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Women's Health News
April 1, 2020

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DNA Damage to Breast Cells from Chemicals in Some Cosmetics, Sunscreens

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose ... read more

First Human Ancestors Breastfed for Longer Than Contemporary Relatives

By analyzing the fossilized teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, scientists have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their ... read more

E. Coli Superbug Strains Can Persist in Healthy Women's Guts

A study of over 1,000 healthy women with no urinary tract infection symptoms showed nearly 9% carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts. Additional findings highlight likely ... read more

Vast Majority of Dietary Supplements Don't Improve Heart Health or Put Off Death, Study Finds

In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all ... read more
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Consuming Extra Calories Can Help Exercising Women Avoid Menstrual Disorders

Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a new ... read more

Microbiome May Hold Key to Identifying HPV-Infected Women at Risk for Pre-Cancer

Gardnerella bacteria in the cervicovaginal microbiome may serve as a biomarker to identify women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) who are at risk for progression to precancer, according to a ... read more

Discovery of Bacterial Ancestor Yields New Insight on Calcium Channels

The discovery of a calcium channel that is likely a 'missing link' in the evolution of mammalian calcium channels has been reported ... read more

An Apple a Day Might Help Keep Bothersome Menopause Symptoms Away

A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause ... read more

New Therapy Option Identified for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Radionuclide therapy has been successful in delaying the growth of disseminated tumor cells in early-stage breast cancer. Radium-233 dichloride not only impacts cells directly hit by radiation but ... read more

A New Substance Prevents Vascular Calcification

The calcification of blood vessels and other soft tissues is problematic. Researchers have discovered a substance that prevents vascular ... read more

'Chemical Earmuffs' Could Prevent Hearing Loss

A team of biologists has identified the molecular receptors that cause hearing loss. In experiments with mice, the team successfully used a drug that prevented hearing damage while still allowing the ... read more

The First Roadmap for Ovarian Aging

Infertility likely stems from age-related decline of the ovaries, but the molecular mechanisms that lead to this decline have been unclear. Now, scientists have discovered, in unprecedented detail, ... read more

Missing Link in Mechanisms Underlying Fight-or-Flight Response

We've all felt the effects of an adrenaline rush. Faced with danger, real or perceived, the heart beats faster, breathing quickens and muscles tighten as the body prepares to fight a threat or ... read more

Hot Flashes Impair Memory Performance

If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes ... read more

PET/MRI Identifies Notable Breast Cancer Imaging Biomarkers

Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new ... read more

Blood Tests Can Predict Timing of Final Menstrual Period

Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new ... read more

Breastfeeding and Childbearing Linked to Lower Early Menopause Risk

Results of a new epidemiological analysis of more than 108,000 women observed a lower risk of early menopause among women who had at least one pregnancy lasting at least six months and among those ... read more

Refining Breast Cancer Classification by Multiplexed Imaging

An imaging approach enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail. It uses 35 biomarkers to identify the different cell types in breast tumors and its surrounding area compared to the ... read more

Activation of a Distinct Genetic Pathway Can Slow the Progress of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has shown no reduction in patient mortality over the past 20 ... read more

Pulling the Plug on Calcium Pumps -- Potential New Treatment Strategy for Pancreatic Cancer

UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by 'pulling the plug' on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their cell surface. The study reports how ... read more

Hormone Resistance in Breast Cancer Linked to DNA 'Rewiring'

Researchers have revealed changes to the 3D arrangement of DNA linked to treatment resistance in ER+ breast ... read more

Researchers Discover Novel Potential Target for Drug Addiction Treatment

New research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through 'the hidden stars of the ... read more

Having Less Sex Linked to Earlier Menopause

Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some form of sex less than monthly, according to a new ... read more

Investigational Drugs Block Bone Loss in Mice Receiving Chemotherapy

Studying mice, researchers have found a driver of bone loss related to cancer treatment. Radiation and chemotherapy can halt cell division in bone, which results in a stress response called ... read more

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