Tag: "female" at medical news
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...s throughout the body, including developmentof the female
reproductive system, muscle and bone. "We believe that nature has managed to produce a wide array of effectswith a limited set of receptor molecules by altering the way the receptorfunctions in different cells," McDonnell said. "So, a receptormight ...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...medical sequelae and public health ramificationsof female
circumcision," the authors write. "As African com...tions American physicians should usewhen examining female
patients. "Blanket condemnation by health workers will not help families decidehow to break...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...gram.The program failed in lessening both male and female
students' useof alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana," said sociologist Richard L.Dukes, Ph.D., and psychologists Judith A. Stein, Ph.D., and JodieUllman, Ph.D. In this study, the program was offered to 356 sixth gradestudents to help build self-e...
Natural Estrogens May Help Protect Women From Brain Damage During Stroke
...searchers created strokes in anesthetized male and female
rats byblocking blood flow for twohours through th...issue afterward. When strokes were created in female
rats whose ovaries had been surgicallyremoved, and whotherefore had lower levels of natural estrogen...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...10,000 per year also were older, more likely to be female
and had morehypertension. Frequently, these patients are living on a fixed income withoutadequate insurance to cover medication costs. They also receive less cardiacrehabilitation, according to the study of 523 heart disease patients at Duke. ...
Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers
... 69 percent of male team members and 65 percent of female
team members reported having hangovers; 59 percent of male team members and 57 percent of female
team members suffered nausea or vomiting after drinking or other drug use; 32 percent of me...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...thintervals. The study is open to male and female
patients between the ages of 40 and75, whose stroke occurred six months to six years previously and have a fixedfunctional motor deficit that has been stable for at least two months. The initial patient, Alma Cerasini, is a 62-year-old former...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...ngand managing infections; preventing and managing female
problems; and copingwith depression, thinking problems, apathy and skin conditions. Registerednurses visit mothers at home six times in three months and establish therapeuticrelationships in which they encourage patients to share their feelings andco...
Patients are sought for a clinical study to determine
... The medication will be given fortwo months. Every female
participant will receive a complete gynecological examas well as a free mammogram. At the end of the trial, every patient willreceive a year's supply of Mirapex, from Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc. Pharmacia &Upjohn Inc. manufactures Mirapex and is the s...
'DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too
...ease in cancers, includingcancer of the uterus, in female
mice whose mothers were exposed to DES in utero-- ...while in the uterus. The subsequent generation of female
mice reported today was not exposed to DES. While both generations had increased reproductiv...
Mechanism By Which Estradiol Protects Women From Heart Disease Suggested By Emory Team
...NS - 98 DALLAS -- Scientists have long known that female
sex hormones such as estradiolprotect women from cardiovascular disease. But understanding how estradiolprotects arteries from the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)cholesterol associated with dangerous atherosclerotic plaque formation hasel...
NYU Anthropologist Says Female Statuettes From Ice-Age Europe Were Carved To Protect Health Of Pregnant Mothers
...pologist Randall White has uncovered evidence that female
statuettescarved in various parts of Europe during the Paleolithic period were intendedprimarily to protect the health of mother and child during childbirth. White'sfindings contradict the long-held assumption that the main intent of thesestatuettes...
Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women
...researcher. "For American women, increased female
smoking, especially amongteenagers, has caused a s...seases among women inFrance was relatively low and female
mortality accounted for only 3.7 percent ofall tobacco-related deaths in that country. However, if s...
Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer
...he humanpapilloma virus -- is the leading cause of female
cancer deaths in parts ofAfrica, Asia and Latin Am..., which serves arelatively small proportion of the female
population. "This technique easily could be used by health care workers in areaswith limited...
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
...ek's BMJ. In their study of nearly 2,000 male and female
students aged 14-15 over a period of three years, ...Children's Hospital Research Institute, found that female
adolescents who undertook heavy dieting were 18 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
...lustrating two childrenstanding before one of four female
adults "whowant to know what happened": a doctor,grandmother, judge or a "lady who comes to see theboys at home" (a social worker). "The prosecutor tells the witness that one childis telling the truth and one child told a lie andasks the witness to i...
News Tips Friday, March 26, 1999
...nd race. What is normal for a three-year-old black female
may be significantly lower orhigher than what is normal for a 12-year-old white male. The scientists callfor using age, race and gender-specific percentile values of "normal"cholesterol levels when screening for total cholesterol in children and ado...
Sexually Oriented Internet Sites Are Popular And Non-Problematic For Most People, But Pose Risks For Some
... the Internet. Male respondents (86%) outnumbered female
respondents(14%) by a ratio of 6:1. Women, however, favor the use of chat rooms, whichoffer more interaction and the development of relationships (49% females to 23%males) to visual erotica (50% males to 23% females). Most individuals reportedthat ...
Women Born With Birth Defects Run Small Risk Their Children Will Have Them
...egistry of Norway to identify nearly ahalf-million female
babies born between 1967 and 1982, and then to follow themto adulthood and motherhood. Allen Wilcox, M.D., chief of epidemiology at NIEHS and a collaborator on thisproject, said, "We found a definite tendency for women with birth defects toalso have ...
Sex And Survival: In Some Matters Of The Heart Women Have The Edge
...other factors were twice as likely to die as their female
counterparts. "These are impressive differences," says Adams, associate professor of medicineand radiology and director of UNC's Heart Failure Program. "There are several unique aspects of the FIRST study population whichenhance the lik...
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