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Does the Pill Higher Your Risk for Breast Cancer?
Science & Tech  (tags: contraceptive, medicine, healthcare, Pregnancy, Combined oral contraceptive pill, progestin, Oral contraceptive formulations )

- 17 hours ago -
Oral contraceptives are linked with an increased breast cancer risk, which may vary by formulation and women who had used the pill within the previous year had an increased risk by 50%.
Higher Diabetes Risk Linked to Shift Work
Health & Wellness  (tags: diabetes, shift work, men, rotating shifts, meta-analysis )

- 7 days ago -
Shift work is associated with a 9% increased risk for developing diabetes with a higher risk for men at 37% and rotating shift workers had the highest risk for developing diabetes at 42%.
Blood Pressure Moderately Lowered By Probiotics
Health & Wellness  (tags: blood pressure, hypertension, probiotics, colony-forming units, probiotic consumptionAlternativeMed, diet )

- 8 days ago -
Results from a meta-analysis suggest that consuming probiotics may modestly improve blood pressure and the effect appears greatest in those with elevated blood pressure. An average blood pressure was reduced by 4 mm Hg systolic and 2 mm Hg diastolic.
SIDS Risk Factor Differs Between Younger and Older Infants
Health & Wellness  (tags: SIDS, Suffocation, injury, sleep-related deaths, infants, sudden infant death syndrome, sleeping environmentsafety, prevention, research, study )

- 17 days ago -
A new study in Pediatrics reveal risk factors for sleep related infants is bed sharing for younger infants (0 - 3 mos.) and rolling into objects in the sleep area is the predominant risk factor for older infants (three months to 364 days).
Morbid Obesity Decreases Life Span By Up to 16 Years
Health & Wellness  (tags: Class III obesity, Body mass index, mortality, death rates, Heart Disease, BMI, class iii )

- 23 days ago -
class III obesity is linked with substantially elevated rates of total mortality, with most of the excess deaths due to heart disease, cancer, and dia
Young Adults Believe Hookah Smoking Pose No Health Threat
Health & Wellness  (tags: hookah, smoking, water pipe, young adult, socializationrisks )

- 23 days ago -
According to a UCLA School of Nursing study of 91 young adults 57% believed hookah smoking was not harmful to health and 60% said it is a trendy way of socializing.
Summer Fun Sun Safety
Health & Wellness  (tags: summer health, sun protection, Skin Cancer, Sunburn, sunscreen, sun tanning )

- 24 days ago -
Summer time means summer fun and more time outdoors. However, the sun's rays are the strongest during this time. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers summer sun protection tips.
High Cholesterol Raises Risk of Breast Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: breast cancer, high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, statins, preventionresearch, study )

- 28 days ago -
Research being presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain reveals women with hyperlipidaemia (high blood cholesterol) increases the risk of developing breast cancer by 1.64 times.
Adolescents Seek Out Emergency Care for Dating Violence
Health & Wellness  (tags: adolescents/teens, dating violence, emergency department, associated factors, dating victimization )

- 29 days ago -
According to a new study nearly 1 of 6 male and female patients aged 14 to 20 years sought emergency department care for dating violence in the past year.
Blood Lead Concentrations Linked to Behavioral Problems in Children
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, blood lead concentrations, emotional and behavioral problems, lead exposure, psychology children, news, study )

- 30 days ago -
In a new study researchers examined blood lead concentrations among Chinese preschool children and found that even a blood lead concentration of 6.4 µg/dL was linked to an increased risk of behavioral problems.
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