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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

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

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

One of the Most Common Viruses in Humans May Promote Breast Cancer Development

Aug. 1, 2016 — New research reveals that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer. The findings may have important implications for breast cancer ... read more

Brain Changes After Menopause May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, ... read more

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

July 28, 2016 — Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study ... read more

Sampling Method Used for New Breast Cancer Tests May Lead to Underestimation of Risk

July 28, 2016 — Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, giving the potential for very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample ... read more

July 27, 2016 — With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in ... read more

Hot Flash: Women Who Start Menstruation, Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

July 27, 2016 — The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new ... read more

Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

July 27, 2016 — Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health ... read more

BRCA1 Mutations in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Can Predict Treatment Resistance

July 25, 2016 — Two new studied have investigated the mechanisms underlying the treatment resistance associated with some BRCA1 mutations, and the findings provide information that may help predict which treatments ... read more

Rat Fathers' Diets May Affect Offspring's Breast Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — The dietary habits of rat fathers may affect their daughters' breast cancer risk, a study in 60 male rats and their offspring has found. The female offspring of male rats that had been fed a ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Menopause--and the insomnia that often accompanies it --make women age faster, two new studies reveal. The work suggests these factors could increase women's risk for aging-related diseases and ... read more

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