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Diabetes a risk factor for postpartum depression
Postpartum depression is a serious—and often undiagnosed—condition affecting about 10 to 12 percent of new mothers. Some of the causes might include personal history of depression, stressful life events, and lack of social, financial or emotional support.
Feb 24, 2009 - 7:47:13 PM

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Estrogen Found to Increase Growth of the Most Common Childhood Brain Tumor
University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered that estrogen receptors are present in medulloblastoma—the most common type of pediatric brain tumor—leading them to believe that anti-estrogen drug treatments may be beneficial in limiting tumor progression and improving patients’ overall outcome.
Feb 17, 2009 - 8:15:05 AM

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Inflammation directly linked to colon cancer
While chronic inflammation is widely believed to be a predisposing factor for colon cancer, the exact mechanisms linking these conditions have remained elusive. Scientists at the Melbourne Branch of the international Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) and the Technical University Munich have jointly discovered a new piece of this puzzle by demonstrating how the Stat3 protein links inflammation to tumor development, a discovery that may well lead to the identification of new therapeutic targets for colon cancer.
Feb 2, 2009 - 9:39:10 AM

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Penn study finds link between Parkinson's disease genes and manganese poisoning
A connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease has been discovered by a research team led by Aaron D. Gitler, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Feb 1, 2009 - 3:36:20 PM

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Helicobacter pylori can multiply in autophagic vesicles
Helicobacter pylori, a Gram-negative, flagellated, microaerophilic bacterium, can selectively colonize in the human stomach. Its infection is widespread throughout the world, and is present in about 50% of the global human population with 80% in developing countries and 20-50% in industrialized countries.
Jan 27, 2009 - 8:37:28 AM

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New survey results show huge burden of diabetes
In the United States, nearly 13 percent of adults age 20 and older have diabetes, but 40 percent of them have not been diagnosed, according to epidemiologists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose study includes newly available data from an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
Jan 26, 2009 - 1:22:45 PM

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Researchers identify risk factors for contralateral breast cancer
New information helps predict which breast cancer patients may benefit from preventive mastectomy of opposite breast
Jan 26, 2009 - 1:16:46 PM

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Gene Variants Affecting Blood Fats Identified
A team of researchers has identified new genetic sites harboring common variations in DNA that are linked to imbalances in concentrations of blood lipids (fats). The findings provide another step forward in understanding the genetic contribution to dyslipidemia, a condition marked by overproduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL "bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides, and underproduction of high-density lipoprotein (HDL "good"cholesterol).
Jan 26, 2009 - 10:27:39 AM

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Diabetes may be a risk for lymphoma
A new study in the Dec 2008 issue of Diabetes Care showed that people with diabetes were more likely to suffer blood cancers classified as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, or NHL than those without.
Dec 15, 2008 - 9:15:29 AM

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Hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk
Taking hormones such as estrogen and progestin to relieve menopausal symptoms for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer, according to a new study presented at Saturday at the San Antonio Breast cancer Symposium.
Dec 15, 2008 - 8:33:44 AM

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Your birthday may decide your risk of asthma
Your birthday may decide your risk of asthma, according to a new study led by Dr. Tina Hartert, director of the Center for Asthma Research and Environmental Health at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.
Nov 22, 2008 - 2:37:31 PM

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Short sleep duration raises breast cancer risk
A new study published in the Nov 4 2008 issue of British Journal of Cancer suggests that sleeping less than 6 hours per night may increase risk of breast cancer.
Nov 22, 2008 - 1:52:00 PM

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Seasonal Flu: What you need to know
The CDC says the only preventative measure is vaccination.   But studies have shown that many alternative remedies may be more effective than vaccine.  Alternative preventatives include high doses of vitamin C and vitamin D.   People are more likely to get flu in the winter because their vitamin D level is lower during the winter. Vitamin D is known to maintain powerful immune response and defend the body from attacks from flu viruses and others.
Nov 13, 2008 - 12:11:17 PM

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Over 50% hypertensive people unaware of their condition
A new study suggests that the majority of people with high blood pressure in the UK, Italy and Belgium are unaware that they have the condition.
Nov 12, 2008 - 7:25:26 AM

