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More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis

...e active ingredient in cannabis, when two of their male subjects experienced impaired psychomotor function...wer concentrations in their blood. However the two male subjects experienced their reactions with blood concentrations of 4.7ng/ml and 6.2 ng/ml, respective...

It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...ows that domestic violence is more likely when the male assailant's local team wins. Winning is also likely to be associated with the celebratory downing of alcohol, a factor that is well known to increase the risk of violence, they say....

Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious

...he most part be studying whether the production of male and female sexual hormones is greater in overfed animals than in undernourished ones. "It's important to find out the cause of this problem as the early onset of puberty affects a large number of children and can eventually give rise to new reproduct...

Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships

...enty-one White women who suffered chronic abuse by male dating partners. "Rather than victim-blaming, studying women's vulnerabilities provides a theoretical basis for understanding why women stay in and perhaps re-enter abusive relationships with the same partner or different partners," the authors stat...

Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors

...d graft to recipient sex mismatch (female graft to male recipient); and recipient risk factors, including the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) urgency status (1 or 2A versus 2B or 3), age and the cause of liver disease. Based on their statistical models, the researchers found that donor age of 60 y...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

... Women are equal The misconception that CVD is a male disease is rife across Europe and the rest of the ...m profiles often vary markedly from those of their male counterparts. Women with heart disease are up to ten years older than men and present with much les...

Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior

...dgers are four times more likely to have anal sex; male and female pledgers are six times more likely to have oral sex than non-pledgers. Condom use for anal sex is very low; for oral almost non-existent. Therefore, Brckner said, virgin pledger engagement in riskier behavior may be a factor in higher than...

Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists

...n respond to vaccines alone." Drugs that suppress male hormones such as testosterone, which fuels prostate cancer, are one of the main treatment alternatives for early relapse and helps stall cancer growth. No clinical trials are yet available for the earlier vaccine regimen. Prostate cancer is the leadi...

Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration

...edical School, Boston, and colleagues surveyed 840 male twins from the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council World War II Veteran Twin Registry born between 1917 and 1927. Two hundred and ten MZ and 181 DZ complete twin pairs and 58 singletons, whose twin were no longer living or were un...

Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences

...o users. Tobacco use was much more prevalent among male athletes. More Caucasian than African-American athletes used tobacco, and tobacco use increased from zero in grade 6 to 22.7% in grade 12. While 91% of coaches were willing to tell athletes not to smoke, only 78% were willing to tell them not to use ...

Will your kids grow up to be fat?

...ears later. Results showed that nearly half of the male subjects (48.3 percent) and nearly a quarter of the female subjects (23.5 percent) became overweight or obese between their first childhood visit and the young adult follow-up. Compared with children with a BMI less than the 50th percentile, girls an...

Sex selection popular among infertile women

... that women with only daughters wanted to select a male child, and women with only sons wanted to select a...ing children, had only sons, or had a diagnosis of male infertility were more likely to want a daughter. Based on these recent findings, the researchers sug...

Women less likely to get quality heart attack care

...l, with more co-existing health problems, than the male patients. This fits the known pattern of heart disease among women, who tend to develop the condition and its effects later in life. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women. Some previous studies by other researchers ha...

Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more

...evels and intensity of smoking habit. In addition, male smokers have an even harder time quitting. The study reports that companies should explore smoking cessation programs for their employees. Abstract No. 020. Chinese prone to high hypertension rates than Americans In a meta-analysis of studies expl...

News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

... muscle enlargement and cell death in more than 20 male and female mice, some normal and others inbred for obesity due to changes in the amount and function of the hormone leptin. Some mice were leptin deficient, while others had nonworking leptin receptors. Made by fat cells, leptin regulates appetite ...

Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing

... lung cancer has been viewed as a disease of older male smokers, but that is not necessarily the case," sa... Physicians. "Although it used to be considered a male smoker disease, this shortening gender gap clearly illustrates a behavior shift over recent years in...

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

... the result Cavigelli saw in an earlier study with male rats.The males' stress hormones were lower in the curious rodents. "These results suggest that both elevated and dampened stress hormone production may be associated with disease resilience or accelerated aging," says the Penn State researcher....

'EuroVacc 02' HIV vaccine trial begins in February 2005

...Hospital, Imperial College London. All volunteers, male or female, should be between 18 and 55 yrs, HIV-negative and at low risk of infection. The trial will carefully evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the combination of the vaccines, in particular their ability to generate HIV-specific cell-medi...

Hepatitis B viral load, genotype affect liver cancer risk, study finds

...leagues conducted a nested casecontrol study among male Taiwanese HBV carriers who had not been diagnosed with HCC. HBV DNA levels--a measure of viral load--and genotypes were determined for 154 case patients (men who were diagnosed with HCC during 14 years of follow-up) and 316 control subjects. Greater ...

Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty

... authors, with active discouragement of women in a male dominated specialty. "It is clear that a virtual c...trar posts appears to be better than that of their male peers. In cardiology, women make up only 9% of applicants for these posts. In 2002 they comprised le...

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