Research Updates: women's health

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

  1. Issue 64

    PAK and colleagues, Department of Acupuncture and Anatomy, Dongshin University, Naju, South Korea investigated whether acupuncture in pregnant rats could suppress oxytocin-induced uterine contractions<1


  2. Issue 62

    PANDEY and colleagues, Department of Biochemistry, King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India. investigated the effect of vitamin ‘A’ on free radical cascade in pregnancy induced hypertension


  3. Issue 62

    Hernandez-Reif and colleagues, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA. investigated massage therapy for relief of pre-menstrual tension.


  4. Issue 57

    PASQUALI, School of Nursing, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA described the impact of premature menopause on women's experience of self.


  5. Issue 57

    TANAKA, UMESAKI and OGITA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan reported two cases of thawing of frozen shoulder in menopausal women treated with a Japanese herbal medicine.


  6. Issue 56

    FRYE and SILVERMAN, Lancaster General Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Pennsylvania, USA. reviewed (22 references) focused diagnosis and therapies for the mul1


  7. Issue 56

    TALWAR and colleagues, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi, India outlined the use of polyherbal formulations for reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases.


  8. Issue 56

    WEDENBURG, MOEN and NORLING, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vrinnevi Hospital, Norrkoping, Sweden conducted a clinical trial comparing the use of acupuncture with physiotherapy for low-back and pelvic pain in pregnancy.


  9. Issue 53

    VALSECCHI and colleagues, VI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milan, H San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy set out to assess alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) serum levels in a population of pregnant women affected by different hy1


  10. Issue 53

    KASS-ANNESE, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA USA reviews (112 references) alternative approaches to hormone replacement therapy (hrt).


  11. 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


  12. Issue 52

    ALLAIRE and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA conducted a survey to determine the prevalen1


  13. 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


  14. Issue 44

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


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. 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.


  18. 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


  19. 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.


  20. 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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