Month: October 2019

How women with more aggressive breast cancer could face higher risk of other cancers

Investigators found that women with ‘interval breast cancer’ were more likely to be previously or later diagnosed with another type of cancer, such as lung, colon and skin cancer.   Women diagnosed with breast cancer between two routine screenings have an increased risk for other types of cancer, a new study finds. Breast cancer detected between two …

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Does parents’ smoking raise future heart risks for kids?

When parents smoke, their kids may face a higher risk of a common heart rhythm problem decades later, a new study suggests. Researchers found that adults who grew up with smokers were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, versus those with non-smoking parents.   Stroke or heart failure Atrial fibrillation (or “a-fib”) is a heart arrhythmia …

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Could bone marrow be the missing piece in the fertility puzzle?

For some women, fertility struggles can be frustrating and emotionally draining, especially when research and doctors cannot provide answers. Now, researchers have found that bone marrow might be the key element in solving fertility issues in women, as seen in a study with mice. The study, which was conducted by researchers from Yale, was published in PLOS Biology. It …

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Breast tenderness before your period? These pain relief tricks from gynaes might help

Getting your period is already A Whole Thing. And having to deal with breast tenderness before your period is just the cherry on top of the PMS sundae. After all, it’s zero fun to go about your day feeling like you’ve been punched in the boobs or can’t do jumping jacks without tripling up on sports bras. But …

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‘Tis the season for some sneezing, but is it allergies or a cold?

Spring is here and with it comes the highs and lows of seasonal allergies and ailments. But, how do you know if it’s allergies or something a little more serious like a cold? Here are the tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for each and how they are similar or different, so you are prepared and treating your symptoms correctly.   What are …

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Scientists find biological link between high blood pressure and breast cancer

Researchers have identified a protein that may be a risk factor for both high blood pressure and breast cancer. Previous studies have found women with high blood pressure have about a 15% increased risk of developing breast cancer compared to women with normal blood pressure. High levels of the protein GRK4 (G-protein coupled receptor kinase 4) have been …

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug to treat chronic hives is producing solid results in clinical trials, and could be available to people suffering with the maddening itchy welts within a year or so, researchers say. Ligelizumab works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives, said lead …

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