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Self-reported mindfulness and soldier health

Self-reported mindfulness and soldier health following a combat deployment Authors: Nassif TH, Start AR, Toblin RL, Adler AB. OBJECTIVE: Combat exposure has been linked to health-related challenges associated with postcombat adjustment, including mental health symptoms, behavior-related problems, physical pain, and functional impairment. Mindfulness, or acceptance of the present moment without reactivity or judgment, may be associated with better mental health following a combat deployment. This study examined whether self-reported mindfulness predicted soldier health outcomes over the course of the postdeployment period. METHOD: U.S. soldiers (n = 627) were surveyed 4 months after a deploym

CYP2E1 and NQO1 genotypes, smoking and bladder cancer

Background: Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) catalyze the activation of some environmental procarcinogens present in tobacco smoke (i.e. nitrosoamines and heterocyclic amines). We conducted a hospital based case-control study to evaluate the potential association between genetic polymorphisms of CYP2E1 (C1019T in the 5' flanking region) and NQO1(C609T in exon 6) and bladder cancer risk in Asian population. Methods: The study population was comprised of 218 histologically confirmed prevalent bladder cancer cases and 199 controls without cancer or systemic illness. PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism based methods were used for the genotyping anal


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