Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 56 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 25-Feb-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Feb-2003
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Progesterone regulates male behavior toward infants
In an unexpected discovery, a team led by Northwestern University scientists has become the first to show that progesterone, a hormone usually associated with female reproduction and maternal behavior, plays a key role in regulating male aggression toward infants in mice. Testosterone, not progesterone, had been thought to be responsible.  more

Dyslexic children`s brains operate more like those of normal readers following training
For the first time, researchers have shown that the brains of dyslexic children can be rewired - after undergoing intensive remediation training - to function more like those found in normal readers. more


American College of Preventive Medicine weighs in against 'fad' diets for weight loss
Voicing strong opposition to any weight loss approach that fails to take into account overall health considerations, The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), the nation's premier organization of physicians specializing in disease prevention and health promotion, today released a position statement opposing popular fad diets as a means for losing weight. more

ACE inhibitor drug reduces heart failure in high-risk patients
The drug ramipril significantly reduced the onset of debilitating and often-fatal heart failure in a large group of high-risk patients, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.  more

Doctors stop blood clot drug study early because better results seem clear
Doctors have curtailed a multi-center national study of treatment for blood clots early since an interim analysis of patient data indicated a proposed new treatment was clearly superior to the standard practice. Their study showed low doses of the blood-thinning drug warfarin to be safe and highly effective for prolonged use in patients who have suffered clots of unknown origin in their legs or lungs.  more

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