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Losing weight could reduce breast cancer risk for women over 50, study finds

Overweight women over the age of 50 could see a reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer if they lost weight, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) and conducted by researchers from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,… Read More »

More than 10 drinks a week a risk for alcohol-related disease, new guidelines warn

Adults in Australia are being warned to drink no more than 10 drinks per week in a report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is the first time in 10 years Australia has updated its alcohol consumption guidelines, which previously advised two drinks a day, or 14 a week, was safe.… Read More »

Billionaire Electronic Health Records Pioneer Judy Faulkner Warns Of Cambridge Analytica-Type Data Risk

NYU Langone Health CEO Robert Grossman and Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, at the Forbes … [+] Healthcare Summit in New York City on December 5. Akira Ruiz for Forbes Judy Faulkner, founder of Epic, one of the largest providers of electronic medical health records, warned that a proposed rule on information sharing… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

For Black Women, Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Cancer Risk

Plenty of women enjoy a good hair dye or chemical hair straightener, such as a relaxer. For Black women in particular, however, the regular use of such products may significantly increase breast cancer risk, according to new findings published in the International Journal of Cancer by researchers at the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences… Read More »