Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 189 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-July-2003
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Researchers discover male premature babies lag behind female counterparts
After tracking the physical growth rates of very premature babies over a 20-year period, researchers have discovered that male premature babies lag behind their female counterparts, while the young women not only catch up in weight and height to their normal birth weight counterparts but also exhibit similar rates of obesity.  more

Anger and anxiety associated with impaired artery function among postmenopausal women
Psychological factors like anger and anxiety are associated with impaired artery function in healthy postmenopausal women, which could put them at greater risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. more


Resesearchers discover why some HIV-infected individuals don't progress to full-blown AIDS
Northwestern University scientist Steven M. Wolinsky, M.D., and colleagues found that individuals with certain rare variations, or alleles, of two immune system genes -- human leukocyte antigens A and B (HLA-A and HLA-B) -- are better equipped to stave off HIV than people with more common sets of HLA alleles.  more

Anger can give you a headache
Miffed that your daughter neglected to take out the trash - again? Annoyed that a stranger cut you off in traffic? Ticked because your boss tagged you to work on a holiday? Here's something else you can get mad about. Holding that anger in can give you a headache, according to new research from a Saint Louis University faculty member. more

Abnormal Pap test results linked to faulty test method
Women who take oral contraceptive pills may get an inaccurate and higher rate of false positive results if their physicians use a specific kind of Pap test.  more

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