Tag: "men" at medical news
Rare type of pneumonia occurring at higher than normal rate among US troops in Iraq
...-years. The majority of patients (89 percent) were men
and the median age was 22 (range, 19-47) years. All patients used tobacco, with 78 percent recently beginning to smoke. All but 1 reported significant exposure to fine airborne sand or dust. Known causes of this type of lung disorder (e.g., drug expo...
Young people face increasing risk of suicide in Scotland
...as of Scotland than in less deprived areas. Young men
aged 15 44 have a increased risk of suicide across all areas of Scotland with rates increasing from 22.13 to 38.65 per 100,000 in the period 1980-2 to 1999-2001. In the most deprived areas, risk increased to almost four times that of the least depri...
Overweight, boozy and depressed: Why we need healthy new year's resolutions
...rage compared with 162 cm. However, 12 per cent of men
and 11 per cent of women born in 1970 were obese b...y reached their 20s, whereas only five per cent of men
and seven per cent of women born in 1946 were vastly overweight at the same age. Numbers of women dr...
Aspirin underused to reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women and young adults
...nificant disparity in aspirin use between diabetic men
and women that was not observed a decade earlier. ...ut diagnosed cardiovascular disease, 42 percent of men
and 34 percent of women used aspirin regularly. Younger and middle-aged adults used aspirin less fre...
International gathering at UH examines top computer code
...s used to construct the spacecraft that will carry men
and women back to the moon and on to Mars," Pinsky said. Last January, President Bush mentioned the effects of space radiation as one of the crucial problems that has to be overcome for the progress of these types of future projects. UH's ongoing ...
Risk of tuberculosis doubles in first year of HIV infection
... available for each miner. All subjects were black men
between 18 and 65 years of age. They were divided into three groups: those who were HIV-negative throughout the study, those who were HIV-positive on study entry, and those whose infection status changed from negative to positive during the study. Mi...
Scientists study fish oil diet in bid to cut heart attack risks
...The study, which is already underway, will draw in men
to help them study the effects of fish oils on the...sels. The researchers are appealing for 20 healthy men
aged 25-40 who smoke at least ten cigarettes a day and 30 life-long non-smokers aged 40-75 to join t...
Drinking without food may set you up for high blood pressure
...rns from a randomly selected sample of 2,609 white men
and women between the ages of 35 and 80 who took part in the Western New York Health Study. All participants were free of other cardiovascular diseases. In a computer-assisted, in-person interview, participants provided data on their alcohol ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)
...e mass density. The declines occurred in both the men
and women patients who were from 55 to 57 years old. Good adherence to therapy (more than 9 puffs of inhaled corticosteroid per day over 3 years) was seen in almost 47 percent of the patients. The authors said that there was little or no decline in...
Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers
... the event. "Women are not only more likely than men
to be victims of abuse at some point in their life...d. "However, it is important to note that married men
and women are about equally likely to initiate physical abuse against each other. In fact, male vic...
Daily social/physical activity improves sleep and cognition in the elderly
...itality in old age," Benloucif said. Twelve older men
and women (between 67 and 86 years) living in retirement facilities and residential apartments participated in the pilot study at Northwestern. All 12 were healthy older adults or adults with chronic but stable medical conditions and independent in...
Other highlights in the December 15 JNCI
...ctive cohort study of more than 1.2 million Korean men
and women to assess the independent effects and interactions of three risk factors for liver cancer: cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and hepatitis B infection. All three risk factors were independently associated with an increased risk ...
USC researchers highlight disparities in cancer rates among racial and ethnic groups in California
...NGELES (Dec. 14, 2004) - Among Californians, black men
face the highest risk of being diagnosed with canc... so much among California ethnic groups that black men
are actually five times more likely to die of cancer than are South Asian men, for example. Yet rate...
Race may affect weight and fitness level
...cise capacity among African-American and Caucasian men
and women in order to determine if race was an ind...Caucasians. In regard to gender, African-American men
were, on average, 3 years younger, had a higher baseline BMI, a higher prevalence of obesity and sev...
News briefs from the Journal CHEST, December 2004
...isease rates from 1980 to 1998. The percentage of men
who smoked daily was reduced from 58% to 28%, and their respiratory disease rate significantly declined as well. The smoking rate of women, which had increased from 12% to 20% from 1960 to 1973, leveled off at approximately 20% following the passage...
Silent risk of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer
... for osteoporosis during treatment. Moreover, even men
with other risk factors for osteoporosis, such as smoking or receiving the hormone treatment for a long time, are still unlikely to receive prevention or treatment. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by brittle, easily fractured bones that is as...
M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis
...ffects about two percent of people worldwide, with men
and women equally susceptible. Current treatment for psoriasis focuses on reducing inflammation and slowing down the rapid growth and shedding of skin cells called keratinocytes. There is no effective curative treatment for the underlying condition, ...
New study links lead exposure with increased risk of cataract
...sk of developing cataracts. Researchers found that men
with high levels of lead in the tibia, the larger ...re associated with cataract in an ongoing study of men
taken from the Boston area. "Given the strong association between tibia lead and cataract in men, we...
Scientists turn on the 'gender lens' on cardiovascular disease research
...g the"gender lens" on the different ways women and men
are affected bycardiovascular disease. A team of clinician-investigators jointly affiliated with McMasterUniversity and Hamilton Health Sciences has formed the GRACE or GenderResearch and Cardiovascular Evaluation Network. The goal of the network ist...
Research gets to heart of advertising gender bias
...ibute to known disparities in how physicians treat men
and women with similar heart problems. "Studies have shown that women are referred later and less frequently for cardiac catheterization and for coronary artery bypass surgery," says Cheung, a professor in U of T's Department of Medicine and assoc...
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