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Obamacare May Have Boosted Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

Obamacare May Have Boosted Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

Latest Cancer News SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American women under age 65 have been diagnosed sooner and treated earlier for ovarian cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, new research shows. And, more women received treatment within 30 days of diagnosis, improving their survival odds, the researchers […]

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Newer Drug Extends Lives of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Newer Drug Extends Lives of Young Breast Cancer Patients

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News SATURDAY, June 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adding a newer drug to standard hormone therapy lengthens the lives of younger women with advanced breast cancer, a new trial has found. The drug, called Kisqali (ribociclib), is already approved for treating such patients — based on earlier results showing […]

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Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Menopause and heart health: Why timing hormone therapy is key

Researchers already know that menopause affects the heart, but a new study suggests that changes start to take place in the years leading up to this phase. The study findings could change how doctors administer hormone replacement therapy. New research suggests that changes in heart health may occur sooner than scientists previously believed. The older […]

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New study links air pollution with atherosclerosis

New study links air pollution with atherosclerosis

New research suggests that chronic exposure to ambient ozone may raise the risk of atherosclerosis and harm arterial health. New findings indicate that smog, which largely consists of ambient ozone, may lead to atherosclerosis, a cardiovascular condition. Atherosclerosis is the result of fatty deposits — such as cholesterol, fat, or cellular waste — accumulating inside […]

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Can blueberries protect heart health?

Can blueberries protect heart health?

According to a new study, consuming 1 cup of blueberries each day might improve the metabolic markers associated with cardiovascular risk. Blueberries are tasty, but are they good for our hearts? Blueberries are delicious and nutritious; if they could also lower the risk of heart disease, that would be a bonus. For that reason, the […]

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What are the benefits of grass-fed butter?

What are the benefits of grass-fed butter?

Grass-fed butter comes from the milk of cows that eat a high-grass diet. This type of butter may have a stronger nutritional profile and more health benefits than regular butter. Grass-fed meat and dairy products have gained popularity in the United States, based on their potential health benefits and concerns about animal welfare. A cow’s […]

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Why do people laugh in their sleep?

Why do people laugh in their sleep?

Laughing during sleep, or hypnogely, is relatively common and is not usually anything to worry about. In most cases, researchers believe that the cause is laughing at a dream during rapid eye movement sleep, which is entirely harmless. In some cases, sleep laughing has links to sleep disorders. In rare cases, hypnogely can be a […]