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  • Oct
    21
    Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study. The genetic variant originates from native Americans and reduces breast cancer risk by 40 percent to 80 percent, particularly the Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers' exposure to the tra Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer Study Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) to standard chemotherapy Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Health Tip Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these reasons why:Needing to urinate more frequently because of increased blood volume and harder-work Read Article »
    Oct
    17
    Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests. The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were aske Read Article »
    Oct
    16
    Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed more than 1,100 undergraduate college students about their experiences with sexting in high school. Near Read Article »
    Oct
    16
    Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival
    (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review. Researchers analyzed 85 studies that included more than 164,000 women worldwide and found that breast cancer patient survival may be associa Read Article »
    Oct
    15
    Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
    (HealthDay News) -- A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, a new study found. "Patients are more likely to take their medications if they are able to afford them," sa Read Article »
    Oct
    14
    Risks From Epidural Spinal Anesthesia Very Low Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications Read Article »
    Oct
    14
    Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful
    (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College o Read Article »
    Oct
    13
    Anesthetic During BreastRemoval Surgery May Reduce LongTerm Pain
    (HealthDay News) -- Giving a common local anesthetic to women undergoing breast removal surgery -- a mastectomy -- reduces their risk of persistent pain after the procedure, a new study says. More than two-thirds of mastectomy patients experience chronic pain after surgery, which can significantl Read Article »
    Oct
    9
    Rely on MomtoBe When Epidural Is Needed
    (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to pain relief during labor and delivery, mom probably knows best, new research suggests. Doctors tend to be cautious about when to give the pain-relieving local anesthetic known as an epidural during labor. But, a new study says the best time to give an epidural Read Article »
    Oct
    9
    Fried Foods Linked to Raised Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fried food before pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 21,000 single-child pregnancies in the United States over more than 10 years. Diabetes occurred in almost Read Article »
    Oct
    6
    Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports. Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for about 32 percent of cancer patie Read Article »
    Oct
    6
    Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in pregnancy to a chemical commonly found in plastics and cans -- known as bisphenol A, or BPA -- may increase a child's risk of breathing problems, researchers say. In a study of nearly 400 pregnant women and their children, researchers found that each 10-fold increa Read Article »
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