Tag: "men" at medical news
Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones
...ce of kidney stones is approximately 10 percent in men
and 5 percent in women, and more than $2 billion i...ctors, fluid intake, and thiazide (diuretics) use, men
weighing more than 220 lb. had a 44 percent increased risk for the development of kidney stones than...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...hree alcoholic drinks for women or two to four for men
caused about 4 percent of all emergency department injury visits in this study, about the same proportion as is caused by alcohol dependence. An even greater proportion of major injuries (between 7.6 and 9.9 percent) was attributed to these levels of...
Beliefs may hinder HIV prevention among African-Americans
...d treatment of HIV/AIDS and that African American men
who have such beliefs also have more negative atti...ith inconsistent condom use among African American men
regardless of socio-demographic characteristics, perceived risk and other factors. The researchers ...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
...survey found that aspirin is underutilized by both men
and women aged 40 and over who are at increased ri...idered themselves slightly more knowledgeable than men
about aspirin therapy (41% vs. 33%), only 54% of increased-risk women reported taking aspirin on a r...
Cardiovascular risk factors in midlife strongly linked to risk of dementia
...h of our study is the large, multiethnic cohort of men
and women, followed up for 27 years, all with equal access to medical care," said study author Rachel Whitmer, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif....
Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening
...ction tests for prostate cancer in large groups of men
will lower the prostate cancer death rate. Obesity...f cancers linked to an unhealthy body weight, with men
at the highest BMI at 34 percent higher risk. Studies also show obesity is associated with poor prog...
Fat quality more important than fat quantity in reducing risk of cardiovascular deaths in men
...ar and overall rates of death in 1,551 middle-aged men
living in eastern Finland. The assessments were...lesterol levels. "During the 15-year follow-up, 78 men
died of CVD and 225 of any cause," the researchers report. "Middle-aged men
with proportions of ser...
NIAID begins enrolling volunteers for novel HIV vaccine study
.... The organizers are seeking healthy, HIV-negative men
and women volunteers between the ages of 18 and 45 who are at an increased risk of acquiring HIV. The researchers plan to enroll a significant number of volunteers from populations particularly hard-hit by AIDS, including African Americans and other ...
Intellect linked to risk of suicide in young men
...nto military service, for 987,308 Swedish men. The men
were monitored for up to 26 years and suicides were recorded. Better performance on the tests was associated with a reduced risk of suicide. The strongest associations were with the logic test score, where the risk of suicide was three times higher i...
Researchers hope monkeys can provide new insights into depression
...keys because women are 66 percent more likely than men
to experience depression during their lifetimes. "...ent treatments, there's often a difference between men
and women in effectiveness and side effects. The animal model will allow scientists to evaluate the ...
Insulin resistance intervention after stroke focus of $33 million grant
...in the next three years. Eligible participants are men
and women age 45 or over without diabetes who have insulin resistance and a recent ischemic stroke. The participants will be randomly assigned to pioglitazone or placebo in addition to their usual therapy. "We have designed the trial to test the hypo...
Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men
...tiple sexual partners has found that uncircumcised men
have more than twice the risk of acquiring HIV tha...irst to calculate the probability of infection for men
who have multiple, concurrent heterosexual partners, which was found to be significantly higher than...
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
...eal cancer is nearly three times more common among men
than women, and three times more prevalent among blacks than whites. The overall five-year relative survival rate of people with esophageal cancer is 14%. Researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reviewed the Medicare records of 2,94...
Other highlights in the January 19 JNCI
...ntion of prostate cancer. The participants--32,400 men
from the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada--will receive supplements of selenium, vitamin E, or both for 7 to 12 years. They will be encouraged to receive annual prostate cancer screenings but will be allowed to follow community screening standa...
How to avoid the health risks of Hajj
...d C, especially as one of the rites of Hajj is for men
to have their head shaved. "With sensible precautions, most of these problems should be preventable," say the authors. The need for vaccination means that a "Hajj travel consultation" is now mandatory, and is an ideal opportunity for health professio...
Marijuana associated with same respiratory symptoms as tobacco
...e based on 6,728 questionnaires completed by adult men
and women, 20 to 59 years old, in 1988 and 1994. The data was from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and was thought to provide the broadest snapshot to date of marijuana use and its effect on the lungs in a sample of U.S. citizens...
Is it all in the mind or is it a medical condition?
...ccording to the World Health Organization, half of men
aged 40-70 have sexual dysfunction. Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common forms of dysfunction experienced and it can be caused by either psychological factors or underlying medical conditions. Arguing in favor of psychological trea...
Elevated glucose levels and diabetes are associated with increased risk for cancer
...es and risk of all cancers and specific cancers in men
and women in Korea. The 10 year Korean Cancer Pre...n Study (KCPS) included 1,298,385 Koreans (829,770 men
and 468,615 women) aged 30 to 95 years who received health insurance from the National Health Insura...
National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
...g a 2002 clinical study in which groups of healthy men
and women were administered perchlorate in daily doses ranging from 0.007 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg for 14 days. The study found no statistically significant inhibition of iodide uptake by the thyroid at the 0.007 mg/kg daily dose. The findings in this st...
Carefree people care less about cancer symptoms, endanger health
...ttle difference in symptom appraisal times between men
and women, but younger people took slightly longer than older patients to decide their symptoms were serious, as did those with fewer years of education compared to those with more education. Action appraisal time was considerably shorter than sympto...
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