Tag: "female" at medical news
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...researchers found that giving male sex hormones to female
mice at the time of the angiotensin infusion turns... more severe aneurysms compared to placebo treated female
mice. The goal of the laboratory now is to find the target of the male sex hormones that mediates th...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...because the preventive effect involves estrogen, a female
hormone, the results of the study do not apply to men; however, the study has no data to support this. People with MCI tend to retain critical thinking and reasoning skills, but experience significant short-term memory loss. For example, they may exp...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...Andrews Air Force Base, will enroll 4,800 male and female
cadets during a four-year period, beginning at the... in vigorous physical activity, including male and female
athletes. "This is the largest prospective cohort study put in place to address risk factors for AC...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
... syndrome (PCOS), one of the most common causes of female
infertility in the U.S., have an increased chance of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published this month in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, published by The Endocrine Society. The findings also report ...
Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations
...antly fewer male patients accepted chaperones than female
patients and significantly more female
patients accepted chaperones from male doctors than from female
doctors. "Chaperones are there for t...
Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease
... scientist at Yale, found that low doses of BPA in female
rats inhibit estrogeninduction of synaptic connections in the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved with expression of sexually differentiated behaviors, as well as with formation and retention of memory. Although estrogen is best known as one o...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...st risks for adverse events included advanced age, female
gender, being African-American, shorter stature, lower body weight, and lower blood pressure. Specifically, the 30-day mortality rate for those who received a t-PA overdose was 9.8 percent, and 19.5 percent for those receiving an underdose. Those rec...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...ivity. Their study involved 2,746 healthy male and 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 circumference were measured and a blood sample was taken to determine insulin sensitivity. Statistical ...
It's not all in your head
...minutes in men who did not. Men with PE and their female
partners also had higher ratings for personal dist... of the first data sets to address the concerns of female
partners. Both members of the couples studied were asked to report on a variety of subjective factor...
Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches
...rmal body weight. The majority of respondents were female
(64 percent) and had an average age of 43. Thirty-three percent of the obese people missed more than four days of work in one year because of a severe headache, compared to 27.2 percent of overweight people, 27.2 percent of normal weight people, and ...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
.... Because HOX genes are sensitive to levels of the female
hormones estrogen and progesterone produced in the reproductive organs, Naora speculates that 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 ...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...the study also showed that doctors re-intervene in female
patients twice as often as in men. Dr. Lansky says the higher re-intervention rate in women may be related to the fact that women have smaller vessels, and the narrowing may look worse in them than in men, resulting in more interventions. Re-inter...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...e transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected female
Anopheles mosquito. Malaria occurs in more than 100 countries worldwide, placing nearly 40 percent of the world's population at risk. Each year, over 7 million U.S. residents travel to areas where malaria is present. These travelers often fail to ...
Sex, age and sun exposure linked to frequency of sunburns
... volunteers, sunburn was typically associated with female
sex, younger age, high risk behaviors like sunbath...ardeners. Despite applying sunscreen on more days, female
participants had a median of one sunburn, more than male participants, due to more days with sun ris...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
...nts was 53.3 years. Researchers found that the 22 female
and 16 male participants lost weight and improved their exercise capacity on the program. Treadmill tests were used to measure exercise capacity (VO2 max, the maximal volume of oxygen exchanged during exercise) at the beginning and end of the eight-...
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
...rs of persistent postconcussional syndrome include female
gender, pre-existing psychiatric illness -- and being involved in a lawsuit. Hall and colleagues examined 71 studies. "Many of the researchers found that the extent and duration of injuries in the United States, where compensation is obtainable, are ...
CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials
...mission as rapidly as possible. Although male and female
condoms can provide protection, they are not used sufficiently and consistently. The availability of a microbicide that can be used by a woman to protect herself has a good probability of being this necessary alternative." George Usher, President...
Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro
...sticated mechanism created during the evolution of female
reproduction, and not seen in ovaries of female
prosimians (ancestral primates) or mice carrying germline stem cells. The ability to produce matur...
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
...also needs to do more to meet the special needs of female
offenders, he explained. Juvenile detention centers were designed to handle people who have committed crimes and these are usually boys. But girls are often in trouble for issues related to family issues, and need programs that deal with the whole ...
Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers
...ated into Arabic. The thesis about the position of female
health workers in Yemen has been published by Dar ...started her doctoral research into the position of female
health workers in basic health-care projects in the harbour city of Hodeidah. In Yemen the paid empl...
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