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Studies Could Ease Fears of Medicines for ADHD
Researchers found little evidence of increased risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death, or stroke associated with use of medications used primarily to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The population-based study included more than 150,000 adults aged 25 to 64 years who used ADHD medications.
KP's Early Start Program Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs
A program for women at risk for substance abuse during pregnancy could save $2 billion annually in health care costs if implemented nationwide
Depression Increases Risk of Dementia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Depression in patients with diabetes is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to researchers from the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente. Among patients with diabetes, depression is associated with poorer adherence to diet and exercise programs, increased smoking, poorer blood sugar control, and other changes that could worsen the course of diabetes and increase the risk of dementia.
Earlier Antiretroviral Therapy Might Reduce the Burden of Cancer in Those with HIV
HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for cancer as a result of both their impaired immune system and lifestyle factors such as smoking, according to researchers at Kaiser Permanente. Researchers suggest that earlier antiretroviral therapy might reduce the burden of cancer in those with HIV.
Mothers who Breastfeed Have Lowest Blood Sugar Levels after a Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy
Mothers who breastfeed exhibit lower blood glucose and insulin concentrations compared with non-breastfeeding women. This is especially important for women with a history of gestational diabetes.
Effectiveness of Whooping Cough Vaccines Decrease over Time
In 2010, California experienced its largest outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in 50 years. Kaiser Permanente’s Vaccine Study Center reviewed the data and found that new vaccines appear to provide less protection than the vaccines they replaced.
Security for Kaiser's Genomics Project
By late next year, researchers will be able to use genetic information, as well as data pulled from electronic health records, for thousands of Kaiser Permanente members to support efforts to develop improved treatments. That sensitive information will be kept secure and private.
Study Finds Exposure to Magnetic Fields in Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk
Higher magnetic field exposure during pregnancy may lead to a higher asthma risk in children.
Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Complete NIH-Funded Genomics Project Involving 100,000 People
Scientists genotyped the DNA and analyzed the length of chromosome tips in more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente members who agreed to be part of the research. Resulting data will provide novel resource for accelerating research.
A Woman’s Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Can be Identified and Managed before Pregnancy
A woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified up to seven years before she becomes pregnant based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight.
About the Research Program on Genes, the Environment and Health (RPGEH)
The RPGEH studies genetic and environmental influences on heart disease, cancer, mental health, and other conditions.
In Her Own Words: Catherine Schaefer, PhD
Video interview with Catherine Schaefer, PhD, about the Research Program on Genes, the Environment and Health.
Effects of Hormone Therapy Vary Based on a Woman’s Age
Hormone therapy affects the brain differently, depending on the age of the woman when she receives it.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports RPGEH
The RPGEH will help researchers determine genetic and environmental factors that provide clues to how and why diseases develop.
High Exposure to BPA Linked to Low Sperm Count
BPA (biphenyl-A), a chemical found in some plastic products, reduces sperm count, according to new research.
Heavy Smoking Doubles Alzheimer’s and Dementia Risk
Heavy smoking in midlife is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
New Research Finds Girls Are Starting Puberty Early
More girls are starting puberty at a younger age than in the past.
Kaiser Permanente Reports Major Drop in Patient Heart Attacks
Researchers found that heart attacks declined 24 percent in Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients since 2000.
Weight Gain Early in Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes
Gaining excessive weight early in a pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Moderate Coffee Drinking May Lower Arrhythmia Risk
We didn’t prove that coffee is protective, but Kaiser Permanente researchers found that moderate coffee drinking may lower arrhythmia risk.
Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Awarded $25 million from NIH
The grant supports creation of a new database for studying disease, health, and aging across diverse populations.