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Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents

...r, along with their children, who were between the ages of three and nine years (at the time of testing). The exposed women reported a high level of protective equipment use at work. These women were matched with non-exposed women in a control group, and their children. "We found that the children of the ...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...zing the results from 226 young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 who participated in a randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of brief alcohol counseling, the authors found that counseling resulted in long-term reductions in high-risk drinking behaviors and adverse events. Comparing resul...

Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire

...e researchers recruited about 90 women between the ages of 18 and 35 who had not born a child. The women were divided into two groups, one group exposed to the pads with breast feeding substances, and the other group exposed to pads with potassium phosphate, a substance that mimics the concentration of t...

Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs

...y more likely to develop respiratory conditions at ages 12 and 24 months. "A great deal of new evidence suggests that the respiratory system may be vulnerable to damage caused by inhaled environmental agents during the prenatal period," said Rachel L. Miller, MD, the study's lead author at the Columbia C...

Faces age due to fat loss, skin changes - not gravity

...phia. "People make assumptions about how the face ages because when they pull up on their facial skin, they look better," said Val Lambros, MD, ASPS member and author of the study. "Actually the pull of gravity on facial tissues is not a significant component of facial aging. Instead, other factors, like...

Combination hormone therapy doubles breast density and quadruples risk of abnormal mammograms

...ially and ethnically diverse postmenopausal women, ages 50 to 79, who were participants in the WHI estrogen plus progestin trial, which involved more than 16,500 women nationwide. Half of the women in the sub-study were randomly selected to receive estrogen plus progestin and half received an identic...

Consuming fruits and vegetables lowers risk of developing NHL

...o more than 450 men and women with NHL between the ages of 20 to 74 years, who were identified from four large cancer registries across the country. These study participants were matched to approximately 400 individuals without cancer who were similar in age, sex, race and lived in the same geographical ...

Deciphering an autism mystery

...st, she tested both autistic and typical children, ages 8 to 11 , on their ability to discriminate similar sounds from one another. Although neither group of children performed as well as adults, autistic children showed poorer performance than nonautistic children their age. This test presented a simplif...

Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years

...rs. The children's home lives had been assessed at ages 4 and 8. To measure the degree to which children were protected from, or exposed to, stress at these ages, levels of parental warmth, acceptance, and responsivity, were tallied. The amount of cognitive stimulation received at home was also measured. ...

Study at Joslin shows ease of introducing technology to kids with diabetes

...abetes Technology & Therapeutics, found that youth ages 8-18 with type 1 diabetes were more apt to monitor their blood glucose levels more often when engaged in a game called DiaBetNetTM -- an application that integrates blood glucose, insulin dosing, and carbohydrate intake data and challenges users to p...

Iraqi civilian deaths increase dramatically after invasion

...and interviewed the residents about the number and ages of the people living in each home. Over 7,800 Iraqis were included. Residents were questioned about the number of births and deaths that occurred in the household since January 2002. Information was also collected about the causes and circumstances o...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection

...ecology. Researchers followed 99 women between the ages of 18 and 45 who were being treated for bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common gynecological complaint that infects up to 50 percent of women in some populations. BV is characterized by an increase in vaginal alkalinity and substitution of certain benefi...

Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents

...tussis (whooping cough) to adolescents between the ages of 10-18 by combining a pertussis vaccine with the...s projected that vaccination of people in the U.S. ages 10-19 during a 10-year period would prevent up to 1.8 million cases of pertussis and save as much as...

Stretching the supply of flu vaccine: Solution offered in new SLU research in New England Journal

...supply of influenza vaccine for adults between the ages of 18 and 60, according to a study led by Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development and appearing this week in the New England Journal of Medicine . When it comes to flu vaccinations, the conventional "one size fits all" approach for ...

New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue

...also will examine the cells in tissue of different ages to see how they change and what responses generate new cells. "Maybe as cells age, they lose their ability to respond to vibration," he says. "Each time you walk, for example, you are generating a vibration to your bone that helps keep that bone heal...

November nutrition news from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts

...ations. The study of more than 300 boys and girls ages 10 to 19, primarily Caucasian and African-American, found that more than 56% reported reading nutrition labels some of the time. Almost 22% reported always reading nutrition labels and nearly 22% reported never reading them. No differences in nutriti...

Ground-level ozone linked to increased mortality

...s. The risk of death was similar for adults of all ages and slightly higher for people with respiratory or cardiovascular problems. The increase in deaths occurred at ozone levels below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean air standards. The study appears in the November 17, 2004, edition of th...

University of South Florida designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society

... Disease typically begins in mid-life, between the ages of 30 and 50. Each child of an affected parent has a 50 percent risk for inheriting the disease. There is no effective treatment or cure for this fatal illness that affects 30,000 Americans and places another 200,000 at risk. Since 1999, USF h...

Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection

...e results of the study -- which involved 58 women, ages 20-50, all of whom were biological mothers either of a chronically ill child (39 women, so-called "caregivers") or a healthy child (19 women, or "controls") -- were dramatic. As expected, most women who cared for a chronically ill child reported that...

Patients' own stem cells used to cure incontinence

...es, laughs or lifts heavy objects. Twenty females, ages 36 to 84, who were experiencing minor to severe stress incontinence participated in the research. Muscle-derived stem cells were removed from each patient's arm and cultured, or grown, using a patented technique that yielded 50 million new muscle cel...

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