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This study examined the possible association between melanoma and exposure to fertility drugs, specifically clomiphene citrate, human menopausal gonadotrophin (HMG) and human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG). A cohort of 3186 women who attended a fertility clinic between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1990 was studied; by January 1996, 14 women had been(More)
The Tibetan population, long a resident on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, has lower hemoglobin concentrations than Han Chinese migrants, but it is incompletely known how gender affects the hemoglobin concentrations in the two populations at various altitudes. Measurements of hemoglobin concentration were obtained in 5,887 healthy male and female Tibetan and(More)
The negative impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on health-related quality of life (HRQL) is substantial. Measurement of HRQL is increasingly advocated in clinical practice; traditional outcome measures such as lung function are poorly responsive. However many HRQL tools are not user-friendly in the clinic setting. Hence HRQL is often(More)
Tibetans form a population which has resided on the Qinghai–Tibetan plateau for thousands of years, and are reported to have less hemoglobin than Han Chinese lowlanders who have migrated to the plateau. However, for various altitudes, detailed comparisons of hemoglobin in the two ethnic groups has not been reported. We investigated the hypothesis that the(More)
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