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In Vitro Fertilization Not Linked To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

The link between in vitro fertilization and increased breast cancer risk debunked. The breast cancer risks of women who underwent IVF and those who didn't are nearly the same.

Public Health July 21, 2016

Pediatricians Should Help Parents Talk To Their Children About Sex

Pediatricians should be an additional source of sexual health information and help parents on how to best talk to their children about sex and sexuality. The initiative can help in reducing teenage pregnancy risks as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2016

First Medical Marijuana In Florida Ready To Hit Market Next Week

Florida's first medical marijuana store will open next week in Tallahassee. Trulieve is the first company in the state to receive all the required formal authorizations to produce, process and dispense medical cannabis.

Medicine July 21, 2016

Full 'Buck' Moon Will Light Up The Sky Tonight

Residents in the United States can enjoy views of the 'Full Buck Moon' on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The name was given by Native Americans because it is the time when a buck deer gains a pair of new, fuzzy antlers.

Earth/Environment July 20, 2016

Diabetes Drug Tests Show No Clear Survival Benefits

A new review finds no significant difference among type 2 diabetes patients who take antidiabetic drugs and their rates of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Findings support the official advice that metformin is a good initial disease treatment.

Medicine July 20, 2016

Coney Island Beach Areas Closed After Shark Sighting Reports

Parts of Coney Island Beach closed for a few hours following reports of shark sightings. Hundreds of beachgoers were called out of the waters in front of Luna park but experts said the spotted ones were probably harmless basking sharks.

Animals July 20, 2016

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Provides Longevity and More Health Benefits

A Mediterranean diet that is rich in healthy fats can provide more health benefits, including lower risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer. Healthy fats include eggs, olive oil, fatty fish and nuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2016

Cartilage Grown In Lab Could Help Younger Arthritis Patients

Lab-grown cartilage can help younger arthritis patients who are ineligible for total hip replacement surgeries. The semi-artificial cartilage contains the patient's own stem cells and is designed to reduce inflammation.

Biotech July 20, 2016

Two E. Coli Deaths Connected To Mixed Salad Leaves

E. coli outbreak in the United Kingdom sickens more than 150 people and leaves two dead. The cases have been linked to contaminated pre-packed salad mixed greens, prompting top health agency to advise people to wash their salad greens thoroughly.

Public Health July 20, 2016

Largest 3D Universe Map Validates Einstein's Dark Energy Theory, Features 1.2 Million Galaxies

The largest 3D map of the universe, which validates Einstein's theories, can make accurate measurements of dark energy and how it affects changes in the universe. The new map can also measure the universe's expansion rate.

Space July 18, 2016

Cancer Immunotherapy Could Be Useful In HIV Treatment

A promising research shows possible, new treatment for HIV using gene immunotherapy. A group of potent antibodies used in cancer research could also help in the global fight against the HIV epidemic.

Biotech July 17, 2016

Nearly 2 Million People Could Be Living With Undiagnosed Killer Diseases And Not Know About It

Almost 2 million people in England could be living with killer diseases such as lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease that remain undiagnosed. The Public Health England launched a campaign that will help people in recognizing the symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Women Over 40 More Likely To Have Babies Than Teenagers

More women in the United Kingdom are delaying childbearing, which affects fertility rates across age groups. New figures show that more women over 40s are having babies compared to their under 20s counterparts.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Eating More Cinnamon Could Improve Learning Ability

Here's another reason to spice up your life or your coffee and toast with a dash of cinnamon. Researchers find that eating more cinnamon can help improve learning and memory abilities.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

NASA Finds Massive Hole Growing On Sun's Surface

A massive hole is growing on the sun's surface and it looks scary. A coronal hole is an astronomical event that pops up on the star's surface every now and then, but it can still cause problems back on Earth.

Space July 14, 2016

NASA Captures Moon Photobombing Earth In New Photos

New photos show the moon photobombing planet Earth as it rotates. The images were captured by the NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite.

Space July 14, 2016

Top 10 Most Dangerous American States For Senior Drivers

Which states in the U.S. are the most and least dangerous for senior drivers aged 65 and above? Survey findings shed light on the lack of regulations and high roadway fatalities among the graying baby boomers.

NASS July 13, 2016

Sage Therapeutics Experimental Drug Could Eliminate Postpartum Depression

An experimental drug for postpartum depression shows success in the clinical trial with no reports of side effects and remissions. The findings could lead to the development of new treatments and new information about the condition.

Medicine July 13, 2016

Estrogen Patches May Reduce Alzheimer's Risk In Postmenopausal Women

An estrogen patch therapy could help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among postmenopausal women. Findings suggest that an earlier hormone replacement treatment could be an effective preventive intervention among newly menopausal women.

Medicine July 13, 2016

Artificial Sweeteners Could Make People Eat More

A new study details for the first time how artificial sweeteners affect the brain and make people end up eating more. Findings support the idea that sugar-free varieties might not be as 'inert' as expected.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2016

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