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Obstetric complications among older women cannot explain their high caesarean rates
Delivery by caesarean section is associated with advancing age, yet a study in this week's BMJ finds that this relation cannot be entirely explained by obstetric complications among older women. (2001-04-12)
Children with runny noses are at less risk of developing asthma
Repeated viral infections early in life may reduce the risk of developing asthma up to school age by stimulating the child's immune system, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-02-15)
Chlamydia screening should be done every six months in young women
All young women up to the age of 25 should be screened for chlamydia at least twice a year, finds US research. (2001-02-05)
New study links diabetes and high blood pressure to decline in mental ability
A new, six-year study of people age 40 to 70 years old has found that people with diabetes and high blood pressure are more likely to experience cognitive decline (a decline in mental ability) as compared to people of that age who do not have the conditions. (2001-01-07)
Farmers tend to work long past typical retirement age, survey finds
Did you hear the one about the retired farmer? If you did, you probably didn't hear it in Illinois. (2000-08-31)
First born children of older mothers at greater risk of diabetes
Children of older mothers have an increased risk of diabetes according a new study published in this week's BMJ. (2000-08-10)
Current guidance doesn't help doctors treat young patients at risk of heart disease
Current guidelines on drug treatment for heart disease don't advise doctors on how to treat young patients with a high risk profile, reports research in this week's BMJ. (2000-04-20)
All young women with breast cancer should receive chemotherapy
All young women under the age of 35 years with breast cancer should be regarded as high risk patients and be offered chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvant cytotoxic treatment), say researchers from Denmark in this week's BMJ. (2000-02-17)
Ability to absorb calcium may slow rate of bone loss, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
Age-related declines in the amount of calcium absorbed by the body contribute to bone loss among older men, according to Randi L. (1999-10-04)
Perceived Risks Of Breast Cancer Are Vastly Overestimated
Recently notices on London's Underground warned that women have a one in 12 risk of developing breast cancer. (1998-11-06)
Male Brain Ages Faster than Female, Henry Ford Research Shows
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System have discovered evidence that suggests the male brain shrinks faster with age than the female brain. (1998-02-13)
Estrogen Benefits The Eyes, Study Shows
While estrogen's ability to prevent bone loss and heart disease in postmenopausal women is established, here's something new: estrogen may benefit the eyes. (1997-06-11)
A Gene Involved in Regulating Longevity in Worms May Provide a Clue to Human Aging
Discovery of a mutant gene involved in the regulation of longevity of a primitive worm, C. elegans, may provide a clue as to how humans age. (1996-08-08)
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