Could sons shorten women's lives?
February 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Cultural differences in how sons and daughters have historically been raised may affect women's life spans, a study suggests.
Health department tosses 1,600 pounds of deer meat donated to feed the homeless
February 26, 2013, 5:13 p.m. by Kimi Harris
I hate seeing food wasted, especially good food. Is the 'potential' for some sort of health threat big enough to warrant the waste?
Fifty years worth of blood samples provide insights into breast cancer risks
February 26, 2013, 3:17 p.m. by Environmental Health News
More than 15,000 mothers, daughters and granddaughters have donated blood for scientists to track cancer's progress over the generations.
Calcium, vitamin D combo discouraged for older women
February 26, 2013, 3 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
Federal task force says healthy post-menopausal women should not take vitamin D and calcium supplements to protect bones.
Iron and zinc may prevent PMS
February 26, 2013, 12:30 p.m. by Cari Nierenberg, MyHealthNewsDaily
The iron found in plant foods and in supplements, non-heme iron, was found to reduce a woman's chances of developing PMS.
Mediterranean diet significantly lowers heart attack risk, study finds
February 26, 2013, 11:34 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
Those following a Mediterranean diet were 30 percent less likely to have heart attacks and strokes. The results were so clear, scientists ended the study early.
Vitamin D, calcium may not prevent postmenopausal fractures
February 25, 2013, 5:20 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily
There's also insufficient evidence that vitamin D and calcium supplements prevent fractures in men, or in women before they enter menopause.
New studies aim to unlock mysteries of breast cancer
February 25, 2013, 2 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
Researchers hope to use 50 year old blood samples to reveal chemical exposures in women at a critical stage in breast development.
Could an avocado a day keep the doctor away?
February 22, 2013, 4:22 p.m. by Catherine Winters, MyHealthNewsDaily
People who ate avocados weighed on average about 8 pounds less than non-avocado eaters, and had a lower BMI.
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