Tag: "heavy" at medical news
Study suggests a possible link between high-starch diet and pancreatic cancer
...e new study explored whether women whose diets are heavy
in foods that increase insulin production are likewise at elevated risk for pancreatic cancer. "Historically, cigarette smoking had been the only proven risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer," says the study's lead author, Dominique Michaud, S...
Study of low-fat, high-fiber diet finds no effect on PSA levels in men over a four-year period
A low-fat, high-fiber diet heavy
in fruits and vegetables has no impact on PSA levels in men over a four-year period, and does not affect the incidence of prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, a...
Making individual health insurance market work
...onsumers from price increases without resorting to heavy
regulation of the market or reduced consumer choice. It protects insurers against adverse selection because it prevents those who know they are likely to get sick from buying more generous coverage at the guaranteed renewable rate. Community rating, ...
Mayo Clinic discovers one more downside to alcoholism
...isease and 47 had hepatitis C without a history of heavy
alcohol use. Alcoholism was determined by the criteria set forth in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of "Normal" Disorders. All patients received liver transplants between 1990 and 2000, and their ages ranged from 50 to 70 years. Of the 40 alc...
NIEHS announces $20 million, three-center effort to pin-point environmental triggers of Parkinson's
...will examine risks associated with pesticides and heavy
metals, possible protective effects of tobacco and caffeine, the underlying mechanisms of dopamine cell death, and genetically determined susceptibility traits for Parkinson's disease. Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., with J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D...
Researchers link red wine to 'good cholesterol'
...n composition of teetotalers, regular drinkers and heavy
drinkers (most of whom generally drank red wine). ...drank less than 35 grams of alcohol each day), and heavy
drinkers (who drank 35 to 60 grams of alcohol each day). After participants fasted overnight, their ...
Alcoholics' impaired reaction to stress may impede mental tasks
...xposure to high levels of cortisol during bouts of heavy
drinking and subsequent withdrawals may have affec...tudies should examine such factors, in addition to heavy
drinking history, in studies of [endocrine] dysregulation and memory deficits." "The results may pro...
Armed with AEDs, police save lives by cutting response time
... However, data from large metropolitan areas with heavy
traffic congestion and from rural areas showed low overall survival rates as low as 1 to 2 percent. The results led Myerburg and his colleagues to consider expanding the use of AEDs to include police. "The theory is that police are already on the...
Annual study reveals 23 football players died during 2001 season
...exams sometimes reveal hidden conditions that make heavy
exertion hazardous. Parents should make sure their children are insured against catastrophic injury and that medical assistance is available during practices and games. A Yale University faculty member began the yearly football death and injury surve...
Grant of 20 million to establish the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
...k to the water during urination and defecation. In heavy
infections, thousands of eggs escape from the body...do so by rupturing capillary blood vessels causing heavy
blood loss. Those eggs which do not escape become trapped in the liver, causing a blockage and extr...
Playful therapy garments for children receive patent
...s wringing out a wash cloth or pouring milk from a heavy
container. Some children are overly sensitive to t...ost people can relate to the comfort provided by a heavy
blanket," she suggests. There are 15 different textures in the patented garment. The child can rub t...
First longitudinal study on lesbian health
...n patterns of drinking including drinking levels, heavy
episodic drinking and intoxication and thefactors...pression, that may increase their overall risk for heavy
drinking or drinking-related problems. The present study coincides with the publication of Healthy ...
Heavy drinkers seem to get a bigger 'bang' from alcohol than do light drinkers
...wing of reaction time. In order to investigate if heavy
drinkers experience more stimulation and less seda...oholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examine heavy
and light drinkers' self-reported moods and physiological responses after consuming moderate-to-high...
Dartmouth researchers question use of tobacco funds
...er." Under this initiative, 10,000 present or past heavy
smokers from New York are undergoing a CT scan of the chest to try and detect lung cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. The authors comment, "Lung cancer is a major public-health concern. An effective screening program might save thousan...
Doppler test detects those with gene for early heart enlargement risk
...mmon is a mutation in the gene for the beta-myosin heavy
chain a major component in heart muscle. Myosin is one of the proteins responsible for contraction of heart muscle. "However, many individuals with the most common mutation do not manifest hypertrophy until later in life; therefore, it is very chal...
U-M study finds new target in war against graft-versus-host disease
...the stomach and intestines of the host. Damaged by heavy
doses of radiation and chemotherapy used to destroy the patients cancerous bone marrow before the transplant, these cells secrete substances that activate antigen-presenting cells in the patients immune system. Until now, researchers assumed that pre...
Homeless sexual minorities at greater risk for physical and sexual violence, mental illness
... and delinquency. In addition, Cochran said their heavy
substance abuse will exacerbate future psychological problems and they have a more difficult time dealing with their sexual identity than do heterosexual homeless youth. "People tend to think homeless are an homogenous group. We are trying to show ...
Long-term cognitive impairment found in crack-cocaine abusers
...ast use of the drug. Individuals with a history of heavy
crack use had the most severe impairments. The researchers believe that these deficits are evidence of brain damage caused by substance abuse. The NIDA-supported researchers administered a battery of comprehensive neuropsychological tests to 20 crack...
Implantable device pumps up ailing heart
...the pump, patients could perform up to moderate or heavy
exertion before experiencing chest pain or breathlessness. The fluid retention caused by a failing heart disappeared in all three patients, the researchers write. In fact, after three months, patients were able to stop taking diuretics, the drugs ...
Steeped in research: Tea linked to survival after heart attack
...n-drinkers, moderate use (fewer than 14 cups), and heavy
use (14 or more cups). The interviews revealed tha...t attack; 615 were moderate drinkers; and 266 were heavy
drinkers. In the moderate-use group, participants drank about two cups per week on average. Those ...
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