Tag: "women" at biology news
Facial attraction -- choice of sexual partner shaped the human face
...nce is central to understanding what makes men and women
attractive to each other. We have found the distance between the lip and brow was probably immensely important to what made us attractive in the past, as it does now. ...
Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks
...logical infection that affects up to 50 percent of women
in some populations. BV is characterized by an inc...k for preterm birth, other studies have shown that women
who have BV also are more likely to get herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases, including HI...
Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
...ht said. The study participants included men and women
aged 17 to 80 who had sought but had yet to begin treatment for tobacco addiction, and who used conventional, popular U.S. brands of smokeless tobacco. The researchers studied nitrosamine exposure by analyzing the urine of participants for NNAL, a...
No evidence that widely prescribed statins protect against prostate cancer
...cted between 2002 and 2005 on thousands of men and women
with equal representation of African American, Caucasian and Hispanic populations. The value of the BACH study, according to Hall, is that we capture real world use of medications in the community, which might be a more realistic representation of...
Cardio exercise benefits in male vs. female hearts
...y eventually help improve treatment strategies for women
and men with heart disease. The study is entitled Voluntary Exercise Induces Sex-Specific Physiological Cardiac Remodeling. It was conduced by Sebastian Brokat, Kathleen Cantow, Nadine Ehrenberg, Arne Kuhne, Jenny Thomas, and Vera Regitz-Zagrosek,...
Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause
Austin, TX -- At menopause, women
lose hormone protection against heart (cardiovascu...entioned above. With increased life expectancy, women
spend more than a third of their life in menopause. In addition, obesity is increasing dramatically ...
Testosterone replacement therapy: How safe for aging men?
Austin, TX For decades, older women
have taken hormone replacements to replenish estrogen and progesterone levels lost to aging. More recently, testosterone (the most important male hormone) supplements have been used by aging men to improve their muscle mass, bone strength, libido and...
Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot
...risk profile, thereby precluding identification of women
at risk. Now, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, l...tion for the first time using blood taken from the women
enrolled in the KEEPS trial. Depending upon the results from this group, a larger trial of 720 sampl...
The 'female advantage' in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
...n is diabetic. For reasons still unclear, diabetic women
-- regardless of age -- are diagnosed with kidney ...Unlike their non-diabetic counterparts of any age, women
with diabetes are found to have similar rates of kidney and heart disease as males. Diabetic women
Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some menopausal side effects
Austin, TX Menopausal women
are at relatively high risk for memory loss, high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. A decade ago, the standard treatment for these problems was long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Since then, studies have shown that extensive use o...
Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love
...vidual Differences, asked over 400 British men and women
to judge digitally altered pictures of male faces ... research shows a high amount of agreement between women
about what they see, personality wise, when asked to judge a book by its cover. They may well us...
ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
...d. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by women
in biological science. Bissell is a world-renowned leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function with special emphasis in breast cancer, where she has changed some establis...
Pregnant mothers join search for causes of autism
What: Pregnant women
and new mothers who already have one child with autism will join UC Davis researchers and officials from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as they announce funding of $7.5 million for...
Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies
...rone injections do not prevent premature births in women
pregnant with twins, a University of North Carolin... reduced additional preterm births by one-third in women
whose previous babies were born prematurely. Based on the results of the first study, which showed...
Progesterone therapy and preterm birth: More evidence helps identify women who can benefit
...Medicine can help doctors better identify pregnant women
at risk for preterm delivery who can benefit from ...ulti-center trial led by Eduardo B. Fonseca, M.D., women
with short cervix (most of whom had no prior history of preterm birth) who received progesterone sup...
First case of successful ovarian tissue transplantation between two, nonidentical sisters
...to a live baby. However, the work did give hope to women
who had not had an opportunity to freeze either th... of ovarian tissue. This method is an option for women
who have not had their ovarian tissue cryopreserved, either because chemotherapy was given before 19...
Gold nanoparticles may pan out as tool for cancer diagnosis
... present for binding to occur. More than 200,000 women
are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, and 80 percent of those women
receive some type of therapy, Irudayaraj said. Since 40 percent of them will have a relapse, regular...
High rates of HIV infection documented among young Nepalese girls sex-trafficked to India
...l of Public Health (HSPH) researchers of girls and women
who were sex-trafficked from Nepal to India and th...0 percent of these individuals are estimated to be women
and girls, according to the U.S. Department of State. The State Department further reports that the ...
New data reveal pregnancies exposed to accutane despite risk management program
...e a mandatory program designed to prevent pregnant women
from being exposed to the anti-acne medication Acc...close a loophole in the iPledge program by warning women
not to buy Accutane, or any generic forms of the drug, over the Internet, to bypass the monitoring p...
Injection drug use the most important risk factor for HIV and HCV infections among Quebec prisoners
...ddition, 18.5% of the study subjects (29.2% of the women
and 16.6% of the men) tested positive for HCV antibodies. Most of the HIV-positive men (68.8%) and women
(59.1%) also had HCV infection. Interestingly, 20% of the HIV-positive inmates and 40% of the HCV-po...
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