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Breast cancer screening: A long road ahead

In a recent New York Times article, the authors give a great summation into the truth and uncertainty in breast cancer screening. With such an emotional and destabilizing life event as breast cancer, women want clear and concise information. This article and the JAMA article...

source: By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
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Women in the postpartum period should receive counseling and access to contraceptive methods to promote optimal birth spacing, according to research published in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

source: HealthDay via Medical Xpress

A map showing where different genes are turned on and off in the fetal human brain has been published in the hope it will give important clues about the origins of disorders. To produce their map of gene expression, called the BrainSpan Atlas, the scientists used tissue...

source: BioNews

A miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy before the 20-week mark in the pregnancy. Because the embryo or fetus cannot live on its own that early in the pregnancy, the pregnancy is aborted. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.

source: LiveScience

All cancer-causing processes leave a distinct mutational imprint or signature on the genomes of patients. Researchers have found a major piece of biological evidence to support the role a group of virus-fighting...

source: ScienceDaily

It tends to strike younger, premenopausal women as well as African-American women and those who carry the BRCA1 gene, a mutation linked to breast, prostate, ovarian and other cancers. Triple negative breast cancer, which comprises from 10 percent to 20 percent of all breast...

source: The Indianapolis Star

When temperatures remain over 32° C for at least four days, the probability of an early-term delivery may increase by as much as 27 percent, according to new research in Epidemiology. The findings are based on an analysis of the association between heat and risk of...

source: Modern Medicine

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