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New Guidance on Breast Density and Cancer Risk
It's not just breast density that predicts a greater risk of breast cancer. Something else is at work and it's changing doctors' guidelines.
Exercise Improves Recovery from Stroke
Strokes can produce weakness or paralysis in various parts of the body. Exercise helps stroke patients recover function faster and better.
For Seniors, Time Online Can Bring Benefits
Older adults who surfed the Web regularly had a considerably lower risk of mental decline compared with those who spent no time online.
To Protect Women with Preeclampsia: Timed Birth
Preeclampsia is a risky complication of pregnancy. Because it often occurs in the last weeks, inducing labor can protect women and babies.
A Common Chemical's Connection to Parkinson's
Trichloroethylene is in our air and water. It's used in dry cleaning, to degrease metal and remove paint. PD seems linked to high exposures.
Hormonal Contraception and Breast Cancer Risk
Birth control pills, patches and IUDs all rely on hormones to prevent pregnancy. That raises the risk of breast cancer, but by how much?
The Mediterranean Diet's Boost to Women's Hearts
A study that looked at the diet's effect on women's hearts found it had a big impact, reducing cardiovascular risk by nearly 25 percent.
Vitamin D for Dementia
Seniors don't always get enough vitamin D. For those that do, the risk of developing dementia drops 40%. You can take too much, however.
Air Pollution Adds to Osteoporosis
Certain types of air pollution can double the bone thinning associated with aging. The spine is particularly vulnerable to these effects.
Social Influencers' Sketchy Birth Control Advice
Many women turn to vloggers for birth control information. Influencers mean well, but keeping up with the science is not easy.
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