Research Updates: women's health

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

  1. Issue 40

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


  2. Issue 40

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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. Issue 30

    CAMPBELL and colleagues, Hunter Centre for Health Advancement, Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia studied the rates of premenstrual symptoms, treatments tried, perceived efficacy of such treatments, the proportion of women who sought help for1


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  13. Issue 19

    COMMENTS: Considering that a majority of men suffer from some degree of BPH as they age, it is interesting to note that the research being reported is of such a basic and fundamental nature, reflecting the infancy of effective treatments using conventi1


  14. Issue 19

    CARRARO and colleagues, Perre Fabre Medicament, La Chartreuse, Castres, France, noting the controversy regarding the relative efficacy of treatments for the relief of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), compared the1


  15. Issue 19

    PASQUALI and colleagues, V and M McLean Department of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas USA, note that very little is known regarding the physiological role of Vitamin A (retinol) and its derivatives, the retinoid1


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