Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Researchers who study hereditary breast and ovarian cancer call it "the Angelina Jolie Effect." They reported a sustained global surge in requests for BRCA genetic testing after the actress wrote about her preventive mastectomy two years ago. Last month, she gave another boost to awareness when she wrote about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries.
In the 1880s, male doctors referred to it as female madness or hysteria. Symptoms ranged from having a strong sexual appetite to moodiness. Treatments ranged from being placed in an asylum to long vacations near the ocean. Some doctors even went as far as assisting their female patients in achieving orgasm.
In a world of data-driven policies, there is one group in society that barely registers and is at risk of missing out on crucial resources and services, according to researchers - older women.
Dermatologist stresses there is no safe amount of sunning time
Anti-tobacco efforts should focus on these concerns, researchers say
But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population
Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms
Researchers discover 'Fountain of Youth' in breast tissue
But this doesn't mean they'll be happier, expert says
Applying it to the inner lid raises risk of particles getting into eye, possible vision problems
Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time
By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns
Use of the devices highest among older teens and males
More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster
Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later
Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories
This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds
People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action
To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says
Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says
But, expert says most can safely be treated at home
Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say