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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Emerging Vascular Risk Factors in Women and Men: Any Differences?

Feb. 4, 2016 — The incidence and severity of both traditional and emerging cardiovascular disease risk factors as well as the response to treatment may differ between men and ... read more

Maternal Diet Alters the Breast Milk Microbiome and Microbial Gene Content

Feb. 2, 2016 — Breast milk contains a diverse microbiome that is presumed to colonize the infant gastrointestinal tract and contribute to the establishment of the infant gut microbiome. The composition of the ... read more

Vital Clues to Future Cancer Development in Normal Breast Tissue DNA

Jan. 29, 2016 — Detecting molecular alterations in early breast cancer development is key in the development of more effective cancer prevention and early detection strategies. New research shows clear evidence that ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Osteoporosis may have its origins in early life, but the consequences are not apparent until late adult life, report researchers. Osteoporosis is primarily characterized by a depletion of bone ... read more

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Jan. 26, 2016 — Documenting that it’s never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A decades-long mystery of how the cell's powerhouse, and its energy currency of calcium ion flow, is maintained under different physiological conditions has been solved. The team identified a ... read more

Optogenetic Technology Uses Light to Trigger Immunotherapy

Jan. 25, 2016 — A new optogenetic technology, called optogenetic immunomodulation, is capable of turning on immune cells to attack melanoma tumors in mice. Using near-infrared light, researchers have shown they can ... read more

Estrogen Supplements May Protect Against Dementia

Jan. 22, 2016 — Women who take estrogen supplements from before or at the start of menopause and continue with them for a few years have better preserved brain structure, which may reduce the risk of ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new ... read more

Harnessing the Power of Light to Fight Cancer

Jan. 21, 2016 — Immunotherapy is one of the hottest emerging areas of cancer research. After all, using the body’s own cells to fight cancer can be more effective and less invasive than flooding the entire system ... read more

Migraines Worsen as Women Approach Menopause

Jan. 21, 2016 — Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study. The risk for high frequency headache, or more than 10 days with headache per month, increased by 60 percent in ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study ... read more

Genetic Variation May Explain Asian Susceptibility to Kawasaki Disease

Jan. 20, 2016 — Two variations in a gene called ORAI1 have been found by investigators, one of which may help explain why people of Asian descent are more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, a poorly understand ailment ... read more

Breasts Putting Girls Off Sport?

Jan. 19, 2016 — About half of all girls at UK secondary schools might be avoiding sport because of embarrassment or pain caused by their breasts, according to new research. This study is the first in the UK to ... read more

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Jan. 19, 2016 — Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called ... read more

Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Jan. 19, 2016 — Bradycardia -- a slower than normal heartbeat -- does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study. The heart usually beats between 60 and 100 times a minute in an ... read more

Virtual Bone Biopsy Helps Identify Why People With Diabetes Are at Risk of Bone Fractures

Jan. 19, 2016 — A study using high resolution imaging to create a "virtual bone biopsy" has shed new light on why people with type 2 diabetes are at risk of bone fractures. Researchers used high resolution ... read more

Real Acupuncture No Better Than Sham Acupuncture for Treating Hot Flushes: Study

Jan. 19, 2016 — Traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments are no better than fake acupuncture for treating menopause symptoms, new research reveals. However, in a surprise finding, both the real and sham treatments ... read more

New Findings May Enhance PARP Inhibitors Therapy in Breast Cancer

Jan. 18, 2016 — PARP inhibitors, an emerging class of drugs being studied in cancer clinical trials, may be enhanced by combining them with inhibitors targeting an oncogene known as c-MET which is overexpressed in ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A standardized treatment approach that starts with good screening and ends with patients going home to well-prepared caregivers, means outpatient thyroid surgery is safe for the vast majority of ... read more

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