Taking estrogen pills increases a menopausal woman’s risk of needing gallbladder surgery to treat complications of gallstones, according to a new French study. Patches and gels, however, don’t increase the risk of gallstones.
Bottom’s up! Sipping green tea and coffee regularly can lower your risk of having a stroke, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Women who work night shifts have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new study in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Night owls may also be at a higher risk than are morning larks.
Put down the ice cream! Patients who consume high-fat dairy products following breast cancer diagnosis increase their chances of dying from the disease years later, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers.
THE LIGHTER SIDE
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