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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Pioneering Study May Explain Origin of Several Digestive Diseases

June 29, 2015 — The tridimensional characterization of the calcium phosphate formed in the stomach is shown for the first time in a new study, revealing its internal structure, morphology and real functionality. ... read more

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

June 27, 2015 — Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

'Smarter' Ordering of Breast Biomarker Tests Could Save Millions in Health Care Dollars

June 23, 2015 — A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

June 22, 2015 — For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. This study is the first to examine the longer-term ... read more

Why the Bloating During Menopause? Blame the Hormones or the Lack of Them

June 22, 2015 — Many women experience water retention and bloating when their hormone levels change, but how sex hormones affect water balance is not understood. A new study offers an explanation, finding that sex ... read more

Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 — Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant, scientists ... read more

Decreased Rates of High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Young Women

June 22, 2015 — A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), but the trend may be ... read more

Early Menarche May Be Important in Development of Aggressive Breast Cancer in African-American Women

June 17, 2015 — Early age at menarche, or first menstrual cycle, could play a role in the disproportionate incidence of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancers diagnosed among African-American women, ... read more

Breast-Conserving Therapy for Early-Stage Cancers Has Increased Substantially, Though Access Remains an Issue

June 17, 2015 — The first comprehensive national review of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows that over the last 13 years rates of this treatment modality for early-stage breast cancer have increased at a steady ... read more

Ataxia Mouse Model: Eye Blink Conditioning for Early Diagnosis of Human Disease SCA6

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have established a mouse model for the human disease SCA6. SCA6 is characterized by movement deficits and caused by similar genetic alterations as Chorea Huntington. The mouse model will ... read more

Hormone Fluctuations Disrupt Sleep of Perimenopausal Women

June 16, 2015 — Women in the early phases of menopause are more likely to have trouble sleeping during certain points in the menstrual cycle, according to a new study. During perimenopause -- the earliest stage of ... read more

Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Nearly Four-Fold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

June 16, 2015 — Women who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as adults than women who were exposed to lower levels ... read more

'Death-Associated Protein' Promotes Cancer Growth in Most Aggressive Breast Cancers

June 15, 2015 — Although traditionally understood to induce death in cancer cells, researchers have discovered that the DAPK1 protein is actually essential for growth in breast and other cancers with mutations in ... read more

June 15, 2015 — It has long been known that zinc, an essential trace element, is passed to infants through mother's breast milk. The levels of zinc in mother's milk and the effects of zinc deficiency in ... read more

June 15, 2015 — While weaker bones are clearly not a good thing, scientists suspect that, based on a recent mouse study, somewhere in the conversation between the genetically engineered mouse's skeleton and the ... read more

ALK1 Protein May Play a Role in Breast Cancer Metastasis

June 15, 2015 — Breast cancer patients with high levels of the protein activin-like receptor kinase (ALK1) in the blood vessels of their tumors were more likely to develop metastatic disease, research shows. This ... read more

New Powerful Drug Candidate Can Improve a Failing Heart’s Function

June 12, 2015 — An experimental drug improves the ability of heart muscle cells damaged by heart failure to pump blood, according to the results of a new ... read more

June 12, 2015 — About 70,000 Women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Germany alone. Despite significant progress in the treatment of common types of breast cancer, some aggressive subtypes are poorly ... read more

National Screening Program Has Markedly Reduced Breast Cancer Mortality

June 12, 2015 — Under the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program, all women aged 50 to 69 are invited for mammography screening every two years. The program was launched as a pilot project in four counties in ... read more

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