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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) breast lesions may upgrade to ... read more

More Than Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Averted in the US Over Three Decades

Feb. 11, 2019 — Latest US estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. The findings point to progress ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signaling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a research team. These findings could help to develop ... read more

Mother's Age, Race, Weight Affect Hormone Concentrations in Pregnancy

Feb. 4, 2019 — Hormone concentrations during early fetal development -- that may affect the child's development and increase the mother's risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later -- are ... read more

Athletes Can Rest Easy: Extreme Exercise Does Not Raise Heart Disease Risk or Mortality, Study Shows

Jan. 30, 2019 — High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high, new research ... read more

Vitamin D Could Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Jan. 30, 2019 — The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk ... read more

Many Women Get Unnecessary Mammograms Before Breast Reduction Surgery

Jan. 30, 2019 — Getting a mammogram before breast reduction surgery is not required or recommended. But thousands of younger women with no known breast cancer risk still get them, a new study ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Perilous Ruptures

Jan. 24, 2019 — The permanent neurological deficits of multiple sclerosis patients largely depend on the extent of degeneration of long nerve fibers. The latter is initiated by ruptures in the cell membrane and the ... read more

New Tool Enables Imaging of Neural Activity With Near-Infrared Light

Jan. 22, 2019 — A new, groundbreaking tool for visualizing neural activity has implications for understanding brain functions and ... read more

HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Critically Low Among Younger Adolescents in the U.S.

Jan. 17, 2019 — Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to ... read more

Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Jan. 17, 2019 — Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that being mindful may be especially helpful for menopausal women struggling ... read more

Dry-Cured Ham Bones -- A Source of Heart-Healthy Peptides?

Jan. 16, 2019 — Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Simmering animal bones in water releases collagen and other proteins into ... read more

Serious Problems With Forensic Software

Jan. 15, 2019 — New research finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software designed to assess the age of individuals based on their skeletal remains. The researchers report that, on average, the ... read more

Researchers Identify Long-Sought Activator of Sigma Receptors in Human Cells

Jan. 14, 2019 — Cells communicate through complex mechanisms that typically involve receptors and ligands that bind to them. Endogenous ligands have been identified for the vast majority of cellular receptors, ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements Are of No Benefit to the Over 70s

Jan. 14, 2019 — There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has ... read more

Jan. 11, 2019 — A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research. Researchers showed that blocking a particular set of signals ... read more

HRT Tablets Associated With Increased Risk of Blood Clots

Jan. 9, 2019 — Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots (known as venous thromboembolism or VTE), finds a large ... read more

Widely Used Physical Health Drugs May Help Treat Serious Mental Illness

Jan. 9, 2019 — Medications commonly used to combat physical health diseases, such as high blood pressure, could bring significant benefits to people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia, ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Be Best Defense Against Knee Osteoarthritis

Jan. 8, 2019 — There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows ... read more

Cancer Mortality Milestone: 25 Years of Continuous Decline

Jan. 8, 2019 — A steady, 25-year decline has resulted in a 27 percent drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States, translating to approximately 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and ... read more

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