Tag: "twin" at medical news
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...AMD remain unclear. The authors state that classic twin
studies, which compare the occurrence of a trait o... 1927. Two hundred and ten MZ and 181 DZ complete twin
pairs and 58 singletons, whose twin
were no longer living or were unavailable for the study, complet...
NIH awards USC $8.7 million to study tobacco use in China
...-related behaviors. "This emphasis is unique among twin
studies of tobacco use and represents a fusion of behavioral genetics with a social/cultural/environmental perspective," Johnson said. A second project will investigate why school- and community-based smoking prevention curricula work in some situati...
Biochip for detection of inflammatory bowel disease
...ce viewpoint the implantation of the IBDchip has a twin
usefulness: it enables the selection of the most suitable therapy for each patient and it also determines, in those family members of EII sufferers who wish to be tested, the degree of predisposition for developing the infirmity. Inflammatory bowel ...
Study finds no evidence of a 'cancer personality'
...ing to a new study, one of the largest prospective twin
studies to examine this issue. The study, published in the March 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also finds no evidence that personality traits ind...
Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia
...han 250,000 people that was the hardest hit by the twin
disasters. He worked in Indonesia helping to set up an emergency psychological trauma center and in recovering bodies of victims. "People are past the tears and the immediate loss, and now reflection sets in and trauma is beginning to surface. We a...
Study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds risk of ADHD greater in boys
...aracteristics, low birth weight, and presence of a twin
birth were not associated with ADHD. Researchers analyzed information from birth certificates of all children born in Olmsted County from Jan. 1, 1976, to Dec. 31, 1982. Children were identified with ADHD using medical and school records. ...
New UNC, EPA 9/11 study suggests that pollutants posed small cancer risks
... Trade Center, stunning the world, collapse of the twin
towers and the fires that followed lofted an estimated million tons of dust and smoke into the air of New York City. After the first 100 days when officials declared the fires extinguished, trucks and other heavy equipment involved in the cleanup con...
Some infertile couples unaware of multiple birth risks
...es. However, there are many risky and unsuccessful twin
pregnancies," said Ginny Ryan, M.D., UI fellow in ...have twins or more babies. The major problem with twin
pregnancies is prematurity, where gestation typically is 36 weeks compared to 40 weeks for a singlet...
Twin study finds possible connection between depression, heart disease
...remarkable for the fact that they are derived from twin
study design, which is semi-experimental and allo...carino says. She adds that the results of the twin
study are important not only because they provide an explanation for how depression increases CHD ...
The BESST way to judge IVF success
...outcome of IVF. The goal is to prevent triplet and twin
gestations." At the moment, however, fertility clinics are usually compared on the basis of their live birth rates, the number of living babies born per transfer or per cycle. Several governments publish tables listing such figures as a guide for w...
A pair of discoveries helps unravel complex genetics of inflammatory bowel disease
...arch team discovered the NFKB1 link. Evidence from twin
studies and the tendency for IBD to run in families strongly suggested a genetic component to the disease, says Brant. Relatives of Crohn's disease patients have a 10-fold risk of developing Crohn's disease, while relatives of ulcerative colitis pat...
Heart attacks rose at Brooklyn hospital after terrorist attack
...ted about four miles from the World Trade Center's twin
towers. The day after the attacks, Feng admitted a middle-aged man complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. "The man told me that he was about a block away from the Twin Towers when the attack occurred," Feng said. "Initially, he was OK,...
The name of the game
...ties and the loss of mental function using data on twin
pairs who differed in cognitive status. "While w... Florida's gerontology department. Analyzing 107 twin
pairs where one twin
was diagnosed with some type of cognitive impairment and the other was cognitiv...
Smoking linked to osteoporosis in women
...tor for bone loss in older women, a new Australian twin
study has found. While lifestyle factors, such as smoking, were previously known to affect bone mass, the relative importance of smoking as a risk factor was unclear. The study conducted at the University of Melbourne is significant because of the m...
Scientists develop greater accuracy in recording babys heart rates in the womb
...een and forty weeks pregnancy including those with twin
and triplet pregnancies. Dr Helena Gardiner, from Imperial College London and the Hammersmith and Royal Brompton Hospitals, adds: "This new technique will be particularly useful in gathering more information about heart function and development in u...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003
...the live discharge rate can approach that of other twin
pregnancies. This is significant because, historically, twins who shared a common amniotic sac had only about a 50 percent chance of both twins surviving. Those who did survive were typically delivered prematurely, resulting in a higher risk of sever...
Caesarean delivery of twins may prevent deaths
... should be counselled about the risk to the second twin
and the theoretical possibility of a protective effect of planned caesarean section when considering mode of delivery at term," they conclude....
Commercial driving not linked to permanent back injury
...ional driving during their life. 45 male identical twin
pairs from the population-based Finnish Twin Cohor...egeneration between occupational drivers and their twin
brothers. The investigators also did not identify any overall tendency for greater degeneration or p...
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
...re thriving, playing and even trying to crawl. The twin
girls, who are joined at the head, will reach another milestone in less than two weeks. The doctors have set the date for their separation surgery for Monday, Aug. 5. The surgery is expected to last approximately 10 hours and will involve more than 5...
UCLA surgeons complete skin expansion procedure on conjoined twins
...ery. After much discussion, the doctors rested one twin
on her back, facing up, and the other twin
on her abdomen, her face cradled in an open cushion shaped like a donut. After shaving the infants' ...