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Diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression
Postpartum depression is a serious—and often undiagnosed—condition
affecting about 10 to 12 percent of new mothers. Some of the causes
might include personal history of depression, stressful life events,
and lack of social, financial or emotional support.
Feb 24, 2009 - 7:47:13 PM
Estrogen Found to Increase Growth of the Most Common Childhood Brain Tumor
University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered that estrogen receptors are present in
most common type of pediatric brain tumor—leading them to believe that
anti-estrogen drug treatments may be beneficial in limiting tumor
progression and improving patients’ overall outcome.
Feb 17, 2009 - 8:15:05 AM
Inflammation directly linked to colon cancer
While chronic inflammation is widely
believed to be a predisposing factor for colon cancer, the exact
mechanisms linking these conditions have remained elusive. Scientists
at the Melbourne Branch of the international Ludwig Institute for
Cancer Research (LICR) and the Technical University Munich have jointly
discovered a new piece of this puzzle by demonstrating how the Stat3
protein links inflammation to tumor development, a discovery that may
well lead to the identification of new therapeutic targets for colon
Feb 2, 2009 - 9:39:10 AM
Penn study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning
A connection between genetic
and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease has been discovered by
a research team led by Aaron D. Gitler, PhD, Assistant Professor in the
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Feb 1, 2009 - 3:36:20 PM
Helicobacter pylori can multiply in autophagic vesicles
Helicobacter pylori, a Gram-negative, flagellated, microaerophilic
bacterium, can selectively colonize in the human stomach. Its infection is
widespread throughout the world, and is present in about 50% of the global human
population with 80% in developing countries and 20-50% in industrialized
Jan 27, 2009 - 8:37:28 AM
New survey results show huge burden of diabetes
In the United States, nearly 13 percent of adults age 20 and older have
diabetes, but 40 percent of them have not been diagnosed, according to
epidemiologists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose study includes newly available data
from an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
Jan 26, 2009 - 1:22:45 PM
Researchers identify risk factors for contralateral breast cancer
New information helps predict which breast cancer patients may benefit from preventive mastectomy of opposite breast
Jan 26, 2009 - 1:16:46 PM
Gene Variants Affecting Blood Fats Identified
A team of researchers has identified new genetic sites harboring common
variations in DNA that are linked to imbalances in concentrations of
blood lipids (fats). The findings provide another step forward in
understanding the genetic contribution to dyslipidemia, a condition
marked by overproduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL "bad"
cholesterol) and triglycerides, and underproduction of high-density
lipoprotein (HDL "good"cholesterol).
Jan 26, 2009 - 10:27:39 AM
Diabetes may be a risk for lymphoma
A new study in the Dec 2008 issue of Diabetes Care showed
that people with diabetes were more likely to suffer blood cancers classified
as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or NHL than those without.
Dec 15, 2008 - 9:15:29 AM
Hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk
Taking hormones such as estrogen and progestin to relieve
menopausal symptoms for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer,
according to a new study presented at Saturday at the San Antonio Breast cancer
Dec 15, 2008 - 8:33:44 AM
Your birthday may decide your risk of asthma
may decide your risk of asthma, according to a new study led by Dr. Tina
Hartert, director of the Center for Asthma Research and Environmental Health at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
Nov 22, 2008 - 2:37:31 PM
Short sleep duration raises breast cancer risk
A new study published in the Nov 4 2008 issue of British
Journal of Cancer suggests that sleeping less than 6 hours per night may
increase risk of breast cancer.
Nov 22, 2008 - 1:52:00 PM
Seasonal Flu: What you need to know
The CDC says the only preventative measure is
But studies have shown that
many alternative remedies may be more effective than vaccine.
Alternative preventatives include high doses
of vitamin C and vitamin D.
more likely to get flu in the winter because their vitamin D level is lower
during the winter. Vitamin D is known to maintain powerful immune response and
defend the body from attacks from flu viruses and others.
Nov 13, 2008 - 12:11:17 PM
Over 50% hypertensive people unaware of their condition
study suggests that the majority of people with high blood pressure in the UK,
Italy and Belgium are unaware that they have the condition.
