They Had Me At “Big Vagina”!

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US Student Is Rescued From Giant Vagina Sculpture In Germany

A young American in Tübingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant 32-ton sculpture of a vagina. The Chacán-Pi (Making Love) artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara has been outside Tübingen University’s institute for microbiology and virology since 2001.  According to De la Jara, the 32-ton sculpture is meant to signify “the gateway to the world”.  Beware of those big vaginas!

3-D Imaging Boosts Breast Cancer Detection Rate

Combining mammography with three dimensional imaging led to a significantly higher breast cancer detection rate and a lower recall rate for additional imaging or procedures, a retrospective review of 450,000 cases showed.

World’s First Vaccine For Heart Disease Closer Than Ever

Research toward the world’s first vaccine for heart disease continues to advance.  Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology demonstrated significant arterial plaque reduction in concept testing in mice. “This lays the groundwork for someday being able to prevent or even eradicate heart disease by giving a vaccine. Truly a remarkably important advance,” said one expert.

Gender-specific Research Improves Accuracy Of Heart Disease Diagnosis In Women

Diagnosing coronary heart disease in women has become more accurate through gender-specific research that clarifies the role of both obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease as contributors to ischemic heart disease (also known as coronary heart disease) in women, according to a new statement published in the American Heart Association journalCirculation.

Most Breast Cancer Patients Fall Short On Exercise

Two-thirds of breast cancer patients reported lower levels of physical activity than currently recommended as reported in  as reported online Cancer. “Despite compelling evidence demonstrating the benefits of physical activity after a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is clear that more work needs to be done to promote physical activity in patients with breast cancer, especially among African-American women,” Brionna Hair, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and co-authors concluded. Both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Cancer Society(ACS) recommend the 75- to 150-minute threshold of physical activity for general health and disease prevention.

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