Happy National Women’s Health Week!!
Women Going Through Menopause Need To Be Better Supported At Work
All women go through the menopause, and most women work, so how does the menopause affect women at work? New results indicate that many women need more managerial support going through the menopause; otherwise their experience could be lost to the workforce. The Women at Work study looked at health and well-being in working women, with a special emphasis on experiences close to the menopause.
The World Congress On The Menopause Debated The Benefits And Risks Associated With Regular Mammography
Doctors at the World Congress on the Menopause have asked that any decision to participate in mammography to be a based on an informed choice and consideration of all factors, rather than just be an automatic process.
Studies Find ‘Young Blood’ Reverses Effects Of Aging In Mice
Could the elixir of youth be as simple as a protein found in young blood? Researchers studying mice found that giving old animals blood from young ones can reverse some signs of aging, and last year one team identified a growth factor in the blood that they think is partly responsible for the anti-aging effect on a specific tissue–the heart. Now that group has shown this same factor can also rejuvenate muscle and the brain. Do you know what GDF11 is?
Improved Survival In Cancer Patients With High Vitamin D Levels
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that researchers have found that higher levels of circulating vitamin D on diagnosis of cancer are associated with significantly better survival and remission rates.
New Info On The Alcohol/Cancer Link
According to the 2014 World Cancer Report (WCR), issued by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe. Alcoholic beverages can contain at least 15 carcinogenic compounds, including acetaldehyde, acrylamide, aflatoxins, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, ethanol, ethyl carbamate, formaldehyde, and lead. The more alcohol that a person drinks, the higher the risk. The alcohol/cancer link has been strengthened by the finding of a dose/response relationship between alcohol consumption and certain cancers. A causal relationship exists between alcohol consumption and cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon-rectum, liver, and female breast; a significant relationship also exists between alcohol consumption and pancreatic cancer.