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Health and Quality of Life to Improve if You Sit Less, Move More

Health and Quality of Life to Improve if You Sit Less, Move More

Kansas State University researchers have found that individuals who spend less time sitting and more time engaging in physical activity have a reduced risk for chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer and others. Read More


Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

If you've been told by your doctor that you may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, you're likely looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectemy can greatly lower your risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decistion that will have lasting.. Read More


Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep efficiency, the ratio of time asleep to time spent in the bed, may be predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Sleep. Read More


Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

A majority of breast cancer patients who decide not to undergo prophylactic mastectomy - a surgical procedure to remove their healthy breast as a precaution - only face a very low risk for breast cancer recurrence. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery that found that as many as 70 percent of.. Read More


What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

We are all aware that the body undergoes changes during and after cancer treatment. What often isn't discussed are the emotional, social, and mental changes that also occur during this challenging process. Here are 7 things that are likely to change following a cancer diagnosis. Read More


Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Obesity and its Impact on Breast Cancer Survival

Younger women who are suffering from obesity face a 34 percent greater risk of succumbing to breast cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers have long been aware that excess weight can elevate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. They are also aware that it's not beneficial for women currently.. Read More


Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Can Aspirin Really Prevent Cancer?

Consuming a daily dose of aspirin may reduce a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although this new research contributes to numerous other recent studies showing that aspirin may aid in the prevention of certain cancer types,.. Read More


Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Over a third of US adults are obese and are, consequently, at higher danger of Type 2 diabetes. Now a new study proposes an amazing prevention strategy for both conditions - consuming chocolate. Read More


7 Ways Exercise Improves Health as We Age Infographic

7 Ways Exercise Improves Health as We Age Infographic

Have a desire to look great, live longer and boost your energy? Exercise might be the ticket for you. The advantages of routine physical activity are easy to see and hard to ignore. These benefits can be reaped by anyone, regardless of sex, age, or level of physical ability. If you need proof, look no further than.. Read More


Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Animal Study Links Folic Acid to Breast Cancer

Folic acid is a widely known supplement to a number of women, especially for those who are or intend to become pregnant in the future. However, a recent study indicates that ingesting large amounts of folate - a B vitamin - and its synthetic form, folic acid, might actually boost the risk of developing breast cancer... Read More



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