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Risk of stillbirth associated with factors known early in pregnancy

GALVESTON, Dec. 13, 2011 -- Stillbirth is associated with a range of health and socio-demographic factors identifiable before or at the start of pregnancy, including prior pregnancy outcomes, ethnicity and modifiable health factors, such as diabetes,...

BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study

A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has found that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving...

Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures

TORONTO, Ont., Feb, 23, 2011 -- Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, th...

Financial planning a key but neglected component of Alzheimer’s care, say...

Patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, and their families, need better guidance from their physicians on how to plan for the patient's progressive loss of ability to handle finances, according to a study led by a physi...

Teens with HIV at high risk for pregnancy, complications

Teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins investigators. A report on the multi-center s...

AADR testifies to the FDA advisory panel on dental amalgam

Gaithersburg, MD -- On December 14-15, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an Advisory Panel to discuss several scientific issues that may affect the regulation of dental amalgam. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Panel v...

Ventilation changes could double number of lungs available for transplant: study

TORONTO, Ont. 14, 2010 -- Simple changes to how ventilators are used could almost double the number of lungs available for transplants, according to new international research involving a doctor at St. Michael's Hospital. Many potential donor lungs...

Hospital shootings rare, but rate of other assults high, Johns Hopkins...

Shootings like the one in which a gunman shot a doctor and killed a patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in September are "exceedingly rare," but the rate of other assaults on workers in U.S. health care settings is four times higher than other w...

By reducing disease risk, ‘Desktop Medicine’ will transform the practice of...

Gone are the days when a doctor's only way of helping patients is by treating the disease after symptoms have started. Instead, a new approach to medicine, called "Desktop Medicine" is emerging, in which the emphasis shifts from diagnosing disease...

DHA improves memory and cognitive function in older adults

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 8, 2010 -- A study published in the November edition of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggests that taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults w...

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