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Possible new breast cancer gene

... do not have BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, but have a history of breast and/or ovarian cancer," says Greenberg. ...e currently looking to see if families that have a history of breast cancer, but lack BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, have any gene sequence changes in Rap80."...

Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit

...r willingness to and confidence in quitting, their history with tobacco, general medical history, and even their life aspirations. Smokers in the program were also encouraged to take part in developing a personalized quit plan by providing input and perspective on how smoking fit into their lives and which a...

What exactly is repetitive strain injury?

.... In most cases, diagnosis is made on the basis of history and physical examination, including assessment of range of motion of joints, hypermobility, muscle tenderness, pain, strength, and imbalance between right and left limbs." Doctors can also find it difficult to suggest appropriate treatment for RSI,...

Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb

... "To date, reports of the epidemiology and natural history of secondary complications specifically in adolescents with type 2 diabetes have been scarce. Yet we must begin to understand this coming challenge." The chronic complications associated with type 2 diabetes explored in the Review include hypertens...

Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer

... check-up. Results were adjusted for age, gender, history of colon polyp, diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, physical activity, alcohol intake, smoking, white blood cell counts and abdominal obesity. Results demonstrated that plasma CRP levels were significantly higher in ...

Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity

...education level, income, employment status, family history of asthma and residence in a metropolitan area to ...fferences with regard to smoking status and family history of asthma. Other outcomes also found to be more common in obese patients with asthma included more...

Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms

...olled in the study, 156 (68 percent) had a medical history of ED. Patients participated in a four-week, single-blind placebo run before being randomized to receive 5 mg tadalafil daily for six week with an increase to 20 mg daily for an additional six weeks. The control arm received placebo for the 12-week p...

UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause

... - When is the best time in a woman's reproductive history to start hormone therapy? How does estrogen therapy affect a woman's cognition and mood? What is the most beneficial form of estrogen? These are just a few important questions that researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine a...

Some vitamin supplements don't protect against lung cancer

..., age, sex, cancer history, other lung disease and history of lung cancer, they found no statistically significant relationships between different types of supplements and lung cancer. In 1996, a large study known as the CARET study which was looking into the effects of the dietary supplements beta-caroten...

Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

...d his colleagues found that asthma patients with a history of severe asthma attacks had not only more twitchy lungs, but also were less able to perceive increasing obstruction of their airways. Those patients were less likely to detect an impending attack and respond appropriately. Medications Can Help R...

Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health

...C. During the evaluation for nutrition support, a history of life-long vegetarianism (due to religious reasons) was obtained from all patients to plan an appropriate diet. Twenty-seven percent of subjects (2,092 patients) from the control cohort were life-long vegetarians and 22.4 percent (178 patients) of...

Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?

...hort prospective analysis of 4,747 patients with a history of nephrolithiasis. CVD was defined as myocardial ...or hemorrhagic stroke. Risk of CVD in men with a history of nephrolithiasis was 1.15; the risk was highest for angina among individual outcomes analyzed. No ...

Chronic gum disease associated with tongue cancer

... (alveoli), an established measure of the diseases history and progression. "The mean [average] alveolar b...data suggesting an independent association between history of periodontitis and the risk of tongue cancer. This association needs to be confirmed by larger stu...

Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability

...Journal of Obesity, found that older adults with a history of excess weight in midlife or earlier had worse p...esearchers examined the association between weight history and physical performance in late adulthood. Participants were recruited from 70- to 79-year-old Me...

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have higher rates of prostate cancer recurrence

...likely to develop a recurrence and patients with a history of Agent Orange exposure were more likely," says Dr. Sagar R. Shah, MCG urology resident who is presenting the data May 20 during the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The study looked at 1,653 veterans who had pros...

'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

...udy included 244 children ages 4 to 12 without any history of lung or airway disease. They were divided into four groups according to the smoking pattern of their parents: never smokers, smoking after birth but not during pregnancy, during pregnancy but not after birth, and both before and after birth. The r...

Why Lincoln fell gravely ill after delivering his Gettysburg Address

...lpox would have undoubtedly changed the subsequent history of the country," Goldman noted. "At the least, the goals that were attained during the rest of Lincoln's presidency would have been obtained less rapidly and perhaps less completely." According to a physician's contemporary account reported in the ...

Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol

...laborative project shows that we can use a careful history and physical examination to achieve the same degre...test on every patient with any hint of PE in their history or physical examination. The presentation is entitled Prospective, Multicenter Validation of the P...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

..., which analyzed children's allergic reactions and history of asthma. The researchers concluded that the effect of birth weight on respiratory symptoms increased, from ages 1 to 5, in direct relation to birth weight per kilogram less in each child. However, after age 5, the effect lessened and was not sig...

Food and drink, and what it says about us

... have ever wanted to know about the archaeological history of food and drink will be showcased at The University of Nottingham this month. From prehistory to the Victorian age, a postgraduate conference, the very first of its kind, aims to highlight current and on-going research into the archaeology of food ...

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