Vitamin D Holds Skin Cancer Drug Potential
Scientists in recent years have shown that vitamin D3 (one form of vitamin D) may have the ability to stop a broken network of proteins linked to the development of the most common type of skin cancer – basal cell carcinoma.
Hormone Replacement Therapy: British Menopause Society And Women’s Health Concern Release Updated Guidelines
The British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern released updated guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to provide clarity around the role of HRT. The new guidelines appear in the society’s flagship title, Menopause International, published by SAGE.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence In Older Women
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that a program of pelvic floor muscle exercises, combined with pelvic health education, can be an effective way to manage urinary incontinence (or loss of bladder control) in elderly women.
Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease
A commonly prescribed antidepressant may reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer’s brain plaques, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania. Brain plaques are tied closely to memory problems and other cognitive impairments caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Stopping plaque buildup may halt the disastrous mental decline caused by the disorder.
Inexpensive Food A Key Factor In Rising Obesity
A key factor fueling the U.S. obesity epidemic: Americans are now spending a smaller share of their income on food (buying the cheapest food available). The study says that two in three Americans are overweight or obese, with rates climbing steadily over the past several decades.
When Erectile Dysfunction Isn’t The Whole Story
For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), 65 percent are unable to have an orgasm and 58 percent have problems with ejaculation, according to new research led by physician-scientists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.