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Low B Vitamin Levels Common In Many People Linked To Increased Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

...ne-fifth of the U.S. population may be atincreased risk of heart attacks and strokes because they do not e...ino acid may be linked to heart disease and stroke risk as a result of too little vitamin B-6 or folic acid intake. In the study vitamin B-6 levels were low...

Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals

...or individuals infected with TB and at risk for developing active disease," notes Helene Gayle... with a positive TB skin test who are at increased risk for developing active TB. These include: people in close contact with a person who has a...

Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus

... important role in prevention and control." Higher risk and incidence of HPV infection are associated with younger age,ethnic minority subgroups, increased frequency of alcohol consumption, anal sexor a high frequency of vaginal sex. A woman was less likely to have an HPVinfection last for six months if ...

"Genes, Vitamins, Homocyst(e)ine And Cardiovascular Diseases"

...lood vessels). Thus, bloodhomocyst(e)ine may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis, in a similar fashion a...y important. For instance, Figure 2 shows that the risk of death was 6.5 times higher overthe course of 4.6 years in patients with coronary heart disease ha...

"Genetic Factors Influencing Cholesterol Response To Diet"

...disease risk, andas discussed elsewhere, increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Most studieshave found th...mellitus. Eachof these features confers increased risk of coronary heart disease, resulting inan overall three-fold higher risk compared with individuals w...

Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes

...levels,increased heart disease risk, and increased risk for Alzheimer's disease," hesaid. Krauss als.... "Each of these features confers increased risk of coronary heart disease,resulting in an overall three-fold higher risk compared with individuals w...

Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection

...h screening strategy's ability to identify womenat risk and thus trigger testing and treatment, which in turn would result infewer or no sequelae and reduced overall medical costs. They defined medicaloutcomes as prevented cases of pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain,ectopicpregnancy, infert...

Genetics May Explain Much Age-Related Hearing Loss

...SOD or other antioxidant enzymes may be at greater risk forlosing their hearing." In a companion study, researchers lead by McFadden measured actualhearing loss, as well as sensory-cell loss, in mice that were 13-months-old, anage roughly equivalent to 50-60 human years. As in the previous study,...

26 National Alzheimer's Disease Centers Collaborate On Study Of The Utility Of Genetic Testing For Alzheimer's

...s of ApoE, E4 has been associated withthe greatest risk for Alzheimer's. Initially, researchers thought thatgenotyping (distinguishing among different forms of a gene) for ApoE-4 alonemight be sufficient to diagnose and predict the disease. But, ApoE-4 statusalone is not predictive of the disease. Othe...

Leftover Fetal Cells May Affect Development Of Scleroderma

...man leukocyte antigens(HLA) class II has a greater risk of developing scleroderma. Every individual has ...althy controls. Presumably, HLAcompatibility is a risk factor for autoimmune disease because the mother'simmune system has difficulty recognizing the fetal...

Common Infection Linked To High Blood Pressure

...mydia pneumoniaeantibodies had a four-times-higher risk for suffering another heart attack orneeding treatment to restore blood flow to the heart than did survivors with nodetectable antibodies in their blood. Cook says his study was designed to determine whether the bacterium wasassociated with ...

Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer

...ppressor gene Rb2/p130 correlated with a higher risk than normal of returning disease. The women were a... remaining disease-free. "We found that the risk of dying from endometrial cancer was four and a half times more likely in women with these low...

Drug-Resistant Infection Once Found Only In Hospitals Now Present In Community

... outside of the hospital setting withno identified risk factors, according to a study by researchers at th... the researchers focused on children with no known risk factorsfor infection. Among eight children with "community-acquired" MRSA, only onecase in the first...

First Study To Take Bacteria Directly From Patients' Mouths Further Supports Possible Link Between Gum And Heart Disease

...ing this disease. These people may be atincreased risk of getting heart disease and strokes if Porphyromanas gingivalisfrom their mouth gets into the bloodstream and clumps platelets similar to whatwe see in the laboratory." The researchers will present their findings at the 27th annual meetingof...

Studies Underscore Link Between Nutrition And Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

...ANDO, Fla. -- What you eat may play a role in your risk of developingskin cancer, the most common malignan...amous cell cancers,which pose a slightly increased risk of spreading but are usually easilytreated, he noted. "Clinical trials have demonstrated tha...

Women Can Inherit Drinking Problem Too, Study Finds

...ic and environmental factors thatcontribute to the risk of alcoholism in both sexes, researchers have foun...ng or depression, were as strongly associated with risk of alcoholism inwomen as in men. "It used to be believed that depression predicted increased risk o...

USC Study On Soy's Anti-Cancer Effects

... found that Asians living in Asia have a fairlylow risk of developing cancers of the prostate, breast and ...Asianswho immigrate to America typically see their risk go up. Researchers looking foran environmental cause to explain this have focused on diet, and most ...

MRI Scans Following Heart Attack Could Determine Future Health

... serious the heart attack,the higher the patient's risk of later problems. "Vascular obstruction s...ne the size of the heart attack and the subsequent risk ofdeveloping complications." Results of the study were published in the March 3 issue of Ci...

Condom Use In Thailand Dramatically Cuts HIV Infection

...s, such as syphilis and chancroid, are the leading risk factor forHIV infections, says Celentano. They cre... researchers also found that draftees were more at risk forHIV if they had a history of prior STD and sex with girlfriends and prostitutes. The stud...

Intake Of Acetaminophen Increases Risk Of Excessive Anticoagulation In Patients Taking Warfarin

...e the anticoagulant drug warfarin are at increased risk ofexcessive anticoagulation if they also take larg.... Excessive anticoagulation is known to raise the risk of majorhemorrhage. The report appears in the March 4 Journal of the American MedicalAssociation. ...

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