Tag: developing

IUDs lower women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by 30%

IUDs can lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by more than 30%, study finds Women who used intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control could lower their risk of ovarian cancer by between 15% and 32% The risk was mitigated whether women used hormonal or non-hormonal IUDs  Researchers believe it’s because IUDs combat estrogen, the hormone

Teen suicide risk greatest in developing countries, study says

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found. UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Associate Professor Asad Khan, said suicide-related issues had become a major public health challenge in low and middle income

How socioeconomic status shapes developing brains

The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and brain anatomy is mostly stable from childhood to early adulthood, according to a longitudinal neuroimaging study of more than 600 healthy young people published in JNeurosci. This finding draws attention to the importance of preschool life as a period when associations between SES and brain organization may first

Four honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed “milk of amnesia.” Winners of the $250,000 awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation were announced Tuesday. The prizes will be presented later this month in New York. The clinical medicine award went to John B.

Are YOU at risk of developing a shock blood clot from flying?

Are YOU at risk of developing a shock blood clot from flying? Travel-related thrombosis can strike healthy adults months after a flight – so here are the warning signs to watch out for Deep vein thrombosis can strike otherwise healthy adults 8 weeks after flying Travel-related deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has remained a hot topic

Reducing the likelihood of developing cancer

There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your family’s medical history and doing everything you can to live a healthy lifestyle. “Sometimes our environment may not be within our