Tag: "men" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...stic factors commonly used by clinicians to assess men
with prostate cancer do not adequately predict survival outcomes in Asian men
living in America, according to the first comprehensive ethnic analysis of Asian-American men
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... and other institutions. The researchers studied men
and women in their homes (apartment or house) and environs in two St. Louis neighborhoods one a poor, inner-city area and the other a less impoverished, suburban area that included several pockets of residents from a variety of socioeconomic backgro...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
The number of men
in the United States with undiagnosed diabetes has...und that in 1999-2002 about 20 percent of American men
who had diabetes did not know they had the disease, in contrast to 25 years ago when about half of t...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
... Emphysema Identified A new study reveals that in men
with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), at all stages of severity, men
have more CT-measurable emphysema than women with COPD. The study, conducted by researchers from the...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...ihood of coronary artery calcium increases more in men
than in women. It may be that in an older population, in which the duration of risk factor exposure is longer and the likelihood of coronary artery calcium is higher, the association between obesityas measured by BMI and waist circumferenceand signs ...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...w, said Dr. Han. Other good news is that women and men
fared virtually the same when it came to spirometry testing, despite previous reports suggesting women were tested less often. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and the economic burden of this disease is meas...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...adults over the age of 65 found that 13 percent of men
and 36 percent of women take more than 30 minutes ...rt sleep were strongly related to obesity in older men
and women. Dr. Krainson notes that several studies published in recent issues of the jou...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...uthor of the study. The risk was the same for both men
and women who develop abdominal fat. Prior studies...n the UT Southwestern study, researchers looked at men
and women between the ages of 18 and 65. Nearly 3,000 individuals participated in a total of three m...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...race, socioeconomic status, age and gender. Young men
from economically disadvantaged, minority populations were considered at greater risk for school absenteeism, and that remains true; however, in this study, BMI was a better indicator of poor classroom attendance than these traditional factors or any...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...lips. The researchers took three groups of young men
18 to 30 years of age 56 in total and put them through a rigorous, five-day-per-week weightlifting program over a 12-week period. Following their workouts, study participants drank either two cups of skim milk, a soy beverage with equivalent amount...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
... cost-effective to screen and treat selected older men
with osteoporosis, depending on their age and if t...rious health problem among elderly men, with white men
at age 60 years having a 29 percent chance of experiencing such a fracture during their remaining li...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...o, he says, reminds one of the 10 blindfolded wise men
trying to identify an elephant by touching its different parts. As a grant program that encourages researchers to take calculated risks, the Pew funding will allow Krekelberg to connect both methods to reveal the components of the neural networks i...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...th and Nutrition Examination Survey data. However, men
also have become heavier, and the researchers believe the same economic, social and biological forces are to blame....
Why women get more migraines than men
...UCLA, is that women may have a faster trigger than men
for activating the waves of brain activity thought to underlie migraines. If the theory is correct, this triggering mechanism may be a new target for migraine treatment. Reporting in the Annals of Neurology, currently online, Dr. Andrew Charles, di...
Why do people have sex?
...wo studies. In the first, they asked more than 400 men
and women to identify reasons people have sex. In the second, the researchers asked more than 1,500 undergraduate students about their experiences and attitudes. The Texas psychologists identified four major factors and 13 sub-factors for why peopl...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
... grow: About half of women and nearly a quarter of men
aged 75 and older currently live alone. But the UF-IBM technology may also prove useful in many other medical settings. For example, Helal said, it could help emergency rooms operate more safely. Rather than a standard waiting list, patients could ...
Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?
...d that adult male circumcision reduced the risk of men
acquiring HIV infection from heterosexual sex by 5...emic with most sexual transmission occurring among men
who have sex with men
(MSM). The African trials did not study MSM. While some observational studies ...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...chers tracked the progress of 1.28 million healthy men
and women, registered at 318 general practices ove...esearch team estimate that 34% of women and 73% of men
aged 64-75 would be at high risk compared with 24% and 86% according to the Framingham equation. Q...
Anti-gay hate crimes widespread
Nearly four in 10 gay men
and about one in eight lesbians and bisexuals in t...sbians and bisexuals. More than a third of the gay men
said they had experienced violence or property crime because of their sexual orientation, or about t...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
...king, when it occurs, is heavy." Wood said that men
who drank at least one drink on Thursday consumed ...inge drinking - defined as five or more drinks for men
and four or more drinks for women - was also dramatic when results were broken out as a function of ...
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