The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 10, 1975 · Page 35
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 35

Provo, Utah
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Thursday, April 10, 1975
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Infants Believed Superior ALBANY, N.Y. (UPI) Researchers at the Albany Medical College will spend the next three years examining 1,000 babies in the hope of confirming their belief that the baby of today is better than the baby of 20 years ago. Dr. Hilda Knobloch, project director and professor of pediatrics at the college, says the purpose of the program is twofold: to determine if, indeed, today's infant is physically and mentally superior to his predecessor and to establish a new standard for the development rate of infants. "Having an established norm is very important in the early detection of abnormal children." Dr. Knobioch said. "We have to see if the norms have changed. The (developmental) sequence will not change, just the rate." What it all boils down to, she says, is that today's baby is developing at an unusually fast rate. "Where we used to expect babies to begin walking at 15 months, now they begin at 12. We used to expect them to be able to sit independently at 40 weeks, but now they're doing it at seven months." The "normal" child of 20 years ago may be considered "slow" today, she added. Developmental rate changes are not only physical. While the study will include investigation of the babies' motor control and development, Dr. Knobloch plans to concentrate on the behavioral aspects of the young child's development. "I'm more concerned with the way a baby thinks", she said. "You can have a child with cerebral palsy (a physical disorder resulting from injury to the brain before or during birth) that has perfectly normal behavior." One thousand babies, aged four weeks to three years, will be examined during the course of the study, which is expected to continue for several years. The children will be examined in what, to them, is a play situation. Records will be kept on each child. Dr. Knobloch doesn't expect to discover why babies are developing faster. "I don't think we're going to be able to give any answers ... to do that you'd need an experimental study, which is something you can't do'with human beings." Thursday, April 10. 1975, THE HERALD, Prove, Utah-Page 35 Science Today Hormones Linked to Breast Cancer ByALROSSITERJR. UPI Science Editor WASHINGTON (UPI) - Two out of every five young women with advanced breast cancer show improvement when their hormone-producing ovaries are removed and one in five older women benefits from removal of the pituitary and adrenal glands. Other studies have shown that removal of ovaries in younger women decreases their risk of developing breast cancer. This is strong evidence to cancer researchers that hormones have an important role in the growth of breast cancer in some women. The problem, however, is to find out which women with breast cancer have the best chance of being helped by surgical removal of their ovaries, pituitary or adrenal glands after their diseased breasts are removed. Removal of the hormone producing glands are major operations which doctors would not like to do if they are not going to help. Dr. Elwood V. Jensen, director of the Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago, said there now appears to be such a way to determine which women have cancer that is hormone dependent. He said at a recent American Cancer Society science writers seminar in San Diego that the presence or absence of a material called estrophilin in the tumor specimen taken during a mastectomy seems to indicate whether or not the cancer is related to hormones. Laboratory tests for this material were carried out in cancer specimens of 128 women with advanced cases of breast cancer. All were of or subjected to some form hormone gland removal hormone manipulation. Forty-five of the women were found to have significant amounts of estrophilin and the hormone therapy reduced the size of the tumors in 29 women for a 84 per cent success rate. Of the 83 women whose tests indicated their cancers were not hormone dependent, only two responded to the hormone therapy. VALERIE LAYCOCK Laycock - Strong Wedding Date Set Mr. and Mrs. Clifford B. Laycock of American Fork announce the coming marriage of their daughter Valerie to Brent F. Strong, son of Mr. and Mrs, Boyd F, Strong of Lehi. The couple will be married May 16 at the LaFeria Reception Center in Lehi. A wedding reception honoring the couple will be held the same evening from 8 to 10 p.m. at the LaFeria Reception Center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Miss Laycock is a senior at the American Fork High School. She will graduate from LDS Seminary this spring. Mr. Strong is a senior at the Lehi High School. He is active in the LDS Seminary program. He has participated in sports and lettered in football and wrestling. The future bridegroom has chosen electronics as his vocation and plans to continue his education next fall. Attending the bride will be Susan Strong as matron of honor, and Ellen Laursen, Tammy Freeman, Sue Laycock, Leisa Laycock as bridesmaids. Flower girls will be Sandra Laycock and Shannon Morgan. Serving as best man will be Mike Strong. The couple will make their home in Pleasant Grove following their honeymoon. Parents will host the wedding party at a luncheon at the Bungalow in Pleasant Grove. Facial Wrinkles, Fatigue Caused by Foot Ailments PHILADELPHIA (UPI) •When a housewife has facial wrinkles and suffers fatigue it is probably caused by foot ailments jather than overwork, the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery said today. Dr. Dennis White, San Jose, Calif., national director of the Philadelphia-based academy, said that a survey of the 1,200 members of the international society found that one of every two housewives, regardless of age, suffer from bunions, ingrown nails, hammer toe, serious corns or similar foot ailments. "In 98 per cent of these cases of hammer toe, corns, bunions and similar foot conditions," Dr. White said, "patients can have the condition cured completely with painless surgery." FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY WORLD of SEW University Mall, Orem "SWINGER" ZIG-ZAG FUU SIZE HEAVY DUTY SEWING MACHINE GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE ANYWHERE Factory Authorized Special - SAVE HALF PRICE True Stretch Stitch Button Hole* Blind Hem 5 Diff. Zig Zag Patch & Mend Rgfflsd Pleat 10Only- !4 Off • Beautiful Carrying Case • Free Lessons • In-Home Repair • 20 Year Warranty on parts & labor. • Special Terms Reg- List $389.95 YOUR SEWING HOTLINE 224-13/7 Optn MOM. thru tri. 10-V Sol. 'til 6 AY I OR S TAYLOR'S HAS SOMETHING NEW TO OFFER! AYIOR S — A NEW JUNIOR AREA— But we don't know what to name it and we need your help! Come join the fun at the Grand Opening Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12. Think of a name for the junior alcove (in sportswear) and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of a $50.00 OUTFIT! That's right, if, Taylor's chooses the name you entered you'll win! $50.00 in merchandise. • Live Models (Sat.) • Refreshments • Free Drawings • Chance to win $50 Pictured a. D-ring natural Calcutta Jacket only 18.00. b. Work »hlrt — melon 20.00. * • V b. \ 3 a. A ' > of course 1 use your Tciyloi s credit free plentiful parking free beautiful gift wrap free interior desiqn service open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. closed Sunday 'AYLOR'S PiPARTMINT STORE 2001 North 200 West, Prove Phone 373-2600 STORE-WIDE MOONLIGHT SALE 6-9 P.M. TOMORROW ONLY! 1973 by Taylor's Inc., Provo, Utgh

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