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Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...men with HSV-2 infection to determine what factors heighten the risk of transmitting the virus to sexual partners. They found that the use of oral or injectable hormonal contraceptives is linked with genital tract shedding of HSV-2, which had been suggested by one prior study. However, they also found that tw...

Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease

...ng to Yale researchers and colleagues. "These data heighten concerns about the potential longterm consequences of human BPA exposure," said Neil J. MacLusky of Helen Hayes Hospital, who conducted the study with Csaba Leranth, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences ...

Heart disease patients face greater risk of PTSD

.... Also, preliminary findings suggest that PTSD may heighten the risk of noncompliance with treatment. The authors reviewed 25 studies conducted since 1980 that looked at PTSD after one of the following cardiac events: myocardial infarction (heart attack), sudden cardiac arrest, cardiac surgery, heart transpla...

Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds

...leaders in efforts to reduce medication errors and heighten patient safety. The findings of the study have prompted both Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's to make changes in the hospital's automated drug order-entry system to further lessen the chance of mistakes. "Our results show that while safeguards su...

Scientists work to discover how music training affects the brain

... speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness," said Burdette. "We hope to learn which brain areas are involved in this ability and how they can be enhanced by training." The researchers' goal was to scientifically examine whether music conductors' intensive training gives them spe...

Early experience may shape our sensory perceptions

... speed our reactions, help us identify objects and heighten our awareness. New research in animals suggests that it's unlikely that we're born with this ability. Instead, its development may depend on our sensory experiences during the early months of life. "The way in which this ability develops has profound...

Mildly depressed people more perceptive than others

...est that becoming mildly depressed (dysphoric) can heighten concern about your surroundings. "People with mild levels of depression may initially experience feelings of helplessness, and a desire to regain control of their social world," says Dr. Harkness. "They might be specially motivated to scan their env...

Mental stress may be another culprit in raising cholesterol levels in healthy adults

...whether this reaction can increase cholesterol and heighten cardiovascular risk in the future. Changes in total cholesterol, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), were assessed in the participants before and three years after completing two stress tasks. Our study found ...

TLR4 gene found to protect against tumor development

...c bronchitis and asthma, for example, are known to heighten the risk of lung cancer. Inflammation has been implicated as a contributing factor in several human cancers, including lung cancer. Therefore, researchers wanted to see if one of the well known receptors in the immune system, the TLR4, played a rol...

Impotency drugs may be associated with increased risk of optic nerve damage

... nerve, resulting in tissue damage. The drugs may heighten the risk of NAION in those with vascular disease, who are already more susceptible, they explain. Any patient who has endured a sudden severe loss of vision, and is prescribed Viagra or Cialis, should inform their healthcare practitioner first, say t...

New model makes diagnosing osteoporosis easier

...to treat depression and other mental illnesses may heighten the risk of fractures. Dr. Brent Richards from McGill University, working with researchers in the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) presented the findings. According to the study's results, daily use of selective serotonin reuptake inhi...

Study reveals how ADHD drugs work in brain

... the brain, which can in turn impair attention and heighten the risk of developing addiction. "It is surprising that no one was looking at low-dose [ADHD] drugs because we know that the drugs are most effective only at low doses," says Berridge. "So we asked the natural question: what are these drugs doing ...

Early drinking linked to higher lifetime alcoholism risk

Data from a survey of 43,000 U.S. adults heighten concerns that early alcohol use, independent of other risk factors, may contribute to the risk of developing future alcohol problems. Those who began drinking in their early teens were not only at greater risk of developing alcohol dependence at som...

Breathing problems during sleep increase risk of depression

... a causal link between these conditions and should heighten clinical suspicion of depression in those with sleep-related breathing disorder," they conclude....

Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients

... either surgical or radiotherapy treatment did not heighten risk: however there was a statistically significant higher risk of suicide when surgery was deemed contraindicated indicative of advanced cancer or additional health problems. "Clearly, any conclusions about risk factors can only be speculative," s...

Alarming revelation: Women over 50 live in fear

...onment for many older and isolated people, and can heighten their sense of defencelessness. "While the media may negatively impact on older women's perceptions of violence, it also has the capacity to educate and inform about protective measures for older women."...

For crying out loud -- pick up your baby

... right thing to do, and this uncertainty seemed to heighten their stress levels," Ms Halle said. The study found about 20 per cent of first time parents and 30 per cent of experienced parents admitted they were uncertain about picking up their crying baby. It also revealed that almost 25 per cent of first t...

Extra cortisol protects women's mood under stress

...ved without actually being unfriendly or rude. To heighten discomfort over being evaluated, participants spoke into microphones and knew they were being videotaped. Het and Wolf measured mood five times using two self-report questionnaires, 15 and 45 minutes participants arrived at the lab, and 1, 45, a...

Research agreement to advance new imaging technology

...ude objects that are not of interest and, thereby, heighten the resolution of the remaining target image. To draw a comparison, this approach is roughly analogous to why it is more effective to make scientific observations of the sun's corona or atmosphere during a solar eclipse when the body of the sun is...

University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society

...ituation of women within and beyond the academy to heighten awareness, extend knowledge, and form practical recommendations. Prominent Canadian women such as filmmaker Anne Wheeler, former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan and Senator Lillian Dyck will be among the over 45 presenters from 11 countries as...

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