Tag: "risk" at medical news
Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Dietary soy may reduce the risk
of cancer bycounteracting the cell-proliferating e...l proliferation andtherefore could decrease cancer risk
in these tissues," Cline said. In other words, the soy protein played much the same role as ...
Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment
... and patients about what they can do to reduce the risk
and impact of oral complications. Health writers are invited to attend a briefing and luncheon to launch the campaign on January 27, 1999, from 122 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. NIDCR is conducting the awareness campaign in par...
School Computer Posture Problems Found
...-- Children in elementary schools may be placed at risk
by computerworkstations that have been designed wi...nd more time at such workstations, she says, their risk
for injury is likelyto increase. "Although children do not currently spend prolonged periods of tim...
Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
...ised by walking several days a week decreasedtheir risk
of disability and improved their ability to walk d...irs, stoop, crouch, kneel, and carry objects. The risk
of disabilitydecreased by one-third for whites and two-thirds for African-Americans. Older ...
Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy
...o give a farlower rate of complications (17%). The risk
of incontinence is low (18%), andthe impact on sexual function is not yet known. It's too early to say how useful this device will be in the treatment oflocalized prostate cancer. Only 13 patients have more than three years'follow-up since treatment,...
Childhood Obesity, Diabetes And Hyperlipidemia
Body fat distribution may determine risk
for diabetes and hyperlipidemia.Relation of circumferences and skinfold thicknesses to lipid and insulinconcentrations in children and adolescents: The Bogalusa Heart Study. by DavidS. Freedman, Mary K. Serdula, Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald S. ...
Low Folate Levels In African American And Mexican American Adults
... Ford and Barbara A Bowman Low folate levels are a risk
for neural tube defects in offspring andpotentially other diseases. In the third NHANES both African American andMexican American adults have lower serum and red cell folates than white adultsregardless of education, underscoring need for improved di...
Health Benefits Of Fitness
... 428 died over 8 year followup. All-causemortality risk
was correlated with poor fitness irrespective of body fatness.Thus, fitness is more important than leanness and may reduceobesity risk. For more information contack Dr. Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...e major studies of blood pressure andheart-disease risk
showed that a 5-point difference in diastolic bloo...-pressure-- the lower number used to assess health risk
-- was associated with at least a34 percent increase in stroke and a 21 percent increase in the inci...
In Battle For Attention, Left Side Of Brain Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find
...an oncoming car, you could be at greatly increased risk
ofaccident because of this attentional bias."...
Insulin Resistance And Obesity Avoided In Genetically Modified Mice, As Reported In Science
... 40,and overweight people are at particularly high risk
for the disease. Diabetesoccurs when the body's cells are unable to absorb enough blood sugar, orglucose, into their cells. This lack of cellular "fuel" and the high levels ofglucose in the blood stream cause weight loss, fatigue, and a variety oflon...
Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
Older women with depression face an increased risk
of fracture over theirnondepressed counterparts, a...ncea spinal fracture and have a 30 percent greater risk
of non-spinal fracturescompared with women who are not depressed, the study found. The researchersf...
First Clinical Trial In Bay Area To Test Effect Of HIV Vaccine; SF Department Of Public Health And UCSF Recruiting Study Volunteers
...ust be adults who currently are HIV-negativeand at risk
for HIV infection through sexual exposure. All vol... DPH has a long history of working with people at risk
for HIV infection sincethe 1970s, when it conducted studies of hepatitis B in San Francisco. Thisres...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...out prevention," said Roizen. "We predict who isat risk
and prevent the discomfort and complications of an invasive procedure.RealAge is just an extension of that, targeted at a bigger audience. "Instead of preventing a problem for one person at a time, I've nowgot a shot," he said, and only one shot, at ...
National Pilot Study To Test Whether Soy Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
...nal pilot study to testwhether soy will reduce the risk
of prostate cancer. "In Asian countries like Japan...olesterol-lowering properties that help reduce the risk
of heart disease and othercardiovascular diseases. The study will involve 160 men, half African-Amer...
Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job
...ividuals who remained unvaccinated had a 14percent risk
of developing influenza type A or B infection. Influenza infectionwas associated with workers having an additional 1.5 days of febrile respiratoryillness and missing 0.5 more days of work. Subjects who had received the influenza vaccine repor...
Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness
...men with HIV had the highestinfluenza-attributable risk
among the women studied. While the study providesjustification for more wide-spread use of influenza vaccine for women with HIV,the authors write that more data are needed to determine if the effects wouldcarry over to the more diverse - and predomin...
Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
...rder to treat. Also, there is a slight(1 percent) risk
of clot formation, which could lead to a heart attack In a typical procedure, the stent is implanted in the artery after theballoon has opened it up. However, it is becoming increasing common forcardiologists to automatically implant the stent befor...
Space Research May Accelerate Development Of Flu-Fighting Drug
...tates catch theflu each year, and thousands are at risk
of dying from its complications. In the future, a new class of prescription drugs called neuraminidaseinhibitors offers the prospect for decreasing the duration and severity of theillness and may even prevent the development of symptoms in th...
Mayo Clinic Study: Fast CT Is Quick, Accurate Way To Detect Heart Disease In ER Patients With Chest Pain
...scan shows no calcification, the patient is at low risk
ofhaving a heart attack. "A negative EBCT allows ...n tell doctors whether or not patients areat acute risk
for heart attack." Researchers studied 105 patients admitted to the emergency department fromDecembe...
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