Light Shed on Relationship Between Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Incidence

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Breast cancer is the most common and second most fatal invasive cancer in the U.S. female population. Modern scientists have long studied the relationships between breast cancer risk and genetic and environmental factors, forming a general consensus that both types of factors play a role.  A recent study conducted by Duke University researchers, entitled Cumulative … Read more

New Study Shows More Walkable Neighborhoods Have Reduced Risk for Obesity-Related Cancer

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The New York University Women’s Health Study (NYUWHS), featured in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), conducted a study tracking the correlation between the risk of obesity-related cancers in women and the annual average of neighborhood walkability. Between the years 1985 and 1991, the NYUWHS recruited 14,274 women and followed them for approximately thirty … Read more

The Role of Microglia in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s: A Breakthrough Study

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In the realm of Alzheimer’s research, it is widely acknowledged that microglia research is still in its early stages, leaving much to be discovered. Recently, microglia have emerged as pivotal players in the development of late-onset Alzheimer’s. However, their exact role within the disease mechanism is still a mystery.  The groundbreaking research conducted by Li, … Read more

New Study Shows Yoga’s Promising role in Combating Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline in Older Women

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A new study conducted at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior,  has unveiled an ally in the fight against Alzheimer’s and memory loss in women –  yoga, particularly, Kundalini yoga and Kirtan Kriya.  The study, led by psychiatrist Dr. Helen Lavretsky, examined the effects of yoga on older women with risk for Alzheimer’s … Read more

Breast Cancer Vaccine Safely Generates Anti-Tumor Immunity

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the world. Despite many new treatments and advancements in various therapies, relapse and metastasis are an ongoing challenge for patients and the medical community. As such, researchers continue to look into new treatments and search for breakthroughs. One promising new study from the Washington … Read more

New Study Shows Correlation Between Cancer and Long COVID

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According to a recent study published in the online academic journal, eLife, over 50% of cancer patients who suffered from acute COVID-19 reported long COVID symptoms as far as seven months after their recovery. Female patients were more likely to report persistent long COVID symptoms, which include fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, myalgia (muscle aches and pains), … Read more

Awareness for Male Breast Cancer – Don’t Leave it Too Late

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, yet it is also possible for men to be diagnosed too. Although males receive only up to 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses, it is usually diagnosed at later, harder-to-treat stages, leading to approximately 500 men dying from it each year in … Read more

Hereditary Cancers Don’t Only Affect Women: BRCA2 Mutation Can Also Affect Ashkenazi Men

With the discovery of the BRCA2 gene in December 1995, researchers have been able to gain valuable insights and a better understanding of the role it plays in terms of the development of cancer. We inherit two copies of the BRCA2 gene in every one of our cells, one from our father and one from … Read more

New Studies Highlight the Association Between Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Dementia Risk Factors

The link between dementia and loneliness has been generally known, but not necessarily its extent. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, multiple researchers and organizations have performed studies examining the link between loneliness, social isolation, and dementia more closely. Each study looked at a different angle of the dementia-loneliness-social isolation triangle, but they reached … Read more

New Studies Highlight the Association Between Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Dementia Risk Factors

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The link between dementia and loneliness has been generally known, but not necessarily its extent. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, multiple researchers and organizations have performed studies examining the link between loneliness, social isolation, and dementia more closely.  Each study looked at a different angle of the dementia-loneliness-social isolation triangle, but they reached … Read more