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UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age

...older adults who drink are doing so safely as with increased age, they are more likely to have conditions that could be worsened by alcohol use (such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, depression or insomnia), and to be taking medications that may negatively interact with alcohol (such as most arthritis medic...

Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence

... researchers found that menopausal hormone therapy increased the incidence of all types of UI at 1 year among w...ine. The risk was highest for stress UI (1.87-fold increased risk with CEE + MPA; CEE alone, 2.15-fold increased risk), followed by mixed UI (1.49-fold increased...

Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women

...reasing antimicrobial resistance, which has led to increased use of alternative antibiotics. There have been no published studies on the efficacy of one such antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, in the treatment of acute cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder) in the current era of high-level amoxicilli...

Contaminated needles not contributing to spread of HIV in Africa

...iduals who did not receive injections. Despite the increased number of injections involved with childbearing and pregnancy there was no link to increased risk of HIV infection. Dr Simon Gregson, from the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Hara...

Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

...g thoughts, distractibility that varies with mood, increased goal-directed activity, hypersexuality, and in some cases, hearing voices. "The disorder runs in families, and children with the illness are at extremely high risk of attempting suicide," said Martha Hellander, research policy director at CABF and ...

Celecoxib safe for short-term use in patients with cirrhosis

...ited 28 patients who had cirrhosis and ascites and increased activity of the renin-angiotensin system. Each one...alues, while naproxen reduced both RPF and GFR and increased serum creatinine levels. Neither celecoxib nor the placebo affected the diuretic or natriuretic effe...

Insurance incentives might help smokers quit, study says

...n the review that full financial benefits actually increased cessation rates is quite encouraging," says Curry, who is the director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kaper says the review's findings should be interpreted with caution because the studies v...

High-intensity ultrasound creates hollow nanospheres and nanocrystals

...d breaking up the layers, hollow nanospheres offer increased edge-surface area, as well as access to both inner and outer shell surfaces." Further processing of hollow spheres made of molybdenum oxide, however, results in the unusual formation of hollow crystals that resemble truncated cubes. Upon heating a se...

UCLA neuroscientists pinpoint new function for mirror neurons

...n context, compared with the other two conditions, increased blood flow in the posterior part of the brain's in...presented. Increased blood flow is an indicator of increased neural activity. Iacoboni also is affiliated with the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the UCLA Cen...

Migraine linked to risky heart health

...derstand why people with migraine with aura are at increased risk for early-onset stroke." The study indicates that those with migraine were considered 43 percent more likely to be smokers, though less likely to consume alcohol. People with migraine with aura symptoms were 43 percent more likely to have high c...

Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery

... height in meters squared) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, increased from an estimated 12 percent in 1991 to approximately 20 percent a decade later. Although some bariatric centers believe the risks of gastric bypass surgery outweigh the benefits in elderly patients, with the increase of life expectancy and the quali...

Hyperactive kids three times as likely to be removed from their families

...hildren with mixed disorders from the calculations increased the odds to more than four. These findings held true, even after taking account of other negative social factors likely to influence the results, and are likely to apply to all hyperactive children seen by general paediatricians as well, say the auth...

Slow growth in infancy signals poor economic prospects in adulthood

...oney he was likely to be earning in 1990. Earnings increased by 3.5% with every additional 2 cm of height. And a child who had been 72 cm or less in height at the age of 1 was twice as likely to be doing manual work in adulthood as a boy who had been over 80 cm in height at that age. Those who grew slowly as i...

Regular cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users

...Illicit drug use is known to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in young users, with heroin, cocain...previous bleeds. The behavioural abnormalities and increased risk of schizophrenia, associated with frequent cannabis use, are well known, say the authors. But l...

Air pollution thickens the blood

...to explain why air pollution is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and worsening respiratory problems. The research team tested the inflammatory and blood clotting responses of human immune cell (macrophages) and umbilical cord and lung cells, six and 24 hours after exposure to particu...

Lead in the environment causes violent crime, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at AAAS

... children to medical attention, is associated with increased aggression, disturbed attention and delinquency. A meaningful strategy to reduce crime is to eliminate lead from the environment of children."...

Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice

...an livers to I/R injury and are associated with an increased risk of disease and death, this has resulted in fewer usable donors for liver transplants. In fact, nearly one-third of all donated livers are afflicted with fatty changes, but longer waiting lists are forcing practitioners to consider using these or...

Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients

... MELD, serum sodium and hyponatremia significantly increased the accuracy of the score in predicting short-term mortality. "In our study, the prevalence of hyponatremia was significantly higher in patients who died within 3 months (63 percent) than in those who survived 3 months (13 percent)," the authors note...

The history and controversy behind post-menopausal hormone therapy

...en's health-related quality of life, but there was increased risk in breast cancer, increase in cardiovascular events and stroke risk among other results leaving the stakeholders in a dilemma. "From a purely business point of view, the most reliable profits [for drug companies] can be made from disease proces...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...nd additionally, the progesterone-treated mice had increased inflammation and were more susceptible to the virus. The mice treated with a combination of the two hormones, estradiol and progesterone, were protected, but only if the virus doses were weakened. In the second study, just like in the first study, ...

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