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Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet For Dec. 21

...e -- the number one cause of death in both men and women in America --can now be identified much earlier. And that means that treatment planning,lifestyle changes, and other interventions can begin much earlier -- whenthey are most effective."Interviews: Daniel Berman, M.D., Chief of Cardiac Imaging in the...

American Heart Association Announces Top 10 Research Advances For 1998 -- Gene Therapy Among The List

...erican Heart Association, scientists reported that women with the highest levels of C-reactive protein had ...rease in risk for these diseases, when compared to women with the lowest level of C-reactive protein. In 1997 the same research group reported that C-reacti...

Dietary Protein Intake And Risk Of Hip Fracture In Postmenopausal Women

...A large retrospective study of postmenopausal Iowa women aged 55-69 showed thatthe risk of hip fracture was related specifically to poor dietaryintake of animal protein in contrast to a lack of association with calcium orvitamin D in the diet....

Changes In Resting Energy Expenditure After Weight Loss In Obese African American And White Women

...evalence of obesity is greater in Black than white women in the U.S. Oneexplanation is provided in this study showing that Black women on reducing diets lost less weight while burning less resting energy than white women....

Elevated Blood Levels Of Inactive TPA Linked To Increased Stroke Risk In Young Women

... diagnosis of a first stroke, were matched with 97 women who had not had astroke. The women were divided into four equal size groups depending on theirblood level of TPA antigen. Those in the...

Gene Once Thought To Program Ovarian Development Instead Found To Be Critical For Production Of Sperm

...ecipher -- albeit scientifically -- justwhat makes women different from men, a group of Northwestern Univer...erty and infertility in boys. To date, no women have been identified with this condition, probablybecause of infertility of males with the AHC mutat...

A Woman's Egg Can Be Freezer Friendly, If You Go Easy On The Salt

...to test how well it works,"says Stachecki. Several women have already volunteered to donate their eggs forthe research. If the new technique works for humans, it may allow easier eggbanking at fertility clinics....

Study: Calcium Supplements Appear To Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

...cer deaths. This year we expect 67,000 newcases in women and 65,000 new cases in men." Physicians believe 90 percent or more of colon cancers evolve frompolyps, he said. Earlier animal research and observational studies in humanssuggested that calcium might lower the risk of colon polyps and canc...

New England Journal Of Medicine Reports Calcium Supplements Help Prevent Polyp Recurrence; DMS Led Study

HANOVER, NH -- Men and women who take calcium supplements may have a lower risk...rectal cancers were detected in an estimated67,000 women and 64,600 men, according to the American Cancer Society, and thecancers were responsible for approx...

Maternal Anxiety May Affect Fetal Development

... by stress or anxiety, could partially explain why women who are anxious during pregnancy tend to have smal...in this week's BMJ. In their study of 100 pregnant women the authors found that women who were more anxious during pregnancy had significantly abnormal patt...

Life In Womb Determines Adult Health

...le periods of development in thewomb: -- Pregnant women will be encouraged to take better care of themselv... economic issuesand providing better nutrition for women of child-bearing age. -- Health insurers will require applicants to divulge their birth weight andho...

Genetics Not Significant To Developing Typical Parkinson's Disease

...gressive motorsystem disorder that strikes men and women almost equally. The disease usuallyaffects people over age 50, with the average age of onset at 60 years. Up to50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Currently the disease has no cure;standard treatment usually involves the drug levodopa, or L-d...

Gene Knockout Prolongs Ovarian Lifespan In Mice

...with other conditions likedementia. Although many women choose estrogen replacement therapy to reducethese risks, finding ways to prolong the body's natural estrogen productionoffers an exciting alternative." Tilly stresses that no technology currently exists to apply this research inhumans. Although the...

Nationwide Study Finds HIV-Positive Women Are At High Risk For Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection

...st has found strong new evidence that HIV-positive women run a high riskof infection with human papillomavi...h smaller studies. Younger women, African American women and those who currently smoke each facemore than a 50 percent increased likelihood of HPV infection ...

NSF-Supported New Scientists And Engineers Receive Presidential Award

...d education. "These talented young men and women show exceptional potential forleadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge," President Clinton said."Their passion for discovery will spark our can-do spirit of technologicalinnovation and drive this nation forward and build a better America f...

Gene Influences Heart Disease And Stroke Risk Factors

...rs, atherosclerosis, and the genetic makeup of 169 women and 160 menwho were participants in the Rochester ...t of earlycalcification. The Apo E-4/3 genotype in women was associated with calcification if the womenhad an increased body mass index and increased blood l...

Topical Agent Found To Kill Papillomavirus

...cal,non-toxic, inexpensive, discreet product which women can apply topically to thevagina prior to intercou...ancer related deaths in women. Worldwide, 250,000 women die annually from thisform of cancer. Prevention of HPV infection could prevent most of thesecancer...

Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows

... apopulation of 100,000 sexually active adolescent women received urine-basedscreening tests, the tests wou...reening method, only about 70 percent ofadolescent women could be expected to agree to an exam, and an estimated 898cases of PID would be prevented. The rese...

Researchers Prove Chemoprevention Can Work

...n properly." The team studied 233 men and women from Qidon, People's Republic ofChina, with detectable aflatoxin in their blood. All were generally in goodhealth and had no history of major chronic illnesses. They were divided intothree groups. One group received 125 mg of oltipraz every day for ...

Folate Status During Lactation

...rolonged lactation wasestablished in a study of 42 women consuming adequate dietary folate. During 6mo lactation, plasma and milk folate and hematocrit were sustained bysupplementing with 1 mg folic acid per day, but declined in unsupplementedwomen....

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