Tag: "susceptibility" at medical news

Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure

...ay also suggest the potential presence of a common susceptibility for developing rheumatoid arthritis or cardiac heart failure, or a shared origination of these diseases." The study's researchers also noted little difference between rates of heart failure in men and women with rheumatoid arthritis. "This is quite...

A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks

...t the variation in factors such as age and disease susceptibility that occurs in that population. The new method doesn't need any of that: it can detect disease outbreaks when only the number of cases is available. In their article, Kulldorff and colleagues illustrate the utility of the new method by applying ...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

..., show that sex hormones have a profound effect on susceptibility of female mice to the herpes simplex virus, type 2...emale mice, sex hormones have a profound effect on susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections as well as on the body's defense mechanisms against them." One ...

USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children

...aries. This is a test that can be used to evaluate susceptibility and risk," she said. "If we can identify those people that are at risk and put in place preventive measures, it is going to prevent them from suffering." The physical and financial burden of caries increases with age, researchers said. The cost of de...

NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical

...ease and that socioeconomic factors better explain susceptibility to heart disease. Duster's analysis appears in Science magazine. "Race is such a dominant category in the cognitive field that it can leave its own indelible mark once given even the temporary imprimatur of scientific legitimacy by molecular...

Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model

...p problems, hyperactivity, attention deficits, and susceptibility to seizures. In humans, Fragile X syndrome is caused by the FMR1 gene not working properly or at all. This gene encodes the FMRP protein, which controls the availability of select proteins involved in neuron-to-neuron communication. Senior author Th...

Genes for alcohol consumption identified

...le regularly consume, and possibly an individual's susceptibility to addiction, may be related to differences in genetic make-up. Lead researcher Dr Marcus Munaf, at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, said: "Our study suggests that there's a genetic basis to certain kinds of behaviour...

Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified

...ic make-up of the patient's virus and assessed its susceptibility to antiretroviral drugs. Rapid progression to AIDS after infection with HIV-1 has been previously described, as has the transmission of multidrug resistant viruses. However, the unique feature of this report is the combination of these two features ...

Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships

...tive therapy, women may find the origins of, their susceptibility to, and untapped resiliencies against violent relationships. An article published in the latest issue of Family Relations discusses this model and the vulnerabilities that emerged from interviews with seven Black and twenty-one White women who suffer...

Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects

In a finding that opens new doors to determining susceptibility to antidepressant side effects, researchers at the...inding shows the promise of new ways for assessing susceptibility to antidepressant side effects," said Aimee M. Hunter, lead author and research fellow at the UCLA N...

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