Nov 12, 2008 - 7:25:26 AM
Rates of sexually transmitted infections increase
high proportion of people are not using condoms when they have sex with
a new partner, according to a new study of heterosexual partnerships
among British men and women. Among people in their 30s and 40s, and in
partnerships where there is an age difference of five or more years,
condom use is particularly low.
Nov 12, 2008 - 7:04:29 AM
Self-Reported Prediabetes and Risk-Reduction Activities --- United States, 2006
At least one fourth of U.S. adults are known to have
prediabetes, a condition defined as having impaired fasting glucose
(plasma glucose level of 100 to <126 mg/dL after an overnight fast),
impaired glucose tolerance (plasma glucose level of 140 to <200
mg/dL after a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test), or both (
Nov 10, 2008 - 10:35:59 PM
Genetic mutations studied for leukemia
first time, scientists have decoded an entire genome of a patient who died from
leukemia in hopes to find ways to prevent and treat the disease, according to a
new study published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
Nov 9, 2008 - 11:24:39 AM
Lung Cancer: What you need to know
Lung cancer is an uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of
the lung. The cancer can spread to other tissue or organs.
There are two main types of lung cancer, small cell lung
carcinoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma. Treatment depends on the type. Non-small
cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is sometimes treated with surgery, while small cell
lung carcinoma (SCLC) usually is often better treated with chemotherapy and
Nov 9, 2008 - 8:29:14 AM
Some basics about migraine
Migraine might reduce the risk of breast cancer according to a new study that has found an association between high incidence of migraine and lower risk of the disease.
Nov 8, 2008 - 3:55:57 PM
No pain no gain? Migraine reduces breast cancer risk
media suggest that migraine might reduce the risk of breast cancer citing a new
study that has found an association between high incidence of migraine and
lower risk of the disease.
Nov 6, 2008 - 1:21:36 PM
40% U.S. women have sexual problems
A new survey
reported in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that 40% of
U.S. women have sexual problems or dysfunctions including low desire and
problems with orgasm, but only 12% are distressed about it.
Nov 3, 2008 - 11:37:45 AM
U.S. diabetes rate doubles in ten years -CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report Thursday saying that
the rate of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the United States has nearly
doubled in the past ten years.
Nov 1, 2008 - 2:30:37 PM
U.S. diabetes rate doubles in 10 years
Among 33 participating states
with data for both periods, the age-adjusted incidence of diabetes increased 90% from 4.8 per 1,000 in 1995--1997 to 9.1 in
Oct 31, 2008 - 9:48:54 AM
More American women now suffer rheumatoid arthritis
A new study
has found that the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in American women is
growing again after four decades of decline.
Oct 27, 2008 - 12:31:22 PM
Prevalence of high blood pressure on the rise in the U.S.
Bad news for today is that more American than ever have
hypertension and high blood pressure and the good news (for business?) is that
more Americans receive treatment and live rather than died from hypertension,
according to a new study published in the Nov. 2008 issue of hypertension.
Oct 14, 2008 - 11:12:52 AM
More Americans live with HIV than ever: CDC
The HIV prevalence rates for
blacks (1,715.1 per 100,000) and Hispanics (585.3 per 100,000) were,
respectively, 7.6 and 2.6 times the rate for whites (224.3 per
Oct 2, 2008 - 9:43:46 PM
Variant gene linked to reduced colon cancer risk
U.S. researchers found a
link between obesity and colon cancer risk, which could lead to
development of a new test with greater accuracy for the disease.
Oct 1, 2008 - 8:23:36 AM
Heart patients should get screened for depression, doctors say
the American Heart Association released a new report Monday to urge patients
with heart disease to receive screening for depression because it claims that
depression can adversely affect their health and quality of life.
Sep 30, 2008 - 3:38:53 PM
Guidelines: Heart patients need screening of depression
should be screened routinely for depression because they are at a higher risk
of depression, according to guidelines released by the American Heart
Sep 29, 2008 - 6:11:48 PM
Brain cancer: What you need to know
Brain cancer is a dangerous disease.
We compiled the following for those who might be
interested in more details on the disease.
Sep 28, 2008 - 9:18:17 AM