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  • Sep
    2
    More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed
    (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said. The study authors said this is the first research to identify this trend in men, which has been occurring in American women Read Article »
    Aug
    31
    Women Who BreastFeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, the researchers said. "We found that women with MS who Read Article »
    Aug
    28
    Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "We've known for some time that obese women are more Read Article »
    Aug
    27
    High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have a higher risk of high blood pressure later in life, and t Read Article »
    Aug
    27
    Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes
    (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of breast cancer patients in the Unite Read Article »
    Aug
    26
    FalsePositive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women Study
    (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer. The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 percent of the women said they felt a Read Article »
    Aug
    26
    Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
    (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some cancer cells. The new test can detect DNA shed by tumors int Read Article »
    Aug
    25
    New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies
    (HealthDay News) -- New moms need to reduce their risk of pain and injury when lifting and carrying their babies, an expert says. "Initially, mothers may start off lifting their child of seven to 10 pounds numerous times per day. Slowly, the weight load increases and if the proper lifting techni Read Article »
    Aug
    25
    Moms Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report. Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to have a baby with tetralogy of Fallot, a complex heart def Read Article »
    Aug
    25
    Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acupuncture came in second place for effectiveness, the researcher Read Article »
    Aug
    24
    ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
    (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational age also had an increased risk of ADHD, researchers f Read Article »
    Aug
    24
    Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
    (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 births at 390 Canadian hospitals between 2006 and 2009. They found there were 3,600 newborn deaths and nearly 14,400 Read Article »
    Aug
    21
    BreastFeeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby Study Shows
    (HealthDay News) -- New mothers may inadvertently pass industrial chemicals along to their babies through breast-feeding, which might lower the effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers report. The class of chemicals, called perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs), are widely u Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
    (HealthDay News) -- A severe headache can sometimes be a warning sign that a pregnant woman and her fetus are in danger, researchers report. "Headaches during pregnancy are quite common, but it is not always easy to distinguish between a recurring, preexisting migraine condition and a headache ca Read Article »
    Aug
    20
    Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests. "The good news is that death is pretty rare," said study first autho Read Article »
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