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2011-08-17 06:38:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Some women who naturally produce excess estrogen in their breasts are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer, according to this study conducted by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The investigators say their mice study shows that overproduction of aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen, in breast tissue is even more important in pushing breast cancer development than excess production of the estrogen receptor...

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...

2011-08-16 23:04:25

African-American women are at higher risk for hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult subtypes to treat, but this risk could be ameliorated somewhat by breast-feeding their children. "African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breast-fed their babies," said Julie Palmer, Sc.D., professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. "This study shows a clear link between...

2011-08-15 12:05:51

Georgetown researchers discover in mice that a higher level of aromatase in breast tissue is more dangerous than excess production of estrogen receptors -- a finding that could impact prevention strategies Could some women who naturally produce excess aromatase in their breasts have an increased risk of developing breast cancer? Results of a new animal study suggests that may be the case, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that data on EVISTA® (raloxifene HCl tablets) therapy for more than three years was published online in Current Medical Research & Opinion. The review includes summaries of previously published information; new, previously unpublished observations; and new data on EVISTA use. EVISTA is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and reduction in risk of...

2011-08-09 00:00:03

Nutri-Med Logic Corp disputes the assertion that calcium supplementation is the solution, at least in women with Osteoporosis, and state that an anti-inflammatory food such as Omega-3 would be as important, if not more. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp.: Calcium or Omega-3? Is one more important than the other for Osteoporosis? The August issue of International Journal of Rheumatic Disease only emphasizes on the need for supplementation of Calcium in Osteoporosis (doi:...

2011-07-26 12:28:00

Company expects to file New Drug Application QUÓ°BEC CITY, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced completion of its Phase 3 study with AEZS-130 as the first oral diagnostic test for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD). The Company is currently proceeding with detailed analyses of the data and preparing for a pre-New Drug Application (NDA) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug...

2011-07-26 14:04:51

Study shows menopause does not raise risk for diabetes, but weight loss and exercise does lower risk for some postmenopausal women Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study. Postmenopausal women had no higher risk for diabetes whether they experienced natural menopause or had their ovaries removed, according to the national clinical trial of 1,237 women at high risk for diabetes, ages 40 to 65. "In our study,...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'