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Drug Trial for Solid Cancer Tumors, Lynch Syndrome Awareness, Side Effects for Prostate Cancer Treatments, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Breastfeeding, Child Health, Legislation, Maternal Health, Patient Education

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding – Review and Recommendations in the Nurse Practitioner

For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed—and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles—are the topic of a special article in The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Breast Cancer, Epigenetic, Epigenetics, José Baselga, Pik3 Ca, PI3K, PI3K inhibitors , ER+, ER+ breast cancer, Science, Research

MSK Researchers Identify First Evidence of Epigenetic Role in Breast Cancer

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have identified, for the first time, an epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer. The team found that inhibition of the PI3K pathway leads to activation of ER-dependent transcription through the epigenetic regulator KMT2D. These findings provide a rationale for epigenetic therapy in patients with PIK3CA-mutant, ER-positive breast cancer. While epigenetic factors have been known to play an important role in various cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, this is the first evidence found in breast cancer.

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Mercy Medical Center Now Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K Title Sponsor

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Charm City Run welcomes Mercy Medical Center as the official title sponsor of the Baltimore Women’s Classic, the largest all women’s 5K race in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Preterm Births More Common in Mothers Who Are Cancer Survivors

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In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal ranges. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

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New Moms Need Workout Programs That Are Less Structured, More Flexible

Often running on empty, new moms may need a bit more flexibility and support to ease back into exercise after giving birth, according to a Kansas State University researcher. Emily Mailey, assistant professor in kinesiology, said when a mom has survived the first several weeks of having a new baby and is ready to start adding exercise — and all of its benefits — back into her life, a more flexible approach works better than a specific regimen.

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Female Athletes, Eating Disorders, Hypothalamic Amenorrehea, GnRH, Menstrual Cycle, Reproductive Health, Nutrition and athletics, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Endocrinology, Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Experts Issue Clinical Practice Guideline on Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition.

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The Social Costs of Smell Loss in Older Women

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A new study of older U.S. adults from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions reports that a woman’s social life is associated with how well her sense of smell functions. The study found that older women who do less well on a smell identification task also tend to have fewer social connections.

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New Study: Pre-Pregnancy BMI Directly Linked to Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain

It’s well known that excessive weight gain during pregnancy can have a lasting negative impact on the health of a mother and her baby. A new University of Michigan-led study finds that for young mothers (women who gave birth between the ages of 15 and 24), pre-pregnancy body mass index, or BMI, and ethnicity might signal a likelihood for obesity later in life.







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