Archive: 07/19/2012

ANCA-associated vasculitis has genetic component

(HealthDay) -- A genome-wide association study of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis shows a genetic contribution to disease susceptibility, which differs between granulomatosis ...

Jul 19, 2012
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Tornadoes don't have to be deadly, experts say

(HealthDay) -- More "safe rooms" to flee to, listening for weather alerts and better planning, especially for seniors, could reduce the death toll from devastating tornadoes, a new U.S.government report finds.

Jul 19, 2012
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Chronic periodontitis increases risk of psoriasis

(HealthDay) -- Patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with psoriasis, and this risk is lessened but not nullified by CP treatment using gingivectomy or periodontal ...

Jul 19, 2012
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Novel anti-malarial drug target identified

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the first reported inhibitors of a key ...

Jul 19, 2012
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Lack of insurance linked to advanced stage cervical cancer

A large national sample of women diagnosed with cervical cancer between 2000 and 2007 finds lack of insurance was second only to age as the strongest predictor of late stage at diagnosis, a gap the authors say is likely attributable ...

Jul 19, 2012
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Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately

A sobering new study by researchers from the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders ...

Jul 19, 2012
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