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2009-08-06 12:58:27

Forty percent of women who have a high risk of breast cancer had risk-reducing mastectomies and 45 percent had ovaries removed, British researchers said. These surgeries are widely used by carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations to reduce the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

2009-08-06 10:16:55

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

2009-07-21 19:03:31

Women who have premature menopause because of medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

2009-04-10 16:35:38

In a study in rats, soy aglycons of isoflavone, a group of soybean constituent chemicals, promoted health during menopause, researchers in Taiwan said.

2009-04-06 15:13:56

U.S. researchers seek to determine if women can reduce breast cancer risk via regular workouts. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers are building on evidence that reducing estrogen in the body reduces cancer risk and that estrogen levels drop in elite female athletes.

2009-04-03 10:27:42

A new federally funded University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study aims to learn whether women at high risk of breast cancer can use exercise to meaningfully reduce their risk of getting the disease.

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2009-03-03 15:07:41

A top medical journal review claims that Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patches appear to do little to boost a woman's sex drive after menopause, Reuters reported.

2009-02-26 17:56:53

Women with a longer fertile lifespan -- first menstruation to menopause -- have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, U.S.

2009-01-13 17:50:35

Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy—removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes--reduces the relative risk of breast cancer by approximately 50 percent and the risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancer by approximately 80 percent in women who carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, researchers report in the January 13 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

2008-10-06 12:00:12

By DR REGINA LEWIS As ovarian cancer awareness month comes to a close, it's critical to keep in mind all year the importance of early detection. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S.


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  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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