Tag: "men" at medical news
Obesity in middle age may drastically raise future medicare expenditures
...cipants from 1967 to 1973) for approximately 9,980 men
and about 7,620 women who were free of coronary he...s were significantly higher by higher BMI for both men
and women. Total average annual charges for non-overweight, overweight, obese and severely obese wom...
Health care charges higher for older adults who were overweight or obese when younger
...73, BMIs and overall health were measured in 9,978 men
(average age, 46 years) and 7,623 women (average a...annual average Medicare charges for severely obese men
were $6,192 more (84 percent higher) than for nonoverweight men. For severely obese women, annual av...
Accumulated lead exposure may be an important risk factor for cataracts
...e lead measurements were taken. The study included men
aged 60 years and older who had sufficient eye exa... identified in 122 men. The researchers found that men
in the highest quintile of tibia lead level had a 2.7 times increased likelihood for cataract compar...
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
... in blacks and Hispanics, in whites, prevalence in men
was twice as high than that in women. In all participants, HTGC correlated significantly with components of the metabolic syndrome. Notably, no significant positive correlation was found between daily ethanol intake and HTGC. The ...
Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis
...ersity College London (UCL) urologists is enabling men
born with a very small penis to acquire an average...rse. UCL surgeons performed the operation on nine men
aged 19 to 43 with a range of medical backgrounds, including three hermaphrodites and two men
Colon cancer screening with CT may also identify heart attack risk
...eaths. The American Cancer Society recommends that men
and women be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50. The researchers reviewed the records of 480 patients who received virtual colonoscopy exams at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., from 1995 to 1998. Medical records showed a dire...
Researchers debate recreational use of PDE-5 inhibitors
...is) have joined the scene, targeted at millions of men
suffering from erectile dysfunction. Urologists estimate that as many as 152 million men
fall into this group, over half of all men
over the age of 40, yet the treatment for this ailment ap...
Mayo Clinic discovers potential marker for aggressive kidney cancer
...every year. It is the eighth most common cancer in men
and the 10th most common cancer in women. In the United States, it is the sixth leading cause of cancer death. The primary treatment for advanced kidney cancer -- Interleukin 2 -- has significant limitations. It is relatively toxic, can further...
Highlights of the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ctor" to the high rate of heart disease among both men
and women in Central and Eastern Europe, especiall...higher death rates from cardiac disease among both men
and women especially compared with their folate intakes in Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and the Rus...
Smokers' lung cancer risk identified in CT screening study
...numbers were derived from the screenings of 27,701 men
and women, some starting in 1993 at 35 internation...er remains the major cause of cancer death in both men
and women, killing more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined, according to the Am...
Testosterone deficiency found in one-third of diabetic men
...gy of Western New York for treatment. None of the men
had been diagnosed previously with low testosteron... Results showed that nearly one-third of the men
had hypogonadism. Although obesity is associated with hypogonadism and is prevalent among type 2 dia...
World AIDS day: US women with HIV lack access to health care
...insurance. Half of the estimated 460,000 women and men
who need lifesaving antiretroviral drugs are not getting them, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. "These figures are appalling," said Paul Volberding, MD, chairman of the HIV Medicine...
Obesity appears to be modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation
...es for AF increased across the 3 BMI categories in men
and women. In multivariable models adjusted for ca... 1-unit increase in BMI was observed in men. Obese men
had a 52 percent increased risk for AF; obese women, 46 percent increased risk, compared with indivi...
LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004
...pears to increase lean muscle mass and strength in men
with moderate to severe COPD and low testosterone ...s of testosterone supplementation in a study of 47 men
with COPD and low normal testosterone levels. The participants were randomly assigned to one of fou...
Antioxidant supplementation may reduce incidence of cancer in men
...ere 7,876 women aged 35 to 60 years old, and 5,141 men
ages 45 to 60 years old included in the study. Pa...op cancer than women. A similar trend was seen in men
for death rates. "After 7.5 years, low-dose antioxidant supplementation lowered total cancer inci...
Urban hospitals bear the brunt of motorcycle injuries
...than women to be injured on a motorcycle; in 2001, men
accounted for 89 percent of motorcycle-related hospital discharges. The bulk of hospitalizations occur on weekend days and during the summer months. The study also confirms that motorcycles are a risky ride, compared with cars. An earlier study conc...
Obesity tied to increased risk for dozens of conditions
...res and constipation, Patterson says. Highly obese men
also experienced more heart failure, fatigue, pulmonary embolism and insomnia, but slightly lower rates of enlarged prostate. Doctors should consider the diverse ways that increased weight affects their patients' health when they counsel or treat the...
Brain imaging study of drunk drivers pinpoints neurological changes
...acebo or two different doses of alcohol. The seven men
and two women then "drove" using a simulated driving skill game. "What we found is that when people were really intoxicated, they drove like they were really intoxicated and in a real vehicle," Pearlson said. "They speeded up, especially on corners, ...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
...hool. Between 1990 and 2000, the proportion of men
age 65 and over who were veterans went up from 54 ...isabled declined from 19 percent to 15 percent for men
age 65 and over and from 28 percent to 23 percent for women age 65 and over. Because of the decline ...
Estrogen-associated COX-2 pathways explain protection from heart disease in female mice
... Heart disease is less pronounced in women than in men
as humans age, but this difference narrows after menopause. Some studies have shown that estrogen slows heart disease in mouse models, but the mechanism is largely unknown. Now scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine show fo...
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