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  • Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    Survival for ovarian cancer improving in the US
    According to UCLA Health System, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common form of cancer among women, and approximately 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer occurred in the U.S. in 2014. A new study evaluated survival trends for the malignancy from...
  • High altitude increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome
    High altitude increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of approximately 4,000 infants each year in the United States. When evaluating which infants could be most at risk, no single...
  • Another study reports healthy diet reduces cognitive decline
    Another study reports healthy diet reduces cognitive decline
    Anyone who had witnessed the cognitive decline of a loved one is heavily impacted by the mental deterioration that reduces a fully functional individual to a mindless person who no longer recognizes them. Intense research is ongoing to determine...
  • Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes develops over a period of time. As the blood sugar level rises, the affected individual passes through a stage known as pre-diabetes. A new UCLA study has reported that only 3.7% of patients were prescribed the diabetes drug...
  • 2015 Stroke Update
    2015 Stroke Update
    According to the National Stroke Association , stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and remains the leading cause of disability. Currently, there are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.; fortunately, lowering...
  • Many high school coaches shun injury prevention programs
    Many high school coaches shun injury prevention programs
    Sports injuries can occur at any level, ranging from pre-high school to professional. Programs have been developed to reduce the rate and seriousness of these injuries; however, a new study has found that programs to prevent leg and foot injuries...
  • Study clarifies degree of breast/ovarian cancer risk among susceptible women
    Study clarifies degree of breast/ovarian cancer risk among susceptible women
    Not all women at increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer develop the malignancy. A new study of more than 31,000 women who have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, investigators found that the level of risk for breast and ovarian...
  • Pregnancy promotes suicide among some women
    Pregnancy promotes suicide among some women
    The recent Germanwings tragedy has brought the topic of suicide to the forefront of discussions in Germany, the United States, and elsewhere. A new study has noted the sad fact that suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality globally and...
  • Are you at risk for a postmenopausal fracture?
    Are you at risk for a postmenopausal fracture?
    Although anyone may be susceptible to a fracture due to osteoporosis as they age, many more women are affected than men. Bone loss increases significantly in women after the menopause due to loss of estrogen, lifestyle choices, and body weight. A...
  • MIND diet significantly lowers Alzheimer’s risk reports new study
    MIND diet significantly lowers Alzheimer’s risk reports new study
    According to a new study, a regimen termed the MIND diet can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 53%, compared to individuals not on the diet. In addition, people who followed the diet "moderately" experience a risk...
  • New therapeutic mouthwash promotes gum health
    New therapeutic mouthwash promotes gum health
    According to the American Dental Association (ADA), mouthwashes are used for a variety of reasons: to freshen breath; help prevent or control tooth decay; reduce plaque (a thin film of bacteria that forms on teeth); prevent or reduce gingivitis ...
  • Toxic chemicals
    Seventeen sneaky chemicals that may cause breast cancer
    It's been a long day at the office. Your boss chewed you out for something you didn't do right. You get home and your husband is grouchy, the kids are whiny, and no one fed the dog. You throw a frozen dinner in the oven and use the time...
  • Vitamin A is the measles cure and prevention
    Vitamin A is the measles cure and prevention
    The anti-vaccination and the unvaccinated people are not to blame neither are the Amish. The doctors just hit reset on your child’s vaccination program. If the fear of vaccinating your child wasn’t bad enough, the fear of what measles...
  • An overweight boy eating a cupcake
    Changing modifiable risk factors early in life may prevent obesity
    Having a greater number of early-life risk factors was linked with large differences in adiposity and risk of overweight and obesity in later childhood.The rapid rise in prevalence of childhood obesity over recent years has prompted widespread...
  • Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    Growing bone in space may benefit osteoporosis patients
    On January 22, UCLA announced that it has received funding from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to lead a research mission, which will send rodents to the International Space Station (ISS). The focus of the mission is to...
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