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The Influence of Alcohol Consumption, Smoking, and Physical Activity on Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Telomere Length
BACKGROUND: Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences and associated proteins that cap the ends of chromosomes. Functional telomeres protect genetic information and maintain chromosomal stability. Critically short telomeres ...
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and breast cancer : a record linkage study
Evidence suggests that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a class of antidepressant medications) may contribute to increased breast cancer risk by stimulating the secretion of prolactin, a potential tumour ...
The association between usual health care utilization and stage at diagnosis in laryngeal cancer
Background: A significant number of laryngeal cancer patients are diagnosed with advanced-stage disease. Since stage at diagnosis is an important prognostic factor, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of ...
PATIENT RELATED DIAGNOSTIC DELAY, SYMPTOM APPRAISAL AND LAY CONSULTATION IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER
The objectives of this thesis were to; 1) identify established risk factors and gaps in the current peer reviewed literature relating to factors associated with patient related diagnostic delay in head and neck cancer, 2) ...
Melatonin Patterns Among Female Hospital Employees On Day And Night Shifts: Assessment By Different Exposure Metrics
Objective: To assess the associations of different shift work exposure metrics with circadian melatonin mesor, amplitude and acrophase. Methods: In a cross-sectional study of 328 female hospital personnel working ...