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Newsbriefs: Statins; Thyroid Cancer; Heart Attack Test

Should You Take A Statin To Prevent Heart Disease?
In late 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its 2008 recommendations on statins for the prevention of heart disease (JAMA, Nov. 15, 2016). After weighing benefits and harms, they now suggest adults age 40-75 with no history of coronary artery

Seek Help for Thyroid Cancer Symptoms—and Find a Cure

Seek Help for Thyroid Cancer Symptoms—and Find a Cure

It looks like a butterfly, but when your thyroid is diseased, it can sting you like a bee. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, and when it’s dysfunctional, the result is a cascade of symptoms that can affect nearly every system in your body. And, according to the

12 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

12 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

What are the risk factors for prostate cancer? It’s a question that remains unanswered despite a growing body of research identifying risk factors and prevention strategies.
Scientists do know that prostate cancer symptoms occur when changes or mutations in the DNA of prostatic cells cause abnormal proliferation of those cells, resulting

Persimmon Power

The folklore. Legend has it that persimmons may hold the power to predict the weather of the coming winter. If you split the seeds of this autumn fruit a white marking in one of three shapes is revealed: a knife shape, which supposedly forecasts a cold, “cutting” winter, a fork

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

With advances in treatment and early detection, the incidence and death rates of nearly all of the most common cancers in the United States are on the decline, according to a recent report. However, liver cancer is bucking the positive trend, as rates of this disease continue to climb. The

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

What are your risk factors for prostate cancer? It’s a question that remains unanswered despite a growing body of research identifying risk factors and prevention strategies. Scientists do know that prostate cancer occurs when changes or mutations in the DNA of prostatic cells cause abnormal proliferation of those cells, resulting

Be Aware of Cancer Red Flags

People could be putting their lives at risk by dismissing potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, according to a 2014 study (PLOS ONE, Dec. 2). More than half of the study’s 1,724 respondents said they had experienced at least one red-flag cancer “alarm” symptom during the previous

2015 Women’s Nutrition Connection Index

Key: Subject, month, page number
Body Works

Avoid a stiff neck by keeping your chest open and your back strong (Jan., 7)
Morning moves will jumpstart your day (Feb., 7)
Stretch and strengthen calves to decrease cramping, boost circulation (Mar., 7)
Strengthen ankles to boost stability and reduce risk of injury (Apr., 7)
Reduce back pain

Obesity Raises Risk for Thyroid Cancer

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a recent review (Obesity Reviews, Sept. 14, 2015). Researchers analyzing 21 articles comprising 12,199 thyroid cancer cases found that, compared with normal-weight individuals, the risk of thyroid cancer was significantly greater for overweight and obese individuals (25 and

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