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Study finds that folate does not offer protection against preterm delivery

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that folate intake be...

Study finds women used 30 percent less analgesia during labor when...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that when women admin...

When first-time mothers are induced, breaking the amniotic membrane shortens delivery...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that by performing an...

Exercise may lower risk of death for men with prostate cancer

Boston, MA -- A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, San Franc...

Researchers uncover mechanism behind osteoporosis

Researchers have discovered that molecules in aging bones are unable to remain in step with one another during the complex molecular dance that results in healthy bones. The missteps by aging cells responsible for bone formation trigger cells that tear down bone. The result is the thinning of the bones characteristic of osteoporosis, according to preliminary research by Bernard Halloran, PhD, of the Laboratory for Human Aging and Bone Research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

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