Tag: "female" at medical news
Caregiving for spouse prompts women to retire earlier
...orted not only higher household incomes than their female
counterparts but also less satisfaction from their...ant role in transforming gender-role attitudes and female
employment patterns. As it moves into caregiving roles, we may witness new struggles as couples and ...
Men, women and the green eyed monster
...all the other measures. "The theory that male and female
jealousy is differentially aroused byspecific kinds of infidelity threats has long been advocated bysociobiologists and evolutionary psychologists," DeSteno said. "In directcontradiction to the evolutionary view, both men and women appear toexperien...
Brain shrinkage in ADHD not caused by medications
...in l991, the study used MRI to scan 89 male and 63 female
patients ages 5-18, with ADHD, and 139 age- and gender-matched controls, children and adolescents without ADHD. Most patients were scanned at least twice, and some up to four times over the decade. As a group, ADHD patients showed 3-4 percent small...
OHSU ethicist offers guidance for physicians with patients using alternative medicine
...o maintain confidentiality. In one case example, a female
patient refuses to undergo surgery for the removal of a tumor on her cervix, which if left untreated could result in serious illness or death. Instead the patient informs the physician of her wishes to treat her condition with Reiki therapy, which is...
Women report chronic pelvic pain not taken seriously, survey shows
...go gynecological surgery each year to treat common female
health problems such as ovarian cysts, fibroids and endometriosis, will develop adhesions. Ironically, women who undergo pelvic surgery to correct endometriosis or to remove adhesions (a procedure called adhesiolysis) are at risk for developing pel...
Mothers who drink during pregnancy may increase children's cancer risk, study shows
...l." Hilakivi-Clarke and her colleague found that female
rats exposed to alcohol in utero developed breast ...ntly higher rate; their study also showed that the female
offspring had higher breast density, and more estrogen receptors--both of which have been linked to ...
UNC study uncovers increasing shortage of pharmacists with growing population
...n-dispensing jobs. "In addition, there were more female
than male pharmacists in the N.C. workforce for the first time in 2000," Fraher said. "Women tend to work fewer hours than their male counterparts at all ages, with the greatest differential occurring during their child-bearing years when, on average...
Men more dependent on exercise than women, UF study shows
...s. College-age men were twice as likely as their female
counterparts to exercise to excess, and were more prone to becoming irritable and tense if they missed a scheduled workout time, according to a study published in the June issue of the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. "We think of exercise...
Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis
...roup found that estren protected bone mass in both female
and male mice as well as estrogen or testosterone ... do that. The scientists looked at four groups of female
mice and four of male mice: a group with ovaries or testes removed but no treatment, one with ovari...
New drug may reverse bone loss without estrogens side effects, Science study says
... without affecting the reproductive organs of both female
and male mice, a new study reports. If the same ho...surgery also led to the shrinking of the uterus in female
mice, and of a male sex gland called the seminal vesicle, the researchers report. Both types of shri...
Long-term ERT in postmenopausal women with Alzheimer's may worsen memory
...the American Psychological Association (APA), used female
rats to study the effect of ERT on memory. The fin...two conditions known to exist within the brains of female
Alzheimer's patients, 1) the presence of chronic neuroinflammation, and 2) having too much or not en...
Rutgers study shows learning ability under stress still strong in Prozac-treated females
...ueline Falduto and Sabrina Mendolia, studied adult female
rats treated with the antidepressant Prozac and a ...male hippocampus but reduces their presence in the female
hippocampus. "We plan to investigate whether long-term treatment with Prozac also protects the femal...
Anti-depressant bupropion may alleviate negative mood associated with quitting smoking
...a led the research team that examined 251 male and female
smokers ages 18 and older. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 10 weeksof treatment with bupropion or a placebo, plus behavioral counseling. Bupropion was initiated on the day of the first counseling session, two weeks before the target qu...
New data examines effect of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on survival in patients with COPD
...n San Diego. The investigators identified male and female
patients, ages 40 and older, who were enrolled in the Lovelace and Kaiser Permanente-Georgia health plans during 1995 to 2000 and who had a diagnosis of COPD. In total, 1,685 patients were identified: the 'exposed groups' consisted of patients who h...
Study suggests that tomboys may be born, not made
...en maternal levels of testosterone and behavior in female
offspring. "Because hormones influence basic proc...n London "In both rats and rhesus monkeys, genetic female
animals treated with testosterone during critical periods of prenatal or early postnatal life show i...
Researchers link teen sex to early friendships, steady dating
...xample, researchers found that boys who had mostly female
friends when they were pretee... As preteens, boys with mostly female
friends were more likely to have started dating in early adolescence and to hav...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet Nov. 19, 2002
...(Article, p. 783). Researchers took data on 12,038 female
Medicare beneficiaries who were at least 69 years old and received a new diagnosis of breast cancer between 1995 and 1996. They found that, in general, women 75 years or older had larger tumors at diagnosis and were less likely to have had screening ...
Years to your health! Children of centenarians have less heart disease
...en weighed an average of 66.3 kg (146 lbs.), while female
controls weighed an average 71.9 kg (158 lbs.). M...wed a variety of health benefits for both male and female
c-children, Terry says. But it's still unclear how much these factors are influenced by genetics an...
Want hypertension? Hurry up!
...th higher TUI scores were more likely to be white, female
and better educated," Yan notes. "However, they also tended to have a less healthy lifestyle. They smoked more, drank more alcohol and had less physical activity." The probability of developing hypertension by year 15 was almost twice as high for ...
Coffee drinking elevates plasma homocysteine and risk factors for coronary heart disease
... effect when taken after meals. The 21 male and 27 female
participants in the study, aged 19 to 65 years old, were all heavy coffee drinkers who consumed 6 or more cups of filtered or instant coffee daily. Thirty-one percent of the subjects were smokers, who are known to metabolize caffeine more rapidly th...
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