Tag: "exposed" at medical news
Passive smoking increases the risk of heart disease
...gauged by asking two questions: "Are you currently exposed
to cigarette smoke to more than 30mins/day?" and "As an adult how many years have you been exposed
to second hand smoke?" The researchers analysed the odds of developing heart disease for non-smokers...
Pets do make a difference for patients in long-term care facilities
...d AAT for graded response; that is, residents were exposed
to AAT either once or three times a week. The results show that treatment once a week is as effective as three times a week....
Air pollutants in low-income housing, child-care centers
...lead and mold levels and then spends the day being exposed
to those same pollutants in a child-care facility, that child may be at significantly higher risk for lead poisoning, cancer, asthma attacks and allergies." Laquatra, who conducted the study with colleagues Lorraine Maxwell and Mark Pierce, both in ...
Study confirms air pollution linked to slowed lung function growth in children
...re likely than those in areas of cleaner air to be exposed
to sudden episodes of very high concentrations of pollutants," Gauderman says. Often, children have acute respiratory symptoms on high-smog days, and researchers plan to investigate whether reduced lung function growth rates might be a consequence of...
Wake Forest researchers find brain region 'exquisitely' sensitive to alcohol
...ction differs depending on whether the thalamus is exposed
to low doses or high doses of alcohol. "This channel is exquisitely sensitive to alcohol." The next step is to expose the ferret thalamus to continuing high doses of alcohol -- paralleling an alcoholic's consumption. "We are now exploring whether c...
Vaccination delays onset of prion brain disease in mice
...periments, the process was reversed, and mice were exposed
to the scrapie protein first and given the vaccine a day later. The researchers expected less of a response in these animals because it takes several weeks to generate high levels of antibodies. In the meantime the disease progresses and becomes more...
Vaccines prevent cancers of the liver and cervix
... some countries virtually the entire population is exposed
to the virus, and 5 30% are chronic carriers....
Virus in babies may cause asthma later on
... says Holtzman. Uninfected mice that instead were exposed
to a common experimental allergen, called ovalbumin, also developed similar inflammation of the airways, but these mice recovered by themselves within two and a half months. To see what happens if the initial airway response was prevented, the resear...
Teenage boys exposed to environmental pollutants
...CET provides further evidence that adolescent boys exposed
to organic pollutants are less likely to father a ... accident, Taiwan, in 1979. These individuals were exposed
to high concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by the ingestion of cooking oil. PCBs are...
Kids need repeated messages, support on healthy eating
Middle schoolers exposed
to an intensive campaign urging them to eat more f...o encourage healthy eating habits at home and were exposed
to environmental interventions like posters, table tents and access to more fruits, vegetables and l...
Researchers seek genetic clues to identify addicts and patients who will benefit from treatment
...hibit a wide range of physiological responses when exposed
to identical doses of opiate- or morphine-based drugs. This drug class includes illicit drugs such as heroin, as well as regulated drugs like methadone and oxycontin, which have legitimate uses in addiction treatment and pain management. Unfortunatel...
Know your risk for hepatitis C virus
...positive results indicate that the person has been exposed
to HCV. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...inical question is not whether the person has been exposed
to HCV, but whether the individual is currently infected, which requires testing of another sort: HC...
The Lancet Neurology press release
..., to cancer of the brain-the area of the body most exposed
to low levels of radio frequency radiation emitted by handsets. This month's Leading edge discusses some of the issues surrounding mobile phone use and concludes that more studies that directly investigate the effects of mobile phone use in the human...
Study finds a mouse model for episodic neurological disorders
... known as paroxysmal dyskinesia. The researchers exposed
the tottering mice to the most common triggers of human episodic disorders stress, caffeine, and ethanol and found that all three of these factors generated attacks in the mice. This shows that the tottering mice can be used to study how environme...
Study adds to knowledge of what it takes to stand up, walk
...side of cells - and the changes in that fluid when exposed
to certain factors. In this study, microdialysis was used to measure norepinephrine near the blood vessels in leg muscle both at rest and when the lower body is under pressure. The pressure applied to the lower body mimics the action of someone movin...
Complex physical learning may compensate for prenatal alcohol exposure, study shows
...ns of young rats. In their study, infant rats were exposed
to alcohol during a period of brain development (e...lity problems. Ten times that many children, also exposed
to alcohol before birth, may not meet the diagnostic criteria for FAS but still have behavioral and ...
Babies fond of salt have higher blood pressure, a granny with hypertension
...ains. "These babies were not fed salt. They were exposed
to a tiny salt or sugar taste stimulus on the tongue." Because blood pressure is not routinely measured in healthy newborns, Zinner and his colleagues did not compare blood pressure measurements to normal or set values as would be done in adults. I...
Exposure to bacteria modulates immune response and decreases allergy in farm children
... up on farms have fewer allergies because they are exposed
to more microbes than other children. Farmers' children are known to be less prone to allergies than children who do not grow up on farms, but the exact reason is not known. Previous work has shown a circumstantial link between exposure to bacteria a...
When moms smoke, certain kids are more vulnerable
...C. Children with a common genetic variant who were exposed
to maternal cigarette smoke in the womb were signi...d no increased risk for respiratory problems among exposed
children with the GSTM1 present genotype (at least one copy of the GSTM1 present allele). Researcher...
Easier monitoring of diabetes is focus of symposium, Aug. 18
...vels in the fluid surrounding the skin cells. When exposed
to a special excitation light, the molecules fluoresce to reflect the intensity of the glucose levels, which can then be read by a detector. (This paper, ANYL 22, will be presented at 3:15 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18, at Sheraton Boston, Back Bay Ballro...
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