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Health benefits of leanness blown away by cigarette smoke

...king men. The numbers were even more dramatic for female cigarette smokers they had an 80 percent greater relative risk of dying from a heart attack compared to their nonsmoking peers. Female smokers also had a higher risk of dying from other causes. Female smokers tended to be both leaner than their cig...

Polycystic ovaries can lead to coronary artery calcification, says University of Pittsburgh

...e endocrine disorder affecting five percent of the female population. Women with PCOS also experience several metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, increased circulating insulin levels, abnormal blood lipid levels and increased central obesity ("apple body shape"). Until recently, PCOS was ...

HIV/AIDS education for women in jail could reduce epidemic nationally

CHICAGO --- Providing HIV and AIDS education to female jail detainees could reduce the HIV and AIDS epide...nfection rates than their male counterparts. Most female jail detainees return to their communities within days of arraignment. Thus, there is an acute publi...

Study: Katie Couric wakes up America on colonoscopy screening

...hics of the Today Show viewers, who are 60 percent female with a median age of 47.5. Fendrick says this study suggests a celebrity spokesperson even one who doesnt suffer from the disease they are promoting can have a dramatic impact on public behavior related to that disease. Although Fendrick views Cou...

No association between ageing gametes and birth defects

... gametes as a result of prolonged retention in the female reproductive tract before fertilisation has been circumstantially associated with major birth defects. Joe Leigh Simpson and colleagues from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, studied over 1000 pregnant women from Chile, Colombia, Italy, and t...

Alcohol may hasten the progression of cancer

...r the study. For the May ACER study, pathogen-free female mice were divided into a number of study groups, each containing 20 mice. These included nontumor, water-consuming (NW) mice; nontumor, alcohol-consuming (NE) mice; with-tumor, water-consuming (TW) mice; with-tumor, alcohol-consuming (TE) mice; with...

Atlanta researchers to launch clinical trial of progesterone for treatment of brain injury

...ave found in a series of experiments that male and female rats with brain injury develop less brain swelling and recover more completely when they are treated with progesterone shortly following injury. The hormone seems to moderate the inflammation that frequently leads to dangerous brain swelling followin...

Childhood cancer survivors: Good health for some, long-term complications for others

...utilize special educational services, particularly female survivors....

Researchers identify new signs of depression and anxiety in patients

...f poor health, high levels of pain, disability and female gender were more closely linked to anxiety or depression than any specific medical diagnosis. "Female gender is often considered a risk factor for depression," Wu said, "but that may be because women exhibit more traditional symptoms of depression a...

Lonely people face higher risk of heart disease

...dividuals. The first study included 45 male and 44 female undergraduate students from Ohio State University. They were given a questionnaire on loneliness and monitored during one task involving mental arithmetic and one task involving writing and giving a speech to defend themselves against a false accusat...

UCSF health economists urge global AIDS fund to finance prevention first

... disease (STD) control for commercial sex workers, female condoms for commercial sex workers and STD control for the general population. (Co-infection with a STD makes an HIV-uninfected person more susceptible to HIV infection and also greatly facilitates the transmission of HIV by an HIV-infected person.) ...

Use of tampons and sexual activity protect women against endometriosis

... be that uterine contractions that are part of the female orgasm induces more effective menstrual fluid clearance of the uterine cavity, which in turn may facilitate cervical outflow. Further, the use of tampons may be more efficient at the removal of menstrual fluid compared to the use of pads."...

The Lancet Oncology (TLO) June 2002

...e body clock) could increase breast-cancer risk in female flight attendants. The editorial concludes by emphasising the need for the consideration of the impact of unsocial shift patterns on long-term health outcomes. Other Reviews: Population screening for cancer-related germline gene mutations Reactivatio...

The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)

... tuberculosis worldwide, a 70% excess of male over female TB cases are reported globally each year and the case fatality rate is much higher in women than men. The editorial discusses the possible reasons for this disparity and explores the social, economic, and physical impact the disease has on women in t...

Putting cancer in context

...ingle page. There are separate charts for male and female smokers and never smokers. Woloshin said, "We believe that our risk charts will help people better understand and compare the important health threats they face. The charts could be posted in clinic offices or distributed to patients for easy referen...

Largest ever study on European cancer prevalence shows large differences between countries

...mong women. Breast cancer accounted for 34% of the female cancers. The most prevalent cancer among men Europe-wide was colorectal cancer, accounting for 15% of all male prevalent cancers. People of 65 and over accounted for 57%. Prevalence tended to be high where incidence was high, but was also highest in...

Skin patch technology may increase women's libido

...ause, there are currently no treatment methods for female sexual dysfunction. Preliminary research studies h...treatment for postmenopausal women with or without female sexual dysfunction, before attempting androgen or testosterone therapies. Larger and longer investig...

Few women regret sterilization procedures

...robability of regret associated with both male and female sterilization should be addressed, as should the possibility of regret associated with unintended pregnancy for women who do not choose a highly effective method of contraception," the investigators wrote....

Breast cancer mortality may be tied to prolonged exposure to low dose radiation

...influences breast cancer risk. A previous study of female medical radiation workers in China suggested that ...workers. To examine breast cancer mortality among female medical radiation workers in the United States, Mohan and colleagues looked at radiation-exposure tr...

Vaccination delays onset of prion brain disease in mice

... Set up of the experiments In the study, female mice were divided into four groups. The first group was immunized with a genetically engineered prion made of 209 amino acids. They were subsequently vaccinated every two weeks. Fourteen weeks after the first immunization, the researchers measured bl...

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