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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...fires used for cooking will cause about 10 million premature deaths among women and children in Africa. By 2050...hors noted, which could prevent 1.3 to 3.7 million premature deaths, depending on the speed of transition. The authors argue, however, that current economic cond...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...fires used for cooking will cause about 10 million premature deaths among women and children by 2030 in Africa ...gas, which can prevent between 1.3 and 3.7 million premature deaths, depending on the speed of transition. They argue, however, that current economic conditions ...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...ople who had brothers or sisters with a history of premature coronary disease (before age 60), placing the study group at high risk for heart disease themselves. Participants, on average, were 49 years old with a high school education. None had a personal history of heart disease when they enrolled in the st...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...delivering." In the study, men and blacks had more premature death due to cardiovascular disease, compared with women and whites, as measured by years of potential life lost before age 75. In 2001, overall U.S. life expectancy was 77.2 years. Life expectancy was higher in women than men by 5.4 years and hi...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

...e researchers say. Whites have the lowest rate of premature deaths from heart disease of all racial groups in .... Every participant had at least one sibling with premature coronary heart disease (such as blocked arteries) that had required hospitalization, so family histo...

Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation

...m prognosis, and that hostility is associated with premature coronary artery disease and heart attack. The researchers noted that after cardiac rehabilitation, young patients with hostility symptoms had marked improvements in coronary artery disease risk factors, behavior characteristics and quality of life, a...

Decreased levels of 'good' cholesterol in children with Progeria may cause premature heart disease

...lesterol, or "good" cholesterol, may contribute to premature heart disease in children with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, or Progeria. Additionally, adiponectin, a hormone that regulates the metabolism of fat and sugar, may be linked to the disease process and prove helpful in finding treatments. Pr...

A shallow hip socket predicts osteoarthritis of the hip

...n. Severe acetabular dysplasia has been linked to premature hip OA. The influence of moderate acetabular dysplasia on the development of hip OA is less clear. To assess the role of moderate acetabular dysplasia in the onset of hip OA, a research team in the Net...

The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee

...or cruciate ligament is, in fact, known to provoke premature knee OA. However, much about the relationship between knee OA and cruciate ligament damage is still unknown, especially its impact in ordinary individuals with OA as opposed to athletes or people with known knee injuries. Recentl...

Honorary doctors, 2005

...udies of tobacco smoking as a cause of disease and premature death. As one of the 20th Century's scientific giants of medical research he has been highly proactive in the improvement of global human health. His contributions to epidemiological research include descriptive studies of global incidences of cancer...

Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection

...rties. Infections and complications resulting from premature birth are responsible for more than half of all neonatal deaths. Preterm very low birth weight babies (weighing less than 1500g) are particularly vulnerable; they have mortality rates of 50% upwards in both hospital and community settings in developi...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

... of neonatal deaths globally are infections (36%), premature birth (28%), and asphyxia (23%). A baby in a low-resource, high mortality country is 11 times more likely to die of infection than a baby in a rich, low mortality country. Neonatal tetanus, which has been virtually unseen in rich countries for a cent...

Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers

...ockholm, Sweden publish findings illustrating that premature birth is associated with an up to 11-fold increase...flux disease is potentially the connection between premature birth and esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is one of the few established risk factors for esophageal...

Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture

...urrounding the baby, and such infection can prompt premature delivery or infection of the uterus after delivery...ks gestation is an option for women with prolonged premature membrane rupture and their obstetricians to consider to decrease potential infection risk. However, ...

African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma

...rheumatologic and gastrointestinal problems, it is premature to imply that African-Americans will need to increase medication doses to effectively treat these conditions. Researchers found that, among patients with asthma, in addition to race as a factor that may affect glucocorticoid response, age, inhaled gl...

Progesterone therapy could prevent thousands of preterm births

...d in 2002 if all pregnant women at high risk for a premature baby and eligible for weekly injections of a deriv...n in the preterm birth rate, but preventing 10,000 premature births would be very significant," said Dr. Petrini. "Prematurity is a serious problem that affects...

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new form of muscular dystrophy in adults

...ntinuum from mild weakness and loss of strength to premature death, usually in the 20s. In most forms of muscular dystrophy, it is primarily the muscles that control movement that become progressively weaker. However, in some types of muscular dystrophy, heart and other involuntary muscles and other organs are...

Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research

...er, MD (Loyola University Chicago), writes, "it is premature to argue that we should expect useful answers from research on whether there is a molecular basis for racial differences in IQ scores. Until the DNA-phenotype relationship is understood such questions should remain in the realm of nescience the unk...

New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma

... which can cause seizures in the mother or fetus), premature birth, and low-birth weight. These risks are linked to asthma severity more severe asthma increases risk, while better controlled asthma is tied to decreased risks. Asthma worsens in approximately 30 percent of women who have mild asthma at the beg...

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

...ove glutamate from nerves. "It would be extremely premature for patients to ask for or take antibiotics on their own," says the study's leader, Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins and a professor of neurology and of neuroscience. "Only a clin...

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