Tag: "body" at medical news
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
... Sweden set out to assess the ability of different body
measurements and biological markers to predict ins...nd female volunteers aged between 18-72 years with body
mass indexes from 18-60 kg/m2 and waist circumferences from 65-150 cm. Height, weight, waist and hip...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
...ey completely rely on PARP. The other cells in the body
are likely to be unaffected by the treatment and continue to use recombination to repair any mistakes that occur." -- Since normal cells don't need the PARP backup system to survive we could use PARP inhibitors as a prophylactic treatment to kill BR...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...people from Europe and the USA. Participants had a body
mass index (BMI) of 30kg/m or greater, or a BMI greater than 27 kg/m with abnormal blood fat levels, high blood pressure, or both. They were randomly assigned 5mg or 20mg of a drug called rimonabant, or a placebo once daily in addition to a calorie c...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...re Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Lewy body
dementia. Although it's common to see personality changes such as pessimism, depression, agitation or withdrawal once a person develops dementia, the Mayo Clinic investigators believe that pessimism and depression are more likely to be risk factors ...
Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches
...l 9 16, 2005. The study measured the influence of body
mass index on frequency, severity, and the potenti...ly disabling effects of headaches. An individual's body
mass index helps to determine his or her individual weight-related health problems according to heig...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...al venous line, a large catheter inserted into the body
to administer medication or nutrients. The line can damage vessel walls. But at the same time, the line is needed to help care for children suffering illness or trauma, and that makes recognizing the symptoms of PTE all the more vital, Dr. Massicotte...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...rect immature embryonic tissue to form the various body
structures during development, could become reactivated in ovarian cancer cells. She and her colleagues tested the effect of four HOX genes on cells derived from the ovarian surface epithelium and found that activating different HOX genes caused the ...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...or only mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and body
aches; more serious cases can lead to infections of the brain and nervous system, such as encephalitis or meningitis. In 2004, 2,470 cases of WNV disease were reported in the United States, resulting in 88 deaths. Currently, no WNV vaccine is license...
Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction
...non-surgical, permanent method for fat removal and body
contouring is obviously very appealing, but mesotherapy is not proven to be the miracle cure to a thinner you," said Alan Matarasso, MD, study co-author. "The problem with mesotherapy is the whole technique is shrouded in mystery. Liposuction remain...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
...he first measure of additional risk from increased body
mass index (BMI) in such populations (BMI equals w...isk Scores, physicians should also closely monitor body
mass index, even when it is mildly elevated, and incorporate weight reduction programs into treatmen...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
... study. Fat is bad even for the fit: Study links body
fatness and increased cardiovascular risk factors in aerobically fit men Fatness was a better predictor of cardiovascular risk factors compared to levels of aerobic fitness in this University of Colorado study. Obesity and insulin resistance in te...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
... Hepatitis B is spread through infected blood or body
fluids for example, through sexual contact, intrav...such as injection needles and dental instruments), body
piercing and tattooing. In certain settings it can be 100 times more contagious than HIV. Hepatitis...
Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood
...a critical period for setting lifelong patterns of body
weight. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Iowa studied 653 adults, ranging in age from 20 to 32. The subjects, all of whom were white, had been measured as newborns while p...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
...ts were female, with a mean age of 41 years. Their body
mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) ranged from 32 to 86 (a BMI greater than 29.9 is considered obese) with an average BMI of 47. The overall complication rate was 15 percent with a death rat...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...oad on the knee joint, increases dramatically with body
mass index (BMI). (BMI is a measure of body
fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI greater than 25 are considered overweight, and tho...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...egetables and dietary agents appear to protect the body
against diseases such as cancer." The first study, abstract number 2469, looked at the chemotherapeutic potential of capsaicin, the "hot" ingredient in red chili pepper that is often associated with antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities, and...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
.... Methylmercury distributes rapidly throughout the body
and easily crosses the blood-brain barrier into the brain, where it may become trapped. Recent regulations for mercury emissions, the increasing trend in fish-consumption advisories, clinical studies, and heightened media attention have led to the em...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...he United States, concern about the association of body
weight and a higher risk of death has also increased, according to background information in the article. Katherine M. Flegal, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues conducted a study to estimate d...
No improvement in overall survival with lymph node removal in treatment of advanced ovarian cancer
...result may be to some gynecologic oncologists, the body
of evidence does not favor including systematic lymphadenectomy as part of front-line maximal surgical debulking in the management of advanced ovarian cancer."...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...require doctors to check for metal in the patients body
(which may be impossible if no family members are present) and the MRI units themselves are often not adequately staffed or not located near the emergency room. CT perfusion offers distinct advantages because most hospital emergency rooms use them fr...
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