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'Thick' blood may increase stroke risk

...- of von Willebrandfactor were shown to have a 1.7 times greater risk of developing ischemic strokethan tho...hites, young African Americans have a two to three times greaterrisk of ischemic stroke. Co-authors were Wayne D. Rosamond, Ph.D.; Eyal Shahar, M.D.; Lawton ...

Cedars-Sinai is first site in California offering LDL apheresis to treat severehypercholesterolemia

...r-hour therapy usually must be performedone or two times per month for the remainder of a patient's life. Researchershope, however, that advances in drug therapy may someday allow the frequency oftreatments to be reduced. The technique is similar to plasmapheresis. Blood is separated into plasma andred c...

Alcohol researchers identify new medication that lessens relapse risk

...trial that patients who receivednalmefene were 2.4 times less likely to relapse to heavy drinking than those whoreceived a placebo. "This study again demonstrates the promise of pharmacologic agents to work withstandard behavioral treatments in the treatment of alcoholism. Prospects forimproving treatment...

Behavioral program boosts antibody that fights breast cancer

... comply with their chemotherapy were about 10 times less likely to say it was because of nausea or vomiting.Overall, about twice as many non-participants refusedchemotherapy as did program participants. ...

Federal, private funding to establish inflammatory disease center at UNC

...t women who suffered severe gum disease were seven times more likely todeliver low-birth-weight babies prematurely. Another UNC-CH project demonstratedthat periodontitis is a significant independent factor associated with heartdisease. Still another, published in the Lancet in May, showed thatinflammation...

Why prostate cancer homes to bone

...tracts of bone,brain, liver, lung and kidney, four times the number of cells made it throughthe membrane to the bone extract. When the investigators separated out the various components of the bone extract,they found a single constituent responsible for the attraction. The factor is aprotein called os...

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen

...e of a manuscript on its web site only two orthree times a year in accordance with its Ingelfinger Rule, which allows theearly release of findings determined to have immediate clinical implications. Such is the case in this heart failure study, where researchers observed asubstantial reduction in mortality...

OSU Medical Center uses robotic heart surgery technique

... pain and faster recovery times for patients," said Wolf. "We could eventually see patients return to work and full activity within two weeks following the procedure," he added. Generally, following traditio...

Poor health is a major factor for early retirement, according to UCSF researchers

...erience fair or poor health and are two and a half times more likely tolive in poverty than those who retired after age 50. "For boomers who are retiring early, lack of health coverage until age 65 whenthey become eligible for Medicare, is a major concern and a public policy issuethat needs to be addressed...

Magnet therapy: what's the attraction?

...s in the blood would require a magnet thousands of times stronger than any that have ever been created on Earth. Park reports that the therapy magnets he examined appear to be basically the same as the flat, flexible refrigerator magnets such as those that come for free from pizza establishments. Park tes...

Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk

...y were moderately to vigorously activefive or more times a week, and a third failed to meet minimum public healthrecommendations for physical activity. Overweight was highest among black females - 39.4 percent -- and lowest amongAsian females - 11.1 percent. "As we expected, this work confirms th...

Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough

...t makes sense to limit expression of aggression to times when the pups are inthe nest and need protection. Females, then, need a way of quickly turning onaggression, but then quickly turning it off." To further explore the link, scientists plan to test whether they can replicatethe effects of the altered g...

Alcohol consumption triggers free-radical damage in the body

...xhibited levels of the markers that were about ten times higher than those seenin controls. And patients admitted to the emergency room with acutealcohol-induced liver disease had levels that were approximately fifty timeshigher than those in controls. "Even in people who were being treated for alcoh...

You have to break a few (hundred) eggs to make a good crystal

...me has an atomicmass of 14,300 Daltons - almost 92 times that of the ordinary sugar that many ofus crystallized in elementary school science - it's a relative lightweight inthe protein world. To exclude impurities often found in commercial lysozyme preparations, Judge andhis team purified lysozyme extracte...

New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke

...andwere carriers of the mutated gene had nearly 19 times the risk of heart attackand stroke death compared to non-smokers with normal blood pressure level whowere not gene carriers, says to Mark Roest, M.Sc. of the Utrecht UniversityMedical School in the Netherlands. "This is the first large study to find ...

Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer

... risk of having an abnormal PSA testwas over three times higher for men with high levels of stress than for men withlow levels of stress (16 percent of high stress men compared with 4.8 percent oflow stress men). "Similarly, those with low levels of social support weretwice as likely to have an abnormal P...

Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment

...mined that the true numbers would need to be seven times larger for the coiling procedure and 15 times larger for the clipping procedure to reverse their conclusions. And that, said Johnston, is "highly...

Patient empowerment could improve diabetes care

...ase. (4) Stroke . The risk of stroke is 24 times higher for people with diabetes in the USA. (4) Kidney failure about 40% of people with type 1 diabetes develop severe kidney disease by the age of 50. The risk is also increased (17-fold) in those with type 2 diabetes. (4) Blindness ....

MGH researchers identify angiogenesis inhibitor in gallbladder cancer

...e among the groups was TGF-beta-1, which was three times higher in themice with tumors in their gallbladders than in the subcutaneous or controlgroups, suggesting that it was the factor suppressing angiogenesis in thesecondary tumors. "We were very surprised to find that TGF-beta-1 was the only growth fac...

Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key

...ividual with type 2diabetes is on average over 1.5 times higher than the general population. Individuals with type 2 diabetes who have either small blood vesselcomplications, such as nerve damage or kidney problems, or large blood vesselcomplications, such as coronary heart disease, are twice as expensive...

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