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Feb. 5, 2013 An individual’s breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) following alcohol intake is influenced by several factors, including food. While it is known that food delays the stomach emptying, thus reducing BrAC, only recently has the role of nonalcoholic drink mixers used with alcohol been explored as a factor influencing BrAC.
Feb. 5, 2013 The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published February 6 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology . The study investigates how the change in the proportion of multiple births has affected the prevalence of congenital anomalies from multiple births, and the relative risk of congenital anomaly in multiple versus singleton births
Feb. 5, 2013 A father’s obesity is one factor that may influence his children’s health and potentially raise their risk for diseases like cancer, according to new research from Duke Medicine.
High-risk pregnancy on the rise: Older moms, larger families and heavier women are driving the need for specialty care
Feb. 6, 2013 At a time when society struggles to find a definition for the “typical” American family, perinatologists at Greenwich Hospital are helping women start and grow families when a pregnancy is considered “high risk” due to age or other factors.
Feb. 1, 2013 The latest research points to the high risk for mental health problems among staff working in humanitarian organizations in northern Uganda, due in large part to their work environment
Feb. 1, 2013 Sugars are needed to provide us with energy and in moderate amounts contribute to our well-being
Feb. 1, 2013 There is general agreement among hospital infection preventionists (IPs) with respect to which practices have weak or strong evidence supporting their use to prevent healthcare-associated infection, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Furthermore, IPs with certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) are two to three times more likely to perceive the evidence behind certain infection prevention practices as strong, compared to their non-certified peers.
Feb. 1, 2013 Cartilage tympanoplasty can be performed successfully in 95 percent of young children when appropriate conditions exist, according to a study in the February 2013 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery .
Feb. 1, 2013 According to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology , the use of volume-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to prostate cancer patients results in an overall reduction in treatment time of approximately 14 percent