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Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence

... who later develop chronic cough and phlegm have a fourfold higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results of this 10-year respiratory study appear in the first issue for January 2007 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the Ame...

Number of siblings predicts risk of brain tumors

...lings. The study also found there was a two to fourfold increase in brain tumor rates among children young... siblings on the risk of brain tumors. The two to fourfold increased risks for individuals with a high number of younger siblings are stronger than most establ...

Common asthma inhaler causing deaths, researchers assert

...earch Trial with 26,000 participants -- reported a fourfold increased risk for asthma-related deaths and a twofold increase in life-threatening asthma events in patients using salmeterol. If older people who also suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were removed from the analysis, the Salpeters...

Rise in sudden infant death syndrome cases involving infants that sleep with parent on a sofa

...mber of co-sleeping deaths on a sofa has increased fourfold in recent years. They also found for SIDS deaths the proportion of poorer families has risen from 47% to 74%; the prevalence of maternal smoking during pregnancy has risen from 57% to 86%; the proportion of pre-term infants from 12% to 34%; and the p...

Study confirms that stents releasing medication help keep heart bypass vein grafts open

...e-narrowing), heart attack and death. "There was a fourfold reduction in the incidence of restenosis with the medicated stents," said Raj Makkar, M.D., co-director of the Center, co-director of Interventional Cardiology Research at Cedars-Sinai, and senior author of an article describing the study in the Nove...

Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus

... any other cancer in the United States, increasing fourfold to ninefold in different areas of the country since 1974. Esophageal adenocarcinoma, which accounts for about 60 percent of esophageal-cancer cases, is most prevalent among residents in western Washington for reasons not yet known, Vaughan said.While...

Drug-eluting stents successfully treat vein-graft disease

...ng--or restenosis--within the stent. "There was a fourfold reduction in the incidence of restenosis with the medicated stents," said Dr. Raj Makkar, codirector of the Cardiovascular Intervention Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. "At least over the short term, that's very encouraging." Dr...

Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other

...of men in the same circumstances, who ran nearly a fourfold risk. But men who had lost their partner to suicide were 46 times as likely to commit suicide themselves. This was around three times the risk of women bereaved by suicide. Men might be less likely to seek support, or have untreated or undetected me...

Will cancer vaccine get to all women?

DEATHS from cervical cancer could jump fourfold to a million a year by 2050, mainly in developing countries. This could be prevented by soon-to-be-approved vaccines against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer- but there are signs that opposition to the vaccines might lead to many p...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...r carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, has increased nearly fourfold in postmenopausal women since 1980. These findings, based on the most comprehensive assessment to date of age-specific incidence rates of in situ breast cancer, while encouraging, also pose a particular challenge to health-care professionals. "There ...

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