Study: Docs don't tell moms that breastfeeding lowers cancer risk – KOMO News

Study: Docs don't tell moms that breastfeeding lowers cancer risk – KOMO News

by Karina Mazhukhina / KOMO News Photo credit: Office on Women’s Health Doctors fail to inform new moms that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study reveals. Researchers from Ohio State University recruited over 700 woman ages 18 to 53 who had given birth at least once. Although more than half […]

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

Researchers say they created a 10-minute universal cancer test, but experts remain skeptical – MarketWatch

A group of researchers claim to have created a “breakthrough” blood test that could identify the presence of cancer. While such a test sounds promising, it’s not necessarily foolproof, experts cautioned. When analyzing healthy cells and cancer cells, scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia found cancer DNA fragments adhered to solid surfaces such […]

Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Wisdom tooth extractions might lead to more suffering that could, in theory, last years. That’s according to new study that says the procedures may end in opioid abuse for some patients. The study released this week found an almost 7% increase in the risk of persistent opioid use after reviewing 2015 prescription records for dental […]

Could Infection Cause Mental Illness In Kids? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Could Infection Cause Mental Illness In Kids? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Childhood infections may increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images Childhood infections may increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses in childhood and adolescence. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images Researchers have traced a connection between some infections and mental illnesses like […]

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of death – CNN

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of death – CNN

Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be […]

Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles – BBC News

Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles – BBC News

Image copyright SPL The overwhelming majority of adults in England are so unhealthy they put their lives at risk, a survey suggests. The data from the Health Survey for England showed nearly nine in 10 had at least one unhealthy trait. That was classed as those who smoke, drink more than 14 units of alcohol, […]

Statin Rethink: Who Should Take The Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Statin Rethink: Who Should Take The Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor, can reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes in people at risk. Side effects, such as muscle pain, are uncommon but should be part of the conversation about starting the medicines, a study concludes. Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images/Visuals Unlimited hide caption toggle caption Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images/Visuals Unlimited Atorvastatin, the […]