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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Factors Secreted by Gut Bacteria May Help Combat Kidney Stones

Oct. 13, 2016 — Factors secreted by Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium that lives in the large intestine, can reduce urinary excretion of oxalate in mice. Such factors may therefore help prevent or treat kidney ... read more

Cannabis Excess Linked to Bone Disease, Fractures

Oct. 12, 2016 — People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Spreading Cancer Adapts to Its Environment

Oct. 11, 2016 — Spreading tumor cells are able to adapt their metabolism to the specific organs they are invading. Researchers examined lung cancer metastases that originated from breast tumors, discovering that the ... read more

Are Natural Alternatives to Estrogen Replacement Therapy Safe?

Oct. 10, 2016 — Although individuals often consume natural products because of their potential health benefits, a new review indicates that it is not clear whether the benefits of plant-derived compounds that mimic ... read more

Ribociclib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Oct. 8, 2016 — The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib to letrozole therapy significantly improves progression-free survival in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer, ... read more

Targeting Estrogen Receptor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced Breast Cancer

Oct. 8, 2016 — Fulvestrant significantly increases progression-free survival in women with hormone-receptor-positive advanced breast cancer, particularly those with less aggressive lower-volume disease, researchers ... read more

Looking at the Role of Bacteria in Incontinence

Oct. 7, 2016 — We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to urinate, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — The breast cancer screening tests offered to women may in many cases be unnecessarily painful. New research shows that strong compression of the breast during mammography screening does not ... read more

Working Night Shifts Unlikely to Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Oct. 6, 2016 — Working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman's breast cancer risk despite a review in 2007 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying shift work disrupting ... read more

Watching Stem Cells Change Provides Clues to Fighting Osteoporosis in Older Women

Oct. 5, 2016 — For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis. One consistent challenge has been observing and monitoring the process through which ... read more

Exercise Releases Hormone That Helps Shed, Prevent Fat

Oct. 4, 2016 — If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here's some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from ... read more

Study Compares Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women

Oct. 4, 2016 — Investigators assessed whether injection of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox A) is superior to sacral neuromodulation (use of an implanted electrode for bladder control) in controlling episodes of ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Almost 8% of women have extremely high breast density, which can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. These women are also more likely to develop ... read more

BMI Genotype and Breast Cancer Risk

Oct. 3, 2016 — Being overweight is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer before menopause and increased risk after menopause, report ... read more

Receptor to Slow Breast Cancer Metastasis Identified

Oct. 3, 2016 — By therapeutically targeting the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) in breast cancer cells, researchers decreased tumor growth, reduced tumor angiogenesis and recruitment of ... read more

Scientists Identify Protein Involved in Restoring Effectiveness of Common Treatment for Breast Cancer

Oct. 3, 2016 — Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women, with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) being the most common type. Drugs used to treat this cancer, such as tamoxifen and Faslodex, ... read more

Immediate Breast Reconstruction Reduces Psychological Impact of Mastectomy

Sep. 29, 2016 — Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) can avoid some of the psychological effects of undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, compared to waiting for delayed breast reconstruction (DBR), reports a ... read more

HPV Vaccine Reduces Cervical Pre-Cancers in Young Women, New Research Shows

Sep. 29, 2016 — The HPV vaccine is efficacious in reducing cervical pre-cancers among young women throughout a population, new research indicates. The researchers found that among women who were 15 to 19 years old ... read more

Ovarian Removal to Prevent Ovarian Cancer Should Not Be an Option for Premenopausal Women, Research Finds

Sep. 29, 2016 — The controversial practice of ovary removal in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women who are not at high risk of cancer, new evidence ... read more

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