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Combo HRT tied to delayed detection of breast cancers: expert urges caution in applying these findings to younger women

Combo HRT tied to delayed detection of breast cancers: expert urges caution in applying these findings to younger women – Elevated Breast CA Risk Kate Johnson Invasive breast cancer is detected at a more advanced stage in women who are on estrogen-progestin therapy, compared with those who develop the disease while taking a placebo, according […]

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Paxil CR approved for SAD

Paxil CR approved for SAD – Products Paxil CR (paroxetine HCl controlled release tablets) is approved for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. For more information, contact GlaxoSmithKline, www.paxilcr.com, 888-825-5249. COPYRIGHT 2003 International Medical News Group COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

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Tips on getting pregnant smokers to quit

Tips on getting pregnant smokers to quit – Nicotine Replacement, Support Groups Sharon Worcester SARASOTA, FLA. — Only 20%-40% of smokers quit smoking during pregnancy, which means up to 25% of American women smoke while pregnant, Dr. Haywood L. Brown said at a perinatal symposium sponsored by Symposia Medicus. Convincing smokers to stop during pregnancy […]

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Dietary bibliography

Dietary bibliography – FYI The “Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research 2002” is available online at http://ods. od.nih.gov/publications/publications.htm 1. For single copies, consumers can contact the Office of Dietary Supplements, 301-435-2920. COPYRIGHT 2004 International Medical News Group COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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Possible screening tool; Chromosomally normal fetuses: nuchal translucency, heart defects linked

Possible screening tool; Chromosomally normal fetuses: nuchal translucency, heart defects linked – News Michele G. Sullivan NEW ORLEANS — A chromosomally normal fetus with increased nuchal translucency is at significantly heightened risk of having a heart defect, Dr. Ray O. Bahado-Singh reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Each millimeter increase […]

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US, blood test flag Down syndrome

US, blood test flag Down syndrome – 93% First-Trimester Detection Rate Sherry Boschert NEW YORK–First-trimester screening using a combination of dried blood biochemistries and ultrasound examination of fetal nuchal translucency detected 93% of Down syndrome cases with a false-positive rate of 5% in a prospective study of 14,779 pregnancies. A simple prick of the finger […]

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OTC product may ease urinary urge incontinence

OTC product may ease urinary urge incontinence – Milk of Magnesia Beats Placebo in Trial Sherry Boschert SAN FRANCISCO — A wee bit of milk of magnesia may be just the thing to treat urinary urge incontinence, Dr. Ralph R. Chesson Jr. suggested at the annual meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society. A randomized, double-blind, […]

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Watch for suicide risk factors in elderly patients: depression, social isolation

Watch for suicide risk factors in elderly patients: depression, social isolation – Clinical Rounds Michele G. Suvillan CHICAGO — Primary care physicians may be the only ones to see the red flags associated with suicide in elderly patients, because most elderly suicide victims never come to the attention of psychiatrists. Primary care physicians should be […]

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Experts say guidelines out of step with trend toward elective C-section

Experts say guidelines out of step with trend toward elective C-section – Pelvic Floor Protection at Issue Bruce Jancin ST. LOUIS — Practice guidelines discouraging scheduled elective cesarean section are out of step with increasingly liberal attitudes toward the procedure on the part of rank-and-file ob.gyns., panelists asserted at the 12th International Pelvic Reconstructive and […]

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President’s Council on Bioethics: advance directives may impede patient care

President’s Council on Bioethics: advance directives may impede patient care Jennifer Silverman ARLINGTON, VA. — Designed to preserve individual autonomy, advance directives may prevent some patients from getting the best possible care, members of the President’s Council on Bioethics concluded at a meeting. An advance directive “shouldn’t be used as a substitute for a doctor […]