Tag: "male" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...g patient preferences such as whether you prefer a male
or female doctor," Christensen said. "Our research shows that taking this a step further and considering a few straightforward questions about patient preferences or attitudes could go a long way toward creating a healthy and mutually satisfying pati...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...e regional and total emphysema. Current and former male
smokers were found to have more extensive CT emphysema at all levels of disease severity than females. Researchers hope this may help to explain gender differences in the presentation and natural history of COPD. This study appears in the August issu...
...ty rates of the trauma population. There were more male
patients, African American patients and deaths at times of high unemployment. These results suggest that during times of economic hardship, certain population groups are at higher risk of life-threatening injuries. The authors recommend that injur...
Why women get more migraines than men
...e the initiation and spread of CSD in anesthetized male
and female mice. Female mice showed a significantly lower threshold for CSD when compared with males. In other words, it was much easier to evoke the waves of brain activity believed to underlie migraine in females than it was in males. The results...
Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS
...nding must be viewed with caution since only a few male
twins were involved in the study. Our findings note the importance of sun exposure among people with identical genetic risk for MS, said Mack. High priority should be given to research into how sun exposure reduces MS risk if we are to unravel the ...
Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?
Three clinical trials in Africa found that adult male
circumcision reduced the risk of men acquiring HIV...ction from heterosexual sex by 51-60%. While adult male
circumcision may also have a role to play in preventing HIV transmission in the US, say scientists a...
Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
...2 attempts, approaching the first casually dressed male
entering the store alone who appeared to be 21 to 30 years old. Only a small percentage eight percent of the general adult population entering alcohol establishments are willing to purchase alcohol for individuals who appear under age 21, said T...
Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep
...ed. "Our data shows an increase in the number of male
patients and insomnia complaints after Hurricane K...ironment might have contributed to the increase in male
patients." Sharon noted that this review only included a small number of patients, and that a broa...
Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
...ignant melanoma - accounted for 27 per cent of all male
cancers and 26 per cent of all female cancers. These findings show that many patients will have more than one skin cancer, highlighting the need to analyse both patient numbers and sample numbers to provide an accurate picture of cancer levels say...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
... per cent of children receiving prescriptions were male
and prescribing for new patients was highest in the two to 11 age group (45 per cent) and the 12 to 18 age group (39 per cent). 16 per cent of prescriptions were for children under two years of age. 70 per cent of children were receiving just on...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
...0.2 percent of female students and 24.2 percent of male
students; also, 19.9 percent of females and 10.3 p... being in a physical fight and binge drinking. For male
students, lifetime history of sexual assault was associated with suicide attempts, while dating viol...
Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression
... of female hormones. Seventy-four female and 78 male
patients participated in the study, which analyzed...polymorphisms in the XPD and EGFR genes. Likewise, male
patients carrying ER- and MTHFR polymorphisms had improved overall survival, while female patients c...
Agent slows aging in mice
...hed in August in the journal Aging Cell, show that male
mice fed a normal diet and NDGA so far have survived in significantly greater numbers than mice on a normal diet. Scientists measured the difference at a point called median lifespan, when half the control mice had died of natural causes associated w...
Cedars-Sinai endocrine researchers to discuss gene that may be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome
... is associated with excessive levels of androgens male
hormones that normally exist at low levels in women. The effects on androgen production by hormones secreted by fat tissue (adipokines) are being studied at Cedars-Sinai, and several researchers will present related findings at the meetings. Research...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...g one. Other studies pointed out that the issue of male
attractiveness was complex, but that penile size w...l men. The report authors suggest that exposure to male
reproductive hormones in the womb may be one explanation. Individual research studies have al...
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
... performed total-body MDCT exams on 28 consecutive male
drowning victims and a control group of 12 men who were victims of sudden death from coronary artery disease. Following MDCT, routine autopsies were performed. MDCT images were evaluated for the presence of fluid and sediment in the paranasal sinus...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
...ts were drawn from an ongoing study of some 50,000 male
health professionals, 91 percent white, who were between 40 and 75 years of age in 1986 when the project was initiated. To assess coffee and total caffeine intake, Dr. Choi and his team used a food-frequency questionnaire, updated every 4 years. Pa...
Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears
...ital in Muscat, Oman. The study consisted of 50 male
soccer players ranging from 20-30 years of age with muscular trauma in the thigh and calf. Dynamic sonography of both the affected and contralateral normal part was performed. "Ultrasound is a rapid and radiation free imaging modality available in al...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...ted with the risk of colorectal tumor formation in male
patients, the study did not find a corresponding association with female patients. "These findings support the crucial role of chronic inflammation in the development of colorectal cancer," said Han-Mo Chiu, M.D., of the National Taiwan University ...
In utero exposure to smoking by mother can increase risk of ADHD
... susceptible children. The study investigated male
and female twin pairs, aged 719 years, to assess the relationship between genetic variations, prenatal substance exposures, and ADHD sub-types. Rosalind Neuman, Ph.D., one of the studys authors, explains the findings: "When genetic factors are combi...
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