Obese Older Women Stuck With Higher Breast Cancer Risk? Overweight and obese postmenopausal women were at increased risk for invasive breast cancer, but losing weight didn’t reduce that risk. MedPage Today, 06/12/2015. (Also see Cancer)
Study Questions Statin, Memory Loss Connection. Statin and non-statin lipid-lowering drug (LLD) use was found to be associated with acute memory loss in the weeks following treatment initiation. MedPage Today, 06/08/2015. (Also see Statins)
Antibiotics May Be Alternative to Appendectomy Surgery, Study Finds. According to a new study, antibiotics may be a strong alternative to surgery in uncomplicated cases of acute appendicitis. Time Healthland, 06/16/2015.
Smoking Causes 12 Different Kinds of Cancers. Everyone knows smoking can cause lung cancer, but it also causes a whole array of other varieties of the disease, from pancreatic cancer to leukemia. Time Healthland, 06/15/2015. (Also see Cancer)
11 ‘Healthy’ Foods Diet Experts Avoid. You do your best to make healthy food choices every day, but unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your way to eat don’t deserve their stripes. Time Healthland, 06/16/2015. (Also see Diet and Scleroderma)
Green Spaces at School May Help Kids’ Brains. A significant increase in exposure to green spaces resulted in a 5% increase in the development of childrens’ working memory. Time Healthland, 06/15/2015.
How a daily supplement could guard against HIV: Vitamin D. High doses of vitamin D may be able to stave off HIV infections, scientists believe. Mail Online, 06/18/2015. (Also see Vitamin D)
Common Knee Surgery May Not Help You, Study Finds. A common type of knee surgery to ease pain and clean up worn-out knees may not be worth the time and effort for middle-aged patients, researchers reported. NBC News, 06/16/2015.
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