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High selenium consumption may protect ex-smokers from bladder cancer
...d cancer. Each participant was asked to complete a questionnaire
on risk factors for cancer -- including diet, exposure to industrial chemicals, and smoking history and to provide toenail clippings to detect trace quantities of selenium. "A selenium marker should preferably reflect long-term selenium intake," sai...
Northwestern launches major gene banking project
... the project. Participants will complete a short questionnaire
and will be asked to agree to allow ongoing access...derived from the participant's medical records and questionnaire
will be compared against the results of the DNA studies. The medical information in the NUgene datab...
Questionnaire identifies depressions in children
...gen from the University of Nijmegen has compiled a questionnaire
to detect depressions in children aged six to eight years. The questionnaire
is more attuned to the typical symptoms of young depressive children than a much used American quest...
OSU studies breast cancer risk and beef consumption
... reduction. Volunteers will be asked to complete a questionnaire
on beef consumption, and the patients will be classified according to the amount of beef they consume. Researchers will take blood and urine samples to measure any residual zeranol against the activity of several biomarkers believed to be active in ...
Diet rich in soy protein lowers estrogens associated with breast cancer
...r lifestyle factors was obtained from a structured questionnaire
administered through direct interviews. Each of th...ood and beverage items consumed during a year. The questionnaire
also requested information on demographics, lifetime use of tobacco, menstrual and reproductive hist...
Early evaluation critical for kidney disease patients' survival
... just starting dialysis, asking them to complete a questionnaire
on their medical and social history and provide the month and year in which they first visited a nephrologist. They also compared the time between each patient's first visit to a nephrologist and the start of his or her dialysis program. They def...
Rare form of gene discourages alcohol dependence among Jews
...22-65. Trained interviewers employed a widely used questionnaire
to assess each participant's current, past and lifetime level of alcohol dependence. Sixty-eight of the participants provided genetic material to test for the presence of ADH2*2. The results revealed that participants with ADH2*2 had significantly lo...
Proposed remedy for forest fires puts economic interests first
... analyzed responses from a three-part questionnaire
completed by 75 state and federal forest agency members. Participants were asked to share their beliefs about specific management issues and how certain factors such as the desires of the l...
World Trade Center clean-up workers report acute respiratory problems
...o months later. At that time, a respiratory health questionnaire
was administered to the workers. In addition, lung...suppression was being conducted. Responses to the questionnaire
indicate that respiratory symptoms, such as sore throat, coughing, and wheezing were widespread amon...
Semen makes you happy
...ss using the Beck Depression Inventory, a standard questionnaire
for assessing mood. People who score over 17 are considered moderately depressed. The team found that women whose partners never used condoms scored 8 on average, those who sometimes used them scored 10.5, those who usually used them scored 15 and th...
Teen alcohol and drug disorders more common than previously thought
...ohol or drug-related disorder. "The beauty of this questionnaire
it can be easily added to any office visit as part...empting for parents to think that this is a simple questionnaire
that can put the issue to rest in their minds. In reality, many will gain a false sense of security ...
Obesity may exacerbate a heart disorder in African American females
...tory for analyses. An interviewer administered a questionnaire
to determine estimated physical activity levels for adults and adolescents, respectively. These questionnaires determine the average hours per week over the past year spent in occupational and leisure physical activity (PA). Each occupational activ...
Angry young men prone to premature heart disease
...2, all participants were given a "nervous tension" questionnaire
that sought clues to how they responded to undue p...ed as indicating the most anger. Responding to the questionnaire
during medical school, 229 men said they expressed or concealed their anger, 169 said they engaged i...
Glaucoma leading cause of blindness in Hispanics
...on from the 1990 census. They filled out a health questionnaire
and underwent a thorough eye exam in a clinic. Sixty-five percent of the participants were born in Mexico, and more than 90 percent had at least one parent also born in Mexico. Overall, they scored poorly on scales designed to assess their adjustm...
Labor-inducing folklore alive and well among pregnant women
...h. Schaffir gave each woman a questionnaire
listing certain folk beliefs about hastening labor: frequent walking; having sex; heavy exercise; using a laxative, such as castor oil; nipple stimulation; eating spicy foods; fright; starva...
Women with vaginal cancer likely to have been exposed to HPV-16, the virus that causes genital warts
...e of previously developed study tools, including a questionnaire
on health and lifestyle factors. Women with vaginal cancer were more than four times more likely than controls to have antibodies to HPV-16 in their blood, an indication of prior infection with the virus. HPV-16 is a strain of the virus that is most ...
Genetics, stress and environmental cues influence relapse drinking
...cohol relapse. "Obviously we cannot give rodents a questionnaire
to get a self report on their craving," said David Overstreet, associate professor of psychiatry with the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Instead, we look at the ADE, or how much they drink foll...
Studies offer data on potential impact of Reminyl on caregiver 'burden' in Alzheimer's disease
...in the patients' families were asked to complete a questionnaire
on the time they spent on supervision and assistance. The analysis found that the time required to supervise patients who received placebo increased by approximately two hours per day over the six months. In contrast, the time spent supervising indiv...
Chronic Lyme disease symptoms not helped by intensive antibiotic treatment
...ents responses to a health-related quality-of-life questionnaire
given 90 days after they completed the course of antibiotic treatment or placebo. An interim data analysis planned into the design of the trials was carried out last November by a Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), an independent group of do...
Johns Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of digital antibiotics and infectious disease guide for physicians
...y from users, who are required to complete a brief questionnaire
on the ABX Guide Web site in order to gain access to the database. POC-IT will then regularly prompt users to update their digest of medical information by downloading newer versions directly into their PDA through a "cradle" attached to their deskt...
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