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Article ID: 708378

Women with a strong social support network may be at lower risk for heart disease

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

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20-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708386

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Host Symposium to Honor Alumna Dr. Shalon Irving

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public health experts and policymakers will gather at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday, February 25 to discuss policies that could reduce maternal deaths in the United States, especially among black women. The event will also honor Dr. Shalon Irving, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health alumna and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist who passed away unexpectedly in 2017, just three weeks after giving birth.

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20-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708356

New compound could help treat ovarian cancer

University of Sheffield

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy.

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20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708264

Link between cervical microbiome and cancer discovered

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virologists associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found a connection between certain bacteria and high-grade cervical lesions likely to become cancerous.

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19-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708168

Artificial intelligence can predict survival of ovarian cancer patients

Imperial College London

The artificial intelligence software, created by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne, has been able to predict the prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer more accurately than current methods. It can also predict what treatment would be most effective for patients following diagnosis.

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15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708149

Weight Cycling Does Not Adversely Affect Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women with Suspected Myocardial Ischemia

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study suggests that weight loss, even if associated with intermittent weight gain, is worthwhile in that there appears to be no harm and possible benefit in terms of cardiovascular outcomes.

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15-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708132

Men’s Porn Habits Could Fuel Partners’ Eating Disorders, Study Suggests

Ohio State University

A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. In addition to finding an association between a partner’s porn habits and eating disorder symptoms, the research also found a higher incidence of those symptoms in women who said they feel pressure from their boyfriends or husbands to be thin.

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14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708070

New Study Analyzes How Falling in Love Influences the Immune System in Women

Tulane University

As Valentine’s Day arrives, there’s no doubt love is once again in the air during this annual holiday that dates as far back as the 14th century. So, what exactly does it feel like to fall in love and how does love affect us as humans? Many scientists have proven falling in love has its physical benefits on both men and women, but can falling in love influence the immune system in women?

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13-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

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