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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO) – Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the […]

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Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SCIENCES) – It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as […]

Women's Health News

Sex Hormone–Sensitive Gene Complex Linked to Premenstrual Mood Disorder

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(SOURCE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH) – National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that may underlie a woman’s susceptibility to disabling irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period. Such premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)  affects 2 to 5 percent of women of reproductive age, whereas less severe premenstrual […]

Breast Cancer News

Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Drug Discovery Approach to Predict Health Impact of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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(SOURCE: SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE) – Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including “precocious puberty,” and promote breast cancer. Environmental estrogens work by binding to the estrogen receptor, a protein in cells […]

Heart Disease News

Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

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(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small lipid droplets that our heart cells burn for energy can cause heart failure, said Dr. Weiqin Chen, molecular biologist in the Department of Physiology at […]

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Influenza News: Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Flu season has begun, but Johns Hopkins experts say the peak of the season is yet to come. Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins […]

Diabetes News

New Research Shows High Iron Levels Associated with Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes

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(DIABETOLOGIA) According to a recent press release, new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that high levels of iron biomarkers in the body are associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) in pregnant women, raising questions about routine recommendations on iron supplementation […]

Cancer News

Cervical Cancer Screening Could be Less Frequent According to New Study

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(HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH) According to a recent press release, women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years–instead of every three years, as currently recommended–and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Cervical Cancer News: Less Than 50% of Cervical Cancer Patients Receive Standard-of-Care Treatment

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(UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS) According to a recent press release, standard-of-care treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer includes radiation, chemotherapy and brachytherapy (in which radiation is implanted internally). A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology shows that only 44 percent of patients in a large, national sample […]

Children's Health

Doctor Diagnosis Superior in Accuracy Compared to Digital Symptom Checkers

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(Health Data Management) According to a recent article published in Health Data Management, your doctor does know best. This fact is supported by a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine which shows physicians made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used […]