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Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease

...smokers were found to be four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and past smokers were three times as likely to have geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the disease, than those who had never smoked. Joint exposure to current smoking and (1) the lowest level of high-density lipo...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...ain why some African-Americans were more likely to develop diabetes," explains Mario Schootman, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and medicine and chief of the Division of Health Behavior Research at Washington University. "And we found that housing conditions somehow contribute to the development o...

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...f childhood kidney disease and its progression and develop unique therapies that will limit or even cure gene...identifying the genetic basis of susceptibility to develop glomerular disease, a condition associated with hypertension and diabetes, which accounts for 80 per...

Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index

... arterial disease. Our study shows that people who develop fat around the middle have more atherosclerotic pl.... The risk was the same for both men and women who develop abdominal fat. Prior studies examining the association between obesity and cardiovascular risk repor...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...ars, in particular the fast growing tumours do not develop the calcifications which constitute the basis of mammographic DCIS diagnosis. Instead, these DCIS are pervaded by many small blood vessels in which the contrast medium that is injected for an MRT scan collects particularly well. Professor Kuhl conclu...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...positive metastatic breast cancers will eventually develop resistance to endocrine therapies. When this happe...e therapies. In the future, Clarke also hopes to develop a new therapeutic treatment based on this discovery. He believes that the XBP1 pathway can be target...

Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians

... for its decision to use an outside entity to help develop the metrics on which the pilot project will be evaluated and to evaluate the projects outcome. Enlisting the expertise of an external evaluator will enhance the methodology used to evaluate the project and increase stakeholder confidence in the resu...

New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding

...owever, approximately 20 percent of these patients develop antibodies against bovine coagulation factors that can cross-react with human coagulation proteins and possibly lead to adverse effects, including severe bleeding and thrombosis. Due to these safety concerns, rhThrombin was developed as an alternativ...

Reductive stress linked to heart disease

...d normal levels of reduced glutathione and did not develop heart failure. Lowering the level of reduced glutathione dramatically changed the survival of these mice, Benjamin said. Basically, we prevented them from getting heart failure. Heart, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and other deadly diseases are associ...

Hormone regulates fondness for food

...the thought, of food. More challenging still is to develop an understanding of the ways in which these two se...l types of food (including really bland foods) and develop severe obesity. After treatment with leptin, their hunger is reduced, they become more choosey about...

Diet foods for children may lead to obesity

...ns of foods that are normally high in calories may develop distorted connections between taste and calorie content, leading them to overeat as they grow up. The research will be published today in the academic journal Obesity. "Based on what we've learned, it is better for children to eat healthy, well-...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

... from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to further develop the technology. "We are planning on doing human testing in two years," Irazoqui said. "Epilepsy affects about 1 percent of the global population, and of that 1 percent, 30 percent don't respond to any drugs. There is no cure or treatment for those ...

Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007

...n Newark. With this grant, we will be allowed to develop the techniques to look at the brain to determine h...rocessing and eye movements, it may be possible to develop more effective treatments or early detection methods for such disorders. Born in the Netherlands a...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...rom the federal Department of Homeland Security to develop a system that can precisely locate and track the m...tters in three-dimensional space. The goal is to develop a commercial system that can pinpoint a person's location in three dimensions to within about a foot...

UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism

...ved a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop new drugs to combat agents of bioterrorism. The ...college in obtaining additional funding sources to develop medicines to fight other infectious and chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, neurodegenera...

Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

...rmonal environment someday may allow clinicians to develop more effective, individualized treatment plans. While we are now able to diagnose heart failure with great sensitivity using natriuretic peptide tests, we have miles to go before we can reduce the considerable risk that accompanies that diagnosis, ...

Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds

...en 24 and 30 weeks and weighing less than 2 pounds develop BPD. The condition is life-threatening, and those who survive can suffer long-term disabilities including asthma, mental retardation and cerebral palsy. The controlled, randomized clinical trial of nitric oxide was headed by Roberta Ballard, MD, U...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

...in ten people who were asthma-free as a child will develop asthmalater on and that one quarter of children with asthma still have asthma at the age of 32. Anotherimportant finding was that obese seven year old girls have three times the risk of developing newasthma as adults, as normal weight girls do. The ...

U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood

...ly to be arrested for a felony, be incarcerated or develop depressive symptoms. For example, the preschool group had higher rates of high school completion with 71.4 percent finishing high school compared with a 63.7 percent finish rate among those in the non preschool group. Those who attended preschool al...

Happier hospitals means healthier patients

... Over the past 20 years, general managers began to develop a power base to rival that of the doctors, she sa...ns for the service, but allow individual trusts to develop their own metrics. Chief Executives should stop moving from trust to trust and where they do mo...

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