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Low dose aspirin may help to prevent pre-eclampsia during pregnancy
A study in this week's BMJ shows that antiplatelet drugs, largely low dose aspirin, have small to moderate benefits when used for prevention of pre-eclampsia and its complications during pregnancy. (2001-02-08)
World's biggest study of hormone replacement therapy
ADELAIDE University has been awarded the Australian arm of a major international study to examine the long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). (2001-02-06)
A little chocolate for a healthy heart
Chocolate is in the news as a heart- healthy food. (2001-01-25)
New Mayo Clinic study questions benefit of smoking reduction
-- Heavy cigarette smokers who cut back their smoking -- rather than quit -- might not see any health benefits, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the December 15 issue of Nicotine and Tobacco Research. (2000-12-21)
Epidural or spinal anaesthesia reduces major postoperative complications
Giving patients epidural or spinal anaesthesia (known as neuraxial blockade) during major surgery reduces mortality by about a third and also reduces the risk of serious postoperative complications in a wide range of patient groups, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-12-14)
New Alzheimer's drug will benefit patients and carers
Galantamine, a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, is effective and well tolerated in patients with mild to moderate forms of the disease and is associated with significant benefits on patients' daily living activities, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-12-07)
Increased consumption of soy protein may help lower cholesterol
People with total cholesterol levels exceeding 240 could benefit substantially by eating 25 to 50 grams of soy protein daily, according to an American Heart Association advisory written by a University of Illinois nutritionist and directed to health-care professionals across the United States. (2000-11-30)
University of Pennsylvania study shows cardioprotective benefits of aspirin inhibited when preceded by ibuprofen
A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center suggests that ibuprofen (Motrin™, Advil™), when taken before aspirin, can inhibit the cardioprotective benefits gained from a daily aspirin regimen. (2000-10-29)
First research looks at caregivers' goals for Alzheimer's treatment
The first research to examine how caregivers view Alzheimer's disease treatment shows they rank maintaining the quality - rather than simply the length - of life for Alzheimer's patients, and they are willing to accept risks to slow the disease. (2000-10-09)
University of Georgia to host 7th International Congress of Ethnobiology in October
The first-ever meeting in the United States of the International Congress of Ethnobiology will be held at the University of Georgia Oct. (2000-10-05)
Hormone replacement therapy: Is it right for you?
Menopause will affect every woman's life. Usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, menopause is when menstruation stops completely, and often causes numerous problems as a woman's body responds to shifting hormone levels. (2000-03-12)
Mental health insurance illiteracy at serious high
The general public lacks information about important mental health benefits, and this lack of information represents a barrier in their seeking care when needed, according to a study by the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University published in the February issue of Psychiatric Services. (2000-01-27)
Study examines risks of circumcision
Parents of newborn boys have better knowledge about the possible risks of circumcision from a new study by doctors at the University of Washington. (2000-01-09)
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
Current cholesterol guidelines can prevent a significant proportion of deaths and recurrent heart attacks in people with existing heart disease, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. (1999-09-01)
Support-Service Approach To Welfare-To-Work Bolsters Children's Cognitive Development
Welfare-reform plans that include education, job training, and high-quality center-based daycare for children offer the greatest promise of moving parents from welfare to work and fostering their children's cognitive potential, according to research reported in the current issue of Child Development. (1999-05-21)
Testosterone Is Mixed Blessing To Men's Health
Higher levels of testosterone can have significant health benefits for some middle-aged men, according to a Penn State study. (1999-05-19)
Tip Sheet: Health Benefits Of Caffeinated Beverages
The potential health benefits of caffeinated beverages, including coffee, tea and cocoa, are highlighted in a series of research papers being presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Anaheim, Calif., March 21 - 25. (1999-03-25)
Conference To Focus On Garlic Health Benefits
Can consuming garlic improve cognition, protect against ulcers, or help prevent cancer and heart disease? (1998-09-23)
Simple Signs Help People Take Steps To Get In Shape and Lose Weight
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center have found that inexpensive signs can encourage stair use, as reported in the September issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. (1998-09-01)
How To Improve Relationships Between Primary Care And Social Services
Looking at the benefits of collaboration between primary health and social services staff, Caroline Glendinning et al from the University of Manchester stress that, while basing a social worker or care manager in general practice can be beneficial to professionals and patients, planning services together can have longer term benefits. (1998-07-10)
Social Security News: Privatization Can't Cure $6.6 Trillion 'Ponzi Scheme,' UD Economist Reports
Nothing can save 40-something Baby Boomers from getting a raw deal at retirement because they're mired at the bottom of a massive pyramid or Ponzi scheme, according to a University of Delaware economist whose analysis of the Social Security system appears in the new issue of Humanomics, an international social science journal. (1998-06-16)
Sociologists Find Family-Friendly Benefits Aren't Shared Equally
Sociologists at the University of Cincinnati have released the second in a series of reports on the relationship between work and family structure. (1998-05-29)
Conference Brief: Balancing Risks And Benefits Of Pesticides On Foods
UC Davis toxicologist Carl Winter describes cases when pesticides actually increase the healthfulness of foods by reducing the levels of naturally occurring toxins produced by the plants or fungi on the plants. (1998-03-31)
Federal Food Aid Makes Healthier Children
Preschoolers whose families get federal food benefits have much better diets and are protected from iron and zinc deficiencies, according to a new Cornell University study. (1998-03-06)
Education A Key To Ending Authoritarian Rule, Economist Says
The expansion of secondary and higher education is closely connected to the rise of democracy abroad, and in the breakdown of authoritarian regimes, a University of Illinois economist concludes in a book to be published this year. (1998-03-02)
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
Annual mammography screening beginning at age 40 is safe and highly effective in reducing breast cancer deaths. (1997-12-03)
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