Tag: "females" at medical news
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...ularly novel about this report is the finding that females
are impaired more than males," said Crews. "The r...e student drinking could increase the incidence of females
seeking treatment for alcohol dependence over the next decade or two." Crews added that these findin...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
... being placed briefly in a new tunnel.The cautious females
had lower stress hormone responses than the curious ones. This finding in female rats is the opposite of the result Cavigelli saw in an earlier study with male rats.The males' stress hormones were lower in the curious rodents. "These results suggest ...
Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
...among similar types of patients, twenty percent of females
received heart bypass, compared to thirty-three percent of men. The relative odds of a woman meeting the criteria but not receiving the surgery were approximately double that of comparable men. The author, Cheryl B. Travis, explains, "There was comp...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
... high body mass index (BMI) and asthma occurred in females
who became overweight during late adolescence and early adulthood. At age 9, there was no evidence of an association, but by 26 it was statistically significant. Analysis of data was performed in 1,037 children at ages 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, and 26...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
... most common form of non-ovulating infertility and females
are at a higher risk than men for the extreme manifestations of fatty liver disease such as cirrhosis and liver carcinoma. Omid Khorran M.D., Ph.D. a principal investigator at LA BioMed and Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertil...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
...g brain-imaging technology. This study included 42 females
and 77 males, 64 of whom were non-smokers. The 55 smokers smoked at least 10 cigarettes, but fewer than two packs, per day for at least one year. Thus, these brain metabolism findings apply to most smokers. Nicotine was administered by a patch. Potki...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...ve consequences related to drinking, [compared] to females
[in the control group]. Persistent heavy drinkers using MSB [showed a] rapid decrease in average and peak consumption and composite alcohol scores. [Low-motivation] students who used MSB reduced the number of drinks consumed per day significantly f...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
...nduct imaging studies to examine whether males and females
differ in age-related reduction of specific brain regions involved in spatial memory....
Sex hormone metabolite reduces stress, anxiety in female rats
... CRF-enhanced startle responses compared to virgin females
with intact ovaries. "Findings from theses initial...RF-enhanced startle responses. When ovariectomized females
were tested with allopregnanolone alone it also reduced CRF-enahnced startle. In a final experiment,...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...ower bone density appears to recover in adolescent females
once they stop using the injected contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. Previous studies had shown tha...
Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
...nalyzed violent offenses by almost 3,000 males and females
ages 8 to 25, interviewing these individuals up to three times from 1995 to 2002. In addition, the study analyzed data from police records, the U.S. Census, and a separate survey of more than 8,000 Chicago residents who were asked about the character...
Injury toll in US homes tops 12 million yearly: UNC, other experts call for action
... and nonfatal injuries, males are more likely than females
to be victims, she said. "This research is the most up-to-date and detailed of its kind," said Meri-K Appy, Home Safety Council president. "The findings underscore the critical need for action to reduce the risk of injury within the home." T...
Study reveals high infection rate in teens for virus linked to cervical cancer
INDIANAPOLIS -- More sexually active adolescent females
than previously thought may be infected with a vir... found four out of five sexually active adolescent females
infected with the human papillomavirus. The study said the rates observed among the 60 study partici...
Nearsighted children may benefit from rigid contact lenses
.... Progression typically slows by the mid-teens for females
and by the mid-20s for males. The researchers evaluated 116 children who participated in the Contact Lens and Myopia Progression (CLAMP) study at Ohio State. All children were given about two months to adapt to wearing the rigid contact lenses before...
Guidance on chaperones hard to implement in general practice
...ered a chaperone, while 410 (54%) males and 9 (2%) females
usually or always used a chaperone. Only 60 males (8%) never used one compared to 344 (70%) females. Use of chaperones was correlated with increasing age, belonging to a non-white ethnic group, and working in a smaller practice. Practice nurses were ...
Some harms of beta-carotene supplementation may persist after discontinuing use
...the risk of lung cancer may persist, especially in females
and former smokers, according to the study in the ...ss risk of lung cancer was restricted primarily to females
and former smokers. "When chemoprevention agents are administered to large, healthy populations, it...
Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research
...much as men, stressing the importance of including females
in future research. Previous studies have raised the concern of possible gender bias, in favor of men, in the evaluation and treatment of heart disease. The Multicenter UnSustained Tachycardia Trial (MUSTT) studied the influence of gender in 2,202 p...
Heavy, lifetime alcohol users may be toasting metabolic syndrome
...highest quartile category of intensity represented females
who consumed an average of four drinks per drinkin...drinkers. The lowest intensity drinkers represent females
who consume an average of one drink per drinking day and males who consume an average of 1.3 drinks ...
News tips for Wednesday, November 10, 2004
... fraction or severity of heart failure. Males and females
were divided into separate quartiles of height and grouped according to: no AF history; paroxysmal (intermittent) AF, or permanent AF. Prevalence of AF increased with each height quartile, and those in the tallest quartile (over 5'11" for men, 5'5" ...
Mouse model gives insight to human hair loss
... The condition is common, affecting both males and females
in approximately 1.7 percent of the world population overall. This accounts for more than 4.7 million people in the United States alone. ...
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