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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 ... Read More


Women Taking Antidepressants Can Increase their Libido with Exercise

Women Taking Antidepressants Can Increase their Libido with Exercise

Women who are consuming antidepressants and experiencing sexual dysfunction could benefit from regular moderate intensity exercise. This is according to a new study from the University of Texas and is published in the journal Depression and Anxiety. Read More


Study Finds Doctors Need to Be More Aware of Herbal Supplement Use during Breastfeeding

Study Finds Doctors Need to Be More Aware of Herbal Supplement Use during Breastfeeding

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine claim that it is becoming increasingly important for doctors to recognize that many mothers use of herbal supplements while they are breastfeeding. They claim this recognition is important for making accurate health assessments for both ch... Read More


The Dangers of Mixing Medications

The Dangers of Mixing Medications

Elderly Americans often subject their bodies to numerous medications that can have harmful, even fatal, consequences, according to a recent study. The study authors, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that nearly 81 percent of seniors take some form of prescript... Read More


Treatment Overview for Improving Fertility

Treatment Overview for Improving Fertility

You probably know that changes in diet and exercise can effect improve you heart and decrease your risk of cancer. But a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology found that women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diet... Read More


Fears Spread About Second Hand Smoke

Fears Spread About Second Hand Smoke

Second-hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, is being recognized as a environmental hazaard. It is defined as the involuntary breathing ir inhalation of smoke from tobacco products used by others. Ususally we look at the impact of second-hand smoke on a non-smoker. It occurs when the smok... Read More


PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

PCOS, Exercise, and Acupuncture

While polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 10 percent of women and is the most common cause of infertility among women, yet it remains a relatively unknown condition. Polycystic ovary syndrome or (PCOS) isn't an easily diagnosed disorder because it is a collection of symptoms i... Read More


Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

While alcohol is commonly used as a social lubricant, recent studies have linked alcohol consumption to aging and also an increased cancer risk. The organic chemical compound acetaldehyde which is responsible for hangovers also represents an increased risk of cancer, particularly to heavy drin... Read More


Study Suggests Ways to Have a Safer Spring Break

Study Suggests Ways to Have a Safer Spring Break

For many spring break is a time honored tradition, a chance to get a little sun and celebrate time off from school before the push of finals. However, over the years spring break has also become synonymous with teens engaging in risky behavior, including binge drinking and casual hookups. For ... Read More


Diet Drinks Good for the Waist, Bad for the Heart

Diet Drinks Good for the Waist, Bad for the Heart

Are you a fan of diet drinks? They may not be as safe as you think. A recent study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, claims that people who drank diet soda everyday had a 61% higher risk of vascular events than those who didn't. Read More


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