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New way cells turn off genes

Cells have more than one trick up their sleeve for controlling certain genes that regulate fetal growth and development. It's crucial for one copy of these genes, called imprinted genes, to be turned off in either the sperm or egg. If one copy isn't turned off, developmental and neurological disorders can occur, or cancer may...

Just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, exercise lowers risk

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).The report also revealed, for the first time, that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases the...

Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50

Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. The study revealed that women over the age of 50 treated with estrogen for osteoporosis -- a condition in which the bones become weak and brittle from tissue loss --...

Early menopause is independently linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with late onset menopause, concludes new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Previous research (by the same authors of this new study) has shown that women with early onset...

Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a mastectomy to decrease their risk for serious wound complications, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. Immediate breast reconstruction is often recommended to women...