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Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
...ergy to perform the same amount of work. "Only one woman
became anemic during the study, but in the rest of the placebo group, we saw a significant reduction in their physical performance compared with the supplemented group," Haas said. "This suggests that iron depletion not severe enough to cause anemia...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...ne. In a case profiled in the book, for example,a woman
called Sophie Baldwin (fictitious name used to protecther privacy) has a family history of breast cancer. Almost everyfemale relative had died of that disease, and she is convincedshe has inherited the disease. Although she is eager to be testedfor b...
Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions
...the effects were far from healthy: A 55-year-old woman
with a history of heavy alcohol consumption develo... the symptoms disappeared after six weeks. Another woman
complained of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches and neckpain after consuming a half-glass of te...
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
...she ate a red popsicle. A skin test confirmed the woman
was allergic to the frozen dessert---but to which ...eal extract. The doctor also learned that the woman
had routinely experienced hives and itchy skin after applying blush, a cosmetic that often contains ...
Cut Pesticide Use In Half, Urges SFU Biologist
...nslates to four pounds of pesticidesfor every man, woman
and child. When Winston, a member of SFU's centre for pest management, began researchingthe book, he expected to find a rapidly diminishing use of chemical pesticidesin favor of more environmentally friendly methods. He was in for a surprise. ...
Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought
...n men.Recent studies show, too, that the younger a woman
is, the more vulnerable sheis to developing anorexia. Compelling as cultural explanations for the current prevalence ofanorexia may be, however, they do not present a complete picture of the disorderand its causes, according to Wade Berret...
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case Of Malaria Infection On Record
A mild case of malaria smoldered in a 74-year-old woman
for decades before being correctly dia...re Dr. Vinetz works part time. On examination, the woman
did not complain of any symptoms but did have an enlarged spleen. The en...
Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case Of Malaria
...linic. Following a diagnosis of lymphoma, the woman
began treatment with theanti-cancer drug methotrex...ut still had an enlarged spleen. In 1996, the woman
came to Baltimore, where her daughter lives, to beexamined at Johns Hopkins, infectious disease clin...
Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus
...on, anal sexor a high frequency of vaginal sex. A woman
was less likely to have an HPVinfection last for six months if it had been her first infection. The longer aninfection endured from previous visits, the more likely it was to persist. One of the consequences of HPV infection is the presence of vari...
Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection
...exual contactwith an infected partner. A pregnant woman
may pass the infection to hernewborn during delivery, with subsequent neonatal eye infection or pneumonia. The annual cost of chlamydial infections and their sequelae in the United Statesexceeds $2.7 billion. "The majority of women infected with Chla...
Jefferson Researchers Find Correlation Between Gene And Endometrial Cancer
...ase will be, and the greater the likelihood the woman
will die from the disease. The finding may eventually lead to a test that can predict disease severity and help guide treatment. Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, anatomy and cell biology at Thomas Jeffers...
Soy Phytoestrogens Reduce Carotid Atherosclerosis As Much As Premarin
...or middle-aged andolder women. A 50-year-old white woman
has a 20 percent probability ofdeveloping a stroke sometime in her remaining lifetime. He said that one review of seven studies of stroke deaths amongpostmenopausal users of estrogen replacement therapy found a reduction of riskranging betwe...
Research: Breast Cancer Gene Screening Not Warranted For All
... said. Being a carrier does not necessarily mean a woman
will develop breastcancer even though the gene boosts her chances. King, Newman and others then at the University of California at Berkeleymapped the BRCA1 gene in 1990. University of Utah and National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Scien...
Engineering, Math Shows Short-Legged Human Ancestors Were Very Efficient At Strolling Through Their World
...e envelope of running but still walking, such as a woman
who is late for a meeting and rushing in high heels," says Kramer. In her model, she compared the three-foot-tall Lucy, who weighed about 70 pounds and had a stride that covered a little more than three feet, with a modern 5-foot 6-inch American or ...
Africa At The Turning Point
...cy-related deaths. During her lifetime, an African woman
has a 1 in 15 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth--odds over 200 times greater than those faced by women in the United States . About 22,000 African women die each year from unsafe abortion, reflecting both legal restrictions on abortion and ...
"A Little Bit Here" And "A Little Bit There" Can Add Up To A Big Problem
...oint SourcePollution In a well-groomed suburb, a woman
sprays fertilizer on her lawn. Across town, aconstruction worker uses a hose to rinse out the inside of a dump truck. Twentymiles away, a farmer uses manure from his livestock to fertilize his crops. Whatthese three don't realize, is that each, in ...
Multi-Center Study Provides Guidelines For Genetic Testing In Women With Breast Cancer: BRCA Abnormalities Multiply Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
... with breast cancer diagnosed under age 50,and any woman
with a history of breast or ovarian cancer in a close relative,should be tested," suggests coauthor Funmi Olopade, M.D., associate professor ofmedicine and director of the Cancer Risk Clinic at the University of ChicagoMedical Center. "This is import...
Yeast Rises To A New Occasion
...ject, on a self-made gene-cloning technologist, a woman
scientist, and a Purdue graduate who for family reasons had never left Purdue after receiving her Ph.D." Geneticist Zhengdao Chen and technician Adam Brainard, members of Ho's research group, also contributed to the development of the yeast. ...
For Fruit Flies, Finding The Right Mate May Mean Offspring With A Longer Life
Span, According To New Study
...hing just doesn't feel right, andlater, a man or a woman
will shrug and say, "There was just no chemistry betweenus." They may be more right than they know. A new study by geneticists at theUniversity of Georgia shows that when female fruit flies are given a choicebetween mates, their offspring liv...
Irregular Heartbeat Shown To Increase Risk Of Death As Well As Disability;
Particularly Harmful To Women
...esthroughout life, says Benjamin. The odds that a woman
with AF would dieprematurely were actually higher than those for men with the disorder,eliminating the survival advantage that women generally have over men. AF is caused by a disruption in the rhythm of the atria, theheart's upper tw...
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