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A case-control study was done to evaluate the effectiveness of vaginal spermicides as a prophylaxis against gonorrhea. The subjects included 735 women with gonorrhea and 958 controls seen in a sexually transmitted disease clinic. The relative risk (RR) of gonorrhea for spermicide users compared...
Last year there appeared in these columns a review of Health and Human Values by Harron, Burnside, and Beauchamp (1983;250:1339). That book admirably considered the clinical ethical issues at the beginning and end of life and the concept of right to medical care. This reviewer has noted an...
Different carbohydrate foods produce different glycemic responses, as has been recognized for many years.1-5 However, in terms of dietary advice to diabetics, emphasis has remained on the relative virtue of "complex" carbohydrates (starch) over "simple sugars." The evidence has never been this...
AS A NEW presidential campaign is about to begin, the health of the presidential candidates should not be ignored. The presence of an ongoing medical problem, intemperate habits such as abuse of alcohol or other drugs, or the development of an acute medical illness during the campaign could...
To the Editor.—
I believe the answer by Dr Milton Alter1 of Temple University School of Medicine to the question raised under the above heading requires amplification.
The left common iliac artery ligation was performed 39 years ago. None of the nerves passing into the stump run close to this...
To reduce the occurrence of neonatal herpes, laboratory screening with viral cultures during the last four to eight weeks of pregnancy has been recommended as a way to recognize women with subclinical herpes infection at delivery. Screening efforts have focused on a group of high-risk women,...
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