Tag: "women" at biology news
New study indicates that people may need more dietary choline than previously thought
...study, 57 adult subjects (26 men, 16 premenopausal women
and 15 postmenopausal women) were fed a diet conta...t, 77 percent of men, 80 percent of postmenopausal women
and 44 percent of premenopausal women
developed fatty liver or muscle damage. Six men (23 percent)...
Sleep apnea increases risk of diabetes and hypertension in pregnant women
...on deliveries, 452 had sleep apnea. Of the 167,227 women
who had gestational diabetes, 67 had sleep apnea. ...tension. In the future, we want to follow pregnant women
whose sleep apnea is well-controlled to see if treatment prevents them from developing these conditi...
UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns
...herited neuromuscular disorder, afflicting men and women
equally. In general, parents with DM1 pass it along to half of their children. Affected sons and daughters usually begin exhibiting symptoms in their teens or twenties. Although symptoms tend to get more severe and appear earlier in life with each su...
Exercise reverses aging in human skeletal muscle
...tissue samples taken from 25 healthy older men and women
who underwent six months of twice weekly resistance training, compared to a similar analysis of tissue samples taken from younger healthy men and women. The results of the study appear in the May 23 edition of the on-line, open access journal PLoS O...
Study identifying alteration in gene associated with uterine cancer
... version of the journal Oncogene. Nearly 40,000 women
are diagnosed with endometrial cancer each year, m...lining of the uterus and is most commonly found in women
between the ages of 60 and 70. If discovered early, this slow-growing cancer can be successfully tre...
National awards for 2 University of York scientists
...rt of the 30,000 award, must be spent on promoting women
in science. Professor Leysers nomination stated that many women
are deferred from pursing a career in science because they believe it is impossible to balance it wi...
HIV in breast milk killed by flash-heating, new study finds
...." This line of research began when HIV-positive women
in Zimbabwe asked how they could make their milk s...ted a study there that indicated that HIV-positive women
wanted to attempt the flash-heating method. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends heat trea...
FSU engineering professor growing bone in a lab
... other bone-related diseases. One out of every two women
and one in four men over the age of 50 eventually will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture, and many more are at risk. Such fractures typically occur in the hip, spine and wrist. "Currently, there are two sources of bone that can be used for pe...
Anti-inflammatory drugs interact with HRT, and more
...of hormone replacement therapy may be inhibited if women
are taking a particular type of non-steroidal anti... researchers examined the medical records of 1,673 women
aged between 50 and 84 years from the UKs General Practice Research Database who had heart attacks o...
U of M researchers find new, more effective treatment for toxic shock syndrome
.... While the infection often occurs in menstruating women
and is associated with the use of superabsorbent tampons and contraceptive items, it can also affect men, children and postmenopausal women, particularly following respiratory viral infections. Other risk factors include skin wounds and surgery....
Spotlight on liver disease: Improving today's treatments
...related with angiographic atherosclerosis score in women
(r=0.17 and r=0.24, respectively). Logistic regression analysis showed that ALT/AST ratio in women
could predict severe CAD (OR 3.39, 95% CI 1.76-8.76). Although significant in univariate analysis, ...
IMS updated recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy
...ectations. The risks and benefits of HT differ for women
around the time of menopause compared to those for...togen should be added to systemic estrogen for all women
with a uterus to prevent endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. However, natural progesterone and some ...
Effect on breast tumors of DNA alternations in 3 genes described
...om 887 breast cancers. The samples were taken from women
35-79 years old who participated in the Western New York Exposures and Breast Cancer Study (WEB study). Extensive in-person interviews were used to collect information on potential breast-cancer risk factors and confounding factors. Results of the re...
Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview
...n receptors in breast tumors. (About 70 percent of women
with breast cancer have estrogen-responsive tumors...hormone-replacement therapy. He notes that midlife women
who consume these products perceive them as natural and safe. But women
aged 50 and older are also m...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 9, 2007
...ects, with ingestion of high levels among pregnant women
linked to rare forms of infant leukemia. In their laboratory study, the researchers showed that bioflavonoids poison topoisomerase II in cultured human cells. This enzyme plays important roles in many critical DNA processes and removes knots and ta...
100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta
... Cecilio University Hospital, in Granada, with 308 women
who had given birth to healthy children between 20.... The results are alarming: 100% of these pregnant women
had at least one pesticide in their placenta, but the average rate amounts to eight different kinds ...
Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis
... in women, said Voskuhl, at a ratio of about three women
to one man. Voskuhl has long thought that sex horm...rs ago Voskuhl conducted a pilot study in which 10 women
with MS were given the female hormone estriol, which yielded what she described as pretty remarkable...
Childhood environment influences reproductive function
...productive hormone levels of groups of Bangladeshi women
who migrated at different periods of their life. It finds that women
who migrated from Bangladesh to the UK during infancy and early childhood reach puberty earlier, are...
FDG-PET imaging clearly predicts lung cancer patients' response to chemotherapy
...mmon cause of cancer-related death in both men and women
in the United States. In 2007, about 213,380 new cases of lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) are expected in the United States, and about 160,390 people will die of this disease. For most patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer, current...
Dr. Michael Petrides: Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
...ns elected this year. In total 227 leading men and women
were elected to the 227 year old academy. This years inductees include former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore and winners of Nobel and Academy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Inductees are nominated and elected to the Academy by current...
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