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One-quarter of patients with severe congestive heart failure do not want to be resusitated, Yale study finds
Although resuscitation is often used with patients suffering from severe congestive heart failure, nearly one in four of those patients who were hospitalized said they did not wish to be resuscitated if their hearts stopped beating, according to a study in the Aug. l8 issue of Circulation.
Red Wine Consumption And Heart Disease
To test the protective effect of wine on the heart, volunteers were fed three drinks per day of red or white wine or an equivalent amount of phenolic extract from red wine for two weeks.
Educational Programs May Not Reduce Risk Of Sexual Assault
Educational programs intended to reduce women's risk of sexual assault may not be very effective.
Program Helpful In Reducing Sexual Assault, Study Finds
Studies of a three-hour sexual assault risk-reduction program developed at Ohio University suggest it may help reduce the incidence of sexual assault.
Whole Grain Intake And Ischemic Heart Disease
A ten-year analysis of ischemic heart disease deaths among 34,492 postmenopausal women showed lowest risk among those who consumed the most whole-grain in their diets.
New Evidence Shows How Some Flu Viruses Become Lethal
Studying a descendant of the 1918 influenza virus that killed at least 20 million people worldwide, University of Wisconsin-Madison virologists discovered a new molecular trick some viruses use to transform from dangerous to deadly.
USGS Contributions Enhance Public Health Research, Scientists Showcase Technologies At San Diego Meeting
USGS scientists and health professionals from across the country will come together at the
Heart Failure Patients Need To "Take Control" Over End-Of-Life Decisions
A new study finds that about one in four doctors of patients with advanced congestive heart failure misjudge their patients' wishes about being resuscitated should they go into cardiac arrest.
Investigating The Moon's Atmosphere
An intensive effort is underway to determine the composition of the Moon's atmosphere.
Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation And Lipid Peroxidation In Smokers
Smokers are known to have increased risk of coronary heart disease due to smoke-enhanced lipid peroxidation.
University Of Florida Enhanced Mammograms For Earlier Detection To Undergo Trial
A major University of Florida research effort to improve breast exam X-ray images using computers will undergo its first trial this fall, when radiologists determine whether the more detailed mammograms better show early signs of breast cancer.
Alaska Natives Provide New Evidence Linking Common Infection To Heart Disease
The strongest link yet between a common lung infection, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and heart disease has been found in a study of Alaska natives.
Study Finds Body Image Is A Major Concern For Girls As Young As 10 Years Old Regardless Of Their Weight And Pubertal Development
New research suggests that girls as young as ten years old who are teased or socially victimized by peers relate such experiences to their own body image.

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