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Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
... measured. Current smokers were found to be four times
more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and past smokers were three times
as likely to have geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the disease, than those who had never smok...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...d of atherosclerotic plaque in the aorta was three times
as high in those with the largest WHR as compared to the smallest. The relationship between WHR and arterial plaque remained strong even after other risk factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, age, smoking and high cholesterol levels were taken...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...ic response system that becomes more active during times
of stress. Participants experienced increases in several cardiovascular parameters including heart rate, blood pressure and resistance to blood flow in the skin. Microelectrodes, similar to acupuncture needles, were used to record sympathetic nerve ...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...le, and the sLRP that was present was almost three times
as likely to be damaged compared to the same prote...e Alzheimers patients had on average three to four times
as much loose, unbound amyloid-beta floating in their bloodstreams high levels that would likely al...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...re striking. Acculturated Hispanics were nearly 13 times
as likely to report using illegal drugs as non-acc... report current binge drinking and more than three times
as likely to report drinking continuously for days in a row without sobering up, also known as bende...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...ed out at moderate or vigorous intensity about 3.3 times
a week. The women participated in one of four 45-minute step-aerobics classes. The same instructor taught each class, although she emphasized health over appearance in two of the classes. In the other two classes, she emphasized appearance over hea...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...symptoms (within the prior year) were almost seven times
more likely to have a stroke compared to women wit...also smoked and used oral contraceptives had seven times
the risk of stroke than women who had probable migraine with visual symptoms alone. Migraine and str...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...n deficiency in developing countries is around 2.5 times
that of anaemia which is not iron deficiency related. Dietary iron bioavailability (the measure of iron which can be absorbed from food) is low in populations consuming monotonous plant-based diets with little meat ie. many developing countries. I...
... patients, African American patients and deaths at times
of high unemployment. These results suggest that during times
of economic hardship, certain population groups are at higher risk of life-threatening injuries. T...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...search project focuses on a tiny transmitter three times
the width of a human hair to be implanted below th...her implantable transmitters while transmitting 10 times
more data. Another key advantage is that the transmitter has the capacity to collect data specifical...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...t compartments that gain and lose fat at different times
and different rates as we age. The study involved injecting different types of dye into facial cavities of 30 cadavers. Despite at least 24 hours of settling time, the dye, rather than permeating the entire face, stayed in separate areas showing t...
World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase
...ing was that obese seven year old girls have three times
the risk of developing newasthma as adults, as normal weight girls do. The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania (AFT) CEO Cathy Beswick said the AFT was one of thesponsors of the original survey in 1968 and also recently provided the TAHS with $50,000 ofad...
Why women get more migraines than men
...red to trigger CSD in males was up to two or three times
higher than that required to trigger the response in females. A variety of factors may reduce the CSD threshold in both sexes, making them more susceptible to migraines these include genes, hormones and environmental triggers such as stress, diet...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...d form into long, multicompartment cylinders 1,000 times
thinner than a human hair, with potential uses in radiology, signal communication and the delivery of therapeutic drugs in the human body. The discovery, a fundamental new tool for nanotechnology, is reported in the Aug. 3 issue of the prestigious ...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...s in cells back and forth hundreds of thousands of times
per second. The electric fields have an intensity of only one or two volts per centimeter. Such low-intensity alternating electric fields were once believed to do nothing significant other than heat cells. However, in several years' worth of experime...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
... 40 per cent of its weight and it would take 1,500 times
more space to store the same amount in gas form. Compared to other proposed processes for carbon storage, such as burying carbon under the sea, once the CO2 is locked inside the rock by the CICCS process, it is contained for good and cannot go back...
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
...ntaining basic science concepts was presented four times
to large groups of 50 students for highly interactive 90-minute simulations. The project used SimMan, a reproduction of an average-size adult, that makes realistic heart, lung, and bowel sounds and can be programmed to have various medical problems ...
New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments
...ing new compounds. Likewise, as the drug discovery times
are decreased in research laboratories, the cost of drugs also will come down. Basically it brings the chemists making the drugs much closer to the clinic, saving time. Because the NCI-60 set of cells has been used to screen thousands of chemicall...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...eighborhood in Philadelphia, although at different times
(Schneider during postgraduate research at the University of Pennsylvania, and Pochan during his first years at UD), and even had some of the same mutual friends there. What are the odds" Schneider said. Both scientists have since gone on to win ...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
...BOR, Mich.---Organic farming can yield up to three times
as much food as conventional farming on the same amount of land---according to new findings which refute the long-standing assumption that organic farming methods cannot produce enough food to feed the global population. Researchers from the Unive...
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