Tag: "women" at medical news
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...March 21, 2005--In two studies of African-American women
with endometrial cancer, a group of investigators ...l Cancer Institute has found that African-American women
with advanced endometrial cancer have more aggressive tumors than Caucasian women, potentially leadi...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...asing problem is Scotland, with about 10% of young women
affected by such conditions. Given the rise in the number of sufferers and the under-provision of eating disorder services, a major challenge is to make treatment more accessible. Now, computer-based packages such as this are helping to bridge the ...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
... researchers found that similar numbers of men and women
stopped working during cancer treatment (41 percen... cancer within four years of being diagnosed, with women
more likely to quit than men. The highest rates of quitting were among those with blood, central ne...
New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects
..., the risk of birth defects was similar to that in women
without epilepsy. But long-time epilepsy drug valp...l population. That risk jumped to 12.5 percent for women
who were taking lamotrigine along with valproic acid during the first trimester. "Even though the nu...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...tudents. One hundred forty six undergraduates (114 women
and 32 men) were invited to participate in a study titled "Health Attitudes" for which they completed a questionnaire that assessed their sunbathing and sun protection practices. The intervention group (95 students) had two photos taken of their fac...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...752000 colorectal incidence rates in White men and women
peaked in 1985 and have declined since. In 2000 the incidence rates in White men and women
were 2025 percent lower than peak rates in 1985 and 1015 percent lower than the rates in 1975. Durin...
WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts
...n 27 February, did so on 19 March. More than 1600 women
responded to the ESA call for candidates, which closed in January. As planned, twelve women
were selected for this first campaign. They come from France, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, The N...
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
...w cells in the body. Folate deficiency in pregnant women
can lead to birth defects such as spina bifida. Spina bifida occurs in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column does not close completely. Carotenoids are most commonly associated with carrots and other red and orange vegetables, and they ...
Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy
...c girdle pain is a common complaint among pregnant women
worldwide, but no cure exists. Researchers in Sweden identified 386 pregnant women
with pelvic girdle pain. Women were randomly divided into three groups; one received standard treatm...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...n's heart disease and promote improved handling of women
at risk of cardiovascular disease in clinical prac... in European women, killing a higher percentage of women
(55%) even than men (43%) and more than all cancers combined. However, there still exists a disturb...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
... this topic be conducted with cohorts that include women
and different ethnic and racial groups, since the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study only followed a cohort of largely white, professional men who are likely to be healthier than the average American. "Comparison of abdominal adiposity and overall ...
Single mothers at higher risk for depression
...ky College of Nursing was focused on 205 volunteer women
with children between the ages of 2 and 6 who were...negative thinking the rate at which these at-risk women
develop depression could be decreased. Depression is the number one mental illness in the United St...
Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
...uce the incidence of colon polyps more strongly in women
with alternative forms of a gene involved in the m...h a control group consisting of an equal number of women
not diagnosed with polyps. While the incidence of polyps was significantly lower in those who took...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...care clinic. About two-thirds of both groups were women
and 80 percent of both groups had health insurance. The community-based clinic was in an apartment within walking distance of a large part of the community. It also was near bus and subway stops with free parking available nearby. The apartment liv...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
...e a new or recurrent stroke and nearly 40,000 more women
than men die of a stroke, according to American He...ke Association statistics. "Yet only one-third of women
surveyed in 2003 said that they felt very well or well informed about stroke," said Anjanette Ferris...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...ome, those with less than a high school education, women
and millions of Americans without health insurance...death due to cardiovascular disease, compared with women
and whites, as measured by years of potential life lost before age 75. In 2001, overall U.S. life...
Risk of cardiac death after radiotherapy for breast cancer has declined, study finds
... National Cancer Institute. In 2002, about 42% of women
with breast cancer received adjuvant radiation the... They compared ischemic heart disease mortality in women
diagnosed with left-sided versus right-sided breast cancer from 1973 to 1979, 1980 to 1984, and 1985...
Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
...ty. "For a while now, physicians have been telling women
that receiving radiation for breast cancer is so m...art over time. Most previous analyses had involved women
who had been treated in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, decades not considered in the era of modern medi...
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
... cancer incidence than white women. However, among women
with breast cancer, African American women
are diagnosed at a more advanced stage, have larger tumors, and are more likely to have estrogen rec...
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
... pose an increased risk of breast cancer among the women
in the study. Animal and laboratory studies in the...from food frequency questionnaires reported by the women
in 1991; the women's health status was tracked via national health registers until the end of 2002. ...
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