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Health News Archive - July 30, 2005

Abstract Objective. To evaluate the acceptability and endometrial safety of a novel intrauterine drug delivery system, FibroPlant- levonorgestrel (LNG), combined with estrogen therapy (ET) in 150 peri- and postmenopausal women, followed-up for at least 3 years. Design.

Abstract Ectrodactyly is a rare dominant autosomal malformation with variable expression. Herein we report a case early diagnosed by ultrasound at 15 weeks of gestation of isolated ectrodactyly involving the four limbs. The sonographic findings were bilateral split hands and split foot.

In a recent scientific study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technion, a possible link between microwave radiation, similar to the type found in cellular phones, and different kinds of damage to the visual system was found. At least one kind of damage seems to accumulate over time and not heal, challenging the common view and leading the researchers to the assertion that the duration of exposure is not less important than the intensity of the irradiation. The researchers also emphasized that existing exposure guidelines for microwave radiation might have to change.

Love and friendship may have genetic roots, according to a study in twins that suggests DNA has a strong influence who individuals marry and pal around with.

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Acupuncture treatments cut the frequency of tension headaches in half in individuals prone to the ailment, a new study found.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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