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Sexually active young women often underestimate STD risk

...nded to be older and non-white; they reported more lifetime partners having more partners over the previous 12 months than students. Non-students were also more likely to have had prior STDs. Both groups reported the same rates of unprotected sex in the last three months, and more than 75 percent of all women...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

...ch needs to be taken seriously in order to avoid a lifetime of physical and psychological problems." FROM SNAKE BITES TO SKATE SPRAINS, SUMMER SERVES UP SPECIAL HAZARDS FOR KIDS Although summertime won't officially be here for another three weeks, kids are already taking advantage of the warmer weather and ...

Couple carries research links to the limit

...n a lab at one time. Then, they decided to share a lifetime together, and got married in 2001. They even share the same date when they will defend their research projects: Tuesday, July 22. Jeff will present his research in environmental and industrial hygiene at 10 a.m. in Room 121 of the Kettering Lab Compl...

Myosin molecule walks like a person, experiment shows

...es. The researchers also found a way to extend the lifetime of the dye from a few seconds to several minutes. ... a step than if it were inchworming. "The long dye lifetime allowed us to measure many consecutive steps, which occurred about once every 3 seconds," Selvin sai...

Occupation directly impacts a woman's retirement, study says

.... "More and more women are seeing employment as a lifetime commitment. It's likely that women do and will con...t. "More and more women are seeing employment as a lifetime commitment," she said. "It's likely that women do and will continue to identify more closely with th...

This is your heart on drugs: Study improves ER treatment for cocaine's heart effects

... times normal, and cocaine users have a seven-fold lifetime risk of heart attack. Nearly one-fourth of heart attacks in people ages 18 to 45 are cocaine related. None of the 344 patients treated prospectively under the U-M/Hurley plan died of a heart-related cause in the month-long follow-up period after thei...

World Trade Center dust analysis offers good news for New Yorkers

...ng," Lioy says. "That means, in terms of potential lifetime exposures, we're probably going to be very lucky in that these may not be exposures of significant health risk." Immediately after the attacks, the majority of people focused their attention on asbestos, Lioy says. But he and his colleagues felt the ...

By repairing vessels, bone marrow cells slow atherosclerosis in mice

...ow use these cells for patients who already have a lifetime of atherosclerosis. "We need to look at the possibility of re-training stem cells that would otherwise be targeted to a different organ system to help repair the cardiovascular system," he said. "Another interesting question is whether rheumatoid art...

Irbesartan cost-effective treatment of diabetic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

...besartan led to improved life expectancy and total lifetime cost savings. Costs saved ranged from approximately Euro 12,000 per patient ($12,000) to Euro 23,000 ($23,000) per patient depending on the country and comparator. "Whether the analyses were conducted in the U.S. or Europe, they show that treat...

Teen-age girls, depression, alcoholism, and brain activity

...dition, Revised (DSM-IIIR) criteria for a personal lifetime diagnosis for depression (only 4 of these met the criteria for a current episode of depression). Researchers recorded electroencephalographic (EEG) activity from 31 electrode sites while the subjects sat relaxed inside a shielded, sound-proofed cham...

Lifetime risk for heart failure: one in five

... Association. The study authors also reported that lifetime risk of developing heart failure doubles for peopl...the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The lifetime risk for women without a history of heart attack was one in six compared with one in five for all wo...

USC consortium receives $15 million NCI grant to determine causes of colon cancer

...he penetrance of mutations in these genes-what the lifetime risk of getting colon cancer is for carriers of these mutated genes. Finally, we want to figure out what affects that risk: Do exercise, diet or other lifestyle choices lower the risk? Do smoking, diet or other lifestyle choices raise the risk?" The ...

Breast cancer risk overestimated by women, says University of Toronto study

...or to surgery, the women estimated their perceived lifetime risk of developing breast cancer as 76 per cent, on average. After surgery, their estimate dropped to 11.4 per cent. Those figures were then contrasted with the objective risk estimates. Of the 14 women who reported that they carried the BRCA1 or BRC...

Commercial driving not linked to permanent back injury

...Canada, and colleagues investigated the effects of lifetime driving exposure on lumbar disc degeneration in identical twins with very different histories of occupational driving during their life. 45 male identical twin pairs from the population-based Finnish Twin Cohort were studied. Data were obtained for d...

Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast

... metal clip to close the channel. The clip lasts a lifetime and the surgery does not have to be repeated. "The child spends a few hours in the hospital and then goes home the same day," said Hines. Hines is the only cardiothoracic surgeon in the Southeast who uses this outpatient procedure to close the defec...

Smoking during adolescence could increase risk of breast cancer

...th non-smokers. One in nine women in the UK have a lifetime risk of breast cancer, with a similar proportion for other developed countries worldwide. Previous research investigating a possible association between smoking and breast cancer has been inconclusive. Using data in a Canadian population in British C...

The Lancet Oncology press release

...uthors also explore more sophisticated measures of lifetime oestrogen exposure that can be used to improve the discriminatory ability of these models; they also appraise the four trials of breast-cancer chemoprevention, including the trial that led to the licensing of tamoxifen in the USA. The review conclude...

Breast cancer gene reviewed

... germline mutation of the gene, which gives them a lifetime risk of breast cancer of around 50-85%, and ovarian cancer of 15-60%. Although a genetic test for identification of high-risk individuals has been developed, the underlying mechanisms of how inactivation of the BRCA1 gene leads to malignant cell grow...

Bicycle handlebars pose serious health risk to children

...costs. Researchers took into account immediate and lifetime medical costs, lifetime productivity losses, and the monetary impact of long-term disability (monetized Quality-Adjusted Lif...

Jefferson scientist links gene to alcoholic's vulnerability to heart failure

...usly shown that its occurrence is related to total lifetime intake of alcohol. In alcoholics who develop card...en who drank as much as the first group did over a lifetime but who had normal hearts. The researchers looked at the gene for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE...

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