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Gene chips bring new order to lung cancer types, could yield sharper diagnoses, better drugs
...o identified tumors that were less associated with smoking
than others. Because the analysis reveals which genes are most active in the different tumors, the researchers envision future drugs tailored to target one or more genes in each tumor, while leaving normal cells unharmed. None of the hoped-for benefi...
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington join in national effort to study health impact of toxic substances
... cancer. Factors in our environment, such as diet, smoking
and chemical pollutants, interact with our genetics to account for the other 60 to 80 percent of risk. "The work of the Hutchinson Center/UW Toxicogenomics Consortium can help us better understand genetic differences that make some people more sensit...
Chemical found in herbal medicine might complicate pregnancy
...e substance as they should avoid other risks, like smoking
or drinking alcohol. If youre pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, you probably should think about this before you take gingko, Petty said. During pregnancy, both the woman and the fetus are vulnerable, so extra caution should be observed. Pett...
Gene link to increased risk of coronary heart disease, found by scientists
... coronary heart disease increases three fold among smoking
males who carry a particular gene variant, scientists will reveal at a press briefing next week. Professor Steve Humphries, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics at University College London (UCL), and Professor Sir Charles ...
Gene link to increased risk of coronary heart disease found by scientists
...ease risk factors measured as well as completing a smoking
questionnaire. Current smokers were defined as 'ha...As expected there was a strong association between smoking
and risk of coronary heart disease. For every year of the study the CHD events were 5.1 per 1,000 in...
Mass extinction at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary
... in the CO2 composition of the atmosphere. So the smoking
gun still eludes scientists and the cause of this extinction is still at large. "Other possibilities need to be investigated more fully," Tanner explained. The Geological Society of America and the Geological Society of London will co-convene the Ea...
Copper is crucial for embryonic deveopment, say U-M scientists
...lth of your unborn baby than folic acid, giving up smoking
or abstaining from alcohol -- according to a new study by scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School. In the June 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U-M scientists report that copper and a protein called Ctr1...
Abnormalities in stress hormone response among alcoholics
...at the possible confounding influence of cigarette smoking
or certain personality characteristics on stress r...ng is known to affect serotonin function, and both smoking
and nicotine withdrawal have been associated with changes in LHPA axis function. Similarly, approxi...
Scientists seek genetic clues to emphysema and chronic bronchitis
...- We have all heard people downplay the dangers of smoking
by describing the friend or relative who has smoked three packs a day for 25 years and is still healthy as an ox. It's true that some smokers are lucky enough to escape serious lung disease. But it is also true that approximately one quarter of all s...
Eating less may protect nerve cells
...her risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension, smoking
and obesity. Neufeld also will use it to see whether drugs can protect neurons from ischemic damage. Currently, the team is determining how neurons die after ischemia. "Are they killed by the initial injury, or do they commit suicide during the days...
New fossil study rejects 'Eve theory'
...ined by chance alone. "These features amount to a smoking
gun for continuity within these regions, " says Hawks. The findings are the latest evidence in the continuing scientific controversy about the origin of modern Homo sapiens. Many scientists believe that all living humans can trace their anc...
Smoking, heavy drinking and poor nutrition tend to cluster
...e is available for immediate use. A lifestyle of smoking
and heavy drinking may predispose individuals to m...tudies that found a relationship between cigarette smoking
and alcohol consumption, Betts and colleagues found heavy drinking to be more common among current s...
Coffee may protect against bladder cancer
...adder cancer. But the damaging effect of cigarette smoking
was more than double in those who drank fewer than...s. The authors conclude that the results show that smoking
may be an even greater risk for bladder cancer than was previously thought. And they point to previo...
Household exposure to passive smoke depletes some vitamins in non-smokers
is considered causally associated with lung cancer...s data on a number of lifestyle factors, including smoking
status. Eighty-four percent of the subjects exposed to passive smoke had a spouse who smoked. Never ...
¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life
...liminating stress, getting more exercise, stopping smoking
and eating a healthy diet and compliance to prescribed drug treatment are the keys to preventing the recurrence of cardiovascular disease. Particular attention should be paid to having good dietary habits and maintaining them as time goes by, says ...
Moderate alcohol consumption increases bone mineral density in elderly women
...MD than did nondrinking women. Information on smoking
history, past use of estrogen, present use of medications or a history of fractures was adjusted in statistical analysis. Dual X-ray absorptiometry was used to measure BMD at the hip, lumbar spine, whole body, and forearm skeletal sites. Blood levels...
UC Berkeley demographer finds first evidence that maximum age at death in humans is rising
...medical practice concerning heart disease, stroke, smoking
cessation, and the development of new drugs. "After 1970, the trend began to slope upward rapidly," said Wilmoth. "That corresponds closely with breakthroughs in certain medical practices such as understanding and treating heart disease and stroke....
Dietary patterns predict heart attack risk in middle-aged men
...s often associated with other risk factors such as smoking
or family history of CVD. A range of important differences in lifestyle factors and relative risk of CVD emerged between the two dietary groups. Participants who were in quintile 5 of the prudent pattern score were more likely to take multivit...
Increased consumption of whole grain foods associated with decreased risk of stroke
...cent lower risk of ischemic stroke. Adjustment for smoking
modestly attenuated this association. This inverse association remained essentially unchanged with further adjustment for known CVD risk factors, including saturated fat and transfatty acids intake. The inverse relation was also consistently observe...
Increased risk of wheeze and asthma in young children whose mothers smoke during the pregnancy
...moke. Over 8500 mothers were surveyed about their smoking
habits during pregnancy and the respiratory health...nfections. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and smoking
during pregnancy seemed to confer similar levels of risk for wheeze in infancy and early childhood. ...
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