Tag: "factor" at medical news
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
... and Pakistani men. The study found that the main factor
influencing an individual's risk of reporting STIs was the number of sex partners. However, this factor
by itself did not fully explain the variations in STI incidence in different ethnic groups. In addi...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ame room. The study's findings suggest a critical factor
contributing to night-waking is not as much co-sleeping or separate sleeping arrangements, but rather changes in where the infant sleeps during the night and during naps. "In other words, it is consistency in sleeping arrangements from sleep onset u...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...rs could not have looked at both brains at once, a factor
that made the research possible. In fact, Montague and members of his team developed the software for hyperscanning and have made it freely available to the research community. In this study, Montague and his colleagues, including the paper's first a...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
...ociated with the celebratory downing of alcohol, a factor
that is well known to increase the risk of violence, they say....
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...erry Schiavo. Increasing usage of these orders can factor
into the interpretation of clinical observations. While two recent studies showed lower in-hospital mortality for African-Americans than for non-Hispanic whites, in a study published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researche...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...e known to over-express the human epidermal growth factor
receptor 2 (HER-2), a protein that fuels the growth, and thus the aggressiveness, of the cancer. Herceptin is a monoclonal antibody drug designed to block the action of these receptors, but use of the agent by itself has shown only modest benefits. T...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...such as C-reactive protein and insulin-like growth factor
1 (IGF-1). Those on the raw food diet had lower body mass indices and significantly lower bone mass in important skeletal regions such as the hip and lumbar spine, sites where low bone mass often means osteoporosis and fracture risk. But they didn't...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...ote inflammation (interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor
alpha) and a protein that promotes blood clots (pl...e "bad" proteins, interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor
alpha, were associated with a lower ability to respond to insulin and use glucose. On the other hand...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
...rted in the past that periodontal disease may be a factor
in the occurrence of preterm low birthweight babies. Now it is believed that bacteria commonly found in dental plaque biofilms may also be related. Researchers evaluated bacterial levels in the saliva of 297 women in their third trimester of pregnanc...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...IDS-related illnesses may have been a contributing factor
to sleep disturbances. Although HIV patients taking antiretroviral therapy often describe insomnia as a side effect of the medication, the reviewers found few published studies that examined this side effect. With the exception of one medication call...
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
...rocess occurs by reducing the secretion of VEGF, a factor
downstream of B-Raf promoting vascular development, from melanoma cells. "Because the tumors remained the same size, siRNA or BAY 43-9006 would have to be paired with another therapeutic agent to cause the tumors to shrink or disappear," Robertson sa...
Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance
...on, high cholesterol has long been known as a risk factor
for heart disease and stroke. However, the result...blood cholesterol level is still considered a risk factor
for stroke and heart disease, however, and physicians may decide that those risks outweigh any modes...
Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival
...discontinued; acute hepatitis C was an independent factor
associated with worse fibrosis. "Donor age did aff...ound maintenance azathioprine to be an independent factor
associated with survival advantage, overall and from 3 months. In addition, while several studies ha...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...en and CVD, including specific information on risk factor
reduction through lifestyle improvements, at the ESC public event, 'For Your Heart's Sake', 2-3 September 2005, Stockholm, Sweden Professor Silvia Priori, of the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Pavia, Italy, is the Chairperson of Women at Heart, as w...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
...in pledger engagement in riskier behavior may be a factor
in higher than expected STD rates. The authors added, "Pledgers who are married have the same STD rates as non-pledgers who are married. Marriage does not cause STDs; unprotected sex does. Knowing how to protect oneself from STDs is important. Sinc...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...health care services and whether outreach and risk factor
modification programs are effective in these communities. Minority participation in research is also inadequate, according to the report, and is necessary to increase the validity of studies. The report calls for developing more minority research in...
Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer
...in is well known to researchers as a transcription factor
that regulates many genes. In cancer cells, NF Kappa B regulates genes involved in cancer cell survival, proliferation and blood vessel formation (angiogenesis). NF Kappa B is hyperactive in many human cancers including pancreatic. The Mayo Clinic ...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...ut all of them had at least one fixable major risk factor
for coronary artery disease. Every participant had at least one sibling with premature coronary heart disease (such as blocked arteries) that had required hospitalization, so family history was a risk factor. Blood tests and physical exams were con...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...assessment of more than one inflammation-sensitive factor
at the same time allows better classification of patients as to whether they have inflammation, " "It is reassuring to see continuing study of simple and well-standardized biomarkers, such as leukocyte count, and risk of vascular outcomes," Cushman ...
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...ssociation between obesity and cardiovascular risk factor
profiles for African-American stroke survivors. Us...ur data support the association of increasing risk factor
profiles and decreasing risk factor
control with increasing weight," the authors conclude. "This is ...
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