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Why Peppers Do Not Mature After Picking
2012-08-03 11:52:53

Climacteric and non-climacteric fruits react differently to the plant hormone ethylene Tomato breeders scored a coup several years ago when they identified tomatoes with a genetic defect that made the fruits mature very slowly, even under the influence of the phytohormone ethylene. Traders and growers were delighted as it gave them more time to transport the crop, initially still green, from where it was harvested to where it would be sold. At the stores, the tomatoes could then be treated...

2012-05-22 08:58:01

In July 2002 the publication of the first Women's Health Initiative (WHI) report caused a dramatic drop in Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HT) use throughout the world. Now a major reappraisal by international experts, published as a series of articles in the peer-reviewed journal Climacteric (the official journal of the International Menopause Society), shows how the evidence has changed over the last 10 years, and supports a return to a "rational use of HT, initiated near the menopause". The...

New Hormone Pill Has Potential To Help Women With Menopause
2011-12-20 13:04:58

Researchers say that a hormone pill may help women through menopause and give their sex lives a boost. They said they found the first robust evidence that low doses of a hormone called DHEA can help sexual function and menopausal symptoms. The team said that larger studies are still needed in order to help confirm their preliminary findings. "We must bear in mind that this is a pilot study with a small sample," Anna Fenton, co-editor of the journal Climacteric, said in statement. "We...

2010-10-07 04:00:00

LONDON, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark World Menopause Day on 18th October 2010, the International Menopause Society (IMS) is launching new Recommendations for the management of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy, a distressing condition that will affect up to half of women after menopause.[1] This new guidance is essential as, according to new research, one in two women with vaginal atrophy (VA) will live with their condition unnecessarily for over three years, despite effective...

2009-11-24 16:02:36

A menopause-cardiology consensus statement has called for direct action to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in menopausal women. The statement also concludes that there is little evidence of increased CVD risk in taking HRT. The International Menopause Society consensus statement was developed at a Workshop** between menopause specialists and cardiologists. The Task Force on Gender of the European Society of Cardiology participated in the Workshop. The statement was published in current...

2009-10-20 17:45:31

Did you know that millions of tons of fruits and vegetables in the United States end up in the trash can before being eaten, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture? A Georgia State University professor has developed an innovative new way to keep produce and flowers fresh for longer periods of time. Microbiologist George Pierce's method uses a naturally occurring microorganism "” no larger than the width of a human hair "” to induce enzymes that extend the ripening time of...

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2009-04-07 10:31:46

Acupuncture cannot be shown to have any positive effect on hot flushes during the menopause. This is the conclusion of a systematic review of literature by three groups in Daejon, Busan (South Korea) and Exeter (UK), published in the current edition of the peer-reviewed journal Climacteric. Many women are concerned by the unfavorable publicity given to HRT use, but still have to deal with the symptoms which can occur during and after the menopause. A significant minority of women look for...

2008-01-24 06:00:08

By Foidart, Jean-Michel Faustmann, Thomas Abstract Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) remains the most effective treatment for menopausal symptom relief, and may provide cardiovascular benefits in younger women initiating treatment soon after menopause. However, large surveys indicate that many symptomatic women refuse or discontinue HRT prematurely owing to fear of weight gain. A continuous combined HRT containing 17beta- estradiol (E^sub 2^) 1 mg plus drospirenone (DRSP) 2 mg is effective...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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