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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Improves Breast Cancer Screening for Low-Income Women

Nov. 30, 2015 — Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the US are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion states, according to new ... read more

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Harm Bone Health

Nov. 17, 2015 — In a new animal study, researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects ... read more

Yoga May Lessen Side Effects in Men Undergoing Prostate Cancer Treatment

Nov. 16, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy can benefit from yoga, researchers ... read more

Predicting Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — The first breast cancer risk-prediction model based entirely on data from Hispanic women, including whether a woman was born in or outside of the United States, provided a more accurate assessment of ... read more

Blood Test Detects When Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer Stops Working

Nov. 11, 2015 — Scientists have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can spot when breast cancers become resistant to standard hormone treatment, and have demonstrated that this test could guide further ... read more

Wrist Fractures Could Predict Susceptibility to Serious Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Nov. 10, 2015 — Postmenopausal women younger than age 65 who experienced a wrist fracture could be at increased risk for bone fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life, new research ... read more

Genes May Determine the Side Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Study Suggests

Nov. 10, 2015 — Cardiovascular disease risk in women increases after menopause and is associated with the drop in estrogen levels. Menopausal hormone therapy could slow the progression, but oral formulations also ... read more

Cellular Mechanism for Transporting Calcium in the Formation of Dental Enamel Cells

Nov. 9, 2015 — The team found that the main calcium influx pathway involved in the mineralization of enamel [called the CRAC (Ca2+ release-activated Ca2+) channel -- the main type of SOCE (Store-operated Ca2+ ... read more

Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in Older People

Nov. 8, 2015 — A new study shows certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people 45 and older. This is the largest study, to date, that shows a connection between these fractures and ... read more

Duration of Lactation Associated With Bone Density

Nov. 5, 2015 — Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D ... read more

Tumor Network in Brain Increases Treatment Resistance

Nov. 5, 2015 — Astrocytomas are special type of brain tumors that are difficult to treat, because they do not respond to standard forms of treatment. One reason for this resistance could be their ability to form a ... read more

Reducing Cholesterol With Food Made from Soybeans, Amaranth

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists developed a supplement to maintain optimal health that contributes to the growth and development of children and adolescents. It also prevents osteoporosis and certain cancers such as ... read more

Adding Ultrasound to Breast Screening Results in Higher Rate of Detection for Women

Nov. 5, 2015 — Adding ultrasound to standard mammography tests in breast screening could result in improved rates of detection for breast cancer in women in Japan, according to a new ... read more

Playing Soccer or Handball During Puberty May Prevent Osteoporosis

Nov. 4, 2015 — Osteoporosis is a serious health issue that mainly affects postmenopausal women. Now, a Spanish study has confirmed that doing exercise during puberty can improve bone health in adulthood. In this ... read more

Mammography Screening: Only One in Three Women Is Well-Informed, German Study Shows

Nov. 4, 2015 — Only one in three women participating in Germany's mammography screening program is well-informed about it: the higher the level of education, the greater the chance of women making an informed ... read more

As Menopause Approaches, Fluctuating Estrogen Increases Sensitivity to Stress, Depression

Nov. 4, 2015 — If you're feeling a little blue during the transition to menopause, there's good reason. A study from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — An innovative 3-D printing technology has been developed that could revolutionize important biomedical equipment, enhancing treatment for everyone from premature babies to patients needing ... read more

Different Types of Ovarian Cancer Have Different Causes

Nov. 2, 2015 — The more children a woman has or whether a woman has had her fallopian tubes cut lowers the risk of different types of ovarian cancer to different levels, according to new ... read more

Breast Cancer: Research Identified Obstacles to Care in Appalachia

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have taken a new approach to understanding why so many breast cancer patients in Appalachia aren't getting the care they need, and their findings are set to change how people view ... read more

Increasing Vitamin D Supplementation in Elderly Women

Nov. 2, 2015 — Elderly women should take in more vitamin D than previously recommended during the winter months, suggests a team of researchers in a new ... read more

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