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Study Finds Genetic Links To Onset Of Menopause
2012-01-24 06:09:47

Researchers have discovered 13 genetic locations that affect the age of onset of menopause, shedding light on the biological pathways involved in reproductive lifespans and providing new insight into conditions connected to menopause, such as breast cancer and heart disease. Menopause -- the cessation of reproductive function of the ovaries -- is a major hormonal change that affects most women when they are in their early 50s.  The timing of menopause can have an enormous impact on...

2012-01-23 10:13:39

Women's emotional responses can vary significantly premenstrually. They may become depressed or grumpy during menstruation or the premenstrual phase, known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Roughly 75% of reproductive-age women report premenstrual mood swings or physical discomfort. Brain scans show a significant increase in activity in the medial orbitofrontal cortex related to emotional processing premenstrually, even if women's emotional responses do not vary significantly. The relationship...

Oral Contraceptives Ease Painful Periods: Study
2012-01-19 06:05:57

Results of a 30-year Scandinavian study show convincing evidence that use of combined oral contraceptive pills can help ease bloating, cramps and other painful menstrual symptoms. Previous studies and anecdotal evidence had suggested that the combined oral contraceptive pill could have an impact on painful periods.  However, a 2009 review of all the available research by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration concluded that there was limited evidence for pain improvement. But the...

2012-01-11 06:37:05

(Ivanhoe News Wire) -- A combination of drugs that target estrogen production significantly reduced the number of tobacco carcinogen-induced lung tumors in mice, according to results from a preclinical study. "Antiestrogens have been shown to prevent breast cancer in some women," Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D., professor in the department of pharmacology and chemical biology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, was quoted as saying. "If antiestrogens can prevent lung cancer as well,...

2012-01-09 19:50:36

A combination of drugs that target estrogen production significantly reduced the number of tobacco carcinogen-induced lung tumors in mice, according to results from a preclinical study. "Antiestrogens have been shown to prevent breast cancer in some women," said Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D., professor in the department of pharmacology and chemical biology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. "If antiestrogens can prevent lung cancer as well, this would be a major advance, because...

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Moderate Red Wine Consumption
2012-01-09 11:22:26

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are challenging the widely-held belief that the risk of breast cancer is increased by any type of alcohol consumption. Women who enjoy a regular glass of red wine could actually be reducing their risks according to a new medical study. Alcohol, doctors have long known, increases the body´s estrogen levels, fostering the growth of cancer cells. However, the Cedars-Sinai study found that chemicals in the skins and seeds of...

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...

2012-01-05 11:25:40

S-equol supplement also relieved muscle discomfort Daily doses of a soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing S-equol significantly improved menopausal symptoms, including significantly reducing hot flash frequency after 12 weeks according to a placebo-controlled study in postmenopausal Japanese women published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health. "It is believed that S-equol, produced from the isoflavone daidzein during the fermentation of soy germ, interacts with...

2011-12-16 08:51:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Exemestane, a drug that is thought to prevent breast cancer, steadily lowers that levels of ℠good´ cholesterol in women taking the agent. Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, is being tested to prevent breast cancer in women at an increased risk of developing the disease. Georgetown researchers suggest that the effect this agent has on blood lipids may prove to be significant for women at high risk...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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