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Discovery Of New Genes May Help Assess Risk And Prevent Breast Cancer
2013-03-20 10:17:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Northwestern Medicine has identified a set of genes that may predict which women are at high risk for getting breast cancer that is sensitive to estrogen. These women would be helped by taking drugs to prevent the cancer's development. The results of the study will be published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. "We now have the possibility of predicting if a preventive drug will work for a woman at high...

2013-03-18 20:44:01

Oral estrogen therapy for menopausal women is associated with an increased risk of gallbladder surgery, according to a large-scale study of more than 70 000 women in France published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Women who took estrogen therapy through skin patches or gels did not appear to be at increased risk. Gallstone disease is common in developed countries, and women over age 50 are most at risk. Other risk factors include obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol,...

FDA Rejects Two Menopause Drugs Deemed Ineffective
2013-03-06 10:25:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee rejected on Monday two proposed menopause drugs designed to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. In a 12-to-2 vote, the advisory committee for reproductive health drugs voted against approving Depomed´s extended-release gabapentin, known as Sefelsa, which contains a form of an active ingredient used in some anti-seizure medicines. It also rejected in a vote...

2013-02-08 14:23:59

Long-acting reversible contraception with progestin appears safe but merits further study Highlights of this news release: -Six-month study finds that progestin-releasing contraceptives show a slight negative impact on metabolic markers, raising the risk for type 2 diabetes. -Contraceptive implants under the skin increase the risk more than uterine implants. -Longer and larger studies are needed to see if metabolic changes are temporary or long-term. A first-of-its-kind study by...

2013-01-25 10:07:24

Estrogen levels drop dramatically in menopause, a time when the risk of urinary tract infections increases significantly. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found new evidence in mice that the two phenomena are connected by more than just timing. If further research confirms these links, boosting estrogen levels may get a second look as an approach for reducing urinary infections in menopausal women. “Scientists tested estrogen as a treatment...

BPA Substitute Could Spell Trouble
2013-01-23 10:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After numerous research studies raised questions over its safety, several states and countries began banning the sale of products containing bisphenol A (BPA), prompting companies in the plastics industry to begin producing products that were “BPA free.” However, a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) shows that a widely used BPA substitute, bisphenol S (BPS), has the same negative...

2013-01-03 13:24:41

The memory problems that many women experience in their 40s and 50s as they approach and go through menopause are both real and appear to be most acute during the early period of post menopause. That is the conclusion of a study which appears today in the journal Menopause. "Women going through menopausal transition have long complained of cognitive difficulties such as keeping track of information and struggling with mental tasks that would have otherwise been routine," said Miriam Weber,...

Milk Protein Found In Breast Cells Triggers Aggressive Cancer
2012-12-28 12:38:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health advocates for years have told us that milk does the body good. Health experts have also been keen on promoting the positive effects breastfed milk has on childhood development. But now, milk is getting a bad rap--particularly, a certain protein found in breast milk is the problem. Scientists have recently discovered that this protein, called ELF5, which is found in all breast cells and is responsible for milk production, is...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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