Archive for March, 2013

Dr. Glen Johnson and colleagues from the New York State Department of Health publish: Breastfeeding Practices in New York State Maternity Hospitals: Results From a Statewide Survey.

March 23, 2013 | News

A survey of 138 maternity hospitals in New York State was conducted. Among healthy births, exclusive breastfeeding is statistically more likely to occur in hospitals offering only basic care (level 1) or subspecialty care (level 3), relative to Regional Perinatal Centers; and is more likely with hospitals outside of New York City, relative to those […]

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish a new theory explaining why statins are more effective than other lipid modulating therapies.

March 20, 2013 | News

Dr C Mary Schooling and colleagues publish in BMC Medicine: The effects of statins on testosterone in men and women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Statins have revolutionized the treatment of cardiovascular disease, whilst other cholesterol modulating drugs, such as estrogen, niacin and CETP-inhibitors, have been less effective. Thus, the possibility exists […]