Research Updates: women's health

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

  1. Issue 151

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


  2. Issue 150

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


  3. Issue 149

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


  4. 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.


  5. Issue 147

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


  6. Issue 142

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


  7. 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.   


  8. Issue 141

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


  9. 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


  10. 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.


  11. 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


  12. Issue 137

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


  13. Issue 137

    UEBELHACK and co-workers, Clinic of Psychiatry, Clinic of Gynecology and St  Gertrauden-Krankenhaus, University Hospital Charite of the Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, have tested St John’s wort and Black cohosh for menopausal symptoms.


  14. Issue 136

    BASTARD and TIRAN, Kent Women’s Wing, Queen Mary’s Hospital NHS Trust, Frognal Lane, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LT, UK,, have reviewed (108 references) the effects on the foetus of aroma1


  15. Issue 136

    HSU and co-authors, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, have studied the effects of a Chinese herbal preparation on uterine contractions in an animal model of painful periods.


  16. Issue 136

    DONOHUE and colleagues, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA,, have carried out a controlled trial of the effects of brief yoga exercises in long-distance runners.


  17. Issue 133

    HAY-SMITH and DUMOULIN, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, DSM, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand, have reviewed (51 references) pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in women.


  18. Issue 127

    HSU and co-workers, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, have studied a Chinese medical preparation for painful periods.


  19. Issue 127

    MINCIULLO and colleagues, Department of Human Pathology, Division and School of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Messina, Italy, have described muscle damage induced by black cohosh.


  20. Issue 120

    CASANUEVA and co-workers, Public Health Research Branch, National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico City, Mexico,, have conducted a trial of vitamin C to prevent premature breaking of the waters i1


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