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Health News Archive - June 08, 2005

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Sitting at their desks is about the last thing workers would do in Dr. James Levine's office of the future. Instead of being sedentary in front of their computers, they'd stand. But instead of standing still, they'd walk on a treadmill. And instead of meeting around a conference table, they'd talk business while walking laps on a track.

ABSTRACT Objective To devise a validated measure of vaginal rugae and assess the relationships between vaginal rugae and important clinical parameters. Methods Two techniques of assessing vaginal rugae were developed and their inter-/ intra-observer variability assessed.

ABSTRACT Aims The major aims of the study were to compare the safety of a continuous low-dose estradiol-releasing vaginal ring (ESTring) to that of a vaginal estradiol tablet (Vagifem) on the endometrium and the relief of subjective symptoms and signs of urogenital estrogen deficiency.

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Cranberry juice, a long-standing home remedy to help prevent urinary tract infections, may also work against gastrointestinal viruses, new research suggests.

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Before becoming the medical consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America, Dr. William M. Lamers worked for three decades with terminally ill cancer patients, helping to ease their pain. When asked for his opinion on Monday's 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting a nationwide ban on medicinal marijuana, he didn't mince words.

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Teens who drink more than recommended levels of milk may actually gain weight, rather than lose it, new research suggests.

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Hamburger salesman and clown Ronald McDonald is getting an unlikely image makeover -- as a snowboarding, hoops-shooting fitness guru for tots.

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its status as the only online relationship service to employ truly scientific methods in determining romantic compatibility among singles, TRUE(TM) today uncovers research on the fear of commitment that hinders relationships from attaining new levels.

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Is 40 really the new 30? Scientists have defined a new age concept and believe it could explain why populations are aging, but at the same time seem to be getting younger.

One week after surgery to separate her fused legs, 13-month-old Milagros Cerron was recovering quickly, with daily treatments inside a super-oxygenated hyperbaric chamber to speed her healing, her doctors said Wednesday.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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