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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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Study Looks at Asthma, Obesity Link

Study Looks at Asthma, Obesity Link

October 29, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the ongoing debate over the relationship between obesity and asthma, new study findings suggest that adolescents with asthma are no more likely to be obese than their non-asthmatic peers.

The study, which included primarily African-American adolescents, seems to counter previous studies that found a link between the two conditions.

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Child's Post-Traumatic Stress Differs From Adult's

Child's Post-Traumatic Stress Differs From Adult's

October 29, 2001

HONOLULU (Reuters Health) - Children who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety may actually be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a New York physician said here at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Vitamin C Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

Vitamin C Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

October 29, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Therapy with vitamin C may help heart failure patients by improving the function of their blood vessels, results from a small study suggest.

However, researchers say it is too early to recommend the vitamin as a treatment for congestive heart failure.

Risky Sex Less Likely for Religious Teens: Report

Risky Sex Less Likely for Religious Teens: Report

October 29, 2001 By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sexually active African-American girls who attend church frequently, pray and partake in other religious activities may be less likely to engage in sexually risky behavior than their less religious peers, new study findings suggest.

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Pregnancy Weight Gain May Predict Later Obesity

Pregnancy Weight Gain May Predict Later Obesity

October 29, 2001 By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For many women, the battle of the bulge may reach its zenith during pregnancy and after childbirth, but it may not stop there. New study findings show that if women retain the weight gained during pregnancy for even a year after childbirth, they are more likely to remain overweight or obese for at least another year, researchers report.

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Nutrition Bar Labels Often Misleading

Nutrition Bar Labels Often Misleading

October 30, 2001 By Keith Mulvihill

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -The levels of some ingredients like carbohydrates, sodium and saturated fats in nutrition bars may exceed levels of what is stated on the product's label, according to ConsumerLab.com, a commercial testing company located in White Plains, New York.

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HIV-Positive May Delay Telling Casual Sex Partners

HIV-Positive May Delay Telling Casual Sex Partners

October 30, 2001 By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some people with HIV may not tell their sexual partners and family until the disease has progressed, and casual sex partners are the least likely to be told early on, study findings suggest.

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