(SOURCE: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY) – If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State […]
(SOURCE: UF HEALTH) – Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight. The findings, which appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
(SOURCE: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL) – As many as two-thirds of women in the United States over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, a team led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found evidence that the duration of use of over-the-counter medications for pain […]
(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 […]
(SOURCE: MAYO CLINIC) ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting low-risk chest pain — for the cost of about 1 minute of time. So says a study from Mayo Clinic researchers, published online today in […]
(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 […]
(JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, Johns Hopkins Medicine specialists report they have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue.
(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 […]
(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.
(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 […]
(WAKE FOREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER) According to a recent press release, women experience a notable decline in sexual function approximately 20 months before and one year after their last menstrual period, and that decrease continues, though at a somewhat slower rate, over the following five years, according to a study led by a researcher at […]
(BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER) According to an article recently published by Boston University Medical Center, a new study has identified an effective combination therapy for treating ovarian cancer cells.
(Healthline) According to an article recently published in Healthline, in a clinical study currently under way, researchers at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine are using a procedure called cryoablation to freeze breast tumors.
(PR Newswire) According to a recent press release, an annual mammogram is recommended after treatment for breast cancer, but nearly one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer aren’t receiving this follow-up exam, according to new findings presented at the 2016 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
(HealthDay News) According to an article recently published in Health Day News, older women who become pregnant through the use of fertility treatments may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than those who conceive naturally, a new Australian study suggests.
(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 […]