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Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'

...r "biological ageing," suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The authors base their findings on a study of almost 1100 people, aged between 30 and 79. Most of them were female twins. X-rays of both hands were taken of all participants to check for signs of ...

Chronic diseases and injuries now number one killer in rural India

... and HIV/AIDs caused only about 12% of deaths just ahead of cancer that caused 7% of deaths. Dr Rohina Joshi of The George Institute said this research shows a new pattern of mortality and highlights areas that require urgent attention. "This 'causes of death' data is a key indicator of the health problem...

Restricted fetal growth increases risk of irritable bowel syndrome

...bowel syndrome or IBS, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. The Norwegian authors base their findings on 3334 twin pairs, 1250 of whom were identical. The twins completed a comprehensive questionnaire about their health, including whether they had ever had IBS. This informatio...

Finger length ratio may predict women's sporting prowess

... her sporting prowess, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The finding supports other research indicating a possible link between this ratio and fertility, vulnerability to serious disease, intellectual ability, certain personality traits, and musical tale...

Women given liver transplants outlive male recipients by around 4 years

... average of 4.5 years, suggests research published ahead of print in Gut. And while younger people tend to live longest of all, they also stand to lose more years of their life compared with those who have not had liver transplants, the research shows. The research team assessed the life expectancy and...

Living close to heavy industry may increase risk of lung cancer

... is relatively modest, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. Over 200 women under the age of 80 with primary lung cancer were compared with 339 healthy women matched for age and sex in Teeside, north east England. Rates of lung cancer among women are high in this particular area of Engl...

Controlling behavior of children with tourette and tic disorders

...ent decrease in the control group. Without knowing ahead of time which treatment the children received, the clinicians rated 64 percent of the children in the PMT group as much improved or very improved compared to 17 percent of the children in the control group....

$36.4 billion a year: Cost of HIV/AIDS highlights racial and ethnic disparities

...l of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), ahead of print publication. It is the result of collaboration among researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Emory University Center for AIDS Research, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State Universit...

High hourly air pollution levels more than double stroke risk

...of one type of stroke, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Currently, the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular problems tends to be linked to the average daily amount of air pollution, rather than variations in hourly levels. The researchers assessed d...

Rochester launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program

...g the data available today and challenges that are ahead for scientists and oncologists. Cancer stem cells are the first cells that undergo genetic changes to become a cancer cell and then replicate uncontrollably. Cancer stem cells are not embryonic stem cells, the focus of heated debate between politic...

Smokers may be at greater risk of HIV infection

..., reveals an analysis of published research issued ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. Cigarette smoking has already been linked to a higher than normal chance of contracting other infections generally, including those that have been sexually transmitted. The researchers trawle...

Medical education must adapt to society's changing attitudes

...on? This question is discussed in this week's BMJ, ahead of the annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Medical education needs to adapt to society's changing attitudes, write experts from the University of Maastricht, and they outline four major challenges that need to be tack...

Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from ATVs

...even terrain where they can't see what's coming up ahead of them very well," says T.S. Park, M.D., the Shi Hui Huang Professor of Neurological Surgery at the School of Medicine and pediatric neurosurgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital. "This is leading to an increasing number of fatalities and d...

Rates of eczema and hay fever may be in decline

...d may even be falling, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. But the rates of systemic allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis and those related to food have soared, the data suggest. The research team carried out a time trends analysis on the rates of illness and death for allergic di...

Anger and hostility speed up decline in lung power

...a normal part of aging, reveals research published ahead of print in Thorax. The authors base their findings on a study of 670 men, taking part in the long term US Normative Aging Study. Their ages ranged from 45 to 86, but the average age was 62. Their levels of hostility were measured in 1986, using ...

Vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children for two years from birth

...ficiency between 1994 and 2005, which is published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood . Vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets, poor tooth formation, convulsions, general ill health, and stunted growth. And it has been linked to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, certain cancers...

TV effective 'painkiller' for kids

... it comes to kids, reveals a small study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The research team assessed 69 children between the ages of 7 and 12, who were randomly divided into three groups to have a blood sample taken. One group was given no distraction while the sample w...

Internal body clock dictates timing of different types of stroke

...erent types of stroke, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The research team analysed data from almost 13,000 patients who had had one of three types of stroke for the first time, diagnosed by brain scan. These patients' data had been col...

Updated International AIDS Society guidelines recommend new goal of undetectable viral load

... that treatment-experienced patients stay one step ahead of the rapidly mutating HIV virus. ...

Teens who do use condoms often don't use them properly

...regnancy or infections, reveals research published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. But a good relationship with their mothers seemed to be associated with correct condom use, the research showed. The authors carried out a survey of the sexual activity of almost 1400 teena...

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