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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Menopause Diminishes Impact of Good Cholesterol

Oct. 8, 2015 — What has previously been known as good cholesterol -- high density lipoprotein -- has now been shown to be not so good in protecting women against atherosclerosis while they are transitioning through ... read more

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

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

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

Coverage of Celebrity's Mastectomy Has Improved Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent ... read more

Hormonal Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer

Sep. 27, 2015 — Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal ... read more

Weight Loss, Exercise Improve Fertility in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2015 — Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new ... read more

Helping Breast Cancer Patients With a Challenging Decision

Sep. 24, 2015 — The decision making process women with non-hereditary breast cancer undergo when considering the removal of a healthy breast is a difficult one, and one that has been the focus of recent study. The ... read more

Standard Treatment Better Than Proposed Alternative for Unexplained Infertility

Sep. 23, 2015 — Treatment with clomiphene, a standard therapy for couples with unexplained infertility, results in more live births than treatment with a potential alternative, letrozole, according to a study of ... read more

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