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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Audio News Review, August 28th, 2007

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Audio News Review, August 28th, 2007
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Audio News Review, August 28th, 2007
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Pat Doyle
Pat Doyle

Increased Miscarriage Risk in Women with Low Body Mass Index

REFERENCE: BJOG 2007 114:170
PAT DOYLE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Underweight women with a BMI below 18.5 have a 70 per cent increase in their risk of miscarriage according to a study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Pat Doyle gave us the details.

Charlotte Watts
Charlotte Watts

Microfinance Helps Cut Domestic Violence in Rural South Africa

REFERENCE: Lancet 2006; 368: 1973-83
CHARLOTTE WATTS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
A large and groundbreaking study published in the Lancet has shown that microfinance, combined with a gender and HIV training scheme, can help reduce domestic violence among poor women living in rural South Africa. Charlotte Watts talks about the study and its findings.

Rodger MacArthur
Rodger MacArthur

“Three-Class” Anti-Retroviral Therapy Is Not Appropriate For HIV

REFERENCE: Lancet 2006; 368: 2125-35
RODGER MACARTHUR, Wayne State University, Detroit
It is not necessary to use so-called “three-class” antiretroviral therapy to treat patients with HIV according to an article in the Lancet. Rodger MacArthur talks about the study results.

Jane Durga
Jane Durga

Folate Supplements Improve Cognitive Function

REFERENCE: Lancet 2007; 369:208
JANE DURGA, Nestlé Research Centre, Lausanne
Folic acid supplements improved cognitive function in older patients in a study from the Netherlands. Investigator Jane Durga wrote in The Lancet that supplementation was associated with better scores in a battery of cognitive tests measuring factors typically known to worsen with age.

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