Research Updates: women's health

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 52

    LABRECQUE and colleagues, Department of Family Medicine and Social and Preventive Medicine, Laval University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada evaluated the effect of perineal massaged performed during pregnancy upon perineal symptoms 3 months followin1

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  2. Issue 52

    ALLAIRE and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA allaire@med.unc.edu conducted a survey to determine the prevalen1

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  3. Issue 52

    KEENAN, Potomac Massage Training Institute USA, reviews (40 references) the most recent literature regarding touch support and one-to-one support during labour and childbirth. The author presents the positive 1

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  4. Issue 44

    FIELD and colleagues, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida USA compared massage and relaxation therapy for pregnant women.

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  5. Issue 43

    HOCHSTRASSER and MATTMANN, (No affiliation provided) investigated 2 fundamental questions, the first regarding the usefulness and adequacy of the questionnaires and case report forms available in mains1

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  6. Issue 43

    HOCHSTRASSER (No affiliation provided) conducted a study which investigated pregnant women cared for and treated by physicians specialised in homoeopathy with pregnant women cared for and treated by mainstream gynaecologists

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  7. Issue 43

    MURPHY and colleagues, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 USA review (81 References) the mechanisms of endometriosis.

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  8. Issue 42

    BEAL, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536-0740 USA reviews (57 references) the use of complementary and alternative therapies by women health care consumers, particularly regarding women

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  9. Issue 40

    Comments: Lets hope that phytoestrogens, rather than HRT, becomes the future treatment of choice for menopausal symptoms. Somehow I suspect that soy will lose out in the battle with the pharmaceutical industry.

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  10. Issue 40

    DE-LEO and colleagues, Istituto di Ginecologic e Ostetricia, Universita degli Studi-Siena tested a plant herbal product for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

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  11. Issue 40

    PETRIDOU and colleagues, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Athens University Medical School, Greece. epetrid@atlas.uoa.gr. write that the role of maternal diet in the development of the foetal brain

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  12. Issue 40

    SEIDL and STEWART, Toronto Hospital, Canada review the scientific literature (115 references) regarding common alternative remedies for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

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  13. Issue 39

    ROBERTSON and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center USA investigated whether water baths during labour are associated with development of chorioamnio1

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  14. Issue 39

    CUMMINGS, Homoeopathic Midwifery Service, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland has published a brief introduction to the principles of homoeopathy and to how homoeopathy can be prescribed safely and effectively for women1

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  15. Issue 39

    MATHIAS and colleagues, Woman's Hospital of Texas, Houston 77054 USA investigated the neuromuscular activity of the gastrointestinal tract in women with endometriosis to assess the effects of diet and drug therapy upon1

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  16. Issue 39

    VEAL reviews (20 references) a variety of complementary treatments for infertility. The author writes that complementary therapists operate under a more holistic view of infertility treatment than their allopathic health professional c1

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  17. Issue 38

    Comments: It is indeed sad that women have to resort to pain killers for PMS, when a substantial body of clinical literature exists detailing the therapeutic value of using dietary modification and herbal products for symptom relief. Readers are initia1

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  18. Issue 38

    FLYNN and colleagues, University of British Columbia's (UBC) Department of Family Practice, Canada conducted a review of the literature in order to learn which factors influencing perineal integrity could be modified b1

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  19. Issue 38

    SINGH and colleagues, Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore USA write that 30%-80% of women are believed to be affected by premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The authors studied to prov1

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  20. Issue 30

    ESKELAND and colleagues, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen Norway conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose supplementation of iron with and without a haeme componen1

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