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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Widneicfay, September 29, 1971 Medical scene By AI.TO.V BLAKESLEE AP Science Editor Does the pill, by assuring freedom from pregnancy, in- crease a woman's pleasure in sex? It has been generally as- sumed that it does or can do 30, and now a Canadian study reports that nearly 40 per cent of a group of 70 married women said it did. Almost 30 per cent said (licir libido or interest declined, while an- other 30 per cent reported no change. II you smoke while drink- ing, choose a low-nicotine cig- arette. For nicotine boosts the det- rimental effect of alcohol on co-ordination, reports Dr. Henry Murpliree of the Bul- gers University Centre of Al- cohol Studies. He tested all given measured and equal amounts of vodka and orange juice then put them through co-ordination tests while they were either not smoking, or smoking cigarettes witb low nicotine content, or cigarettes with lu'gh nicotine. One of the two brands of cigarettes con- tained eight times more nico- tine than the other. Ability to perform tests went 'ow markedly when the volunteers shifted from low-to high-nicotine smokes. They improved in Ihe tests when they changed from high-nico- tine cigarettes to no smoking. People who gel along on rel- atively little six hours or less a night tend to be efficient, outgoing and lively, and more socially adept than those needing long sleep, a re- searcher finds. Long sleepers eight hours or tend to be intro- verted, inhibited, anxious and depressed, says a Modern Medicine magazine report of studies by Dr. Ernest Hart- mann, director of the Sleep Laboratory of Boston State Hospital, and a Tufts Univer- sity psychiatrist. He studied 29 volunteers to see whether sleup habits reflect personal- ity traits. Maybe, Dr. Hartmann sug- gests, long sleepers need more sleep because they tend to dream more, using the longer dreaming time to re- solve "intrapsyenic prob- lems." The experiments indi- cated the long sleepers did spend more time in dream- ing. Men who quit smoking ciga- rettes after a heart attack, or cut their habit by 50 per cent or more, are twice as likely to survive a repeat attack as men who keep smoking, an Irish study indicates. Over a five-year-period, they had a death rate of 18 per cent, while the rate among those continuing to smoke was 34.5 per cent, says Dr. Risleard Alulcahy, presi- dent of the Irish Heart Foun- dation. No men who had never smoked died during Ihe five years, although a number did have a second or repeat at- tacks, says the Heart Re- search N e w s I e 11 e r of the American Heart Association. Prescriptions (or amphe- pep pills or "bennies" long abused by drug declined 45 to 90 per cent in areas where US. doctors voluntarily un- dertook io cut down their use, a survey finds. And in at least one area, in Utah, there's been a decrease in burglaries of pharmacies, alter word spread that the stores had orly limited sup- plies of the pills rather than big stocks, says Ihe American Association. Another result has been smaller amounts of Ihe stimulant drugs on the blnck market. In the voluntary programs, doctors are asked Io limit their prcscriplions to well-rec- ognized uses of the pills, and not Io prescribe Ihcm freely for weight control and Jis pick-me-up pills. Do babies grow holler on molho'-'s milk, row's milk or soy milk? II nuko.s no difference, sny Tnxas medical researchers who .iliKlinl IJiia inf.inl.v div- idtd into groups laking each kind nf milk from liirlh Io one yrnr of ,-ific'. The hnbif-s all wound up nhoiil ilio snme in wciBhl, and growth in length. Canada's Greatest Sale Continues Friday with More Great Savings Like These! What a buy! Easy-care Fall dresses only 12. each Imagine! Only 12.99 for an excising new Fall dress ot Eaton's Shop Thursday for this outstanding buy. Choose from assorted greal styles Terrific for work, shopping or Iravel. All in wonderful, washable? polyester knil lhat's a dream Io core for (just wash and drip Hurry lo Eaton's or dial Eaion's Buy-Line 328-6811. Styles include: Scarf-Trimmed Dresses Brown or green. Sizes lo Button-Front Skimmers Burgundy-white or green-while. Sizes 10 lo 18. Zip-Front Shirtdiesses Purple or Brown. Sizei 10 lo 16. Button-Front Shirtdresses Burgundy or green. Sizes 10 lo 16. Side-Buttoning Shift Purple 01- burgundy. Sizei la1? 'o Belted Dress with Button Trim or Sizes 10 to 18. fashions. Main Floor Shop Thursday and Friday From 9 'til 9. For Giant Trans-Canada Sale Buys Buy Line 328-8811. ;