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Today’s Headlines: Breast Cancer Deaths On The Rise, The Link Between Worrying and Heart Disease, and Smoking Cigarettes Can Lead to Genetic Damage

In a report presented this week at the World Cancer Congress,  the American Cancer Society predicts a dramatic rise in cancer deaths among women over the next 15 years. By 2030,…

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Today’s Headlines: Palliative Care Urged for More Cancer Patients, Don’t Rely on “Good” Cholesterol to Measure Heart Health, and Emotional Unrest Increases Heart Attack Risk

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a new guideline for doctors treating cancer patients. The authors of the guideline update emphasize the importance of palliative care, and…

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Today’s Headlines: New Guidelines to Prevent Sleep-Related Infant Deaths, Weight Gain Might Lead to Memory Loss, and Cranberry Juice to Treat a U.T.I. Could Be Wishful Thinking

To parents of newborns, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued new recommendations that might help to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and other sleep-related infant…

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Today’s Headlines: Diabetes Risk Could Start Developing During Adolescence, Household Chemicals Particularly Dangerous For Children, And Efforts To Improve US Outpatient Care Fall Flat

New research suggests that adults who were overweight during their teenage years are more likely to have type 2 diabetes. “Overall, elevated BMI at adolescence, including values within the currently accepted ‘normal’…

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Today’s Headlines: Your Genes Might Be Responsible for Hot Flashes, Getting Surgery on Friday is Probably Safe After All, and How to Maintain a Strong Sexual Bond in Long-Term Relationships

A study published this week in the journal of Menopause suggests that a woman’s susceptibility to hot flashes may be determined by her genes. As part of the U.S. government’s Women’s…

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Today’s Headlines: CDC Warns of Infection Risk During Heart Operations, Benefits of Mammograms Overstated, And Scientists Detail New Method To Prevent Harmful Drug Combinations

The CDC has asked doctors to warn patients set to undergo open-heart surgery that devices commonly used to regulate the temperature of a patient’s blood and organs throughout the procedure, might have been…

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Today’s Headlines: Light-Headedness and Low Blood Pressure Linked To Dementia, Calcium Supplements Might Be Harmful To The Heart, And Certain Implantable Heart Devices Have Fatal Malfunction

New research suggests that both sudden drops in blood pressure and dizziness when standing up could cause lasting damage to brain cells over time, putting an individual at risk for dementia….

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Today’s Headlines: Hospitals Are Not Equal Following A Heart Attack, Herbal And Dietary Supplements Might Be Damaging to Your Liver, and Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Less Likely Among Women

A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that those who receive care in a top-rated hospital following a heart attack live a year longer, on average, than…

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Today’s Headlines: Caution Urged for Women Considering Surgery to Prevent Ovarian Cancer, Painkillers Found To Present Significant Heart Risk, and A Game-Changer for Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that premenopausal women who undergo an oophorectomy—specifically those who have both ovaries removed—age faster. The research team studied over 3,300 women, half of…

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Today’s Headlines: Stress Can Cancel Out Healthy Diet, Exercise Helps Seniors Recover from Injury, and “Hidden Hearing Loss” Presents New Medical Challenge

A new study, published this week in the journal of Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress can cancel out the benefits of a healthy diet for women. A chaotic afternoon after…

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