October 09, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Breast cancer survivors, who lose muscle mass, can benefit from strength training, studies suggest

Breast cancer is more survivable than ever. Strength training is a key to helping women survive well. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Breast cancer research has resulted in treatment that has greatly improved survival rates. As a result, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. The five-year survival

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October 05, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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‘Bystander effect’ and sexual assault: What the research says

Sexual assault, pushed into public conversation by the #MeToo movement, once again dominates the U.S. news cycle. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations that he sexual assaulted professor Christine Blasey Ford, a former high school classmate. The allegations have led to a number of important questions regarding victim testimony,

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October 05, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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For mothers who lose their babies, donating breast milk is a healing ritual

Donated breast milk AP Photo/Matt Rourke Stillbirth and neonatal loss are painful in many ways. But increasingly, some of the more than 24,000 American women whose pregnancies end with the loss of their babies are choosing to do something they find both demanding and healing – giving their breast milk

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October 04, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Success of immunotherapy stimulates future pigment cell and melanoma research

Professor Fabian V. Filipp lectures on the biology of malignant melanoma and pigmentation disease. The color of skin is due to the presence of a pigment called melanin, which can absorb cancer-causing sunlight. Photo by Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory, Fabian V. Filipp. Used with permission. CC BY-SA., CC

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October 03, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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Ted Turner has Lewy body dementia, but what is that?

Ted Turner and former wife Jane Fonda, picture in 1991, when the high-profile couple were dating. John Barrett/PHOTOlink/ MediaPunch /IPX/AP Ted Turner recently announced that he has Lewy body dementia, a diagnosis that the late comic and actor Robin Williams was given after his death. The disease is frequently unrecognized

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October 02, 2018 by Contributor in Archived
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2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: a turning point in the war on cancer

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo win the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their foundational work on cancer immunotherapy. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Kyoto University, CC BY-SA There are moments in the history of scientific achievement that benchmark the end of an

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