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Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later

...nant-but the child's grandmother did-the child had nearly double the risk (1.8 times) of developing asthma. If both the mother and grandmother smoked while pregnant, a child was more than two-and-a-half times more likely (2.6 times) to develop asthma. "We suspect that when a pregnant woman smokes, the to...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

... lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, has increased nearly fourfold in postmenopausal women since 1980. These findings, based on the most comprehensive assessment to date of age-specific incidence rates of in situ breast cancer, while encouraging, also pose a particular challenge to health-care professionals...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

...said. "What is so fascinating is that we found the nearly same excess risk of misdoses of placebo that we found in misdosing t-PA. This suggests that most, if not all, of the associations between incorrect dosing of t-PA and adverse events were due to other confounding factors." When the researchers adjuste...

Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other

...the risk of men in the same circumstances, who ran nearly a fourfold risk. But men who had lost their partner to suicide were 46 times as likely to commit suicide themselves. This was around three times the risk of women bereaved by suicide. Men might be less likely to seek support, or have untreated or un...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...erse of microbes that lives in your stomach may be nearly as unique as your fingerprint, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine who have embarked on the early stages of exploring the intestinal ecosystem. Using molecular techniques that detect all known types of microbes and ...

Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage

... was pregnant again. "Second time, I didn't have nearly the vivid pictures of what this baby was going to be likeI knew that I was pregnant, but I didn't think that I was going to have a baby. Six weeks before the due date someone sent me a baby present and I said, 'They think I'm having a baby.' And my ...

University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator

...ular in the Dan Brown novel, Angels & Demons -- is nearly 17 miles in circumference. Cowan leads a team of ...chung in Germany. Research funding at the facility nearly tripled since 2001 to $8.5 million. Papers published in top refereed publications such as Nature, Ph...

Alternate view for pathology of AD

...e associated with increased cell survival. "After nearly a century of viewing pathology as pathogenic, our accumulating data called for a paradigm shift where pathology is protective," said Lee. "If proven correct, this will not only change current dogma but, more importantly, reveal key insights to accele...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...curs in more than 100 countries worldwide, placing nearly 40 percent of the world's population at risk. Each year, over 7 million U.S. residents travel to areas where malaria is present. These travelers often fail to use or comply with malaria prophylaxis. The number of malaria cases among U.S. travelers...

Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted

...rk of Organ Sharing (UNOS) recipient registry, and nearly one-third of patients with willing donors are excluded from kidney transplantation because of blood-type and other incompatibilities, according to the report. Despite its promise, only 51 patients have received transplants via paired donation because...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...." Acutely decompensated heart failure results in nearly one million hospitalizations annually, and is the most common reason for hospitalization among people over age 65. Nearly 10 percent of such patients receive nesiritide. More than 4.9 million Americans have heart failure, a gradual worsening of heart...

Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa

... resistant to the anti-malaria drug chloroquine in nearly all the areas where the disease is rife. This, along with the fact that resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is spreading rapidly, has led to strong calls for the introduction of combination treatments. However, there is little data on the effecti...

Counting the human cost of international trade

...d with traffic injuries in developing countries is nearly $100bn, twice as much as all overseas development assistance. "These losses only serve to inhibit development and perpetuate poverty," he argues. The government's response to global road safety crisis is to provide funding for the Global Road Safety ...

High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas

...ld elevations in risk for fibromatous neoplasms to nearly 8-fold risks for rhabdomyosarcoma. Children initially treated with radiation or those with radiation combined with chemotherapy had substantially higher risks of second cancers than those treated with surgery alone. Previous studies have reported inc...

Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center

...l Institutes of Health in the United States. While nearly every member of the Detector Group played a role in developing or fabricating the device, Mark Smith, project manager for this effort, and Detector Group members Vladimir Popov and Ben Welch will be at the DKFZ during the week of April 24 to assemble...

Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population

...anova is involved in the epidemic of obesity, with nearly 17 percent of the population having a BMI above 30, however, that rate is still far below other parts of the world, like the U.S. where more than 30 percent of the population has a BMI of 30 or more. "The leading causes of altered liver tests are al...

Access to mammography may worsen

... Standards Act (MQSA) qualified technologists, and nearly half (46 percent) reported difficulty in maintaining qualified technologists. The survey also found that 85 percent of the facilities reported being able to schedule diagnostic mammograms (performed to resolve a question related to a symptom or abnor...

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission

Breastfeeding causes nearly 40 percent of all pediatric HIV infections, yet also prevents millions of child deaths every year by protecting infants from diarrhea and other infections. Finding ways to make breastfeeding safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers has been an urgen...

Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries

...Moreover, the Guava EasyCD4 assay does not require nearly the amount of dedicated laboratory infrastructure. The system also does not require large amounts of buffered water as sheath fluid that are required by conventional flow cytometers. The elimination of the use of sheath fluid also results in less bio...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...stment for body mass index (BMI) there still was a nearly 2.5 times higher risk for each unit increase up the four-point scale. "These findings suggest that chronic exposure to discrimination may be an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in African-American women," Lewis said.It is important to...

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