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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — SOCE (Store Operated Calcium Entry) is a process by which Calcium ions slowly enter cells to refill depleted calcium stores. This process in nerve cells is now thought to play a role in maintaining ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — British scientists have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal ... read more

Nutritional Needs for Skeletal Health Change as You Age, Says New Scientific Review

Oct. 6, 2015 — Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A few years ago, a researcher assembled a team of scientists in Lima, Peru. The result of their work is the first study in that country to report human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men who have ... read more

Antihypertensive Beta-Blockers May Increase Cardiovascular Risks in Surgical Patients

Oct. 5, 2015 — A two-drug antihypertensive treatment that included a beta-blocker was associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and death in a study of patients who underwent noncardiac ... read more

Study Finds Gaps in Clinical Genetic Counseling Services for Women Undergoing BRCA Testing

Oct. 1, 2015 — Medical researchers have published results from a national study identifying factors and outcomes associated with the use of genetic counseling and testing services for hereditary breast and ovarian ... read more

New Method to Predict Increased Risk of Non-Familial Breast Cancer

Oct. 1, 2015 — By detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being affected, the possibilities to treat the disease can be radically improved. Now researchers have ... read more

Weight Training Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Regain Functional Strength

Sep. 30, 2015 — A six-month weight training program can improve a breast cancer survivor's basic physical functionality, a new study ... read more

One-Third of Hormone Users at Menopause Take Unapproved, Untested Compounded Drugs

Sep. 30, 2015 — One-third of US women who take hormones at menopause are using compounded hormones, shows a new national survey. These women commonly -- and mistakenly -- think these hormones are safer and offer ... read more

Recent Abuse Linked to Menopause-Related Symptoms

Sep. 30, 2015 — Numerous studies have already documented how abuse of any kind can result in health problems. There are even proven links between adverse childhood experiences and hot flashes. But a new study now ... read more

Impact of Menopausal Hormone Therapy on Heart Disease Depends on Timing of Initiation

Sep. 30, 2015 — The potential health effects of hormone therapy (HT) have been intensely debated for more than a decade, especially when it comes to coronary heart disease. A new study now suggests that the effects ... read more

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Helps Women Build Muscle Even After Menopause

Sep. 30, 2015 — The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for postmenopausal women have been widely debated. But a new study now documents that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase muscle strength ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — A biostatistician played a key role in the development of an online tool that combines both breast density and biopsy results to allow physicians to calculate a woman’s breast cancer risk. It’s ... read more

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Still Best Way to Saves Lives from Breast Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — Experts experienced in breast cancer care continue to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of deaths among women in the ... read more

MRI Technique Could Reduce Need for Breast Biopsies

Sep. 29, 2015 — A magnetic resonance breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe, Perhaps Beneficial in Women Treated for Ovarian Cancer, Major Trial Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Women with the most common type of ovarian cancer can safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and it could have a beneficial effect on their survival, a long-term clinical trial reports. The ... read more

Maintaining Healthy DNA Delays Menopause

Sep. 28, 2015 — An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than 40 regions of the human genome involved in governing at what age a woman goes through menopause. The study found that two-thirds ... read more

Initial Data from TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial Published

Sep. 28, 2015 — Initial results announced today from the Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, a prospectively conducted global trial in 10,000+ women with early stage breast cancer, ... read more

Multi-Gene Test Enables Some Breast Cancer Patients to Safely Avoid Chemotherapy

Sep. 28, 2015 — The best evidence to date has been provided that suggests that a 21-gene test done on the tumor can identify breast cancer patients who can safely avoid ... read more

Number of Cancer Gene Tests Increases Five-Fold Thanks to Improved Availability: Making Prevention Easier

Sep. 28, 2015 — Mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are very likely to lead to a form of cancer in people who have them. These mutations can be detected using a genetic test. The introduction of a new drug has ... read more

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