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Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode
...at if you stopped labor once, only one out of nine women
would come back with a repeat episode, which is ab...e possibility for steroid therapy. The other eight women
with repeat preterm labor delivered within 24 hours of readmission to the hospital, which did not al...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
ATLANTA When it comes to aging, women
may have another reason to be thankful. Research c...an data that shows men have a higher capacity than women
for maintaining or updating spatial information. What's particularly interesting, however, was the f...
Campus can be effective site for anti-smoking efforts
...97 study found 28 percent of men and 30 percent of women
smoking less after smoke-free policies were implemented at a German university, and 91 percent of nonsmokers and 68 percent of smokers approved of the new restrictions. Among adults in the United States, young people age 18 to 24 have the highest pre...
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
...hospitals - most of them in middle-aged or elderly women
- we realized that these patients had clinical features quite different from typical cases of heart attack, and that something very different was happening," says Wittstein. "These cases were, initially, difficult to explain because most of the pati...
Love me; Love my jokes
...complex than originally thought. In fact, men and women
define it differently. Eric Bressler, a graduate ...ur 62 per cent of the time; conversely, men choose women
who appreciate their humour 65 per cent of the time." Bressler also found a marked difference when h...
AACR recognizes women in cancer research
...AACR) has granted a scholarship to two outstanding women
in cancer research through the AACR-Women in Cance...venthal, the award's namesake, was a pioneer among women
seeking a career in cancer research. Dr. Leventhal, one of only six women
to graduate from the Harv...
Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk
...an Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that black women
who consumed the highest amounts of dairy products and fruits and vegetables close to the amounts recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans had at least a 30 percent lower risk of disability than participants who consumed the lowest ...
Birth size and adult cancer risk
...erscience.wiley.com/journal/ijc ), also found that women
who weighed more at birth had significantly higher...cancers accounted for nearly half of all cancer in women
and nearly a third of all cancer in men. For women, a strong association was found between breast ca...
Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds
.... "This information can be useful in helping young women
balance the need to avoid unintended pregnancies w...users' bone loss appears to be reversed once young women
stop taking the contraceptive. The findings come less than three months after a decision by the U.S....
Over-the-counter supplement appears effective in treatment of midlife-onset depression
...ville, Md. and colleagues, evaluated 23 men and 23 women
aged 45 to 65 with midlife onset major or minor depression of moderate severity. They were randomly assigned to either receive six weeks of DHEA therapy, three weeks each of two dosages, or six weeks of placebo treatment. Following the six weeks of D...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...titutes of Health. Previous studies had shown that women
who use DMPA, marketed under the brand name Depo-P...he time they are using the contraceptive. Because women
are developing a large amount of their bone mass from ages 15 to 19, researchers were concerned that...
Mother's depression associated with increased risk of child's antisocial behavior
...ial behavior (ASB) in their children: 1) depressed women
are likely to have antisocial personality traits related to depression, 2) are likely to bear children with antisocial men, 3) and the children of depressed mothers may inherit a genetic predisposition for antisocial disorders. Julia Kim-Cohen, Ph.D...
New breast cancer test could save lives
...e. If successful, this test will be effective for women
of all ages; given that breast cancer is the largest killer of women
between the ages of 35-55 in Europe, the test could have a dramatic effect on the number of deaths f...
Aetiology of congenital heart disease explained
...per cent of pregnancies amongst Ro and La positive women
does this heart condition arise. This study has identified the specific antibody that causes the damage, and explained its mechanism of action. The antibody targets a specific part of the Ro protein known as p200. The study shows that the level of p...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...rican Cancer Society, an estimated 22,220 American women
are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005 and more than 16,000 of these women
are expected to die from the disease. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance reports that approximat...
New brochure helps explain treatment for gynecologic cancers
...ding to the American Cancer Society, nearly 83,000 women
per year are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer and more than 28,000 will succumb to the disease. The most common form of gynecologic cancer is uterine cancer, with more than 40,000 cases diagnosed each year. Widespread screening with the...
New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts
...The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign for women
about heart disease sponsored by the National Hear...ngs to life the Red Dress, the national symbol for women
and heart disease awareness. Made possible by Johnson & Johnson, Celestial Seasonings, and Swarovs...
Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine
... 70 percent increase in risk of stroke compared to women
who don't have migraines, researchers reported tod...ased the likelihood of ischemic stroke compared to women
without visual symptoms. "Our study found that women
who suffer migraines with loss of vision or p...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...fference between rates of heart failure in men and women
with rheumatoid arthritis. "This is quite differe... Dr. Nicola. "This suggests that whatever protects women
from heart failure compared with men in the general population is not the same in patients with rheu...
Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome
... manage the prescribing of these drugs to pregnant women
with psychiatric disorders. SSRIs were introduced in 1988 and are becoming the gold standard treatment for depression and a wide spectrum of other mood and behavioural disorders. The presence of a withdrawal reaction to SSRIs is now widely recognised...
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