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Article ID: 12182

Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children

Pediatric Academic Societies

A majority of family physicians and pediatricians are treating children with Prozac-type drugs for mild to moderate mental illness, despite a lack of scientific evidence, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.

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1-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 398

Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices Safe, Economical

Ohio State University

New research at Ohio State shows that boys circumcised in a doctor's office fare just as well after the procedure as those who were circumcised in a hospital operating room. Circumcisions done in the doctor's office were also much less expensive.

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1-May-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12305

Advanced Genome Map of Rat Genes

Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers have developed a new set of genetic tools that are a direct off shoot of the human genome project. The tools in the form of a "genetic map" will help scientists find just where on the genetic material a gene involved in a certain disease is located.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12298

Diagnostic Survey Helps People with Scalp Conditions

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)

Millions of Americans suffering from scalp dermatoses--a group of chronic, recurring conditions characterized by an irritated, itchy scalp--can now get guidance in treating these conditions by completing a survey developed by a Stanford University medical researcher.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 12293

Economic Benefit of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Varies

University of Iowa

To speed up the recovery process of surgery patients and, therefore, decrease staffing costs, many hospitals have embraced fast-tracking -- keeping patients in a lighter anesthetized state so they regain consciousness sooner. However, a University of Iowa researcher has found the new strategy's may or may not save an institution money.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12290

Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that profoundly deaf children receiving a cochlear implant are more apt to be fully mainstreamed in school and use fewer school support services than similarly deaf children without an implant.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12249

Behavioral Benefits Value Declines in Past Year

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)

The value of behavioral healthcare benefits continued a decade-long decline between 1997 and 1998, according to a new analysis. Psychiatric care also continues to be subject to greater limits than general health care.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12243

Drug Effective for Social Phobia

University of California San Diego

Researchers at UCSD School of Medicine have found that the drug flovoxamine improves symptoms of social phobia and improves paients' social, work and family life. Results of the study, which was carried out at UCSD and 3 other centers, are published in the May Issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 12103

Call for Action To Prevent Heart Disease in Women

American Heart Association (AHA)

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology called today for action against missed opportunities to reduce women's risk of coronary heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women.

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30-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 12271

Hypertension Drugs and Cancer at Meeting

American Society of Hypertension (ASH)

The American Society of Hypertension's upcoming Fourteenth Annual Scientific Meeting is being held in New York City May 19-22.

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29-Apr-1999 12:00 AM EDT

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