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Enzyme Activity Explains Why Women Get Drunk Faster

Friday April 20, 2001

Enzyme Activity Explains Why Women Get Drunk Faster

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study sheds light on why a couple of martinis can inspire an otherwise reserved women to become the life of the party while her male counterpart sits soberly in the corner sipping his fourth drink.

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Breastfeeding is good for Mom, too; health benefits extend beyond baby

By Leah J. Simmons
Lifestyles Editor

April 19, 2001

Most people know that breastmilk is a baby's most perfect food. It provides just the right nutrients that a baby needs and is always available.

But many may not realize breastfeeding has benefits for Mom, as well, and its positive properties extend even beyond Mom and Baby.

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Breastfeeding is good for Mom, too; health benefits extend beyond baby

By Leah J. Simmons

Lifestyles Editor

April 19, 2001

Most people know that breastmilk is a baby's most perfect food. It provides just the right nutrients that a baby needs and is always available.

But many may not realize breastfeeding has benefits for Mom, as well, and its positive properties extend even beyond Mom and Baby.

Crystal Stearns, director of Mercy Memorial Health Center's Healthy Start Breastfeeding and Education Resource Center, said breastfeeding a child makes a mom less susceptible to certain diseases.

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Nutritional Supplementation For Cancer, Part 1

Stephen Byrnes, PhD, RNCP

April 19, 2001

Unfortunately, there is no magic supplement regime you can embark on to either prevent or treat cancer. However, there is sufficient evidence that certain nutrients, phytochemicals, fatty acids, hormones, and enzymes can play a major role.

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Alzheimer's May Be Linked to Body Shape

Alzheimer's May Be Linked to Body Shape

October 25, 2001 By Emma Hitt, PhD

ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Alzheimer's disease may be more common among people with a relatively small waist but sizable hips than among people with the opposite proportions, researchers suggest.

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Cement Injections Ease Pain of Fractured Vertebrae

Cement Injections Ease Pain of Fractured Vertebrae

October 26, 2001 By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Spinal injections of acrylic cement can reduce the pain of fractured vertebrae without surgery, according to the results of a study.

The study's authors suggest that it may be possible to stave off some fractures by injecting the cement into damaged vertebrae that have not yet collapsed.

Heroin Prescription May Help Addicts: Study

Heroin Prescription May Help Addicts: Study

October 26, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Providing heroin addicts with limited amounts of the drug may help some reach the goal of abstinence when other addiction treatments have failed, Swiss researchers report.

Vitamin E Doesn't Prevent Osteoarthritis Pain

Vitamin E Doesn't Prevent Osteoarthritis Pain

October 26, 2001 By Emma Hitt, PhD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The antioxidant vitamin E does not appear to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis (OA), according to new research findings.

Osteoarthritis is a progressive deterioration in the cartilage of certain joints, including the knee and vertebrae. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inherited autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis results from overuse of joints, and can be a byproduct of strenuous sports, obesity or aging.

Low-Impact Exercise May Boost Women's Bone Mass

Low-Impact Exercise May Boost Women's Bone Mass

October 29, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Aerobic exercise can increase women's bone density, and it need not be a high-impact regimen to work, new research shows.

In fact, experts' recommendations for general health--walking for about 30 minutes a day, a few days a week--is enough to lend the bones a hand, George A. Kelley, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, told Reuters Health.

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