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Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems

...k factor. Every participant also had at least one sibling with premature coronary heart disease (such as blocked arteries) that had required hospitalization, so family history was a risk factor. Half of participants were women, 20 percent were black Americans and the rest were predominantly white. Blood t...

Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums

...essful, with less time to care for other children, sibling rivalry and inadequate emotional support from their families heading the list. "The period after a woman gives birth is a potentially stressful time during which she must face dramatic changes and new demands" says Professor Hung. "Until now, few stu...

Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder

...g 6 years old, up to four years after an untreated sibling with the same disorder had died. Moreover, most newborns who were treated before the onset of symptoms showed continual improvement in developmental skills and had age-appropriate mental and language skills. "Time is of the essence in treating the c...

Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients

...nting them from holding a job when compared to the sibling group, especially the older survivors. Transplant participants were also more likely to report difficulty in obtaining or retaining health or life insurance (around 30 percent versus 5 percent). Other factors studied were at a level comparable to the...

Study on female twins finds occupational class influences adult health, above early life conditions

...s compared to their professional/non-working class sibling had significantly higher blood pressure, higher diastolic blood pressure, higher BMI and higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Additionally, identical twin pairs who had different adult occupational class were nearly 4 times more like...

Homing in on blood pressure genes may lead to targeted therapy

...re after treatment. The researchers identified 89 sibling pairs who did not respond to ACE inhibitors and beta blockers and 76 sibling pairs who did not respond to calcium channel blockers and diuretics. For purposes of the study, lac...

Traditional risk-factor scoring misses one-third of women vulnerable to coronary heart disease

...bjects had no symptoms of heart disease, but had a sibling who had been hospitalized for a coronary event, such as a heart attack before age 60. The researchers calculated each woman's Framingham score and found that 98 percent were gauged to be at very low risk for future CHD, with an FRE of less than 6 per...

Having sibling with cardiovascular disease associated with higher CVD risk

Middle-aged adults who have a sibling with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have a 45 percen...ived from case-control studies that generally lack sibling CVD event validation. Furthermore, estimates regarding magnitude of risk associated with a history o...

Siblings' bad habits brush off

...se whose older siblings smoked. Likewise, younger sibling alcohol use increased from 25 to 53 percent when o...e siblings, or at least address issues relating to sibling relationships and influences, in prevention efforts," Dr Fagan wrote in her study, published in the ...

Drug aimed at Huntington's eases chorea, the disease's hallmark feature

...ase. Many of them grew up caring for a parent or a sibling with the illness, so they are fully aware of the symptoms and signs of the disease as it progresses. Yet, even in the face of this, they maintain optimism and a sense of humor. It is an honor to be part of the extended community of patients, families...

Help for siblings of children with special needs

...articipated in an intervention designed to address sibling challenges that cut across all types of diagnostic...nts, children with children). The authors measured sibling knowledge, sibling sense of connectedness with other children in similar family circumstances, and s...

UB diabetes researchers participate in international study

...eases significantly. For example, if a child has a sibling with type 1 diabetes, his or her own risk of developing type 1 diabetes increases to 1 in 100." The first screening test will look for auto-antibodies associated with type 1 diabetes in the blood, an indication that the body's immune system may be a...

Targeted melanoma education of high risk groups improves screening

...in the control arm were notified by their affected sibling and encouraged to see a physician. After 12 months the intervention was successful in significantly increasing the number of siblings who performed skin self-examinations, including comparing moles and surveying the back, compared to the control gr...

Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care

...ften than not, when adult patients chose a parent, sibling or child, they prefer their mothers, sisters and daughters to serve as medical proxies over their fathers, brothers and sons. These are among the results of a study on advance care planning conducted by Northwestern University researcher K. Michael ...

'My life sucks!' The 10 most common causes of childhood unhappiness

...how to deal with issues from quarreling parents to sibling abuse."-Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 The Unhappy ChildWhat Every Parent Needs to Know Kenneth N. Condrell, PhD There are millions of children in this country who sp...

Hopkins-led study finds that chronic form of depression runs in families

...depression before the age of 31, have at least one sibling with major depression who was diagnosed before the age of 41, and have no history of schizophrenia or bipolar (manic-depressive) illness. GenRED II, a larger study now under way at Hopkins and five other sites, is recruiting 2,700 people to identi...

Perceived facial similarity in children is an estimate of kin recognition

..., participants were asked to classify each pair as sibling or non-siblings. Researchers found that the mean similarity ratings of the first group contained as much information about genetic relatedness as did the actual judgments of genetic relatedness by the second group. These ratings could also be transf...

Large collaborative effort provides first publicly available genetic data for Parkinson's research

...r PD is increased by 70% in individuals who have a sibling with the disease, which suggests that there could be an underlying genetic cause. However, traditional testing of potential genetic associations in idiopathic (without an identified cause) PD has been unsuccessful in the past. A team of researchers...

U of MN study finds children with leukemia are living longer

... U.S. population at 57 percent, but lower than the sibling group at 67 percent. 40 percent of the AML survivors graduated from college compared to 52 percent of siblings and 34 percent of the general U.S. population. 93 percent of the survivors and 98 percent of the siblings were employed, and 92 percent o...

Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children

...raced to an imitation of the behavior of the older sibling with autism. "The children who were examined in the research had other models of behavior which they could have imitated besides their siblings with autism, such as parents, friends or other (normal) siblings in the family with whom they had frequent...

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