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Researchers discover genetic variant that may explain why women develop M.S. more than men

...vels of interferon gamma, it may predispose you to developing MS. Under this scenario, men get MS less often because they have a lower frequency of a gene variant that is related to higher secretion of interferon gamma." To researchers looking for a cure for MS -- where currently there is none -- the finding is...

Risk and intimate relationships: Can hope triumph over experience in an age of 'messy' lives?

... the project are expected to be valuable for those developing policies for marriage and family support, or involved with issues of family law and policy....

Passive smoking in childhood may increase risk of lung cancer in later life

...co smoke (passive smoking) are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer as adults, says a paper in this week's BMJ. Those children exposed to passive smoking on a daily basis and for many hours are the most vulnerable facing over treble (3.63) the risk of those who grew up in smoke-free environments. Childre...

Study sheds light on cross-species infection for BSE

...d negative at the slaughterhouse, to be at risk of developing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Jean-Phillipe Deslys (Commissariat l'Energie Atomique, France) and colleagues gave two adult primates a 5g oral dose of ground brain tissue from a BSE-affected cow. One primate developed a neurological dise...

Biochip for detection of inflammatory bowel disease

The project developing the biochip, known as the IBDChip, was carried out...ish to be tested, the degree of predisposition for developing the infirmity. Inflammatory bowel disease (EII) includes Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerous Colitis ...

National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

...vention, and assist public health organizations in developing and disseminating educational materials and other information. At the Carter Center, which he joined in 1986 as executive director, Fellow for Health Policy, and executive director of its Global 2000 initiative -- Foege continued his efforts to impr...

Olson family donates $1 million to Arizona Cancer Center

...Dr. Setsuko K. Chambers. "I am firmly committed to developing this new clinical and research division. This gift is an important first step in helping realize our shared vision." A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Olson is in his 32nd season as a college head coach and his 22nd at Arizon...

Reviparin effective in reducing risk of death after heart attack

...aightforward and can be used in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, the benefits of reviparin represents a moderate but important globally applicable advance in the management of patients with acute MI," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005;293:427-436. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor'...

Adults who had higher exposure to infant siblings have decreased risk for MS

...ic and autoimmune disorders, and can influence the developing immune system, according to background information in the article. Having siblings may increase the number of early-life infections, and lack of contact with siblings has been associated with several immune disorders. Younger siblings may be importa...

Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones

...weight gain are associated with increased risk for developing kidney stones, according to a study in the January 26 issue of JAMA . Kidney stones are a major cause of illness, according to background information in the article. The lifetime prevalence of kidney stones is approximately 10 percent in men and 5 p...

January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...nt over two years. The findings suggest a need for developing new intervention approaches for depressed patients who complain of physical symptoms. RTC of a Care Manager Intervention for Major Depression in Primary Care: 2-Year Costs for Patients with Physical vs Psychological Symptoms By L. Miriam Dickson, ...

Rice scientist recognized as pioneer in tissue engineering

...neering. In addition, Mikos and his associates are developing non-surgical approaches for scaffold implantation....y's efforts to form new tissue and heal itself. In developing its scaffolding materials, Mikos' group has focused on chemical modifications that control material ...

Supermarket bakery workers risk developing asthma

...rmarket bakery workers are at considerable risk of developing work related asthma according to researchers from ...tially increasing the likelihood of bakery workers developing work-related symptoms."...

A global treatment for iron deficiency

...untries, but more than 750 million children in the developing world have iron-deficiency anemia. According to a...be the key to eradicating this type of anemia. In developing countries, the standard strategy to try and control iron-deficiency anemia is the use of an iron sup...

Increased physical activity not linked to ALS risk

...etween increased physical activity and the risk of developing ALS, according to a new study published in the Jan...study contradicts previous studies linking risk of developing ALS to excessive physical activity and a slim physique. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), sometim...

Get ready for next generation surround sound

... 'live' experience. Beyond surround sound lie the developing technologies of wavefront synthesis and ambisonics, for example, which are much more capable of conveying the direction and even the size of a sound source. Both rely on arrays of loudspeakers. Generally speaking, the more loudspeakers, the better t...

Sildenafil effectively treats enlarged hearts, mouse study shows

... pressure stress for seven to 10 days, with hearts developing fibrosis and muscle growth by nearly 65 percent. After two weeks of therapy, fibrosis and muscle growth almost completely disappeared. In mice that did not have therapy, hearts continued to get bigger. In a surprising result, the researchers foun...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

... the state and county mental health departments on developing programs to improve the quality of care that children receive and the documentation of that care." The study was sponsored by the California Department of Mental Health with additional funding provided by the National Institute of Mental Health. Ins...

Lifestyle changes especially effective at preventing type 2 diabetes in adults aged 60 and older

...betes, a condition that raises a person's risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Studies show that while adults over 60 are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, losing a small amount of weight and increasing physical activity is especially effective in reducing that risk among this ag...

The role of ethnicity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

...es finds that Hispanics may be at a higher risk of developing the condition. The study is published in Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hepatology is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www....

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