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March 23, 2017

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March 23, 2017

Men Face Greater Risk of Death Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures

Mar. 14, 2017 — Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Lower Early Mortality

Mar. 8, 2017 — Women using hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms of menopause faced a lower risk of death and showed lower levels of atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the heart's arteries, ... read more

Controlling Energy Production by Calcium Is an Organ-Specific Affair

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers have shown that the composition of the mitochondrial calcium portal (the protein that regulates when and how much calcium enters) is different depending on the organ in the body, and this ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer. The study, 'AKR1B1 promotes basal-like breast cancer progression by a positive ... read more

Male Infertility Research Reveals How a New Life Begins

Mar. 7, 2017 — Research into a genetic mutation causing some men to be infertile shows that an important protein in the sperm that is a key component of the egg fertilization process, known as phospholipase C zeta ... read more

Evidence Lacking to Support 'Lead Diet'

Mar. 7, 2017 — Public health experts need to be more up front with parents in explaining that CDC dietary recommendations may not help children who have been exposed to lead, experts ... read more

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely Than Men

Mar. 7, 2017 — Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, ... read more

Minimally Invasive, Less Expensive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Underutilized

Mar. 6, 2017 — A large nationwide study examining the treatment of uterine fibroids shows that the uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment performed by interventional ... read more

Isoflavones in Food Associated With Reduced Mortality for Women With Some Breast Cancers

Mar. 6, 2017 — Higher intake of foods containing isoflavones, estrogen-like compounds primarily found in soy, is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Mitochondria -- the energy-generating powerhouses of cells -- are also a site for oxidative stress and cellular calcium regulation. The latter two functions have long been suspected of being linked ... read more

Scientists Discover Metabolic Pathway That Drives Tumor Growth in Aggressive Cancers

Mar. 2, 2017 — A rheumatoid arthritis drug can block a metabolic pathway that occurs in tumors with a common cancer-causing gene mutation, offering a new possible therapy for aggressive cancers with few therapeutic ... read more

Ovarian Cancer Target Molecule May Be Key to Blocking Its Spread

Mar. 2, 2017 — Blocking a protein found on the surface of ovarian cancer cells could prevent or reduce the spread of the disease to other organs, according to new ... read more

Drug Used to Treat Weak Bones Associated With Micro-Cracks

Mar. 1, 2017 — A type of drug used to treat weak bones is associated with an increased risk of 'micro-cracks' in bone, according to new ... read more

Poor Adolescent, Early Adult Diet Associated With Increased Risk for Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Mar. 1, 2017 — Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early ... read more

Genetic Variant of P53 Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal African American Women

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a significant association between a rare genetic variant of the p53 gene present in African American women and their risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal ... read more

Involuntary Urinary Incontinence Can Discourage Sufferers from Exercise

Feb. 27, 2017 — Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise, research shows. Involuntary urinary incontinence symptoms can discourage sufferers from partaking in ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Women recently postmenopause have similar or improved benefits from physical activity, in terms of muscle and blood vessel function, as those premenopause. Therefore, early postmenopause might be a ... read more

Estrogen Therapy Shown Effective in Reducing Tooth and Gum Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

Feb. 22, 2017 — Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining ... read more

Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Chemotherapy

Feb. 22, 2017 — Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after ... read more

The Way Breast Cancer Genes Act Could Predict Your Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Effective treatment options for breast cancer can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves, a researcher has ... read more

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