Soy Compounds May Cut Risk of Some Breast Cancers

Soy Compounds May Cut Risk of Some Breast Cancers

PHILADELPHIA — Compounds found in soy, called isoflavones, can decrease the risk of developing certain types of breast cancer, a new study suggests. ...
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Estrogen May Curb Breast Cancer As Well As Promote It

Estrogen May Curb Breast Cancer As Well As Promote It

Estrogen is known to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, but a new study suggests this hormone also may reduce the number ...
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Flu Season Worse Than Usual

Flu Season Worse Than Usual

If you thought flu season seemed particularly bad this year, you’d be right. Monthly reports of the flu have exceeded those of last ...
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Most Young Flu Victims Had Not Been Vaccinated, Fatality Report Says

Most Young Flu Victims Had Not Been Vaccinated, Fatality Report Says

Of the 115 U.S. children known to have died of the flu between September 2010 and August 2011, half had no known medical ...
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Indoor Tanners Use Beds Despite Boosting Skin Cancer Risk

Indoor Tanners Use Beds Despite Boosting Skin Cancer Risk

Many teens and young adults who tan indoors do so despite knowing the health risks of the practice, according to a new survey. ...
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Gene Therapy May Ease Tremors in Parkinson’s Patients

Gene Therapy May Ease Tremors in Parkinson’s Patients

Inserting a particular gene into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease could reduce symptoms of the disease, including tremors, and also improve ...
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Alzheimer’s Often Misdiagnosed Until Later On

Alzheimer’s Often Misdiagnosed Until Later On

Of the people who develop Alzheimer’s disease before the age of 60 but do not yet display any memory problems, more than half ...
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In Trauma Patients, Steroids May Reduce Pneumonia Risk

In Trauma Patients, Steroids May Reduce Pneumonia Risk

Providing severe trauma patients with doses of steroids may reduce their risk of developing pneumonia in the hospital, a new study says. Patients ...
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Will USDA’s New ‘Plate’ Icon Make a Difference in American Diets?

Will USDA’s New ‘Plate’ Icon Make a Difference in American Diets?

The U.S.  Department of Agriculture unveiled a new icon today designed to assist Americans in their daily food choices. Called MyPlate, the icon ...
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