Tag: "men" at medical news
Study evaluates why blacks do not successfully donate kidneys
...ers also examined reasons for non-donation between men
and women. They found that more women than men
did not donate because of reduced renal function, at 7.9 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. Also...
Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?
...t from boxing. The study also included 10 healthy men
who were not athletes. The study found high CSF levels of neuronal and glial markers suggestive of brain damage after a fight. A particular marker for neuronal damage, neurofilament light (NFL), was four times higher in boxers within 10 days of t...
Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
and women both get high blood pressure and related...eorgia Vascular Biology Center. "It's known that men
tend to develop hypertension earlier than women and the increase in blood pressure occurs more rapid...
Stroke risk nearly doubles for siblings of people who have had a stroke
...valence of strokes in siblings of Mexican American men
than Mexican American women. Among the non-Hispanic whites, only siblings of women who have had strokes were at an increased risk. Lisabeth says more research is needed to explain the possible gender and ethnic differences in risk factors among sibli...
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
...pproximately 15 percent of women and 10 percent of men
are estimated to have chronic neck pain at any one time. According to a report issued by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 18 percent of chiropractic patients list neck pain as their chief complaint. Spinal manipulation, commonly refer...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
.... COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death of men
and women in the United States and the world. It is projected to become the third-leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer, by 2015. Stephen I. Rennard, M.D., of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, led a team of resear...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
...nearly $2.5 billion annually. Adding the cost for men
raises the total to $3.5 billion; Medicare's share was $1.4 billion. Another $96.4 million was spent on 3.3 million prescriptions. More than half of all women will have an infection during their lifetimes. Reporting a trend toward using newer, and...
Recommended doses of ginseng, ginko biloba do not interfere with drug absorption
...rwitz, recruited 72 healthy non-smoking adults (31 men
and 41 women, ages 20 to 59) who were not taking any prescription drugs or dietary supplements. The participants were given a cocktail of five drugs, each drug in the cocktail chosen because it provides a measure of the activity of a key drug metabol...
Higher calcium and vitamin D intakes positively associated with brain lesions in older men and women
and women who consumed higher levels of calcium an...ed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans from 232 men
and women (79 men, 153 women) between the ages of 60 and 86 (average age 71). All the subjects had a...
Highlights from the May 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...et older by as much as 1,200 calories per day for men
and 800 calories per day for women at age 70 compared to the consumption of 25-year-olds. Reasons for eating less include physical decline and illness, limited financial resources and social factors such as living alone. While some research has inves...
Assessment model based on medical history gauges lung cancer risk
... Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men
and women. More than 213,380 new cases are predicted, and 160,390 patients are expected to die from the disease in 2007, according to the American Cancer Society. The risk of developing lung cancer is 23 times higher in male smokers and 13 times high...
Acrux completes enrollment in key phase 2 trial
...contrast, the market research highlighted that the men
considered Acrux'slotion would form part of a normal grooming routine and it could be discreetlyapplied, much like a deodorant. Acrux has an international patent pending, which covers the application to the armpitof a number of drugs, including testo...
LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance
...ts for one year post-surgery. As of March 2007, 12 men
and 17 women have been followed for six months pos...bA1c tended to decrease (5.8 vs. 5.6 percent). In men
only, total VAT was significantly reduced (8.7 vs. 6.6 kg). Diastolic blood pressured tended to decr...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
...atients in the general population. Regarding why men
were less likely to see a rheumatologist, the auth...st that the relatively low prevalence of SLE among men
may play a role. "Both physician referral patterns for men
with SLE and male patients perceptions of...
Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction
...State study. "A ten-year follow-up study of young men
showed that those who had larger cardiovascular responses to stress in the lab, were more likely to contract hypertension later in life," says Dr. Sheila G. West, associate professor of biobehavioral health. "Elevated reactions to stressors are partl...
1 in 3 HIV positive gay men report unprotected sex
More than one in three HIV positive gay men
say they have unprotected sex, reveals a community... Infections. And almost one in five HIV negative men
said that they do the same, the figures show. The findings are based on a survey of men
at gay bar...
No increased risk of certain cancers from electromagnetic fields among energy workers
...s. There were no excess cases of leukaemia among men
or of breast cancer among female employees who had...ound frequency levels. But this was not true of men
who had been exposed to high frequency magnetic fields. They were less likely to develop the disease...
Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men
...campaign aimed at heterosexuals. Nevertheless, gay men
have seen their rates rise significantly in this d...f untreated. In addition, officials worry that gay men
will get syphilis and become more susceptible to HIV infection, although statistics have not made it...
Over time, more women are developing MS than men
... 28 May 5, 2007. In 1940, the ratio of women to men
with MS in the United States was approximately two...one. Thats an increase in the ratio of women to men
of nearly 50 percent per decade, said study author Gary Cutter, PhD, of the University of Alabama at...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
...e to the forefront to benefit our nation's service men
and women, says Dr. Kuiken, the director of the Neural Engineering Center for Bionic Medicine at RIC. The results we are achieving in this highly collaborative project are very exciting and I am confident that these discoveries will bring more natura...
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