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USA: cancer death rate continues steady drop

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Graphic: Outlines of USA filled with cigarettes [25/01/2016] Steady reductions in smoking combined with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991. The drop translates to more than 1.7 million cancer deaths averted through 2012.USA: cancer death rate continues steady drop - Read more

Biomarker can predict risk of preterm birth from first half of pregnancy

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Graphic: fetus in the uterus [12/01/2016] Offering a standard biomarker test earlier in pregnancy could potentially help doctors to better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, thus enabling health services to focus treatments on women at highest risk, according to a new study led by King's College London.Biomarker can predict risk of preterm birth from first half of pregnancy - Read more

Reducing radiation risk from digital screening mammography

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Photo: physician holding x-ray image of a breast [12/01/2016] In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research showed increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure. Reducing radiation risk from digital screening mammography - Read more

Solving the mystery of defective embryos

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Photo: Mouse embryo [05/01/2016] In a study published today in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences", a Team led by Greg FritzHarris, researcher at CRCHUM and Professor at University of Montreal discovered a new mechanism that may explain why some embryos are not useful for fertility treatment.Solving the mystery of defective embryos - Read more

Metabolic pathway makes breast tumors more aggressive

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Photo: Mammography [15/12/2015] Researchers from the University of Würzburg have revealed a metabolic pathway that seems to make breast tumors more aggressive. The study will also identify possible targets for new cancers drugs. It will appear shortly in the renowned journal "Cancer Cell".Metabolic pathway makes breast tumors more aggressive - Read more

Fallopian tube organoids: understanding of ovarian cancer

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Photo: Fallopian Tube Organoid [14/12/2015] A new way of growing Fallopian tube cells in culture is expected to give a boost to our understanding and prevention of female genital diseases, such as infertility, inflammatory disease, and ovarian cancer.Fallopian tube organoids: understanding of ovarian cancer - Read more

Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy

Photo: Pregnant woman [29/10/2015] Gestational diabetes is one of the most common conditions that can occur during pregnancy. Although the symptoms generally disappear after delivery, women suffering from gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing postpartum diabetes in the following years.Simple test to detect diabetes risk after pregnancy - Read more

Gardening helps women on long-term sick leave return to work

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Photo: Woman at gardening work [26/10/2015] Being and working in a garden combined with active job coaching can effectively help women on long-term sick leave return to work. A study conducted at Sahlgrenska University explored the reasons for the trend.Gardening helps women on long-term sick leave return to work - Read more

MAMMOCARE: earlier, more accurate breast cancer diagnosis

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Photo: A mammogram with a marked area [26/10/2015] Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and early diagnosis is essential to reduce the risk of mortality.MAMMOCARE: earlier, more accurate breast cancer diagnosis - Read more

MRI shows heart ages differently in women than in men

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Photo: Person lying in a MRI [20/10/2015] The main pumping chamber of the heart ages differently in men and women, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings may support different treatment approaches for men and women with heart disease.MRI shows heart ages differently in women than in men - Read more

 
 

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