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  • Sep
    12
    Health Tip Add Iron to Your Diet During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant and breast-feeding women should increase intake of iron, a vital component of the body's ability to distribute oxygenated blood. The Cleveland Clinic suggests how to eat more iron-rich foods:Eat at least three servings daily of iron-rich foods. Meat sources of iron ar Read Article »
    Sep
    10
    Moms Response to Babys Cry a Matter of Memory
    (HealthDay News) -- A mother's response to her baby's crying may be influenced by her own childhood, a new study reports. The research involved 259 first-time mothers who were followed from pregnancy until their babies were 6 months old. It was conducted by researchers at the University of North Read Article »
    Sep
    10
    Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who continue to long for a baby years after infertility treatments fail have worse mental health than women who are able to let go of that desire, according to a large new European study. Although the researchers noted that other factors, aside from failed treatments, co Read Article »
    Sep
    9
    Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease
    (HealthDay News) -- A protein in breast milk that is not found in infant formula may protect newborns from a potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease, a new study suggests. Breast milk contains the protein neuregulin-4 (NRG4), which can help prevent the intestinal damage caused by necrotizing Read Article »
    Sep
    9
    Study Questions Link Between Antidepressants Miscarriage
    (HealthDay News) -- Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs that treat it. Looking at records for more than 1.2 mil Read Article »
    Sep
    9
    Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers
    (HealthDay News) -- Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report. The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. People with p Read Article »
    Sep
    8
    Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia US Experts
    (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends. The recommendation came after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reviewed previous r Read Article »
    Sep
    5
    Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk Study
    (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to breast cancer risk, women's bras are off the hook, a new study says. To determine if concerns that have surfaced in the past over whether wearing bras might increase the chances of tumors, the researchers looked at types of bras women wore, when they began wea Read Article »
    Sep
    4
    Tips for Keeping BreastFeeding Goals on Track
    (HealthDay News) Breast-feeding offers many benefits for new moms and babies, but some women experience problems and don't know where to get help, an expert says. Breast-feeding can lower a child's risk of asthma, diabetes and other health problems, and reduce a mother's risk of breast cancer, s Read Article »
    Sep
    4
    Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth -- at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn't scare women off fro Read Article »
    Sep
    4
    BreastFeeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding may help women lose their pregnancy weight and keep it off if they were obese before they became pregnant, according to new research. When women who were obese prior to becoming mothers followed national breast-feeding recommendations, they weighed almost 18 pou Read Article »
    Sep
    3
    Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates
    (HealthDay News) -- Reminder letters signed by family doctors improve the chances that women who are overdue for mammography will return for the breast cancer screening, a new study finds. Researchers looked at nearly 5,400 women, ages 52 to 74, in British Columbia, Canada, who had normal results Read Article »
    Sep
    3
    Angelina Jolie Effect Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes Study
    (HealthDay News) -- In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie revealed last year that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of an increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women referred for genetic counseling went up dramatically, a new Canadian study shows. Read Article »
    Sep
    2
    New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of oncologists has released updated guidelines for the treatment of the major form of advanced breast cancer. HER2-negative breast tumors include cancers that don't respond to drugs that target the HER2 protein, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Read Article »
    Sep
    2
    Double Mastectomy Doesnt Improve Survival Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say. Death rates are similar for women who have both breasts taken off and thos Read Article »
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