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Risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in relation to use of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and other medications acting on the central nervous system
An increased risk of ovarian cancer among users of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and certain other medications affecting the central nervous system has been hypothesized based on prior laboratory and epidemiologic research. We examined these associations in a case-control study. We identified 314 members of a health ...
Kaposi's sarcoma and sexually transmitted disease
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is the most common neoplasm among people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A compelling body of evidence suggests that KS is caused by a novel human herpesvirus, referred to as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). The purpose of this investigation was to characterize possible ...
Parkinsonism and pesticide exposure among rural residents of Washington State
Objective. To determine the prevalence of parkinsonism among a cohort of rural men, primarily orchardists, and to examine associations between that prevalence and smoking, occupational pesticide use, and MAO-B and ND1/4216 genetic polymorphisms. Also to assess the accuracy of pesticide use recall. Methods. All 323 subjects ...