Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

New research warns that, after completing breast cancer treatment, women aged 45 and over have a heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Women who have undergone breast cancer treatment should take measures to prevent heart disease, new research suggests. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer…

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Life Insurance? That Burns, Dad

Thanks to the draft, I served as a combat medic in Vietnam when I was 19. Though I was in many precarious situations (I was shot at and stepped on a land mine that didn’t explode), I came home safe. When I did, my father told me he’d taken a life insurance policy on me…

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Medical News Today: Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

The largest ongoing study of its kind finds that people’s responses to food vary depending on a wide variety of factors. The findings suggest that the future of nutrition lies in personalized dietary advice. New research shows why doctors need to personalize nutritional advice. Despite repeated public awareness campaigns and official dietary recommendations, the obesity…

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The Need for Clinical Trial Navigators

But the problem of low enrollment is often attributed to patient resistance. The reluctance of some patients makes perfect sense to me. Fear about unforeseen side effects escalates when consent forms, like the ones I signed, state that a new regimen cannot cure but might kill patients. People facing a poor prognosis may not want…

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New research provides medical proof vacation is good for your heart

VIDEO: Assistant Professor Bryce Hruska discusses his vacation research, and how taking time away from work can be beneficial for your heart health. view more  We all treasure our vacation time and look forward to that time when we can get away from work. With the arrival of summer comes the prime vacation season and along…

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Cereal grains scientists fight hidden hunger with new approach

IMAGE: Global demand for staple crops like maize, wheat, and rice is on the rise — making these crops ideal targets for improving nutrition through biofortification. Biofortification is the process of… view more  Credit: N. Palacios and V. Govindan After a prolonged decline, global hunger is on the rise—affecting more than 820 million individuals in 2017.…

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Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% of subjects

IMAGE: Dr. Kevin Bieniek of UT Health San Antonio is first author on a study that examined the brains of 300 athletes and 450 non-athletes for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy… view more  Credit: UT Health San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic…

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University of Virginia leads fibrosis initiative

Charlottesville, VA (June 20, 2019) Fibrosis is often associated with many of the fatal diseases that pervade our globe, riddling organs with stiff tissue that diminishes their flexibility and leads to their failure. The World Health Organization estimates that fibrosis is directly implicated in, or responsible for, as many as 40 percent of all deaths…

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Rare recessive mutations pry open new windows on autism

Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date. Most of these variants are de novo mutations, which are not inherited, affect just one copy of a gene, and are relatively easy to find. The lab of…

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