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Rates of sexually transmitted infections increase
A high proportion of people are not using condoms when they have sex with a new partner, according to a new study of heterosexual partnerships among British men and women. Among people in their 30s and 40s, and in partnerships where there is an age difference of five or more years, condom use is particularly low.
Nov 12, 2008 - 7:04:29 AM

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Self-Reported Prediabetes and Risk-Reduction Activities --- United States, 2006
At least one fourth of U.S. adults are known to have prediabetes, a condition defined as having impaired fasting glucose (plasma glucose level of 100 to <126 mg/dL after an overnight fast), impaired glucose tolerance (plasma glucose level of 140 to <200 mg/dL after a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test), or both ( 1--3).
Nov 10, 2008 - 10:35:59 PM

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Genetic mutations studied for leukemia
For the first time, scientists have decoded an entire genome of a patient who died from leukemia in hopes to find ways to prevent and treat the disease, according to a new study published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
Nov 9, 2008 - 11:24:39 AM

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Lung Cancer: What you need to know
Lung cancer is an uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. The cancer can spread to other tissue or organs. There are two main types of lung cancer, small cell lung carcinoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma. Treatment depends on the type. Non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is sometimes treated with surgery, while small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) usually is often better treated with chemotherapy and radiation.
Nov 9, 2008 - 8:29:14 AM

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Some basics about migraine
Migraine might reduce the risk of breast cancer according to a new study that has found an association between high incidence of migraine and lower risk of the disease.
Nov 8, 2008 - 3:55:57 PM

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No pain no gain? Migraine reduces breast cancer risk
News media suggest that migraine might reduce the risk of breast cancer citing a new study that has found an association between high incidence of migraine and lower risk of the disease.
Nov 6, 2008 - 1:21:36 PM

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40% U.S. women have sexual problems
A new survey reported in the November issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that 40% of U.S. women have sexual problems or dysfunctions including low desire and problems with orgasm, but only 12% are distressed about it.
Nov 3, 2008 - 11:37:45 AM

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U.S. diabetes rate doubles in ten years -CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report Thursday saying that the rate of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the United States has nearly doubled in the past ten years.
Nov 1, 2008 - 2:30:37 PM

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U.S. diabetes rate doubles in 10 years
Among 33 participating states with data for both periods, the age-adjusted incidence of diabetes increased 90% from 4.8 per 1,000 in 1995--1997 to 9.1 in 2005--2007.
Oct 31, 2008 - 9:48:54 AM

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More American women now suffer rheumatoid arthritis
A new study has found that the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in American women is growing again after four decades of decline.
Oct 27, 2008 - 12:31:22 PM

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Prevalence of high blood pressure on the rise in the U.S.
Bad news for today is that more American than ever have hypertension and high blood pressure and the good news (for business?) is that more Americans receive treatment and live rather than died from hypertension, according to a new study published in the Nov. 2008 issue of hypertension.
Oct 14, 2008 - 11:12:52 AM

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More Americans live with HIV than ever: CDC
The HIV prevalence rates for blacks (1,715.1 per 100,000) and Hispanics (585.3 per 100,000) were, respectively, 7.6 and 2.6 times the rate for whites (224.3 per 100,000).
Oct 2, 2008 - 9:43:46 PM

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Variant gene linked to reduced colon cancer risk
U.S. researchers found a link between obesity and colon cancer risk, which could lead to development of a new test with greater accuracy for the disease.
Oct 1, 2008 - 8:23:36 AM

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Heart patients should get screened for depression, doctors say
Doctors from the American Heart Association released a new report Monday to urge patients with heart disease to receive screening for depression because it claims that depression can adversely affect their health and quality of life.
Sep 30, 2008 - 3:38:53 PM

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Guidelines: Heart patients need screening of depression
Heart patients should be screened routinely for depression because they are at a higher risk of depression, according to guidelines released by the American Heart Association today.
Sep 29, 2008 - 6:11:48 PM

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Brain cancer: What you need to know
Brain cancer is a dangerous disease.   We compiled the following for those who might be interested in more details on the disease.
Sep 28, 2008 - 9:18:17 AM

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