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Spectroscopy make Breast Cancer Diagnosis easy

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD The analysis of small deposits of calcium in breast tissue can help differentiate cancerous and benign tumors, but it is sometimes not easy to make such a diagnosis. Now a team of researchers in the … Continue reading

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Women have more Anxiety related Issues then Man – Study

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy. By Melinda Beck Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says … Continue reading

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Informatics Exclusive: From Karachi Pakistan to the Hollywood California – Sharmeen Chinoy

I don’t know what Sharmeen obaid-chinoy  wanted to be when she was a  10-year-old girl growing up in the Karachi, but she ended up  as a journalist  and bloody good she is at it too – Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, March … Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Care Can Save Newborn Lives

Opportunity to reduce Pakistan’s high newborn death rate Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with an antiseptic can reduce the risk of infection and death said a study carried out by the Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health. The … Continue reading

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‘Baby brain’ is real… and it do makes you a better mom

Pregnant women DO suffer short-term memory loss …but that’s so because your brain keep focusing on the needs of your baby – New Research claims. By Sophie Borland Pregnant women have long complained that their condition makes them forgetful. Now a … Continue reading

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Knee Pain Common In Older Women

Written by Catharine Paddock It appears that knee pain of some kind is a common complaint in middle-aged and mature women, with varying possible causes leading to varying types of pain. A new study on knee-pain patterns assessed periodically over … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and The Environment – Question & Answers

In your lifetime, you probably will know several people with breast cancer; an estimated 230,480 women in the United States found out they had the disease in 2011. Throughout their lives, women have experiences and make decisions that can influence their chances of getting breast cancer, … Continue reading

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Steps Women Can Take To Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Report

More than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2011, many wonder about the role that environmental exposures may be playing. Written by Catharine Paddock PhD A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy And Prolonged Fatigue

In a follow-up study, researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have found that patients who receive chemotherapy forbreast cancer might experience prolongedfatigue years after their therapy. The new study, published in the American Cancer Society’s current issue of CANCER, is a follow-up … Continue reading

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High Fruit And Veggie Diet In Females Reduces Stroke Risk

Written by Christian Nordqvist Females who consume lots of fruit, vegetables and grains have a lower risk ofstroke, even if they have a history of cardiovascular disease, compared to women who don’t, researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, reported in Stroke. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD After reviewing published evidence, University of Missouri researchers conclude the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors, including those who develop lymphedema, a chronic swelling that commonly occurs after breastcancer treatment. Co-author Jane Armer, professor in … Continue reading

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Exclusive Reading: First Time Mothers’ Home Births Have A Higher Risk Of Complications

Written by Christian Nordqvist  Women who are pregnant for the first time and decide to have a home birth should be aware that there is a significantly higher risk of complications, compared to first time mothers who have the baby … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University, Pakistan: International Day of Action for Women’s Health 2011

Despite the challenging times in Pakistan, various individuals and organisations are collectively responding in innovative, courageous ways to defend and claim women’s reproductive and sexual rights as “universal, indivisible human rights” in the country. As a step towards the same, … Continue reading

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Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic

Both low and high levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk of frailty in older women, a new study finds. Researchers measured vitamin D levels and assessed frailty in thousands of women aged 69 and older. The risk … Continue reading

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