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The Science Of Weight Loss: When It Comes To Exercise, More May Not Be Better

More might be less when it comes to exercise, according to a new study that shows there is a limit to how many calories we can burn through physical activity. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, found that our bodies stop burning extra calories beyond a certain threshold of activity, providing a scientific … Continue reading

STUDY: Increasing Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Lives Annually

A new analysis estimates that approximately 800,000 childhood deaths and 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be averted if nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children. That decrease in children’s deaths is equivalent to 13 percent of all deaths in children younger than 2 years of age, the study authors reported in a … Continue reading

Task Force Releases New Guidelines Clarifying When Women Need Mammograms

The debate over when and how often women should get mammograms was reignited Monday with the release of new guidelines that recommend that women wait until age 50 to begin getting the breast cancer screenings, and then follow up with them every other year, rather than annually. The guidelines, issued by the influential U.S. Preventive … Continue reading

Scientists Break Through Blood-Brain Barrier To Treat Cancer Patient, Making Medical History

For the first time, doctors have broken through the blood-brain barrier in order to treat a brain disease non-invasively, marking an exciting new frontier in medicine. Dr. Todd Mainprize, a neurosurgeon in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, along with a team of other neuroscientists, pioneered the revolutionary … Continue reading

Climate Change Could Force 100 Million More People Into Poverty By 2030, World Bank Warns

If countries fail to develop and sustain policies that mitigate the impacts of climate change and provide a safety net for the world’s poor, global warming will drive an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030, a new World Bank report warns. The report, titled “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on … Continue reading

Confused About The New Mammography Guidelines? Here’s What You Need To Know

The American Cancer Society’s new guidelines for mammograms were released on Tuesday, reigniting the debate over when and how often women should undergo the screening procedure. The new guidelines, published in the Oct. 20 issue of the medical journal JAMA, are just the latest in a series of revisions and updates to national breast cancer screening … Continue reading

Warning Of Health And Environmental Risks, UN Experts Call For Immediate Phase-Out Of Hazardous Pesticides

Two independent United Nations human rights experts on Monday called for an immediate worldwide phase-out of the use of highly hazardous pesticides that are inflicting significant damage on human health and the environment. “Workers, children and others at risk continue to suffer severe impacts from hazardous pesticides,” Baskut Tuncak, the UN Special Rapporteur on human … Continue reading

Being Overweight May Increase Brain Tumor Risk

Body weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests. The study, published online Sept. 16 in the journal Neurology, found that excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity increased the risk of meningioma by 54 … Continue reading

For The First Time Ever, Daily Aspirin Is Being Recommended To Fight Cancer

Taking a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in some groups of adults, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined. In a draft report published Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent advisory panel of medical experts — concluded that there is now … Continue reading

STUDY: Young Black Women Face Higher Risk Of Dangerous BRCA Mutations

Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated that about 5 percent of breast cancer patients in the United States have these mutations, but previous studies included mostly … Continue reading

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