News tagged with environmental factors
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Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled increased recognition of autism's prevalence and financial impact in the December issue of ...
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Living in areas of high air pollution can lead to decreased cognitive function in older adults, according to new research presented in San Diego at The Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have pieced together new genetic clues to the arthritis puzzle in a study that brings potential treatments closer to reality and could also provide insights into why more women than men succumb to the disabling ...
Genetics Nov 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
For elderly patients receiving home healthcare after a hospital stay, "social environmental factors"—particularly care provided by a family member or other informal caregiver—have a significant impact on the risk of repeated ...
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among ...
Cancer Nov 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Alcohol use during adolescence is harmful on multiple levels, including an increased risk for developing alcohol use disorders (AUDs) later in life. Recent research suggests that genetic influences are moderated by environmental ...
Addiction Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, is proud to announce the release of biological and clinical data from 383 new families participating in Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange ...
Autism spectrum disorders Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with longevity, according to a study involving middle-aged children of people in their 90s published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A gene linked to the risk of developing Alzheimer's, heart disease and diabetes becomes less important to quality of life once people hit their 90s, a Mayo Clinic study shows. At that point, good friends and a positive attitude ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Vulnerability to major depression is linked with how satisfied we are with our lives. This association is largely due to genes.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have identified numerous new subtypes of gastric cancer that are triggered by environmental factors.
Cancer Oct 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A team of Northwestern University scientists will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators in Washington D.C. Oct. 18 to advocate for important changes in the agency's guidelines for reproductive health ...
Health Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Contrary to popular perception, menopause does not cause weight gain, although it does increase fat around the waist, a specialist journal reported Tuesday.
Health Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The causes of autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are complex, and contain elements of both nature (genes) and the environment. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Autism shows ...
Autism spectrum disorders Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Walking with a slouched or despondent body posture can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy, but those feelings can be reversed by walking in a more upright position, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0