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Frequent Tofu Eating Tied to Cognitive Decline

Frequent Tofu Eating Tied to Cognitive Decline – Brief Article Nancy Walsh Elderly Japanese American men living in Hawaii who ate tofu regularly during midlife showed a greater degree of cognitive decline in later life than did their counterparts who consumed little or none of the soy-based food. This finding emerged from an analysis of […]

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Four Percocet Dosages – available from Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc

Four Percocet Dosages – available from Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc – Brief Article Percocet (oxycodone HCI and acetaminophen), indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain, is available in three new dosage strengths, Percocet-2.5/325, Percocet-7.5/500, and Percocet-10/650, in addition to the original dosage strength, now known as Percocet-5 / 325. The new dosages are the […]

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Computer More Accurate Than Humans at Fetal Monitoring – Brief Article

Computer More Accurate Than Humans at Fetal Monitoring – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Guang-Shing Cheng ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Practice will never make perfect when it comes to clinicians reading fetal heart rate tracings, according to Dr. Lawrence Devoe. Even when following the latest guidelines on fetal heart monitoring, physicians and other observers […]

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Slow Progress On Women’s Research

Slow Progress On Women’s Research Greg Borzo The National Institutes of Health has increased its efforts during the past decade to include more women in research, but more work is needed. Hispanic women are still underrepresented, and the data needed to track inclusion of women and minorities are not as accurate or consistent as they […]

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Drug Update: Hair Loss in Men

Drug Update: Hair Loss in Men – Brief Article Mitchel L. Zoler The treatment of hair loss in men has improved vastly in recent years, thanks mostly to two drugs that promote hair growth and improve the appearance of existing hair: finasteride and minoxidil. One of two disorders, androgenetic alopecia or alopecia areata, is generally […]

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South Texas Sees Rise in Dengue Fever Outbreaks

South Texas Sees Rise in Dengue Fever Outbreaks Guang-Shing Cheng Dengue fever continues to creep northward into the United States. But the most recent outbreak in southern Texas, which has claimed the life of 1 girl an sickened more than 50 others, has not yet convinced epidemiologists that dengue is now endemic in the United […]

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Simplified TB Treatment Guidelines Now Being Finalized – Brief Article

Simplified TB Treatment Guidelines Now Being Finalized – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Mitchel L. Zoler STANDARDIZED REGIMEN REGARDLESS OF HIV STATUS PHILADELPHIA — Nine months of daily treatment with isoniazid is the best treatment for adults and children with latent tuberculosis infection. This new standard will be set by guidelines, written by an […]

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Keeping Up With Hot Topics in Immunization

Keeping Up With Hot Topics in Immunization Winnie Anne Imperio KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Keeping up with vaccines is difficult enough today but it’s going to get even more difficult in the next few years, Dr. S. Michael Marcy said at a pediatric and adolescent medicine update sponsored by the Southern Medical Association. Dr. Marcy, […]

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Patient Responsibility Promoted in Tracking Medical History – Brief Article

Patient Responsibility Promoted in Tracking Medical History – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Sharon Worcester A New Jersey–based family physician has developed a record-keeping tool that she hopes will improve medical care and help patients take more responsibility for their own health care. Designed by Dr. Patrice Ward of Moorestown, N.J., the Individual Medical […]

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Be Aware That Osteoporosis Also Affects Young Women and Men

Be Aware That Osteoporosis Also Affects Young Women and Men Mary Ann Moon BETHESDA, MD. — The clinical view of osteoporosis needs to be expanded to address patients’ bone health throughout the life span. Osteoporosis is not an age- or gender-dependent disease, panelists agreed at a conference on osteoporosis sponsored by the National Institutes of […]