Tag: "twin" at medical news
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...n consistently supported by population, family and twin
studies. To identify genetic risk factors, the current study used information from French Canadian families, where, according to the researchers, prevalence of restless legs syndrome is higher than in other populations. Alex Desautels, Ph.D., of the ...
Swedish researchers first in the world to gain access to BIMS
...nal epidemiological databases, such as the Swedish twin
register, and a large number of tissue sample collections of national importance gives the Karolinska Institutet Biobank a unique position in biobank-related research. Since the information is highly sensitive and authorised data access unacceptable,...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
... eight times as much as singleton pregnancies, and twin
pregnancies cost more than three times as much, th...e Kremlin-Bictre, France, said that in his country twin
pregnancies had increased by 40% and triplet pregnancies by 300%. "Infertility treatments are the c...
Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women
...rom 1997 to 2002 there has been a minor decline in twin
birth rates, and triplet birth rates have fallen f...mained constant at around 30%, while the number of twin
births has plummeted to just 5% and there were no triplet deliveries at all. In addition, the succe...
How risky are twin pregnancies?
...at Imperial College London are studying records of twin
pregnancies and now report results suggesting that uncomplicated twin
pregnancies might be more risky than previously thought. Their findings are reported in the June iss...
Bad cholesterol: Genes make the difference
... in fat in 28 pairs of identical male twins -- one twin
a vigorous exerciser, the other a comparative couch potato. "Although identical twins share exactly the same genes, we chose these twins because they had very different lifestyles," says Williams. "One member of each pair was a regular long-distanc...
Study on female twins finds occupational class influences adult health, above early life conditions
...on II. The researchers gathered information on 308 twin
pairs (178 identical twin
pairs and 130 fraternal twin
pairs) who lived together until at least the age of 14, via questionnai...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)
... and acute respiratory distress syndrome represent twin
deadly types of lung failure that can result from different disorders. In this study, 33 of the 45 patients had lung injury primarily associated with pneumonia. Stem cells derived from bone marrow can change into a variety of tissue-specific human c...
Johns Hopkins study suggests link between caffeine dependence and family history of alcoholism
...ructured interview that was developed for use in a twin
and family study of alcoholism. It has been well e...ccurrence between alcoholism and caffeine use, and twin
studies examining alcohol use, caffeine use and cigarette smoking concluded that a common genetic fa...
Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña
... in the west. Researchers now recognise that these twin
extremes of El Nio and La Nia are ocean components of a larger phenomenon that extends to the atmosphere, called the El Nio Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Back in the 1920s meteorologist Sir Gilbert Walker noticed seasonal fluctuations in the air pre...
Genes affecting blood pressure change as children become adults
...luencing blood pressure and hemodynamics. The huge twin
cohort and some complex mathematical modeling made... Dr. Snieder. Non-shared influences could mean one twin
starts riding a bike to school while the other continues taking a bus or even that they start going ...
Latest issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia explores new ideas for cause, screening and risk factors
...nongenetic factors that might explain why, in some twin
pairs, one twin
may get Alzheimer's when the other does not, or that there is a significant difference in age of ons...
Excess folate linked to increased birth of twins after in-vitro fertilisation
...ht how such fortification may increase the rate of twin
births after in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) where mo...utcome of their IVF treatment. Results showed that twin
births after transfer of two embryos were associated with high plasma folate and low age, but that h...
Education improves understanding of risks of having twins -- but does this translate into action?
...F twins are often unaware of the risks involved in twin
pregnancy and in giving birth to more than one chi...ists, we have been alarmed by the large numbers of twin
pregnancies resulting from infertility treatment, and especially IVF", she said. "But we also note...
U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts
...eir feet to simulate low gravity for 30 days. One twin
per pair was randomly selected to exercise (while ..., or resistance on their lower body, and the other twin
served as a non-exercising control. The pressure in the chamber was roughly equivalent to what a pe...
Washington University researchers find almost half of kids with ADHD are not being treated
...ho took medication without an ADHD diagnosis had a twin
who did have the disorder. "These children have what we might call subsyndromal, or mild, forms of ADHD, and they seemed to come from families where other children had full-blown ADHD," Todd explains. "We didn't find that children got these drugs b...
Multiple Sclerosis in genetically susceptible twins is augmented by the northern environment
...oth twins being diagnosed with MS) among identical twin
pairs born in the north was nearly twice as high a...for the increased incidence of both members of the twin
pair getting MS, there would be similarly high concordance among fraternal twins. The study did not ...
Study of twins finds genetic link to fatigue
...ngland twins. Parents of 1,468 twins and 930 older twin
pairs took part in the study. Analysis was undertaken for disabling fatigue of more than one week (short duration) and more than one month (prolonged). The study led by Dr Tom Fowler with colleagues at Cardiff University and Professor Anne Fa...
Survey: Caregivers of people with mental illness say treatment disruption has serious consequences
...y through Schizophrenia, a memoir written with her twin
sister Pamela Spiro Wagner, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in college. "Keeping Care Complete highlights the complex web of interdependent supports that enable individuals living with serious psychiatric illnesses to achieve complete care and ...
Better training needed to reduce emergency caesareans
...f 35% for ventouse and 2% for forceps. Breech and twin
deliveries can also lead to second stage caesarean...e advised to undergo an emergency caesarean. For twin
deliveries, currently about 10% of second twins are delivered by caesarean section after the first h...