Tag: "female" at medical news
Breast cancer risk reduced by 50 percent by breastfeeding for two or more years
...ng, and age at first breastfeeding. A total of 404 female
breast cancer cases were identified from the participating hospitals and all of the patients involved participated in the study. "I should emphasize that this is a crucial time to do a study in China because of the countrys one child policy. If w...
Hand size counts in safe handgun use
...urprising number of handguns are not safe for most female
and some male users Selection and use of handg...e served as a consultant in two lawsuits involving female
plaintiffs, each of whom had applied for employment to police departments. Both claimed that a condi...
Specifying alcohol-related brain damage in young women
...visualize' brain activity in young women. Young, female
alcoholics have significant aberrations in brain and cognitive function. Researchers know that years of alcohol abuse can damage someone's brain. Although both genders seem to be affected by alcohol's toxic neurological effects, women often have...
No evidence that large numbers of physicians are leaving California, say UCSF researchers
...steadily approaching parity between the numbers of female
and male physicians. California is on par with national estimates that women will constitute more than a third of active physicians in the U.S. in 2020. Women physicians are more likely than men to choose primary care specialties and obstetrics and ...
Safer estrogen targets painful intercourse in older women
... provide an important new tool in the treatment of female
sexual dysfunction in much the same way that Viagr...g causes vaginal stimulation or systemic action in female
rhesus monkeys that do not produce estrogen. Depending on the outcome of this study, human studies o...
Yale researchers create topical estrogen that alleviates sexual dysfunction in menopausal women and eliminates side effects of conventional estrogen
...and does not stimulate the growth of the uterus in female
rats, making it much less likely to cause the comm...zed extremely quickly in the bloodstream. Tests in female
rats showed that there was very little systemic activity." Hochberg and his team then tested the ...
DDT, PCBs not linked to higher rates of breast cancer, an analysis of five Northeast studies concludes
...nment with similarities to estrogen, the so-called female
hormone associated with a risk of breast cancer. The five studies were funded in 1993 by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences among women in the northeastern United States. None had shown a link...
Gender differences in general aviation crashes
...ue to inattention or flawed decision-making, while female
pilots are more likely to crash from mishandling t...icine, identifies the differences between male and female
pilots in terms of circumstances of the crash and the type of pilot error involved. "Crashes of gene...
Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children
...e children. The results also show that vaccinating female
children for measles significantly raised their chances of survival overall, bringing them to almost the same mortality rate as unvaccinated males. However, the difference in survival rate between vaccinated and unvaccinated girls was in proportion t...
Low income smokers support smuggling to maintain habit
...University of Edinburgh interviewed 50 male and 50 female
smokers, aged 25-40 years and living in two socially deprived areas, about their smoking behaviour. They found that most smokers wanted to quit but perceived a lack of support to help them to stop smoking. Strategies to maintain smoking in the face o...
Heavier white female workers earn less
...s more than other women in a sample of 1,442 white female
workers earned an average 7 percent less than their slimmer colleagues, when other factors were controlled for statistically. That difference in income is roughly equivalent to the wage effect of one year of education, two years of continuous employ...
UF study: Healthy aging depends on social as well as physical activity
...ation, which came of age before Title IX gains for female
athletes, Gibson said. For much of the century, there has not been a lot of support for women to be active, yet we see a large number who have gym memberships and are pursuing a wide range of physical activities, she said. The UF study found that t...
Supportive homes mean less risky sex among black adolescent females
...ve family may provide an environment that protects female
adolescents from engaging in HIV/STD risk behaviors, such as not using condoms with their steady partners, says study author Richard A. Crosby, Ph.D., of the Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Center for AIDS Research in Atlanta. The study...
IUD still on the shelf for most women, survey shows
... percent, and longer term IUDs are as effective at female
tubal ligation. The survey of 811 members of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology was conducted in 2000. About 50 percent responded to the study, which showed that 95 percent of the respondents believed modern IUDs were safe and 98 pe...
Intensive training may not be as bad for young women as previously thought
...istics show that on average the body size of young female
athletes from most sports is the same or greater than 50 per cent of the general population, they say. Female basketball, volleyball, and tennis players, swimmers and rowers all tend to be bigger than their non-sporting peers from the age of 10 onwa...
Newest version of 'the pill' confers same stroke risk as old pill
...al contraceptives (OCs) are a mixture of synthetic female
hormones. First-generation birth control pills, introduced in the 1960s, contained very high doses of estrogens and the progestogens lynestrenol or norethisterone. These pills were associated with an increased risk of blood clots, known as thrombot...
'Bird brains' take heart-our feathered friends are no slouch at cognition
...d them find them again during the winter. Male and female
pinyon jays mate for life, caching seeds together in the fall, and breeding in the early spring. How do these birds remember where they stash a particular seed? Kamil has found that they use multiple landmarks, most likely remembering a seed's direc...
Oral diabetes drug shows promise in preventing miscarriage in common infertility disorder
...f early miscarriage in women with a common form of female
infertility, according to a study funded by the Na...tic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the most common form of female
infertility in which women fail to ovulate. "This is a very promising lead," said Duane Alexander, ...
Cancer patients emotional needs often undetected by oncologists
...most twice as often as emotional cues. Younger and female
patients gave more emotional cues and asked more questions than did older and male patients. Most cues related to treatment issues rather than psychosocial, prognostic or other issues. The oncologists effectively identified and responded to the patie...
Burnout of young doctors affects careers, recruiting and patient care
...le say that the unique mental health needs of many female
medicine residents are not being met. To ease financial burdens, the authors suggest tuition subsidies for medical education, higher salaries for residents, full deferral of repayment of the principal and interest on education-related loans without ...
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