Tag: "siblings" at medical news

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

... also share their childhood environments. Studying siblings is a very important way to identify how diseases g...mes of the follow-up studies including that of the siblings of those originally involved. We hope the ongoing TAHS will provide a detailed description of respir...

News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007

...suggests that older children protect their younger siblings from developing asthma. To test this theory, researchers from Israel gathered and reviewed the medical records of 531,116 military draftees and assessed the prevalence of asthma in both the number of children per family and the birth order. Results s...

Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success

... the researchers were able to compare outcomes for siblings to isolate the impact of low birth weight apart from other common family conditions siblings share. According to the authors, economists Rucker Johnson at the University of California, Berkel...

Curb the pocket money, curb the problem drinking

...nding money, obtaining alcohol from friends, older siblings and adults outside shops were also predictors of risky drinking, according to the study published today in Online Open Access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. Teenagers who were members of youth groups or who had alcohol bou...

Stroke risk nearly doubles for siblings of people who have had a stroke

.... The study looked at the risk of stroke for 807 siblings of 181 people who had strokes in Nueces County, Te...n the ages of 45 and 65. According to the study, siblings of people who had a stroke face roughly double the risk of the average American of also having a str...

Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children

Jerusalem, April 22, 2007 -- Younger siblings of children with autism are at risk to suffer from...ngeles. In their research, they found that some siblings of children with autism ranging from fourteen months to four and half years -- were diagnosed with ...

Family members most often source of whooping cough in young infants

...rimary source of pertussis in infants, followed by siblings (16 percent), aunts/uncles (10 percent), friends/cousins (10 percent), grandparents (6 percent) and part-time caregivers (2 percent). Ongoing research, such as this study, demonstrates that adolescents and adults can transmit pertussis to infants, ...

Cells passed from mother to child may be first step in developing new treatments for type 1 diabetes

...ung adults with Type 1 diabetes than their healthy siblings and a control group, implying that they may be att... with Type 1 diabetes as compared to 54 unaffected siblings and 24 unrelated healthy subjects they studied.Maternal microchimerism first was recognized in child...

Inherited ischaemic stroke more common in women than men

...ditionally, age at stroke in patients and affected siblings was shown to be correlated with age at stroke in mothers but not in fathers. These findings show that the identification of a family history of stroke in a female first-degree relative is an important clinical indicator of an increased risk of stroke...

Number of siblings predicts risk of brain tumors

...cases in Sweden. It found people with four or more siblings were twice as likely to develop a brain tumor as p...dren younger than 15 who had three or more younger siblings compared to children of the same age who had no siblings. The study did not find an association betw...

U of MN study finds children with leukemia are living longer

...s 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 of the survivors reported having health insurance compared to 89 perce...

Rheumatoid arthritis and sex differences

...of 467 Caucasian families within which two or more siblings met the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) cri...ale patients and among families with affected male siblings is particularly striking and represents a novel observation," stresses the study's leading author, L...

Reversing malnutrition a spoonful at a time

...y are too small and too weak to compete with older siblings for something to eat. Following a full course of treatment with RUTF, children have more energy and are able maintain their health and weight on the standard diet of rice, corn and beans. "If we dig the children out of the deep immunologic and nu...

Knee bone marrow lesions may be hereditary

...leagues from institutions in Australia studied 115 siblings from 48 families with a history of osteoarthritis. Zhai et al. used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess bone marrow lesions in the subjects. The authors then calculated the heritability estimates - or the extent to which they are hereditary - ...

Targeted melanoma education of high risk groups improves screening

An intensive educational intervention targeting siblings of recently diagnosed melanoma patients leads to s...n to improve screening and prevention practices in siblings of melanoma patients: 1) conducting routine skin self-examinations; 2) receiving skin cancer screeni...

UB diabetes researchers participate in international study

... blood samples from families who have two affected siblings with type 1 diabetes (TRIG study) to study the gen... from affected children and up to two non-affected siblings and parents. Quattrin and her team also are conducting a study in children and adolescents newly d...

Tobacco smoke linked to allergic rhinitis in infants

...s environmental tobacco smoke, visible mold, pets, siblings and the day-care environment on 633 infants under ...The UC study also suggests that infants with older siblings are less likely to have allergic rhinitis. "Research has shown that exposure to certain infections e...

Older children not smarter than their younger sibs, study finds

...e: variation between families, and variation among siblings within families. In addition, this technique allow... were able to show that the reason that later-born siblings seem to have lower intelligence has to do with the fact that they come from larger families that may...

Help for siblings of children with special needs

...improve the self-confidence and knowledge of young siblings (ages 4 to 7) of children with special needs. "We ...und that participating in a group with other young siblings and parents of children with disabilities was both educational, therapeutic, and fun," says lead aut...

Study demonstrates that lung cancer susceptibility runs in families

...ee relatives include his/her parents, children and siblings - people who share one-half of that individual's genes.) The median age of both cases (patients) and controls was about 61 years, and the median number of first-degree relatives was eight for both groups. The researchers compared cancer incidence be...

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