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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...onstrates that within each stage, African American women
had larger tumors and were more likely to have dis...cancer survival among U.S. women. African American women
have poorer five-year survival rates, and more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis than white ...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...e the risk of cardiovascular events or death among women
at high risk for heart disease, according to a rep...oxidant Cardiovascular Study, which followed 8,171 women
40 years or older (average age 60.6) beginning in 1995 to 1996. The women, who either had a history ...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...er 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 backgrounds. Adj...
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
frequently ask their physician will you be deliver...ermine whether obstetric outcomes differed between women
whose babies were delivered by their own obstetrician and those attended by an on-call obstetrician ...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...verity, men have more CT-measurable emphysema than women
with COPD. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and Brigham and Womens Hospital, classified the COPD stages of 396 current and former smokers enrolled in the National Lung Screening Tri...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...now we know, said Dr. Han. Other good news is that women
and men fared virtually the same when it came to s...metry testing, despite previous reports suggesting women
were tested less often. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... 65 found that 13 percent of men and 36 percent of women
take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. There are many other possible explanations for changes in older adults sleep patterns, says Dr. Krainson. Older adults may produce and secrete less melatonin, the hormone that promotes sleep. They may als...
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...es fell steadily by between 2.4 and 2.9% a year in women
and men, respectively. Dysplasia, which was diagnosed in just over 8500 patients, and atrophic gastritis, which was diagnosed in just over 23,000, both fell by more than 8% a year. The fall in new cases of intestinal metaplasia and atrophic gastr...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
... the study. The risk was the same for both men and women
who develop abdominal fat. Prior studies examining... 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 medical vis...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...n the past five years they examined more than 7000 women
with both methods. In a total of 167 women
the doctors found early forms of breast cancer 152 (92 %) of these were found using MRT, 93 (56 %) ...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...dex. This research may allow oncologists to screen women
for responsiveness to these treatments, and provid...to anti-hormonal therapies, making it possible for women
to continue treatment with first line therapies for longer. However, Clarke said that the next st...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
COLUMBUS , Ohio A new study suggests that women
with chronic issues with their body-image are more...he workout over improved appearance, even if those women
chose the class in hopes of improving their physique. Researchers studied nearly 100 college-aged ...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...a) may be at increased risk for stroke compared to women
who do not have migraines, researchers reported in...ven times more likely to have a stroke compared to women
with no history of migraine, said Steven Kittner, M.D., M.P.H., senior author of the study and staff...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...rsity of Bonn, Germany and colleagues studied 7319 women
over a five-year period who had been referred to an academic breast centre. The women
received MRI in addition to conventional mammography for diagnostic assessment and screening, with t...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...nd 14 years, 42% of all women, and 52% of pregnant women
in developing countries are anaemic, with half hav...of iron deficiency anaemia in adolescent and young women
in the USA might be at least partly due to consumption of iron-fortified wheat flour. Types of iron ...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 Few older women
were interested in being tested for the virus that...omen, who represent 73 percent of new HIV cases in women
over age 50. Older people largely have been overlooked in HIV prevention and testing programs, and...
Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
...d colleagues sent food-frequency questionnaires to women
enrolled in the Nurses Health Study every two to four years from 1984 to 2002. They then estimated the choline content in their diets. The researchers had hypothesized that choline intake would decrease the risk of colorectal polyps like folate do...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
ST. PAUL, MN- Caffeine may help older women
protect their thinking skills, according to a stud...ican Academy of Neurology. The study found that women
age 65 and older who drank more than three cups of coffee (or the equivalent in tea) per day had les...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...the JAMA/Archives journals. Overweight and obese women
are known to be at risk for chronic diseases, infe...the article. In 2003 and 2004, about 51 percent of women
aged 20 to 39 were classified as overweight or obese. D. Kim Waller, Ph.D., of the University of ...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- American women
have gotten fatter as it has become more socially ...ces leveled off in the mid-1990s. And yet American women
continued to get bigger. Heiland and Burkes social multiplier theory offers a potential reason wh...
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