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How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
The use of herbal supplements in women
is increasing. Many mothers may also be giving herbal supplements to their children to treat or prevent various illnesses, including asthma, hyperactivity, colds, and respiratory infections. A study in the March issue of The Journal of Pediatrics ...
Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life
...f these mothers, such as extended office hours for women
who have difficulty taking time away from work, using appropriate education-level information regarding safety and benefits of vaccination, and ensuring availability of sibling child care in the workplace," the researchers write. "Assessing days unde...
Study suggests smoking while pregnant may increase chromosomal abnormalities in fetal cells
...sis for prenatal diagnosis from 25 controls and 25 women
who smoke (10 or more cigarettes/d for 10 or more years). The women
were asked to fill out a smoking questionnaire concerning their smoking habits. The researchers fou...
Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
...niversity's Feinberg School of Medicine. "Men and women
over the age of 50 should be screened, especially ...ers, but most are benign if removed early. Men and women
who are not at increased risk of colon cancer should begin getting regular screenings for colorectal...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...cine , researchers found that only 26% out of 1700 women
in the Greater Boston area had documentation of th... breast cancer. Further data showed that minority women
were significantly less likely to have this information asked about or recorded than white women. "...
Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away
...gests 30 minutes of moderate exercise for pregnant women
on most, if not all, days of the week. "These resu.... Jennifer Haas. Statistics show that over 90% of women
in the work force continue to work up to the month before delivery. Of the 60% of women
who return ...
Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing
...es among men are on the decline, while the rate in women
remains steady. A new study in the March issue of...t that lung cancer is becoming a bigger problem in women
every year. If these current trends continue, in 10 to 15 years, the incidence of lung cancer will ...
Statement on the findings of the Women's Health Study
...ed study was conducted among nearly 40,000 healthy women
age 45 and older. Although studies have shown tha...h 31 issue. The greatest benefit appeared to be in women
65 and older. In this sub-group, low-dose aspirin reduced the risk of major cardiovascular events b...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
...ns in two inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes as women
diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, may benefit...e development of DCIS. They genetically tested 369 women
with DCIS for alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. "We found that 0.8 percent of these women
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
... that specific substances in the urine of pregnant women
could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for pre...ect diagnosis can be very difficult, especially in women
with hypertension prior to pregnancy," said lead author Catalin Buhimschi, M.D., assistant professor...
Breast implant Website launched by leading plastic surgery societies
...s objective and medically-grounded information for women
and other concerned parties on this important topi...th www.breastimplantsafety.org , we want to give women
the most accurate information so they can be empowered to make the best decision." In April, an FDA ...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
...umps in the breast. But mammography often fails in women
who have dense breast tissue due, for instance, to...Center physician and lead author on the study, "In women
with dense breasts, it's very hard to pick out even large anatomic abnormalities." Stan Majewski, J...
CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect
...DC, and lead author of the study. The study of 201 women
found that CAD was "highly effective in detecting ...gists interpretation, nor should it mean that more women
would be called back for additional mammograms," Dr. Brem said. CAD is "a useful tool for the impr...
A shallow hip socket predicts osteoarthritis of the hip
...the Netherlands conducted a long-term study on 835 women
and men ages 55 years and older. Their results, published in the March 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), indicate acetabular dysplasia, even when assessed at a mild degree, as a strong inde...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
... support for warmth and feeding. More than half of women
in Africa and South Asia give birth at home withou...nt responsibility to reduce the needless deaths of women
and children. Particular attention needs to be given to the critical childbirth and early neonatal p...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...ot have a suspicious lesion on MRI, and when these women
were biopsied, it turned out they did not have can...he biopsy specimens, it was recommended that eight women
have a mastectomy rather than breast conservation treatment. "About 15% of breast cancer patients h...
Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world
Giving pregnant women
in the developing world a daily supplement contain...ight and help prolong pregnancy to full term. 1200 women
from Nepal, who had reached up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, were recruited onto the trial between Augus...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...ial visit was in their first trimester. 97% of all women
had at least one ultrasound scan and 31% had three...rocedures were less frequent: 23% (543 of 2373) of women
had no vaginal examination and 68% (1189 of 1748) of women, not previously immunised against tetanus...
Men more likely to get screened for prostate cancer than colon cancer, U-M study finds
... cervical cancer. That research found only half of women
who got regular mammograms and Pap smears also had...currently leading a clinical trial that randomizes women
to receive education during their mammogram appointments about either colorectal cancer screening or...
Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery
...nicious gender bias and a general failure to treat women
in a proactive manner that extended over a decade....or 1988 and 1998. The common explanations are: 1) women
do not have the appropriate diagnoses, 2) they have complicating conditions that made them a poor ri...
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