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    Nov
    2003

    Vitamin D May Cut Women’s Heart Disease Death Risk

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    Women who take vitamin D supplements lower their risk of death from heart disease by one-third, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) told attendees of an American Heart Association…

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    Nov
    2003

    Ten Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease

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    Although Alzheimer’s disease is “incurable”, there are therapies available to slow it down, if the disorder can be identified in its early stages. Here are 10 warning signs to help you to identify Alzheimer’s disease…

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    Nov
    2003

    Gingko Biloba Helps Memory Loss

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    A new UCLA study presented at a Society for Neuroscience conference last week found that gingko biloba improves memory among people suffering from age-related memory impairment. Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement…

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    Sep
    2003

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS

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    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a surprisingly common disorder in women of reproductive age, although many are not aware of it. Most women first become aware of PCOS when they don’t menstruate for a long…

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    Sep
    2003

    Dietary Supplements – Price vs. Quality

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    When it comes to buying dietary supplements, you essentially have two choices: buy according to price, or buy according to quality. There are no standards for quality and no govern-ment regulation of the supplement industry….

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    Sep
    2003

    Are You Overweight?

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    There’s a big elephant in your room that you wish wasn’t there — you or a loved one may be seriously overweight. Nearly two of every three Americans are overweight or obese. If you were…

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    Aug
    2003

    When Fats Go Bad, You May Get Osteoporosis

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    You’ve heard a lot about calcium to protect your bones. But what about the fats you eat and metabolize? Oxidation of fats may contribute to osteoporosis, and the adverse effects of oxidation on both arteries…

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    Aug
    2003

    Cut Down on Those Tuna Sandwiches!

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    Forty-eight cans of tuna bought from Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods and other food chains (including name brands like Bumble Bee, Starkist and Chicken of the Sea) were tested for mercury. Mercury is a very…

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    Aug
    2003

    Rates of Dementia Increase Among Women on Hormone Therapy

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    Older women taking combination hormone therapy had twice the rate of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, compared with women who did not take the medication, according to new findings reported in the May 28, 2003 Journal…

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    Aug
    2003

    Combined HRT Doubles Breast Cancer Risk

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    Using combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve symptoms of the menopause can double a woman’s normal risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. Estrogen-only HRT has already been shown to raise…

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    Aug
    2003

    More Doubts Cast on Hormone Therapy Benefits

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    Two recently released medical studies provided more damning evidence that giving female hormones to older women does little to improve their health and may in fact harm it. The studies found that the treatments do…

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    Aug
    2003

    No “Safe Threshold” for Hormone Imbalances

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    Hormones are the body’s “power players.” They are so important that there may be no such thing as an “insignificant” hormone imbalance. “It is well established in clinical science that even mild hormonal imbalances can…

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    Jul
    2003

    Fish Oil May Relieve Stubborn Depression

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    Daily supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid – found in fish and fish oil – may help alleviate the symptoms of depression in people who do not respond to antidepressant medications, new research findings suggest….

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    Jul
    2003

    B Vitamins May Prevent Depression

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    New findings suggests that some people with depression might have problems metabolizing the B vitamin folate, also known as folic acid. Investigators in Norway found that depression occurred more commonly in people who had high…

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    Jul
    2003

    Diabetes Tied to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

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    The Nurses Health Study, one of the largest health studies of women ever conducted, has shown that diabetic women are 17% more likely to develop breast cancer than those who don’t have diabetes. The link…

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