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    Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Cancer Risk Among Daughters

    Smoking is a well-known risk factor for many complications during and health problems after pregnancy. Now a new study published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that daughters of women who smoke while pregnant have an increased risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The study also found that girls whose mothers […] More

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    More Americans Die from Smoking Than Previously Estimated

    Smoking cigarettes increases the risk for many health problems such as lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Previous research found mortality among current smokers at rates two to three times higher than among individuals who never smoked. Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that estimates about the […] More

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    Vitamin D May Increase Breast Cancer Survival

    Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is essential for good health and may help in the fight against breast cancer. Women high levels of vitamin D who are battling breast cancer are twice as likely to survive the disease than women with low levels, suggests the findings of a new study published in the journal Anticancer […] More

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    Women with BRCA1 Mutation Should Remove Ovaries by Age 35

    A BRCA1 gene mutation significantly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers in women. Now a large international study as published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that women with a BRCA1 gene mutation should undergo preventive surgery to remove the ovaries by the age of 35 because the risk of ovarian cancer […] More

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    Annual Screenings Do Not Reduce Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

    Despite current recommendations for yearly breast cancer screenings, annual screening for the disease does not reduce the likelihood of death any more than physical examination or usual care in women between the ages of 40 and 59, suggests a new study published in the journal BMJ. Researchers in Canada led by Prof. Anthony B. Miller […] More

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    Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    The saying that breast is best usually refers to the significant benefits that breastfeeding provides a baby over formula feeding. However, breastfeeding is also best for mama. In addition to reducing the risk of breast cancer, breastfeeding also significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer among mother who breastfed versus mothers who never breastfed. Furthermore, […] More