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3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

(HealthDay News) -- Although breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American women, there are three steps women can take to reduce their risk, a nutritionist says.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) estimates that about one-third of breast cancer cases could be prevented with weight control, exercise and cutting back on alcohol.

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Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests

(HealthDay News) -- Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research.

"We found moderate to vigorous physical activity actually benefits women psychologically and that, in turn, helps their memory," said the study's lead author, Siobhan Phillips. She is assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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Therapy that uses patient DNA to guide drug selection seems superior to standard chemo, study finds


(HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds.

Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatment experienced a tumor shrinkage rate six times that attained by regular chemotherapy. But, that only happened if doctors used genetic information to choose the appropriate targeted therapy, said lead researcher Maria Schwaederle.

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Health Tip: When it Takes Too Long to Fall Asleep
Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Health Tip: When it Takes Too Long to Fall Asleep

Here's what experts recommend

(HealthDay News) -- It's common to occasionally toss and turn while trying to fall asleep, but for some people, it's a nightly battle.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends:

  • Slowly and gradually change your bedtime, backing it up by 15 minutes each night until you reach the time you want.
  • In the morning, expose yourself to bright artificial light or natural sunlight. At night, as you get ready for bed, keep the lights dim.
  • Turn off electronics at least 30 minutes before bed, and steer clear of caffeine and alcohol a few hours before bed. Make sure the bedroom is dark, quiet and cool.
  • Stay consistent with sleep and wake times, even on weekends.
  • Talk to your doctor about melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep.
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Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Read more...Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Letting kids help with gardening may sow the seeds of a lifelong healthy eating habit, according to new research.

College students who gardened as a kid, or were currently gardeners, ate more fruits and vegetables than their peers without a green thumb, researchers at the University of Florida found.

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