Research Updates: women's health

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  1. Issue 160

    DUNSTAN and COLLEAGUES, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia studied the effects of antenatal omega-3 fish oil supplementation upon safety and cognitive development of children.

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  2. Issue 157

    van der Sluijs CP,  Bensoussan A,  Liyanage L and Shah S, CompleMED Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. cpatchin@bigpond.net.au surveyed the extent of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use amo1

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  3. Issue 155

    AZADBAKHT, WILLETT and COLLEAGUES, Department of Nutrition, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. lazadbakht@hotmail.com  sought to determine the effects of soy consump1

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  4. Issue 155

    ARMITAGE and COLLEAGUES, Health Systems and Workforce Research Unit, Calgary Health Region, Calgary, AB, Canada sought to identify the information needs of women regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options to alleviate meno1

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  5. Issue 155

    BRETT AND  KEENAN, National Center for Health Statistics/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA. KBrett@cdc.gov  write that the use of complementary and alternative medicine 1

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  6. Issue 154

    BURNS and COLLEAGUES School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK. eburns@brookes.ac.uk  aimed to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized contro1

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  7. Issue 153

    SINGH and co-authors, BRCG, Midlothian, Virginia, USA, have surveyed American women about menopausal issues.

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  8. Issue 151

    CHUNG and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Sinchon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, Korea, have evaluated black cohosh and St John’s wort for menopausal symptoms.

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  9. Issue 151

    ROTEM and KAPLAN, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel, have studied a herbal complex for menopausal symptoms.

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  10. Issue 150

    ALLEN and co-workers, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA, jallen@son.jhmi.edu, have investigated the effect of soy isoflavones on the blood lipid profile in postmenopausal women.

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  11. Issue 149

    ALBERS and BORDERS, University of New Mexico College of Nursing, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5688, USA,  lalbers@salud.unm.edu, have looked at how to minimize genital trauma and associated pain after vaginal bi1

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  12. Issue 148

    CHEONG and co-authors, Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, 700 West State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059, USA, report that soya isoflavones do not prevent the loss of Calcium from bones in postmenopausal women.

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  13. Issue 147

    COHEN and co-workers, General Internal Medicine Section, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CA 94121-1598, USA, Beth.Cohen@ucsf.edu, have carried out a pilot study of yoga in the treatment of hot flushes.

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  14. Issue 142

    BELISLE and colleagues, Montreal, QC, Canada, have provided guidelines for the medical care of menopausal women.

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  15. Issue 142

    OLAFSDOTTIR and others, Public Health Institute of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, have studied the relationship between expectant mothers’ diet in late pregnancy and weight gain.   

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  16. Issue 141

    CHANG and colleagues, National Tainan Institue of Nursing, Republic of China, have studied the effects of massage on labour pain.

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  17. Issue 141

    ZWELLING and colleagues, Hill-Rom Company, Sarasota, FL, USA, have written about how to implement complementary therapies for women in labour.Abstract: Complementary therapies have been a part of nursing practice for centuries and are s1

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  18. Issue 141

    HELMENREICH and co-workers, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Nursing [corrected] USA, have meta-analyzed trials of acupoint stimulation for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.

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  19. Issue 140

    CARR and colleagues, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390-9032, USA, have looked at the effects of vitamin E supplementatio1

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  20. Issue 137

    BECKMANN and GARRETT, QE2 Jubilee Hospital, Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, Queensland, Australia, 4108, drmikeb@hotmail.com, have reviewed (35 references) antenatal perineal massage for the reduction of episiotom1

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