Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 17 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 17-Jan-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 18-Jan-2003
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Mobile phones have not replaced teenage smoking
The theory that the recent decline in teenage smoking is linked to the rise in mobile phone ownership is challenged in this week's BMJ. "This is potentially a really important finding," said Alan Schatzberg, MD, the Kenneth T. Norris Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who participated in the study published in the January issue of the journal Archive of General Psychiatry. "This will change how we view pain and depression."  more

Boys cause more problems during labor
Women are more likely to encounter complications during labor and delivery when they are having a boy, according to researchers in this week's BMJ. more


Young adults with insulin-treated diabetes have elevated stroke risk
People with insulin-dependent (type-1) diabetes have an increased risk of dying from a stroke, according to first-time findings from a large, community-based study reported in today's rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. more

Balance problems make dressing hazardous for stroke survivors
About 40 percent of stroke survivors suffer serious falls within a year of stroke and now research may point to a possible explanation: balance problems while getting dressed, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. more

Early diagnosis of childhood diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that afflicts 17 million people in the United States and is the fourth leading cause of death. Over 2 million patients suffer from its most severe form - childhood diabetes also known as Type 1, juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. We now understand that childhood diabetes is an autoimmune illness, where the body's own white blood cells, which normally fight infection, turn and act against the body.  more

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