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Folic Acid Fortification Effective In Cereal Grains
... the blood of individuals,which could lessen their risk
for several forms of heart disease. The 14 study subjects, who were 20 to 35 years old, participated in 7 trials of folic acid intake. Each individual had normal blood chemistry, hematologic indexes, and serum and blood folateconcentrations. The stud...
Dendritic Cell Therapy For The Treatment Of Cancer
...y alone may also prove useful for patients at high risk
ofrecurrence after a primary tumour has been removed by surgery, or for healthypeople at risk
of developing familial types of cancer....
Genetic "Short Circuit" Leads To Cleft Palate
...ns, and also explain the link between clefting and risk
factors, such as stress, smoking, and certain medications, all of which are known to elevate the level of steroids in the body. The study was carried out by Drs. Michael Melnick, Tina Jaskoll, and colleagues at the University of Southern California...
Are CDC's 1997 Recommendations For Targeted Lead Screening Of Children Justified?
...ng decisions should always be based on the levelof risk
in the population to be screened and that it is not sound public healthpolicy to continue to emphasize universal screening in low-risk populations.Also, without the support of the broader medical community, who opposeunnecessary screening of low-risk...
Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
...nda genetic variation that appears to increase the risk
of developing Alzheimer'sdisease. This f...heform known as APOE e4 was closely related to the risk
for Alzheimer's disease. The new study, reported in the January 1998 issue of Nature Geneti...
Peutz-Jeghers Disease Gene Identified: Enzyme Loss Causes Polyps And Cancer
...brown melanin spots around the lips, and a high risk
for various tumors. Their data have been published as an article in Nature Genetics on January 1, 1998. Another international team of scientists reported mutations in the same gene in Peutz-Jeghers families in a letter to Nature on Janu...
Hurdle In Ulcer Vaccine Development Cleared
... researchteam. "In places where people are at high risk
for infection, such as shantytowns in developing countries, reinfection after curing with antibiotics iscommonplace. So an effective, cheap vaccine that boosted immunity after everyexposure would be incredibly important." Berg is the Alumni Professor...
Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought
...e of femalebeauty, and most people think a woman's risk
of developing anorexia nervosaderives solely from ...s of twins andfamilies suggest that about half the risk
of developing this eating disorder isinherited." Berrettini is collaborating with Walter ...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
... deficiency. The ones that are most at risk
are newborns of mothers who haventeaten enough iron, said Medeiros. When babies are born, theyshould have enough iron stored up in their liver to last them for months,because milk is a very poor source of iron. But if the mother i...
Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
DALLAS, Jan. 20 -- Sudden cardiac arrest risk
goes up 50 percent forindividuals whose parent, br...ot explained just by suchtraditional heart disease risk
factors as diabetes, high blood pressure and highcholesterol. Like heart disease, these risk
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...source problems, we can do pretty well at reducing risk
of leaching into ground water or runoff." Beyond t...lations were written so that there is a 10 percent risk
of pesticides moving to ground water across the state. Using the new technologies, regulators decide...
Gene For Inherited Syndrome Is Possible New Tumor Suppressor
...e fingers. These individuals are also at a higher risk
for a variety of cancers, includingthose of the intestine, breast, pancreas, testis, andovary, said Albert de la Chapelle, director of the Human Cancer Genetics Programat Ohio State University's ComprehensiveCancer Center and a co-author of the study...
A Mutation In The CCR5 Coreceptor Slows HIV Disease Progression In Children Born To Seropositive Mothers
...c, virologic and obstetric factors influencing the risk
ofmother-child transmission of HIV-1 and HIV-2. To study disease progression and prognostic factors in children. To determine the safety and efficacy of antiretroviral drugs prescribed duringpregnancy and to the new-born child. This Cohort is sup...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
...lege's Diagnostic Laboratory. "We see an increased risk
of infection in any dairy herd that is buying anim...ved. We currently do not know all ofthe potential risk
factors for the contamination of a dairy herd with DT104. The Cornell Diagnostic Laboratory identif...
Calcium Potentiates The Effect Of Estrogen And Calcitonin And Bone Mass
...02111. Osteoporosis (lack of bone calcium) with risk
of serious bone fractureafflicts one fifth of all postmenopausal white women in the United States.This review of 20 published trials shows that bone health is best preservedin postmenopausal women who use a combination of estrogen replacement and atl...
Common Cold Caused By Multiple Viruses
... States forunnecessary prescriptions on top of the risk
of developing antibiotic resistance. Mild upper respiratory illness, also known as the common cold, is identified by a set of symptoms.These symptoms can include inflamed sinuses, nasal congestion and a sore throat. Studies done asearly as the 1960s ...
American Heart Association Comment: "Folate And Vitamin B6 From Diet And Supplements In Relation To Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease Among Women"
...s, folate and vitamin B-6, is predictive ofreduced risk
of coronary heart disease (heart attack or death f...relationship offolate intake with coronary disease risk
in men, and with other evidence thatlow blood levels of folate and vitamin B-6 are indicative of inc...
B-Vitamins Lower Homocysteine Levels In The Blood; May Reduce Vessel Damage In Stroke Patients
...mine whether giving the B vitaminswould reduce the risk
of a second stroke, but the results show the abili...iological studies, that homocysteine increases the risk
of strokeand heart attack even when elevated to mild amounts in the bloodstream," headds. Th...
Study Finds Gene Is Associated With Higher Risk Of One Kind of Stroke Among African-Americans
... ICH,"Alberts said. "We know that the most common risk
factor for ICH ishypertension. But there must be ...enetic makeup just might be one of thoseadditional risk
factors if you are an African American," Alberts continued. Apo-E, which is located on the...
USGS Cautions Proper Use Of Pepper Spray To Avoid Bear Attacks
...e sites of interest to brown bears andconsequently risk
human safety," Smith warned. In back country areas wherehikers and researchers may use the same location for extended times, continuingindiscriminate use of the spray could cumulatively create a potentially harmfulsituation for the next person who u...
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