Tag: "higher" at medical news
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...f overweight and obesity remain disproportionately higher
for African-American women than for white women, according to background information in the article. Although the excess weight observed in African-American women has been primarily considered a result of low socioeconomic status (SES), evidence from...
Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
...Women in the upper quartile also had a 40 percent higher
risk for nonfatal myocardial infarction [heart attack] a 46 percent higher
risk for stroke, and 50 percent higher
risk for total mortality," the authors write. "In multivariab...
Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures
...ept for the hip fracture rate, fracture rates were higher
in the breast cancer survivors than in the reference group. Overall, breast cancer survivors may sustain 68.6 excess fractures per 10,000 person-years compared with other women in the same age group." The increased risk for total fractures among brea...
Mountain life spells longer life
... than their peers living in the lowland area, with higher
rates of circulating blood lipids and higher
blood pressure. In 1996 the researchers assessed the number of survivors. Over the 15 years, 150 men...
Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation
.... -- Young coronary artery disease patients have a higher
prevalence of hostility than older patients with t...ents in the study, hostility scores were 2.5 times higher
in patients under 50 ("younger patients") than in those 65 and older. "Our study data reveal the hig...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...hway that blocks the pain signal from reaching the higher
cortical structures responsible for pain perception. However, Schulz-Stubner noted that more detailed fMRI images are needed to definitively identify the exact areas involved in hypnosis-induced pain reduction, and he hoped that the newer generation ...
Bevacizumab combined with chemotherapy prolongs survival for some patients with advanced lung cancer
... patients with this particular type of NSCLC had a higher
risk of serious bleeding from the lung after bevacizumab therapy. Patients with a prior history of frank hemoptysis (coughing up blood) were also not enrolled on the trial. The most significant adverse event observed in this study was life-threate...
Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks
...e of how the body tries to protect itself from the higher
blood pressures," Dr. Somers explains. "However, when the blood pressure is raised by spit tobacco, the heart rate actually speeds up dramatically and there is no decrease in the sympathetic nervous system activity. This tells us that the normal prot...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...rchers report this week that older adults who have higher
proportions of four periodontal-disease-causing ba...heart disease. The scientists found that the higher
the levels of the periodontal-disease-causing bacteria, the more likely people were to have thicker ...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...lot sample with high CRI scores exhibited somewhat higher
RDI scores than those with low CRI scores, it may be possible to use cephalometric radiographs to identify teenagers at risk for sleep-disordered breathing....
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...am showed that resveratrol had a similar impact in higher
organisms: worms and flies. In worms, lifespan was extended up to 15 percent. In flies, lifespan was extended up to 29 percent. Another key finding with flies was that there was no loss of fertility, which can be seen in severe calorie restricted di...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
...known that kids who are overweight or obese have a higher
risk for being overweight or obese as adults. But in this paper, we show that even children in the high normal weight range have an elevated risk of becoming overweight or obese as adults," said lead author Alison Field, assistant professor of pediat...
European folic acid policies are not effective enough
...ntinuation of a long-standing decline) they remain higher
than levels in Continental Europe. These data suggest that policies recommending supplementation of folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy in planned pregnancies are not effective enough, say the authors. They explain that many women...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...presented at ICOH: Working longer hours leads to higher
hypertension rates in Americans Previous studies ...t people who work more than 40 hours a week have a higher
rate of hypertension, the precursor to cardiovascular disease. Haiou Yang and colleagues with the UC...
Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
...s. Cockroach allergen levels were significantly higher
in high rise apartments. Dust mite levels were significantly higher
in detached homes. In addition, researchers discovered cockroach allergen had a greater impact on ...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...for low-energy-level scans, avoiding scan settings higher
than 2 watts per kilogram, which might lead to overheating. The protocol also advises close monitoring by a cardiologist and a radiologist, and using MRIs only when clinically necessary and when alternative diagnostic tests are not recommended. Eval...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
... brain, and increased blood flow is a signature of higher
brain activity. The pleasant images were of romant...ures. This recall was associated with a correlated higher
activity in both the amygdala -- the region of the brain responsible for processing emotional memori...
Combining PET and CT scans leads to more accurate radiation therapy for lung cancer patients
...red to CT-based planning alone. This may lead to a higher
chance of achieving tumor control."The study showe...re combined because PET scans were shown to have a higher
accuracy than CT scans to predict which lymph nodes contain cancer cells and which do not. PET scans...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...s well as false negatives, because the images have higher
resolution." An angiogram is a moderately invasive procedure that involves threading a catheter through a vein in the leg and injecting a special dye visible on an X-ray into the circulatory system near the heart. Blood flow then can be tracked and...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...ound a strong association between depression and a higher
long-term risk of death for patients with chronic ...idered to be sub-depressive puts these patients at higher
risk of death. While it has been known that depression is associated with higher
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