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Article ID: 715120

Researcher looks for ways to detect deadly cancer before it develops

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Dr. Beth Karlan, the newly appointed director of cancer population genetics at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is hopeful that her research will not only help women get diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, but also identify the women who are most at-risk so they can intervene before the cancer even develops.

Released:
28-Jun-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked

Article ID: 708419

Four myths about colorectal cancer debunked

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. Oncologist Zev Wainberg, MD, debunks four common myths about the disease.

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20-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: 4 common myths about breast cancer

Article ID: 701471

4 common myths about breast cancer

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA oncologist Dr. Parvin Peddi, assistant clinical professor in medicine and member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses four myths regarding the most common cancer in U.S. women.

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2-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: What Patients Don't Know (but Should) About Prostate Cancer

Article ID: 700773

What Patients Don't Know (but Should) About Prostate Cancer

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

This Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, urologist shares three things patients are surprised to learn

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19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Five Facts About Ovarian Cancer Everyone Should Know

Article ID: 699301

Five Facts About Ovarian Cancer Everyone Should Know

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Although ovarian cancer is often considered a relatively rare cancer – accounting for only about 3 percent of all cancers in women – it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. In September, also known as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, share these 5 facts with your friends and loved ones.

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21-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips

Article ID: 696159

Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Male infertility accounts for 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills explains the factors at play — and how to know whether you need to see a doctor.

Released:
14-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 696025

Grilling and Cancer: 4 Tips for Healthier Grilling

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When beef, pork, fish or poultry are cooked using high-temperature methods, chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form.

Released:
12-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695888

Is it Alzheimer’s? Maybe not. Three treatable conditions can cause memory loss

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

When seniors experience memory problems, they may start worrying that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly – but sometimes an entirely different diagnosis is to blame.

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8-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Is Sleep Apnea Worse for Women?  Studies Continue to Say “Yes.”

Article ID: 694246

Is Sleep Apnea Worse for Women? Studies Continue to Say “Yes.”

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Left untreated, its sleep-disturbing effects can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation and stroke. And for women, the impact can be even more severe.

Released:
8-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 694162

5 Facts Teens Should Know Before They Vape

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it is cracking down on the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to minors, including those under the Juul brand and other similar emerging brands such as myblue and KandyPens. The agency is also creating a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop the use of, and access to, Juul and other e-cigarettes. UCLA's Dr. Holly Middlekauff created an educational video to help teens understand the facts about e-cigs.

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7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT

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