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2011-06-27 12:21:04

How much can a woman lower her risk of breast cancer by losing weight, drinking less, or exercising more? A study published online June 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute describes a new model to estimate the impact of these lifestyle changes on absolute breast cancer risk, suggesting risk reductions that could translate into a substantial number of prevented cancers across an entire population. Breast cancer risk models are widely used to estimate a woman's chances of...

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2011-03-23 05:50:00

Exercising or having sex nearly triples a person's chances of having a heart attack in the hours immediately afterward, particularly if the person rarely performs those activities, according to a new analysis published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, the absolute risk is small, and even lower among those with who regularly engage in physical activity, the researchers said. People who exercise regularly have a much smaller risk of having a heart attack...

2011-03-16 14:15:34

Choosing the appropriate way to present risk statistics is key to helping people make well-informed decisions. A new Cochrane Systematic Review found that health professionals and consumers may change their perceptions when the same risks and risk reductions are presented using alternative statistical formats. Risk statistics can be used persuasively to present health interventions in different lights. The different ways of expressing risk can prove confusing and there has been much debate...

2010-12-09 13:43:26

Experts at The University of Nottingham have developed a new 'score' to help GPs detect heart disease in younger people - before it damages their health. Using data from the electronic health records of over two and half million people researchers have developed, validated and evaluated the new lifetime 'score' which takes account, among many other factors, social deprivation and ethnicity. The results of their research is published today (9 Dec 2010) in the BMJ. Julia Hippisley-Cox,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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