Tag: "environmental" at medical news
Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: Aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer
...ancer Study Project, one of the most comprehensive environmental
epidemiologic studies ever done on that cancer. Fi...land counties was associated with exposures to the environmental
contaminants. We found only a small association." In the new work, the scientists compared informati...
Some positive findings in new study on cocaine exposed children
... our findings underscore the beneficial effects of environmental
intervention in the prevention of mental retardation for cocaine-exposed children. Drug treatment and education for this population of pregnant women, along with intensive intervention for their offspring, are essential to help maximize the future we...
Study examines effects of prenatal cocaine exposure and influence of home environment on IQ scores
... our findings underscore the beneficial effects of environmental
intervention in the prevention of mental retardation for cocaine-exposed children. Drug treatment and education for this population of pregnant women, along with intensive intervention for their offspring, are essential to help maximize the future w...
Eating some types of fish during pregnancy may protect baby from future asthma
...others were interviewed about their diet and other environmental
exposures during pregnancy. We are learning more and more about the importance of fetal exposure to different substances, and how this affects the programming of the babys immune system, Dr. Gilliland said....
People with low incomes more likely to develop brain tumors
...d said. "Low-income status is also associated with environmental
factors such as exposure to toxins, quality of nutrition and shelter, and education and health factors. Additional, larger studies may help shed some light. Also, these results can help us target treatments and educational programs to groups that are...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
...otypic expression of obesity is influenced by both environmental
and genetic factors. In this study, researchers from the Center for Liver Diseases at Inova Fairfax Hospital and George Mason University noted significant differentiation of gene expression in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Gene exp...
Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War veterans
...Partial defects in one or more genes combined with environmental
factors can result in conditions that include fatigue as a prominent feature. Previous studies have shown that mutations in the myoadenylate deaminase gene (AMPD1) and the carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT2) gene can produce pain, stiffness, cra...
Conference promotes breast and cervical cancer awareness in Nigeria
...earch projects involves untangling the genetic and environmental
factors that contribute to early-onset breast cancer. She does this, in part, by studying the genetics as well as the reproductive, social, dietary, professional and cultural lives of young Nigerian and African American women who have been diagnosed...
Highlights summarized for movement disorders research at 56th annual meeting
... thought to result from a combination of genes and environmental
factors such as pesticides and other poisons. Gene...ides. These results confirm the importance of both environmental
factors and specific forms of common genes in the development of PD. [S18.003] Parkinson's Disease ...
Link between caffeine consumption, high blood pressure found in adolescents
...is vulnerable group, a better understanding of the environmental
(including diet) and genetic factors that contribute to blood pressure differences between young African-Americans and Caucasians is needed. One such dietary factor is caffeine consumption," they write, noting that an estimated 68 percent of boys and...
Europe's legacy to its children - A healthier environment?
...n Budapest to outline plans for improving European environmental
health for children. The emphasis is on four regio...specific action that could be taken now to improve environmental
health for children in Europe: 'Laudable goals. But are they achievable? Or will we lament in 5 year...
Urgent need for investment in human resources to respond to global health crises
...ersonnel that deliver public-health, clinical, and environmental
services are in disarray and decline in much of the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Narasimhan comments: "Development and support of the people who constitute the human infrastructure of health-care systems is essential for...
APOE gene linked to Parkinson's disease
...e of studying the relationship between genetic and environmental
factors in the development of Parkinson's disease," said study author Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD, of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Huang said the earlier studies had produced conflicting results, with most showing no significant associa...
New UNC study shows Hurricane Floyd boosted abuse and non-abuse brain injuries in children
... of car crashes and injuries from disaster-related environmental
hazards, less adult supervision of infants and dangers associated with living away from home in temporary housing. "While our study can't prove specific causes, Hurricane Floyd was likely to have produced both an increase in psychiatric symptoms as s...
2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified
... Allergy Capitals TM based on the impact that key environmental
and medical factors have on the severity of allerg... ranked based on the impact that the following key environmental
and medical factors have on the severity of allergies in each market: City's pollen levels Use of...
Environmental educators win 2004 Tyler Prize
...hat train and empower scientistsand citizens to be environmental
stewards of their respectiveregions will share the...ts from Latin American countries,thereby enhancing environmental
sustainability. Through a consortium of six graduate training centers and 27institutions, RL...
Temperature and humidity can affect LASIK surgery results
...ical Center. "This is the first study to show that environmental
factors can affect LASIK outcomes," said Keith Wal...ct LASIK results. These factors included age, sex, environmental
factors such as room and outdoor temperature, and curvature of the cornea, the clear, front part of ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2004
...ECOND-HAND SMOKE INCREASES WITH EXPOSURE The more environmental
tobacco smoke (ETS) male adolescents are exposed to, the greater the amount of lung damage they may experience. In a study of 80 healthy adolescent males (30 nonsmokers, 29 passive smokers, and 21 smokers), Milan researchers found a significant corr...
Environmental inequities cluster to harm poor children
...Y. -- At least two dozen physical and psychosocial environmental
risk factors can profoundly compromise the health ... life as an adult, says a noted Cornell University environmental
and developmental psychologist. "Low-income children are disproportionately exposed to a daunting ar...
Molecular analyses of leukemia patients suggest strategies for better treatments
...ls that cause gene mutations. The recognition that environmental
factors might play a role in the development of AL...the metabolism and the effects of chemotherapy and environmental
agents will also help develop optimal treatment, and may even provide important clues for the cause ...
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