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Victor Velculescu, Cancer, fallopian tube

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Cardiovascular Risk, women and cardiovascular risks, Nafld, Fatty Liver Disease

Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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GW Cancer Center, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening, Mammogram, Mammography, Health Equity, Access To Health Care, Washington, D.C., Cancer, Health Disparities

The GW Cancer Center Announces New Mobile Mammography Van in Washington, D.C.

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The GW Cancer Center unveiled a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography van, known as the GW Mammovan, to provide breast cancer screening to women in the Washington, D.C. region.

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Breast Cancer, Botanical Drug, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research

MTSU Researchers Take Aim at Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lead researcher Iris Gao with the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research reports the isolation and identification of a new, patented compound, DMDD, from the root of the tropical star fruit tree, is helping treat this form of cancer.

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Labour, Pregnant, Birth, Delivery

First Time Mums with an Epidural Who Lie Down on Their Side in Later Stages of Labour More Likely to Have a Normal Birth

Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Breast Implants

Rare Cancer Linked with Textured Breast Implants May Be Underreported, Misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Diane Spatz, Breastfeeding, Obesity

Study of Breastfeeding Difficulties Due to Obesity Informs Need for Targeted Interventions for Better Breastfeeding Outcomes

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A study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II.

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University of Vienna, Caesarean section, Birth, risk, Natural Selection, fetopelvic disproportion, Philipp Mitteroecker, Philipp Mitteröcker, c-section, PNAS

Risk of Caesarean Section Is Heritable

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Women born by Caesarean section due to a fetopelvic disproportion (FDP) are more than twice as likely to develop FDP when giving birth than women born naturally. This is the conclusion of a study by a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Vienna headed by Philipp Mitteroecker. Using a mathematical model, the team was able to explain the paradoxical phenomenon that natural selection did not lead to the reduction in the rates of obstructed labour. Empirical data also support that the regular use of C-sections has already triggered an evolutionary increase of FPD rates.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center, National Academy of Medicine, Breast Cancer

V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), a class of drugs with far-reaching impact on women’s health.

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Pregnancy, Telomere, Social Support

Childhood Poverty, Poor Support May Drive Up Pregnant Woman’s Biological Age

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found.







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