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2013-07-02 11:03:15

Risk not just confined to nurses, as previous research has indicated Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancer, but there has been some doubt about the strength of the findings, largely because of issues around the assessment of exposure and the failure to capture the diversity of shift work patterns. Several previous studies have also been confined to nurses rather than the general population. In this study, the researchers assessed whether night shifts were...

Having A Drink During Pregnancy Not As Bad As Previously Believed
2012-06-21 05:52:27

It must be difficult adapting to the radical changes that accompany pregnancy. In addition to the morning sickness and the general public´s fascination with how large you´ve become, you also have to deal with a changing diet, either by choice or by new, sudden preference. It seems an unusual cruelty, then, that the one thing to take the edge off at the end of the day – a stiff drink or glass of red wine – is also on the forbidden list. Sure, you can imbibe, but you also...

2012-06-20 00:41:08

Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, 53,000 of these in France. The risk factors of breast cancer are varied. They include genetic mutations, late first pregnancy, low parity or hormone therapy, but other causes of breast cancer such as way of life, environmental or professional causes have not yet been completely identified. In 2010, based...

2012-01-06 12:08:42

Drinking red wine in moderation may reduce one of the risk factors for breast cancer, providing a natural weapon to combat a major cause of death among U.S. women, new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows. The study, published online in the Journal of Women's Health, challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer. Doctors long have determined that alcohol increases the body's estrogen levels, fostering the...

2011-11-21 06:51:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence! It´s also responsible for roughly five percent of global disease. A new study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of general and cancer-related death compared to the general population. “Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction...

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2011-11-02 11:21:25

According to a new study, consumption of 3 to 6 alcoholic drinks per week is associated with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer. The researchers reported in the journal JAMA Wednesday that consumption in both earlier and later adult life also increases the risk of breast cancer. "In many studies, higher consumption of alcohol has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, the effect of low levels of drinking as is common in the United States has not...

2011-09-13 12:52:20

A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies on the association of alcohol consumption with colorectal cancer was carried out, based on 22 studies from Asia, 2 from Australia, 13 from Western Europe, and 24 from North America. The paper provides evidence that alcohol, at least at higher levels of consumption, is associated with an increase in the risk of colorectal cancer. Overall, there was no increase in the risk for consumers reporting an average intake of up to 1 drink per day, but...

2011-08-16 23:07:50

Investigators from the Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have reported findings that may shed light on why African American women have a disproportionately higher risk of developing more aggressive and difficult-to-treat breast cancers, specifically estrogen and progesterone receptor negative (ER-/PR-) cancers. The study, which appears online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that high parity (giving birth to two or more children) was associated with an...

2011-04-18 08:01:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's one of the latest trends in drinking: mixing alcoholic beverages with energy drinks. Though research on the effects of combining the two is not extensive, a new study shows that choosing vodka and Red Bull over rum and Coke may lead to riskier behavior. In the study, 56 college students between the ages of 21 and 33 were randomly assigned to one of four groups: one group drank alcohol, one group drank an energy drink, one group drank alcohol mixed with an energy...


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