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maternal alcohol use, age at motherhood, risky drinking, Young Mothers, alcohol limits, Physician Advice

Younger Mothers Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Drinking During and After Pregnancy

People tend to adjust behaviors across their lifespans as they adopt new roles – such as marriage or parenting – that are incompatible with prior behaviors. The transition to parenthood appears to be particularly relevant for women, leading to a reduction in alcohol consumption. This study of maternal alcohol use is the first to focus on age at transition to motherhood as a predictor of trajectories of risky drinking during a 17-year span.

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cancer immunotherapy, cervical cancer, dohun pyeon, head-and-neck cancer, HPV cancer, hpv-, human papilloma virus, immune system cancer, university of colorado cancer center

On the Other Hand, the Immune System Can Also CAUSE Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center paper describes how immune response designed to scramble HPV DNA can scramble human DNA as well, sometimes in ways that cause cancer.

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Discovery Fuels Hope for Rett Syndrome Treatment

Vanderbilt University researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Breast Cancer, Menopausal Symptoms

New Recommendations for Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

A large proportion of the world’s estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer.

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Retention of One Normal Version of BRCA Gene in Breast and Ovarian Cancers Influences Patient Survival, According to Penn-Led Study

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Researchers found a relationship between the genetics of tumors with germline BRCA1/2 mutations and whether the tumor retains the normal copy of the BRCA1/2 gene, and risk for primary resistance to a common chemotherapy that works by destroying cancer cells’ DNA.

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Esophageal Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, K. Robert Shen, MD, Mayo Clinic, Female patients, Chemoradiation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Women Have Superior Response to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to experience cancer recurrence.

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ROP, Retinopathy Of Prematurity, Vision, Premature Babies, Infants, Premature Infant Care, Women And Infants

ROP Screenings Help Save Vision in Premature Infants

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A screening program conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital ophthalmologists is helping cut negative outcomes from ROP in infants by half.

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Licorice Is a Hot Trend in Hot Flashes, but Could Interact with Medications

Licorice roots have a diverse and flavorful history, having been used in ancient Egyptian times as a tea and in traditional Chinese medicines, all the way to today as a flavoring agent and as an ingredient in some licorice candies. Some women now take licorice extracts as supplements to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. But scientists caution that the substance could pose a health risk by interacting with medications.

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Organic Chemistry, human milk, Oligosaccharides, Antimicrobial Agent, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Strep B, ESKAPE pathogens

Sugars in Human Mother’s Milk Are New Class of Antibacterial Agents

A new study has found that sugars in mother's' milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections, making them a new class of antimicrobial agent.

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Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary, Gene Mutation, Genetic Test, Genetic Test Breast Cancer, genetic test ovarian cancer

Few Women with History of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Take a Recommended Genetic Test

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More than 80 percent of women living with a history of breast or ovarian cancer at high-risk of having a gene mutation have never taken the test that can detect it.







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