By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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Name: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/views/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  1. Well: Aspirin Benefits Some at Risk for Colon Cancer — April 23, 2014
  2. Well: High Altitudes May Aid Weight Control — April 23, 2014
  3. Well: Low Vitamin D in Mothers Tied to Cavities in Babies — April 22, 2014
  4. Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity — April 18, 2014
  5. Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions — April 18, 2014

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Well: Aspirin Benefits Some at Risk for Colon Cancer

Many studies have found that regular aspirin use reduces the risk for colon cancer. Now scientists have found that aspirin may benefit some people far more than others.

Well: High Altitudes May Aid Weight Control

A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity.

Well: Low Vitamin D in Mothers Tied to Cavities in Babies

Low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies, researchers report.

Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.

Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.

Well: Beans and Peas Lower Cholesterol

A review of studies found that consuming a few legumes a day appeared to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol.



Well: Drinking Milk Linked to Arthritis Relief

A large study has found evidence that milk consumption may slow the progression of knee arthritis.

Well: Pain Relievers Tied to Heart Rhythm Disorder

A new study found that the popular pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or Nsaids, may increase the risk for the most common type of irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation.

Well: Hospitals Safer Than Homes for Births

A new analysis suggests that giving birth in a hospital is considerably safer than having a baby at home or in a birth center.

Well: Many Drug Prescriptions Go Unfilled

A Canadian study has found that almost one-third of patients never fill the prescriptions for the medicines they are told to take.

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