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    1. Sara Fletcher

      Choosing a Primary Care Provider for Your New Family

      What’s even more important than your health? Your children’s health is of the utmost importance. You want them to have every available resource to stay healthy and grow as they learn in those early years. As new parents you face many foreign situations that leave you helpless in a time...
    2. Mike

      Adolescent Girls are ‘red flag’ for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

      First-time study shows smoking and depression in adolescents have negative impact on bone mineral density. The impact of depression, anxiety, and smoking on bone density have not previously been studied during adolescence, when more than 50% of bone accrual occurs. This study is the first to demonstrate that smoking and...
    3. Dr L

      Non-Digestable Starch Helps the Body Fight Colon Cancer

      Resistant, or non-digestable, starch helps the body resist colorectal cancer Review show resistant starch kills pre-cancerous cells and reduces inflammation You can’t digest resistant starch and it ends up in the bowel in pretty much the same form as it was eaten. Once in the bowel this resistant starch does...
    4. nm

      Researchers May Have Found the Origin of Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

      Cornell University researchers have discovered a likely origin of epithelial ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma), the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Some epithelial cancers are known to occur in transitional zones between two types of epithelium (layers of tissue that line the body and...
    5. Mike

      Make Women’s Health a Priority for New Health Exchanges

      Women’s issues play a major role in the health of the nation and should be a key consideration for policymakers as they design and set up the new insurance exchanges, according to a report co-authored by policy experts at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services...
    6. Jacob

      Study Undercuts Pear-Shaped Body Benefits

      New research conducted at UC Davis questions the notion that people who are “apple-shaped” — fat more concentrated around the abdomen — are more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes than those who are “pear-shaped”, carry weight more in the buttocks, hips and thighs. More Myth...
    7. Jacob

      Low Vitamin D Associated with Low Birth Weights

      Research from the University of Pittsburgh finds that women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights. Dr. Gernand and her co-authors discovered that mothers with levels of vitamin D in their blood of less than 0.015 parts per million...
    8. Jacob

      Study Questions Routine Pelvic Exams for Women

      For decades a pelvic exam has been standard for a woman’s gynecologic checkup. However, a recent study from UC San Francisco, questions the medical necessity of many of these exams. Many doctors mistakenly believe the exam is important in screening for ovarian cancer. The study also shows that doctors perform...
    9. orin

      Exercise Increases Semen Quality

      Exercise may be the ticket for men trying to become fathers. A new study from the University of Cordoba, Spain, links moderate physical activity in males with better hormone levels and sperm that favors reproduction compared to sedentary men. The fact is that, for a number of reasons, sperm quality...
    10. Mike

      Research Finds Green Tea Significantly Lowers GI Cancers

      New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, finds that Chinese women who drink green tea had lower lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers The results showed a lower risk associated especially with cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum. The study by lead author Sarah...
    11. Mike

      Omega-3 Ups Memory in Healthy Young Adults

      Healthy young adults ages 18-25 can improve their working memory by increasing their Omega-3 fatty acid intake, according to a first of its kind study from the University of Pittsburgh. Omega-3 Helped Healthy Young Adults Improve Memory “Before seeing this data, I would have said it was impossible to move...
    12. nm

      Study: Flame Retardant an Endocrine Disruptor

      According new research by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University, The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals. Widely Used And In Infant Products Firemaster 550 is is...
    13. nm

      Prenatal Exposure to Pesticide Additive Linked With Childhood Cough

      The use of pesticides in rural, urban and suburban settings continues to grow. In spite of the clear dangers of pesticides to the environment and people, especially children. of such use. A new study from Columbia University targets on eof the dangers of piperonyl butoxide (PBO). Te study found that...
    14. orin

      Study: Breastfeeding Lowers Breast Cancer RIsk

      Importance of breastfeeding highlighted in new study A study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health finds that breast-feeding lowers the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer. Researchers examined the association between reproductive risk factors — such as the number of children a woman delivers, breast-feeding...
    15. nm

      Women More at Risk of Death From Myocardial Infarction Than Men

      A primary issue is gender gap treatement delays. According to new research, women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. Women had longer treatment delays, less aggressive treatment, more complications and longer hospital stays. The...
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