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  • 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…

  • Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could be ruled a crime

    Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could be ruled a crime

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    Lawyers plan to take a test case to the Court of Appeal over claims that children harmed in the womb by their mother's drinking should receive compensation as victims of crime Harming an unborn child by consuming alcohol during pregnancy could be classified as a…

  • Breast cancer: older women dying from ignorance

    Breast cancer: older women dying from ignorance

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    Experts warn older women less aware of the symptoms of breast cancer so may wait longer before seeking treatment One in three breast cancer patients is aged 70 or over, figures show — yet women in that age group are not routinely screened for the…

  • Ultramarathons: Is running 100 miles bad for your health?

    Ultramarathons: Is running 100 miles bad for your health?

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    Ultramarathons – races over 26.2 miles – have experienced an exponential surge in popularity over the past decade, as runners line up to push their bodies to the limit during races that sometimes boast 100-mile-long courses.Now, a new study published in the journal PLOS…

  • Why pull-ups are harder for women

    Why pull-ups are harder for women

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    News that many female marines in boot camp cannot complete three pull-ups might have you wondering: Why do women find the exercise so difficult?This week, the Associated Press confirmed that the Marine Corps will delay the implementation of a new standard that would have…

  • Migraines may cause long-lasting changes to brain structure

    Migraines may cause long-lasting changes to brain structure

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    Though migraines are known for causing frequent episodes of debilitating head and neck pain, most researchers have considered the condition to be a benign disorder, void of long-term consequences.But now, new research has revealed that migraines may actually have a long-lasting impact on the…

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