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It's never too late to start exercising

...y 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 never too late to start being active," says Visser. "Older persons should be informed about the beneficial effects of physical...

Tobacco linked to 63 percent of cancer death burden among African-American men

...en is highest in the South at 67 percent, with the lowest burden -- 43 percent -- in the Northeast. The percentage is 60 in the West and 63 in the Midwest. The study, authored by Bruce Leistikow, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical C...

Even in Canada's universal health plan, wealth effects hospitalization

... of the nine conditions, individuals living in the lowest income neighborhoods had significantly more ambulatory visits before hospitalization than those living in wealthier neighborhoods-- so poorer access to ambulatory care is not the obvious explanation. Instead, the poor in urban Manitoba had more freq...

10-year survival after minor stroke established

...est shortly after the ischaemic event, reached its lowest point at about 3 years, and gradually rose afterwards. Professor Algra concludes: "Throughout our study, the risk of mortality gradually rose, whereas that of stroke fell in the first three years and remained constant thereafterThese findings imply ...

A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students

...n but no home computer access had, on average, the lowest scores and those with home computer access but no bedroom television had the highest scores." "Using these models [a statistical model that controlled for parents' educational level, student's sex, students' media use, reading and doing homework], t...

Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy

...ions for MHT focus on treatment of symptoms at the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration possibl...one therapy, treatment should be prescribed at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. The high frequency of symptoms reported by the WHI pa...

Mouse studies of oseltamivir show promise against H5N1 influenza virus

...etter. Survivors included one of 10 mice given the lowest daily dose, six of 10 given the middle-range daily dose, and eight of 10 given the highest daily dose. The eight-day dose of oseltamivir allowed more time for virus levels to fall and less chance for avian flu to rebound after the drug was stopped. I...

Other highlights in the July 20 JNCI

... invasive breast cancer compared with those in the lowest quartile. The authors conclude that their data supports the hypothesis that higher melatonin levels are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. Contact: Amy Dayton Smith, Public Affairs, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 617-534-1603, asmith28@p...

Only 51 per cent of hospital staff followed hand washing guidelines before hygiene campaign

...om 51 per cent to 83 per cent. Doctors showed the lowest compliance levels and the smallest improvement, rising from 31 per cent before the campaign to 55 per cent after it. Nurses increased from 50 per cent to 89 per cent and other healthcare staff, such as physiotherapists and care assistants, rose from...

Immigrants spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans

...ans and Surgeons noted: "Latino immigrants had the lowest health expenditures -$962 per person-which is half those of US-born Latinos ($1,870) and less than one third those of U.S.-born whites ($3,117). The future economic success of the United States depends on a healthy immigrant workforce. Our findings s...

Assisted living and in-home care increase as nursing home beds decline

...dential care/assisted living, while Alaska has the lowest number. California ranks 14th in total number of beds per population, and the state has more residential care/assisted living beds (151,000) than nursing home beds (133,000). California has the highest number of residential care and assisted living...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...ow-level ozone, which, within the troposphere (the lowest part of the atmosphere, extending eight to 16 kilometres in height) is itself a harmful toxic pollutant, a major ingredient of photochemical smog. "While nitrogen dioxide vertical column concentrations above central and eastern Europe and parts of t...

MRSA is a global problemperspectives from around the world

...oy" strategy has allowed them to retain one of the lowest incidences of MRSA in Europe. This approach is in stark contrast to countries like Japan, which, according to Harbarth and Pittet, "has more or less ignored this public-health problem for a long time, resulting in some of the highest MRSA incidence r...

Supportive spouse may reduce effect of job strain on blood pressure

...for job strain. Those with job strain were in the lowest twentieth percentile of the key component of high job demands and low decision latitude. "The key components of job strain are high job demand and low decision latitude," Tobe said. "An example might be an operating room nurse who has high job deman...

Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk

...eloping lung cancer, compared to those who ate the lowest quantity. More than 3,500 people participated in t...of these foods into quartiles, from highest use to lowest use, as measured against all participants. (Use was not calculated by precise quantities, like cups,...

Seniors with low age expectations likelier to lead sedentary lives, new UCLA study finds

...NGS: A new UCLA study found that seniors with the lowest expectations for aging --that is, for what one can...ely to lead sedentary lifestyles. Seniors with the lowest age expectations were more than twice as likely to report engaging in less than 30 minutes of modera...

PRESERVE- 2-year study of initial combo therapy with nateglinide or glyburide + metformin

..., when patients in both arms of the study took the lowest dose of their study medication, patients were aggressively titrated to reach a FPG goal. They were maintained on that dose for the remaining 88-week monitoring period during which safety and efficacy were evaluated. Patients in the glyburide combi...

Radiation dose reduction in liver cancer

...or physicians to do everything they can to use the lowest dose of radiation," he said....

Other highlights in the October 5 JNCI

...sk of pancreatic cancer compared with those in the lowest quintile. The yearly incidence rate of pancreatic ...intile compared with 20.2 cases per 100,000 in the lowest quintile. Intakes of pork and red meat were both associated with 50% increased risks of pancreatic c...

Pharmacies in minority, low-income areas less likely to carry sufficient pain medications

...ain pain medications in local pharmacies, with the lowest availability in minority and low-income areas," says lead author Carmen R. Green, M.D., associate professor in the U-M Health System's Department of Anesthesiology and pain specialist at U-M's Center for Interventional Pain Medicine. "The result of t...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... RENO Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first ... 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team ... Research Institute (DRI) have proven that air pollution from ... 16 ice cores collected from widely spaced locations around ... created the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially ... smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced ... up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it is ... activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome P450 ... can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, and ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... wiped them out if it had taken place slightly ... fresh study using up-to-date fossil records and improved analytical ... of the prehistoric creatures, demise, some 66 million years ... years before a 10km-wide asteroid struck what is now ... volcanic activity, changing sea levels and varying temperatures. ...
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