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  • 7 things that probably don’t increase breast cancer risk

    7 things that probably don’t increase breast cancer risk

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    About 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the age of 85—and it's probably safe to say that we will all know someone who's affected by this disease in some way. With stats like that, it's…

  • Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism

    Low iron intake during pregnancy linked with autism

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    For children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors, researchers at the University of California, Davis found a five-fold greater risk of autism.In a new study from the UC Davis MIND Institute, researchers examined the relationship between maternal iron intake and…

  • Breast cancer risk drops for active older women

    Breast cancer risk drops for active older women

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    Older women who walk just four hours per week can dramatically reduce their risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.In the study, researchers examined the activity levels of postmenopausal women within the past four years. They found that those who had engaged in…

  • More middle-aged US women having babies outside marriage, CDC says

    More middle-aged US women having babies outside marriage, CDC says

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    More single U.S. women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the United States have dropped, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.There were 1.6 million births to unmarried women…

  • For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

    For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

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    New research has found that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task and this inflexibility is correlated with behaviors characteristic of the disorder.“One of the core clinical symptoms of autism is restricted interests and repetitive behaviors,”…

  • Gel form of breast cancer drug as effective as pill, study says

    Gel form of breast cancer drug as effective as pill, study says

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    A gel form of the drug tamoxifen may be effective in preventing breast cancer, Medical News Today reported.Tamoxifen is a hormone drug that binds to estrogen receptors, inhibiting cell division. For women at high-risk for breast cancer, the drug is prescribed orally as a…

  • Girls on the Run teaching confidence, healthy habits to young girls

    Girls on the Run teaching confidence, healthy habits to young girls

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    Young girls today face a variety of challenges including bullying on social media, the childhood obesity epidemic, and societal standards of beauty.Girls on the Run is a program that teaches young girls to be healthy and confident through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games.…

  • 12 ways to have a happy pregnancy

    12 ways to have a happy pregnancy

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    1. Put your smartphone down.There will always be “what if” questions, when it comes to pregnancy health, but information overload doesn’t help. Get your primary information from your doctor and only search for what you need to know.2. Stop aiming for perfect.“There…

  • Secrets to longevity found in blood of 115-year-old woman

    Secrets to longevity found in blood of 115-year-old woman

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    Scientists have long searched for the secrets to longevity – and now, clues to this medical “holy grail” may be revealed in the blood of one of the world’s oldest and healthiest women.Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was born in 1890 and lived to be an…

  • High-fat diet increases breast cancer risk, study finds

    High-fat diet increases breast cancer risk, study finds

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    Women who eat a diet high in saturated fat may be at an increased risk for several types of breast cancer, a new study finds.Women whose diets included a lot of fat particularly, a large amount of saturated fat from animal products were more…

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