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Global Warming Would Foster Spread Of Dengue Fever Into Some Temperate Regions
... Most of the new areas of increased potential risk
were predicted to betemperate regions that current... An estimated 2.5 billion people are currently at risk
from dengueinfection, and since the late 1970s dengue has reemerged in the Americas. In1997, 240,587...
Discovery By Fertility Specialist Offers Promise Of Reducing Multiple BirthsTied To Fertility Treatment
... multiple ovulations and thus decreasing the risk
of multiple births. "Nobody has looked at this before, because it wasn't possible until the development of the recombinant form of the two hormones, which happened very recently," Sullivan said. "The ...
Simplified Therapy To Prevent TB Proven Effective In Developing Countries
...stdeveloping countries preventive therapy for high risk
individuals is notgiven because of limited resources. Researchers at the Johns HopkinsSchool of Public have found that a simplified regimen of twice-weekly dosesof isoniazid preventive therapy administered for six months or rifampicinand pyrazinami...
Allergies To Rubber Affect 12.5 Percent Of Health Care Workers
...on and surgical gloves are believed to be the main risk
factorsfor health care workers, but other stretchable rubber objects, such as balloonsor condoms, can cause a reaction. Rubber proteins from the gloves can beabsorbed through direct skin contact. They also can attach to corn-starchdonning powder ins...
American Heart Association Comment: Sodium Reduction And Weight Loss In The
Treatment Of Hypertension In Older Persons
...ates that people can reduce high blood pressure, a risk
factor for heartdisease and stroke, by eating a he...r people, by their age alone, are already athigher risk
for heart attack and stroke. "While you can't control getting older, you can control your diet," s...
Vitamin D Deficiency Appears Common In Hospital Patients
...and even ina subgroup of 77 patients with no known risk
factors for vitamin D deficiency,41 percent showed...edosteomalacia and is associated with an increased risk
of fractures in theelderly. The team studied two groups of patients: 150 who were consecutively ...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
...ence. "There are gender differences in the risk
of coronary artery disease,the cause of heart atta...se -- could point to a new mechanism for increased risk
for heart diseasethat characterizes men, when compared to women, before age 55. The researchcould s...
Genetic Make-Up May Determine Response To Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
...D., M.P.H., director of GenRISK, a clinicalgenetic risk
assessment program atCedars-Sinai Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at University ofCalifornia School of Medicine, Los Angeles. "This study may help us determine who may or may not benefit from thisparticular form of the chol...
Vascular Surgeons Test New Treatment For Abdominal Aneurysms
...ge and weak aorta, and reducing or eliminating the risk
of rupture and death. "This seems to be a safe and effective alternative to major surgery,"says G. Melville Williams, M.D., chief of vascular surgery and lead investigatorfor the trial. "Previous studies show patients are out of the hospital...
Study Suggests Triglyceride Levels May Be Considered An Independent Risk Factor
For Heart Attack In Some People
DALLAS, March 24 -- Major changeable risk
factors for heart attackinclude smoking, high bloo...infood as well as in the body -- may mean a higher risk
for heart attack. Therefore, the scientists say, high blood levels of triglycerides should beconside...
10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs
...lthough families with single mothers are at higher risk
for having inadequate food, more Americans who don...lic Health (Vol. 88, No. 3). Americans most at risk
for not having enough to eat are children and the poor, say the study's authors. About 6 percent of...
Research: Breast Cancer Gene Screening Not Warranted For All
...rm of this gene from either parent areat increased risk
of breast cancer sometime during their lives," said Dr. BethNewman, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UNC-CH School of PublicHealth. "Most previous comparable research took place among patients attendingspecialized cancer clinics so it was e...
Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds
...ergency medicine personnel appear to be at similar risk
of stickingthemselves with a syringe. This study was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safetyand Health....
Study Finds Some People Are 'Born To Smoke'
... there is a simple way to identifychildren at high risk
of becoming smokers, they can be targeted for specialpreventive efforts, Pomerleau says. He and colleagues from the U-M, Washington University and SRI Internationalcurrently are investigating the genetic basis of smoking as part of thecountry's firs...
Common Mutations Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer
...ST), which detoxify carcinogens, have an increased risk
ofdeveloping breast cancer, according to researche...Epidemiology. "It's definitely not aslarge as the risk
increase associated with genes like BRCA1 or BRCA2, but thisgenetic variant affects a much larger g...
Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers
...rtain mothers who smoke while pregnant are at high risk
of passingalong genetic damage to their babies, ac... believe itcould also put newborns at an increased risk
of cancer," said Marjorie Romkes,Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental and occupational health...
Smog Spreading To South Pacific
..., it can causebreathing difficulties, increase the risk
of asthma attacks, and adverselyaffect the growth of trees, shrubs, and cash crops ranging from vegetables toorchids. Whether you're in a congested city such as Los Angeles or the seeminglypristine environment of the south seas, Rowland said,...
Researchers Discover Ways The Ulcer/Cancer Bug Can Trigger Disease
...and lose acid-producing cells. Thisincreases their risk
for stomach cancer, which is common in countries w...."The challenge is to identify patients who are at risk
for developing moreserious disease." Look into the stomach of an infected person who has sev...
NIGMS Makes First Awards For
...large numbers of HIV-infected women to minimizethe risk
of transmitting the virus to their developing babi...-breaking, precedent-settingsignificance, and high risk
because it either lacks sufficient preliminary datato ensure its feasibility, or involves using a ne...
Dietary Determinants Of Iron Stores In A Free-Living Elderly Population: The Framingham Heart Study
...have found a relation between body iron stores and risk
of chronic disease. Iron-absorption studies from single meals have shown that many dietary factors can influence nonheme-iron bioavailability. However, little is known about the association of these dietary factors with iron stores in free-living eld...
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