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Study links adolescent IQ/activity levels with risk of dementia

... The research team reported on data collected from nearly 400 graduates. "We found some very interesting associations between our early-life and late-life measures," said Fritsch.The article was written by Fritsch, an instructor of neurology at the Case School of Medicine and collaborators in the University...

Johns Hopkins scientists uncover clues to 'disappearing' precancers

...For decades, scientists have known that HPV causes nearly all cases of cancer in the neck of the womb. Most sexually active women some reports say up to 80 percent are exposed to HPV and more than half of these women are infected with strains of the virus that could likely turn a precancerous lesion to c...

Nature publication reports key links between mechanisms of aging and metabolic disorders

...hat an exciting possibility! In the United States, nearly twelve million people have type 2 diabetes and another 60+ million are obese. The numbers are growing dramatically and are expected to double over the next 25 years. In addition to the direct burdens (e.g. patient quality of life, economic) of thes...

Television in the bedroom may hurt child's school performance

...rn California. During the course of a school year, nearly 400 students and their parents were asked to report on the types of media available in the home, including television, videotapes, computers and video games, as well as how often the child used them. The children's math, reading and language arts ski...

Problem gamblers share personality profiles of substance abusers

...e use disorders were similar in magnitude and were nearly as large as the well-established association between alcohol and nicotine dependence." Young adults with a problem gambling diagnosis in the year before they turned 21 were, on average, more likely to have high scores for negative emotionality and fo...

Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Microsoft to present innovations for healthy workforce

...-- 68 percent at home and 45 percent at work. With nearly 60 percent of the work force experiencing some level of disability or impairment due to chronic ailments (e.g., vision loss, carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis) or serious injury,* using a computer can be a challenge for many people. Inability to op...

Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law

...Center, examined hair nicotine of 106 employees at nearly 50 randomly selected Lexington bars and restaurants. Hair samples were analyzed four months before the law took effect and then three months after the enactment of the ordinance, which bans smoking in public areas in Lexington. The study found that ...

Bone marrow researcher recieves Pew Award

...rusts have invested more than $100 million to fund nearly 400 scholars. Scholars must be nominated by one of 136 invited institutions and demonstrate innovation in their research. A national advisory committee selects the scholars. "I am honored to have received a Pew Scholar Award and believe the fundin...

Large-scale trial indicates no benefit from low-dose aspirin in preventing cancer in healthy women

A major study that includes nearly 40,000 healthy women found no benefit on preventing cancer from taking low-dose aspirin, or benefit on preventing cancer or cardiovascular disease from taking vitamin E, according to two articles in the July 6 issue of JAMA . A growing body of lite...

UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers

...re a 21st-century problem." U.S. Census data show nearly 8 percent of all children under age 18 (5.5 million) currently live in homes with grandparents, Mills said. Of these, 1.3 million are grandparent-headed households, with roughly half the children in such families under age 6, he said. In the United ...

New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder

...ior to the study. At the completion of the study, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of the 89 patients showed no signs of disease progression, demonstrating a significant preventive effect. Researchers correlated greater compliance with a lower risk of developing the disease. "This clinical study clearl...

Low heart rate variability in depressed patients contributes to high mortality after heart attack

...out two-and-a-half years. "Depressed patients were nearly three times as likely to die during the study period as comparable, non-depressed heart patients," says Robert M. Carney, Ph.D., principal investigator and professor of psychiatry. "We also found that lower heart rate variability was responsible for ...

Accessible technology and rehab medicine help Americans with disabilities in today's work force

...- 68 percent at home and 45 percent at work . With nearly 60 percent of the work force experiencing some level of disability or impairment due to chronic ailments (e.g., vision loss, carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis) or serious injury, using a computer can be challenging for many people. "We are committe...

Women report various symptoms after stopping hormone therapy

...seline. Moderate or severe vasomotor symptoms were nearly 6 times more likely, and pain or stiffness symptoms more than twice as likely, in the former CEE + MPA group than in the placebo group. Both vasomotor and pain or stiffness symptoms were more likely in women with these symptoms at baseline. "Short t...

Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions

...ncy care for heart-related symptoms each year, and nearly half of these individuals are hospitalized or admitted for further evaluation. However, most of these patients are subsequently shown not to have acute coronary syndromes such as unstable angina or heart attack. Given the vast number of patients invo...

Experts report dental X-rays effectively identify stroke risk factors

...ptom's link to the condition. In that same study, nearly half (49 percent) of baby boomers indicated that they do not visit the dentist every six months and almost one-third (31 percent) never go to the dentist or only go in an emergency. This demographic's failure to recognize that oral health holds valu...

Small-bowel injury in children more common in abuse than accident cases

...pared with children in a road-traffic accident and nearly six times more likely to have a gut injury when compared with children injured by a fall. No children under five sustained a gut injury from a fall. Professor Sibert comments: "Abdominal injury is a rare but serious form of abuse. We cannot rely on a...

Men continue to have normal life after radiation for prostate cancer

...ection, both with and without assistance. However, nearly 50 percent of the men did experience some loss of sexual function, such as reduced desire, activity and satisfaction as well as fatigue. Although the overall rate of incontinence was low at 1 percent, some men did have difficulty urinating at the on...

VCR - First US implant

...alia, US and Europe." Dr Sutton noted that to date nearly 30 patients had been implanted with the VentrAssist globally. Dr. Griffith - is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is ...

Antidepressants should be first-line approach for nerve tissue pain

...amining 15 studies of gabapentin that consisted of nearly 1,500 participants, the researchers found its effectiveness to be comparable to carbamazepine. Gabapentin has fewer side effects than carbamazepine so it may be a good choice for some, but it's more expensive, and cheaper treatments are equally effec...

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