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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

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

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

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

New Applications for Tried and Tested Medicines

Nov. 2, 2015 — The effectiveness of tried and tested medicines for the treatment of some of the heaviest burdens of our modern society including diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. One ... read more

Soybean Foods May Protect Menopausal Women Against Osteoporosis

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary ... read more

Vitamin D Pill a Day May Improve Exercise Performance and Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Nov. 1, 2015 — Taking vitamin D supplements can improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease, according to the findings of a preliminary ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new study showed that blocking a calcium-signaling pathway could inhibit not only the Ebola virus, but also Marburg, Lassa and Junin viruses, all sources of deadly ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear Cancer-Causing HPV Infections Faster

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new therapeutic vaccine, GTL001, developed to clear HPV strains 16 and 18 – the types most likely to cause cancer – is being evaluated for safety in a Phase I clinical ... read more

Exercise Could Provide a Margin of Safety for Women Who Want to Delay Preventive Mastectomy, Penn Study Shows

Oct. 29, 2015 — Regular physical activity could play a role in helping women at high-risk of breast cancer delay the need for drastic preventive measures such as prophylactic mastectomy, according to new research. ... read more

Breast Cancer Becoming as Common Among African-American Women as Among White Women

Oct. 29, 2015 — New data finds that rates among African-American women in the United States have continued to increase, converging with rates among white women and closing a gap that had existed for ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor negative, a large international study shows. Hormone-receptor-negative (HRN) ... read more

Potential New Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shows Promise in Lab Studies

Oct. 27, 2015 — Recent laboratory findings provide novel insight into potential new therapeutic approaches for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult to treat and aggressive form of the ... read more

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