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Article ID: 18845

Preterm Infants, Mercury Levels, Hepatitis B Vaccine

Mercer University Health Sciences Center

Because preterm infants are at high risk of neurological disorders, protecting them from potential toxins is critical. In the May Journal of Pediatrics, researchers report that hepatitis B vaccines containing thimerosal are elevating mercury levels in some preterm infants.

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13-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 18826

Nature, Not Nurture, Determines Gender

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Two Johns Hopkins Children's Center studies confirm that prenatal exposure to normal male hormones alone dictates male gender identity in normal XY male babies, even if they are born without a penis.

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Article ID: 18595

Ritalin and Prozac: More kids Using Both Drugs

Pediatric Academic Societies

Prescriptions for Ritalin and Prozac for kids are increasing; now, a study finds that more children are taking both types of drugs simultaneously.

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Article ID: 18574

Possible Predictors of Fatty Liver in Children

Pediatric Academic Societies

Researchers have identified possible predictors of increased levels of alanine aminotransferase, a liver enzyme associated with fatty liver in children.

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Article ID: 18564

Sexually Abused Teens, Risky Behavior

Pediatric Academic Societies

A national survey of more than 6,700 adolescents in grades 5-12 found that adolescents who have been sexually abused are more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs, have disordered eating habits, and consider suicide than those who have not.

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13-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 18837

Pregnant Women's Back Pain, Calf Muscle Cramps

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Pregnant women's low back pain, hip pain and leg or calf muscle cramps could be overuse injuries caused by the increased demand that weight gain places on their ankles and hips, according to a study in the May Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

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12-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 18836

Estrogen and Vaccine Combo May Stop MS

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Reporting in the May 15 Journal of Clinical Investigation, VA scientists have found that a combination of estrogen and a T cell receptor vaccine completely prevents a disease resembling MS in female mice.

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12-May-2000 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 18831

Jews, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese

University of Arizona

According to a new scientific study, Jews are the genetic brothers of Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese, and they all share a common genetic lineage that stretches back thousands of years (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 5-9-00).

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Article ID: 18830

Cellular Defect at Root of Heart Failure

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

A Columbia cardiologist has identified a molecular-level malfunction in patients with heart failure that can be repaired with existing treatments (Cell, 5-12-00).

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Article ID: 18788

Near Normal Speech for Patients Requiring Tracheostomy

Triological Society (TS)

A medical researcher/surgeon from the Cleveland Clinic has developed a procedure enabling patients requiring long term or permanent opening to the trachea to speak without manual manipulation or the use of devices.

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