Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Womenshealth.com asks, Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? Presented by Emmy Fink, based on reporting by Colleen M. Story, our latest Womenshealth.com video discusses the benefits of Vitamin D. “Are you getting enough vitamin D? If you’re like most women in the U.S., you may not be. We’re supposed to get our daily …

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How to Reset Your Metabolism: Is it Possible?

It’s been hard to miss the success of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” in which people underwent dramatic weight loss makeovers to compete for the $250,000 grand prize. But it turns out the short, grueling, extreme pace to weight loss has a price. A recent NY Times article details how Season …

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Kate Spade’s Death And A Disturbing Increase In Suicides

Fashion designer Kate Spade’s death Tuesday has reminded Americans of the enormous toll of suicide, a growing problem that claims nearly 45,000 lives a year. Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Diagnosing Breast Cancer With An Imaging Pill

For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn’t always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS’ journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive “disease screening pill” that can make cancerous tumors …

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STD Rates are Increasing and Women Have the Most to Lose

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise, with women at particular risk for serious long-term complications. The best tool for prevention is education. Increasing numbers The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among …

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More Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Chemotherapy: Study

A 21-gene test performed on tumors could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola Medicine oncologist Kathy Albain, MD, is among the main co-authors of the study …

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Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics

Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found. As part of President Donald Trump’s promise to curb …

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New Potential Treatment For Triple Negative Breast Cancer

In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Mayo Clinic researchers identified that an FDA drug approved for myelodysplastic syndrome may be useful to treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive and lethal types of breast cancer. In this study, Mayo investigators identified …

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Does Marriage Cause Diabetes?

Researchers have discovered a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers therefore believe that efforts to detect undiagnosed diabetes and so-called prediabetes should not focus exclusively on the individual, but also on couples and households. It can be …

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Obesity Linked To Smoking

Being obese is associated with an increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency (number of cigarettes smoked per day), finds a study published by The BMJ today. These results strongly suggest that obesity influences smoking behavior, which could have implications for public health interventions aiming to reduce the …

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