Tag: "inactive" at medical news
Studies find no evidence that estrogens in soy increase uterine cancer risk
...75 women half took the soy pills and half took an inactive
placebo tablet. "This observation from this study and its interpretation should be carefully considered," said Cline. "Both human observational studies and several short-term trials of soy isoflavones have not shown any proliferation-inducing effect...
Novel treatment target for deadly brain tumors identified
...in EphA2 compared to normal cells but it is in an inactive
form. They believe that this inactive
form of EphA2 aids in the survival and spread of cancer cells. To test their hypothesis, they treate...
Cruciferous vegetables may help some people protect against lung cancer
...uced by the genes GSTM1 and GSTT1. People who have inactive
forms of these genes therefore have higher concent...ve effect against lung cancer in people who had an inactive
form of the GSTM1 gene. In people who had an inactive
GSTT1 gene there was a 37% protective effect, ...
Who's available to help in times of crisis and disaster?
...rmont , attempts to answer the question of whether inactive
nurses can and are willing to be mobilized in emer...tuations. A recent survey of nurses with lapsed or inactive
licenses in Vermont reveals that 27% of respondents would be willing to volunteer in a disaster. The...
How does increased television watching 'weigh into' childhood obesity?
...ision set in their bedroom. Not only are children inactive
while they are watching television, they often snack on unhealthy food choices. Establishing unhealthy habits as a child can continue into adulthood. Two articles in the October issue of The Journal of Pediatrics describe the relationship between t...
New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent
...es are sanitized with gamma radiation and rendered inactive
before analysis." To identify strains, researchers examine the appearance of biomarker proteins in samples. "In some cases, we classify a strain by the presence or absence of a biomarker. And sometimes we see the same biomarker proteins, but at varyi...
Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia
...tia, while others who are less gifted and who were inactive
as teenagers, do not. This indicates that the causes of dementia are complex and are determined by a host of factors." According to the Case research team, it is premature to make lifestyle recommendations to teenagers based only on a single study. ...
Study shows how sleep improves memory
... which parts of the brain are active and which are inactive
while subjects are being tested, enabling us to better understand the role of sleep to memory and learning." New memories are formed within the brain when a person engages with information to be learned (for example, memorizing a list of words or mas...
It's never too late to start exercising
...activities. Data showed that participants who were inactive
at the start of the study had the greatest risk of developing mobility problems compared to the exercisers, who had the lowest risk. "Several studies have shown that becoming active at an old age still has positive health effects, showing that it is...
Key to breast cancer prevention could hang in the balance
...n increased risk of breast cancer among physically inactive
women. Data were derived from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Study, in which women aged 25 to 64, who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer, along with a random sample of healthy controls, were enrolled between August 1996 and March 1998. Information ...
Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests
...n increased risk of breast cancer among physically inactive
women, suggesting that it is the combination of exercise and weight control that is important. Data were derived from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Study, in which women 25-65 years old who were newly diagnosed with breast cancer, along with a random sa...
New insights into role of tumor necrosis factor on sex hormone production in rheumatoid arthritis
... the role of TNF in the conversion of biologically inactive
DHEAS--short for dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate--to biologically active DHEA, the steroid hormone parent of androgen, estrogen, and testosterone. Their findings, featured in the June 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wil...
Enhancing innate immunity improves Crohn's disease symptoms
...cells in the immune system. Another 43 received an inactive
placebo. The investigators wanted to see whether patients on the drug would experience a decrease in the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI), which registers severity of Crohn's disease symptoms on a scale from one (mild) to 600 (severe). After ...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...ight year history of ulcerative colitis, which was inactive
at the time of enrollment in the study. Using this model, the study followed the cohort until age 90 or until death, whichever occurred first. To determine if statin chemoprevention is more cost-effective than the current standard of care, the study ...
Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes
...s common knowledge that it is very dangerous to be inactive
and that regular physical activity brings health, improves quality of life and extends life span. How these positive effects are created in the body is not known. Influences on gene activity in the heart, vessels and muscles are probably immensely im...
Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene
...efore the tiny bits of genetic material are become inactive
as the cell population continues to expand. "We are a long way from using this technique in patients, but this study shows that that it may be possible to use RNAi in more than just experiments that silence genes temporarily," says the study's princi...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
... disease compared to patients who took placebo, an inactive
pill. Although the patients treated with donepezil initially progressed to Alzheimer's disease at a slower rate than patients treated with vitamin E or placebo, the risk of progression to Alzheimer's disease was the same among all three treatment gro...
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