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Should Women Take Statins to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

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Research findings suggest there may be a simple way to reduce the risk of breast cancer by keeping cholesterol in check, either with statins or a healthy diet. Additionally, for women who have breast cancer and high cholesterol, taking statins may delay or prevent resistance to endocrine therapies such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors.

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High Cholesterol May Make Breast Cancer Worse

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Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found that a byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen, fueling the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers.

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High Cholesterol Fuels the Growth and Spread of Breast Cancer

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A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute report.

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Heavy Drinking Is Bad for Marriage if One Spouse Drinks, but Not Both

Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who’s doing the drinking — and how much — according to a recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

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Substance That Gives Grapefruit Its Flavor and Aroma Could Give Insect Pests the Boot

The citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit — already used in fruit juices, citrus-flavored beverages, and prestige perfumes and colognes — may be heading for a new use in battling mosquitoes, ticks, head lice and bedbugs thanks to a less expensive way of making large amounts of the once rare and pricey ingredient, a scientist said here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Latest Research on Ingredients That Make Chocolate, Olive Oil, Tea Healthful Foods

The scientific spotlight focuses today on the healthful antioxidant substances in red wine, dark chocolate, olive oil, coffee, tea, and other foods and dietary supplements that are enticing millions of consumers with the promise of a healthier, longer life. The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is holding a symposium on those substances during its 246th National Meeting & Exposition.

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Asia-Pacific--Open for Business, and Tech Jobs

All is well for engineers in the Asia-Pacific tech job market, with software skills dominating job listings throughout the region.

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Study Explains How the Brain Remembers Pleasure and Its Implications for Addiction

Key details of the way nerve cells in the brain remember pleasure are revealed in a study by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The molecular events that form such “reward memories” appear to differ from those created by drug addiction, despite the popular theory that addiction hijacks normal reward pathways.

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Team Discover the Origin of the Turtle Shell

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Researchers have found that a 260-million-year-old reptile is the earliest known version of the turtle. The discovery fills a large gap in the turtle fossil record and provide clues on how the turtle's unique shell evolved.

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Brrrrrrrrr! It’s Brain Freeze Season

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center neuroscientist Dwayne Godwin, Ph.D., explains how brain freeze works.

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