Tag: "risk" at medical news
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...n terms of calories expended - may reduce dementia risk
in older people, according to researchers at Johns..., between variety of exercise and reduced dementia risk
-- suggest that participating in a number of different activities may be as or more important than f...
Cancer research could lead to improved detection methods
...f pre-cancerous cells and could highlight those at risk
of developing cancer at a much earlier stage than current screening processes allow. Dr Lakis Liloglou, Head of the University's Lung Cancer Molecular Biomarkers Group, explained: "These breaks occur preferentially in certain sites of the genome that...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
... these genes, giving them about an eighty per cent risk
of developing breast cancer. Normal cells replicate by dividing DNA into two strands and copying each strand. Before replication, damage in the DNA is usually repaired using a protein called PARP. If PARP is absent or inhibited then the cells use a ...
Obesity common among Chinese adults
... metabolic syndrome--a condition where a number of risk
factors for heart disease are present, suggests a ...is characterised by a clustering of cardiovascular risk
factors, including abdominal obesity, raised blood pressure and glucose concentration, and abnormal ...
Drug can reduce bodyweight and cardiovascular risk factors in obese people
...ly reduce the bodyweight, waist circumference, and risk
factors for heart disease in obese people, accordi...nce (average reduction of 4cm), and cardiovascular risk
factors including cholesterol, insulin resistance and prevalence of metabolic syndrome. The pattern ...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...y test pessimism scale have a 30 percent increased risk
of developing dementia several decades later. The ...core very high on the test's depression scale. The risk
is even higher -- 40 percent more -- for individuals who score very high on both anxiety and pessimi...
Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches
MIAMI BEACH Obesity is linked to a risk
of severe headaches, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. The study measured the influence of body mass index on frequency, severity, and the po...
Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...(NSAIDs) like ibuprofen is associated with a lower risk
of Parkinson's disease. "Our previous study for th...at regular users of non-aspirin NSAIDs had a lower risk
of Parkinson's disease than non-users. There has been evidence suggesting a role of neuro-inflammati...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...that going over that limit can increase a person's risk
of a variety of diseases, particularly in women. So, it's sort of dangerous, in my opinion, to tell people that a drink or two per day is safe without also teaching them what we mean by the term 'drink.' My guess is that lots of people think they o...
Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers
...Cs were declining, so a person may be at increased risk
for wanting to smoke for hours after drinking alco...ses in cigarette craving, which may increase their risk
for smoking relapse." Rose suggested that animal studies could measure the effects of alcohol on d...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
...ou might think, advanced age does not increase the risk
of surgical-site infections, according to a large ...ious surgical procedures, found that the infection risk
increased by about 1 percent per year between the ages of 17 to 65 years but then decreased by about...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...he arterial wall, and without treatment there is a risk
of hemorrhage leading to brain damage or death. A thrombotic aneurysm is unusual because it contains a blood clot. In surgical treatment for a brain aneurysm, tiny metal clips, something like tiny clothespins, are typically used to separate the aneur...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...r cancer. Blood clots can be brought on by several risk
factors and causes including burns, heart disease,...al disease, shock and surgery. One of the highest risk
factors for blood clots in children is a central venous line, a large catheter inserted into the bod...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...ed on in ovarian tissue. Indeed, most of the known risk
factors for ovarian cancer are related to levels o...gnosed in the United States during 2005. A woman's risk
of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 58, accounting for about 3 percent of al...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
...FBR1*6A is associated with a 120 percent increased risk
of breast cancer among women older than 50," says ...vels of TGF-beta activity have a 69 percent higher risk
of breast cancer than women with the highest levels of TGF-beta activity as predicted by the combina...
SKCC's Gennadi Glinsky addresses predicting risk in cancer treatment outcome
...rovide a press briefing on a method for predicting risk
in the treatment outcome of cancer patients at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dr. Glinsky's presentation is scheduled from 2:55 to 3:10 p.m. Sunday, April 17, and the press co...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
...ere obese or overweight had a 60 percent increased risk
of suffering a serious heart ailment, such as a he... is believed to be the first measure of additional risk
from increased body mass index (BMI) in such populations (BMI equals weight in kilograms per height ...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...black tea equally inhibit atherosclerosis a major risk
factor for heart disease the findings suggest that both drinks could play a part in curbing two of the most widespread maladies in the United States today. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, wi...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
...ated triglycerides face a dramatic increase in the risk
of death from heart disease and stroke Enlarged ...ycerides were a better predictor of cardiovascular risk
in women compared to the metabolic syndrome criteria in this Danish study. Fat is bad even for the ...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
...ive" she says. They were also acutely aware of the risk
of possible complications in later life and some expected their lives to be affected by the diagnosis for a long time. However, others felt positive and were relieved that their child was not going to die and that the diagnosis had enabled them to fi...
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