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The American Academy of Pediatrics holds meetings this week in Chicago.


Proceed To Article Building Data Systems For Monitoring And Responding To Violence Against Women
Available data suggest that violence against women (VAW) (i.e., both adolescents and adults) is a substantial public health problem in the United States. Law enforcement data indicate that 3,419 females died in 1998 as a result of homicide, and approximately one third of these women were murdered by a spouse, ex-spouse, or boyfriend. More...

Proceed To Article Results Of Phase III Study Evaluating A New Once-Daily Treatment For ADHD Anncounced
Medeva Pharmaceuticals has reported that results from a Phase III clinical trial of a modified release formulation of methylphenidate hydrochloride for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were presented in abstract form at the 47th annual American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) meeting in New York City. More...

Proceed To Article American Academy Of Pediatrics Holds Annual Meeting In Chicago, 27 October - 01 November
Nearly 6,000 pediatricians and medical professionals will gather at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Annual Meeting at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place from Friday, 27 October through Wednesday, 01 November. The AAP is the national association of 55,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists and is widely perceived as the nation's foremost authority on children's health. This Vidyya has the meeting agenda for you. More...

Proceed To Article China Develops Cheaper Anti-AIDS Drug
China has developed Stavudine for the treatment of Aids. The drug was developed by a group of researchers at the Xi'an Jiatong University lead by Lu Yong, an associate professor. The drug has been approved by the Nanjing University Analysis Center and is under batch production for export. China is the third country to manufacture the drug and will do so at very low cost. More...

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Harvard Medical School Study: Soy Consistently Lowers Cholesterol
Soy has "consistently lowered both total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol " in randomized tests, a health publication of Harvard Medical School reports. More...


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