Health and Wellness

Ovarian Cancer Rates Appeared to Drop Along with a Drop in the Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (06-21-2013)

Ovarian rates began to decline faster in 2002, which is about the same time many older women stopped using hormone replacement therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)... Continue Reading

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk (04-19-2013)

Following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer, according to the results of a study published in Circulation. The American Heart Association designed their educational program My Life Check® in order... Continue Reading

Smoking Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer (03-14-2013)

Women who smoke—and especially those who started smoking prior to the birth of their first child—have an increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study indicates... Continue Reading

Familial Cancer Risk Present in Both Young and Older Diagnosis (01-30-2013)

Although early onset cancers tend to have a more pronounced hereditary component than cancers that develop at a later age, there is still an increased risk of some familial cancers even when a parent is diagnosed at an older age, according to the results... Continue Reading

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Newly Menopausal Women May Carry More Benefit Than Risk (10-26-2012)

Hormone replacement therapy for newly menopausal women may not be as risky as once believed, according to the results of a study presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Florida in October 2012.[1] In fact,... Continue Reading

Multivitamins May Cut Cancer Risk (10-25-2012)

Daily supplementation with multivitamins modestly but significantly reduced the risk of cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than 10 years, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The... Continue Reading

B Vitamins Do Not Appear to Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk (10-22-2012)

A combination supplement of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 did not statistically significantly increase or decrease the risk of colorectal cancer in older women, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer... Continue Reading

Hormone Could Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Attack in Women (10-17-2012)

Blood levels of proneurotensin, a precursor of the satiation hormone neurotensin, are associated with the development of breast cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American... Continue Reading

Marijuana May Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer (09-21-2012)

Recreational marijuana use may increase the risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that have a worse prognosis, according to the results of a study published early online in the journal Cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed... Continue Reading

Organic Food May Not Be Any Healthier than Conventional (09-12-2012)

There is little evidence to show that organic food is more nutritious than conventional food; however, eating organic food may reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the results of a study published in the Annals... Continue Reading

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