients -- a differencewhich was statistically different. Researchers then drew blood samples to check which variants of four different DNA repair ...

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