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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Expecting the Worst Increases Side-Effects in Breast Cancer Patients on Hormone Therapies

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer has found that the number and seriousness of side effects they experienced were influenced ... read more

Soluble Corn Fiber Can Help Young Women Build Bone, and Older Women Preserve Bone

Aug. 22, 2016 — Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life -- adolescence and post-menopause -- can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new ... read more

Study Links Two Genes to Breast Cancer Survival

Aug. 17, 2016 — Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 ... read more

Calcium Supplements Linked to Dementia Risk in Women With Certain Health Conditions

Aug. 17, 2016 — Calcium supplements may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in older women who have had a stroke or other signs of cerebrovascular disease, according to a new ... read more

The Gender Divide in Urology: Surgeon Gender Shapes the Clinical Landscape

Aug. 17, 2016 — Although female certified urologists are still a minority within the specialty, they perform many more procedures on women than their male colleagues, who perform more procedures on men than their ... read more

Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk in US Women

Aug. 16, 2016 — The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal ... read more

Injected Drug Reduces Risk of Fracture Among Women With Osteoporosis

Aug. 16, 2016 — Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at risk of fracture, daily injection of the drug abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures ... read more

Lack of Fresh Food Choices Linked to Signs of Early Heart Disease

Aug. 15, 2016 — A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents' risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to new ... read more

Drug Sensitivity Restored in Breast Cancer Tumors

Aug. 11, 2016 — A team of cancer researchers has uncovered one way certain tumors resist vital ... read more

Prevalence of Estrogen Receptor Mutations in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Aug. 11, 2016 — A new study examines the prevalence and significance of estrogen receptor mutations in patients with metastatic breast ... read more

Cancer Drug for Mums-to-Be May Curb Baby Girls' Future Fertility

Aug. 10, 2016 — Chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls, a study suggests. Researchers have found that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of mouse ... read more

To Stop the Bleeding, the Platelet Have to 'Die'

Aug. 9, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism of the platelet programmed cell death, resulting in acceleration of the blood coagulation process by a factor of 1,000 to ... read more

Research Reveals Patient Can Have More Than One Breast Cancer, Points at Treatments

Aug. 9, 2016 — Breast cancer tumors are complex and dynamic. They comprise a population of continuously dividing cells that carry different genetic mutations. New research reveals that treating human ... read more

Obesity on the Rise in Adults With a History of Cancer

Aug. 9, 2016 — Obesity was found to be more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. This study is ... read more

Better Breast Cancer Drugs?

Aug. 9, 2016 — Biomedical scientists have revealed the inner workings of a group of proteins that help to switch critical genes on and off during blood-cell production, in a finding that could lead to the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new analysis of breast tumors, before and after hormone-reduction therapy, reveals the extreme genetic complexity of these tumors and the variety of responses that are possible to ... read more

Needle Biopsies for Noninvasive Breast Cancer: Routine Analysis Wastes Millions

Aug. 8, 2016 — For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary ... read more

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new ... read more

Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Factors May Increase in Severity Before Menopause

Aug. 3, 2016 — The severity of metabolic syndrome and its five risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. As women go through ... read more

Hysterectomy With Ovary Conservation Doubles Odds of Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Aug. 3, 2016 — Hysterectomy doubles the odds of a woman enduring persistent hot flashes and night sweats, even if they retain their ovaries, new research ... read more

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