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Article ID: 17811

Study Links Infections and Cardiovascular Death

InterMountain Healthcare

A number of infectious bugs -- including hepatitis A and herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 -- are strongly associated with heart attacks and cardiovascular death, says LDS Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, and the Washington (DC) Hospital Center researchers.

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Article ID: 17808

Pesticide Product Reduces Testosterone Levels

Population Council

The chemical HPTE, a metabolite of the common pesticide methoxychlor, reduces testosterone production and could be a contributory factor in male infertility, Population Council scientists report in the March 2000 Biology of Reproduction.

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Article ID: 17805

The Serious Side of Rashes

American Academy of Dermatology

While most skin problems are easily diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist, some rashes can be dangerous or even deadly; Rocky Mountain spotted fever, acute meningococcal meningitis and toxic shock syndrome are among the diseases characterized by rashes as early diagnostic clues.

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Article ID: 17802

If You Serve It, They Will Eat It

Penn State College of Health and Human Development

Large portions on your plate encourages overeating; research shows that obese individuals are particularly prone to clean the plate, says Dr. Barbara Rolls of Penn State's College of Health and Human Development and author of Volumetrics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories.

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Article ID: 17801

Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Quadruple Medicines

Andersen Consulting

Leading pharmaceutical companies have set aggressive goals to meet shareholder expectations by planning to quadruple the number of new medicines launched annually, according to new Andersen Consulting research.

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Article ID: 17796

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Is It Right for You?

Mayo Clinic

This week, Mayo Clinic Health Oasis, www.mayohealth.org, examines the long-term benefits as well as the risks of using hormone replacement therapy to ease the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and possibly heart disease.

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Article ID: 17795

Fewer Side Effects for Lower Dose Birth Control Pills

Spectrum Science Communications

A clinical trial comparing the side effects of three leading oral contraceptives shows patients taking pills with a lower dose of estrogen have 50 percent fewer side effects than those taking the higher dose pill most commonly prescribed by doctors (Contraception).

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Article ID: 17794

Skin Conditions Indicate HIV Infection in Women

American Academy of Dermatology

Women are the fastest growing population at risk for HIV; many of the skin conditions commonly associated with HIV or AIDS that affect women are often treated as a single problem rather than an indication for further HIV testing.

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Article ID: 17791

Purdue: Health Experts

Purdue University

Fourteen Purdue experts who can discuss the following health-related topics: animals and disease, cardiovascular health, children's health, disease and infection control, geriatrics, women's health and worksite health.

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Article ID: 17789

Adult and Pediatric Sinusitis Meeting

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

The nation's leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis and other sinus disorders present the latest information in patient care to more than 230 otolaryngologist -- head and neck surgeons, March 24-26, in Arlington, Va.

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