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Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...ed to test one of the leading theories that aim to explain why increased levels of Lp(a) in the bloodstream lead to different risk factors for whites and African-Americans. That theory is based on earlier lab studies that showed Lp(a) had a tendency to stick to some of the tissues that line blood-vessel wall...

Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence

... hormone therapy used in the Stockholm trial could explain why the trial's results differed from those of the HABITS trial. "Although it is tempting to speculate that treatment regimens with estrogen and a minimum of progestogen may be safe, the management of menopausal symptoms and quality of life for patie...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...remors and lack of daytime alertness. Lai and Good explain that although there is much research about sleep, few studies have focused on the effects of music in improving sleep quality, particularly in older adults....

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

... of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, helps to explain why asthmatics are more susceptible to respiratory virus infections -- the cause of the vast majority of acute asthma attacks in both adults and children. The researchers, from Imperial College London and University of Southampton, found that asthmat...

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...nd its link to lowering blood pressure, could also explain why exercise helps to improve overall heart health. We are also interested in learning if longer periods of exercise, or more intense exercise, may help reverse artery stiffness, which is an underlying cause of hypertension as people age." High bloo...

Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other

...d mental illness, suggests the author, in a bid to explain the differences between the sexes. Being separated or divorced roughly doubled the risk of suicide, but affected both sexes to the same extent. ] The loss of a child through suicide or other causes roughly doubled the risk of suicide in both parents,...

Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?

...ecause valid reasons may exist that could credibly explain their results. For example, cancer specialists may have high values for several indicators (such as surgical complications and long stays in hospital) because they carry out difficult operations on very ill patients, say the authors. The method ther...

Obesity common among Chinese adults

... consequential changes in lifestyle and diet might explain this high and increasing prevalence. These findings indicate that the metabolic syndrome and overweight are becoming major public health problems in China. The high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and overweight underscore the urgent need to dev...

Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease

...wn risk factors for Parkinson's disease could not explain the results. No significant associations were found between the use of aspirin, other NSAIDs, or acetaminophen and the risk of Parkinson's disease....

Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer

...abnormal changes in levels of these hormones could explain how the HOX genes come to be turned on in ovarian tissue. Indeed, most of the known risk factors for ovarian cancer are related to levels of these same hormones. "One of the major problems with diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer is that it is ...

Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia

...vercome that resistance. This new finding helps to explain why about 20 percent of children with ALL, the most common form of childhood cancer, are not cured with the same drug therapy that cures the remaining 80 percent of children with this disease. A report on the study that produced this new information ...

Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems

... modified." Results from the study could not fully explain the strong link between obesity and premature heart disease. Further research is planned to verify its biological and genetic origins....

Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows

...t electrical activity-a finding that could help to explain how early experiences guide brain development. The work, published in the April 21 issue of Nature , takes advantage of tiny, see-through zebrafish. Stephen Smith, PhD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School...

Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome

...ore and gained more weight. The finding couldhelp explain why disrupted sleep patterns-particularly when combined with ahigh-fat diet--are associated with excessive weight gain and the onset ofmetabolic syndrome in some people, according to investigators supported bythe National Institutes of Health (NIH). ...

Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit

...e history and future of high altitude research and explain how lessons learnt from life at the very limit might teach us something about every day healthcare. Conference speakers include some of the leading authorities in the world of high altitude physiology and critical care including Everest summiteer Dr...

Study sheds light on age-related changes of prion diseases

...it failed to return to its normal shape. This may explain why the disease is age-related since the healthy young cell can properly fold and maintain the mutant protein, but the deficits in the cellular machinery associated with aging might promote accumulation of the aberrant form of the prion protein resul...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

...hat estrogen can lower ACAT2 production, which may explain why women are less likely than men to get heart disease during their estrogen-producing years. "All of these findings tell us that a potential treatment for protecting against heart disease is a compound that decreases ACAT2 activity," said Rudel. He...

Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread

...uration of risk for blood stream invasion probably explain why untreated patients with erythema migrans often develop complications distant from the tick bite location. Older patients without a past episode of Lyme disease are at particular risk."...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...art rate," he continued. "These side effects could explain the worse outcomes in patients whose heart function has already been compromised by disease." For their analysis, the researchers consulted the nationwide quality improvement initiative named CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina ...

Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say

... their independence from one another, and this may explain why medications used to treat patients' depression might not help them manage their pain, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Cologne, Germany, have used functional imaging of the brain to d...

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