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Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life

...indulging in alcohol , cigarette smoking and other unhealthy habits." But McEwen's advice comes with a caveat: exercise won't help everyonewithout also dealing with other factors in their lives. "Numerousstudies show that the lower down you are on the socioeconomic scale, thepoorer your health. This is largel...

Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer Center

... diseases in which healthytissue is broken down or unhealthy tissue grows, as in cancer and rheumatoidarthritis, Jablons said. Cancer tumors grow and spread, interfering with the functions of healthy tissue.Some MMPs have been shown to play a significant role in tumor development bycontributing to three proces...

U-M Researcher Addresses Changes In The Heart As It Ages

...tput. "Aging itself is not a disease and it is not unhealthy to age, but it does placesome limitations on the heart. Those limitations cannot be reversed, but theycan be attenuated. You can't make an old heart look like a young heart, but youcan make an old heart look younger," said Marvin O. Boluyt, assista...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

...here within the tropicalPacific--routinely produce unhealthy heat levels, notes WMO representative TanjaCegnar, head of climatology at the Hydrometeorological Institute of Slovenia. "The current variability of climate, and the intensity of heat in large,urbanized areas, point to the need for this heat-warning ...

Tip Sheet: Think About Your Health In April

...ldage. Frailty is actually the result of years of unhealthy living, according toa 1998 study co-authored by U-M Public Health Prof. George Kaplan published inthe Journal of Gerontology. The study is based on a survey of 574 peoplebetween the ages of 65 and 102. One-fourth of those who participated in thestu...

Pediatrician will work to cut sexually transmitted diseases

...s organizations helped steer adolescents away from unhealthy acts. Subjects will be asked to provide a urine sample that will be tested forSTDs in the laboratory of Dr. Myron S. Cohen, professor and chief of infectiousdiseases at UNC-CH. Ford will determine what influences their decisions to beteste...

Parents serve as models for adolescents' health behavior

...vior in eating, smoking, andpracticing healthy and unhealthy lifestyle habits, according to researchconducted at Iowa State University, Ames. "Adolescents who are constantly exposed to parents' health-risk behavior, suchas poor eating habits, smoking, and drinking will tend to emulate their parents'behavior," ...

Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer

...one. "It is possible that these men engage inmore unhealthy activities, such as drinking excessively or eating poorly, thatraise their susceptibility to disease. Other research has shown, however, thatstress, social support and other psychological factors can have more directeffects on the immune system and ...

Researchers find one in five children not getting care they think they need

...s organizations helped steer adolescents away from unhealthy acts. A graduate of Florida State University and the University of Florida's medical school, Ford directs UNC-CH's adolescent medicine program. She received postgraduate training at UNC-CH and the University of California at San Francisco and is a b...

Non-pathogenic bacteria block inflammatory response pathway in intestinal tract

...ng an immune pathway that otherwise could cause an unhealthy inflammatory response to the millions of bacteria normally present in the intestine. A breakdown in this mechanism for bacterial tolerance could play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerativ...

Training for doctors improves screening for risk-taking in teens

...ons and teen pregnancy. These outcomes result from unhealthy risk-taking behaviors including use of alcohol and other substances, unsafe sexual practices and risky vehicle use. A routine pediatric checkup provides a wonderful opportunity for a pediatrician to ask important questions and counsel teens about beh...

Gender differences apparent in psychological factors that predict later hypertension

... factors and high blood pressure was the result of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. "There have been hints in the literature of such differential risk factor patterns, men appearing more sensitive to work-related threats to autonomy, and women to difficulties in rel...

Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease

...m to less air pollution, she said. Complicated but unhealthy interactions might also occur between stress, for example, and fatty foods, automobile exhaust emissions or other factors. Dr. Gerardo Heiss, professor of epidemiology at UNC, is principal investigator for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County site. Chamb...

How your neighborhood affects your well-being

...the development of health problems associated with unhealthy behavior, and there are several important environments to consider. There are your family and home, school, work place, neighborhood, and overall cultural environments. School and workplace environments arent particularly at risk because theyre gen...

Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes

...casts can be found in newspapers, and on days when unhealthy air quality is predicted, state agencies send alerts to schools. If ozone is causing asthma then, ultimately, the solution is to reduce the levels of ozone." Parents concerned about their childrens respiratory health should discuss asthma and related...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue

... engage in activities that will reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain, including a plant-based diet with no more than 30 percent of food from fat and at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a day. Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a peer-reviewed and indexed general internal medicine journal, p...

New report links birth defects, premature birth to being overweight before pregnancy

...ew approaches to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, unhealthy nutrition, exposure to unsafe food and water, and poor growth and development among children in the United States and worldwide. "This report is a blueprint of practical answers for a healthier tomorrow for people in the United States and around the...

Many obese youth have condition that precedes type 2 diabetes

...ptibility as well as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating patterns all play important roles in determining a child's weight. They also contribute to a child's risk for type 2 diabetes and other complications of overweight.About 16 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is the main ca...

Body piercing may not be so cool after all

...e cigarettes, use drugs and exhibit other types of unhealthy behavior. Study findings were presented at the Society of Adolescent Medicine's annual meeting in Boston. "Mouth piercings and smoking combined could cause a mouthful of trouble," said Dr. Kenneth Bueltmann, president of the American Academy of Peri...

Lonely people face higher risk of heart disease

...m reacts in times of stress rather than because of unhealthy behaviors, according to a new study published in the May/June issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The study shows that when performing mentally and emotionally stressful tasks, lonely college students had increased blood pressure due to increased resist...

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