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SEVERAL HUNDRED health care providers, medical school faculty, philosophers, and other scholars are expected to convene in Chicago, Ill, this week (October 15 through 17) to debate whether a medical specialty in women's health should be created.
The conference, "Reframing Women's Health:...
QUESTIONS outnumbered answers and anecdotal accounts nearly eclipsed study conclusions at the sessions on women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease at the Eighth International Conference on AIDS, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. But the fact that 25 sessions were devoted to the...
THE FIRST anniversary of the Action Plan for Women's Health, the 1991 document that initiated federal recognition of the importance of women's health issues, has just occurred.
To mark the occasion, James O. Mason, MD, DrPH, assistant secretary for health and head of the Public Health Service,...
SOME PATIENTS may be capable of mounting specific immune responses to silicone, new research suggests.
Researchers have detected increased levels of antibodies specific to silicone in the sera of two patients. Both had severe, chronic inflammatory reactions around implanted Silastic...
ON THE FIRST of this month, after three decades of widespread use, the first Stage 2 research protocol designed to ask basic questions about the safety of silicone gel-filled breast implants got under way. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved protocol, submitted by Mentor Corporation,...
A "REFRESHING" program has just started at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. Sponsored by the Office of Research on Women's Health, the program has access to $1 million to enable scientists, who may have interrupted their careers for family or other reasons, to take any needed...
TAXOL (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ) is becoming more available to women with refractory ovarian carcinoma, National Cancer Institute officials say. Oncologists can apply to the Bethesda, Md, institute for the experimental anticancer drug and protocol for administering it.
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