Her baby wouldn’t breastfeed. It turned out she had breast cancer. Is there a link?

(SurvivorNet) — Can breast cancer change the way your breast milk tastes to your baby? This question comes after a somewhat shocking story of a now 37-year-old British woman named Joanne Carr, who says she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer after her then 14-month-old son, Dougie, refused to feed from her right breast. Carr, […]

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Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

(Monica Beyer/ Medical New Today) — A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had lasted for at least 12 weeks. In total, […]

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A new study suggests eating poultry may help to reduce your risk of breast cancer

(Yasmin Noone/SBS) — A new study, released this week in the International Journal of Cancer, suggests that substituting lean poultry for red meat could decrease your risk of breast cancer. International researchers analysed the data of around 42,000 women from the USA and Puerto Rico, and then followed their results for almost eight years to […]

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Scientists develop 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut

(Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo/ Medical Life Science News) — The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of living microbes, and more than a thousand species of bacteria. It has been known that the gut plays major roles in the body’s health. A team of university engineers may have developed a way to study and […]

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Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

(Chiara Townley/ Medical News Today) — According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year. According to the Centers for […]

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How a dietary change might boost cancer therapy

(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health. In fact, it […]

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3D printed heart gets closer to reality with breakthrough bioprinting method

(Lucy Ingham/ The Verdict) — A 3D printed heart that can be custom created for those needing a transplant has been a goal for some time, but recreating the highly complex organ has remained a dream so far. However, a new bioprinting technique could prove a key step on the road to making it a […]

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Why do we procrastinate? Scientists pinpoint two explanations in the brain

(Emma Betuel/ Inverse) — There are an infinite number of excuses for putting off your to-do list. Letting clutter build up feels easier than Marie Kondo-ing the whole house, and filing your taxes on time can feel unnecessary when you’ll probably get an extension. The roots of this common but troubling habit run deep. In […]

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Should breast cancer survivors eat soy?

(KRON/ Nexstar Broadcasting) – For years, there’s been confusing debate over whether breast cancer survivors should eat soy. And now that soy is more popular in the American diet, knowing whether to eat it or not is important. Health expert, Karen Owoc, says soy is a good source of nutrition. Soy contains protein, fiber, and […]

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What can lead to a broken heart? How about cancer?

(Bruce Y. Lee/ Forbes) — Where do broken hearts go? Songs sang by Whitney Houston and One Direction didn’t really provide the answer, but a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association may provide one possibility: cancer screening. The study was an analysis of data on 1604 people who had been diagnosed […]

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