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  • Apr
    22
    New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual's cancer, researchers report. The goal: to construct a "laboratory in a patient" method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples Read Article »
    Apr
    20
    Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s Panel Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines. The draft mammography guidelines issued April 20 by the U.S. Prev Read Article »
    Apr
    20
    US Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030
    (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women diagnosed with breast cancer could rise by as much as 50 percent within the next 15 years, according to new government predictions. Researchers say there will be an increase in breast tumors that are "ER-positive" -- which means they rely on the hormon Read Article »
    Apr
    20
    Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that black women are more likely than white women to have dense breasts, potentially boosting their breast cancer risk. "Since breast density is associated with breast cancer risk, a better understanding of racial differences in breast density levels could h Read Article »
    Apr
    17
    For BreastFeeding Moms Tips on Eating for Two
    (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds new mothers that breast-feeding provides many health benefits for infants, including pro Read Article »
    Apr
    15
    Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Womans Fingerprints
    (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared. Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman's unusual case was Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spectrum disorder in a study of more than 320,000 U.S. children Read Article »
    Apr
    14
    Health Tip Using Insect Repellent
    (HealthDay News) -- If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites. The Environmental Working Group offers these tips:Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to keep bugs away.You may want to use a DEET or Picaridin insect repellent Read Article »
    Apr
    13
    Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common Harmful to Baby Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds. These prescription painkillers, also called opioids, include drugs such as hydrocodone (Vi Read Article »
    Apr
    10
    Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- rose more than 40 percent for women who were born between Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Placenta Test Measures Babies Exposure to Arsenic
    (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds. "Our findings show placental arsenic concentrations reflect both maternal and fetal biomarker concentrations," said the study's lead Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Genes Linked to Breast Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds. Film star Angelina Jolie, who carries a BRCA1 mutation, weighed that risk last month Read Article »
    Apr
    7
    Be Careful With That Eyeliner
    (HealthDay News) -- Applying pencil eyeliner to the inner eyelid increases the risk that particles will get into the eye and cause vision problems, a new study warns. Volunteers first applied glitter eyeliner outside the lash line and then on the inner lid closer to the eye. Within five minutes, Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments Linked to Better Survival
    (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved outcomes in breast cancer patients," study senior author Dr. Cary Read Article »
    Apr
    6
    Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk Survey Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Although many women with breast cancer are concerned about their genetic risk for other cancers -- as well as their relatives' risk for breast cancer -- almost half of these patients don't get information about genetic testing, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than Read Article »
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