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Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Read more...Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

Physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest.

Women seem less likely to either develop or die from lung cancer if they engage in physical activity, and the benefits increase the more a woman stays on the move, Stanford University researchers found.
Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Read more...Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop a rare circulation disorder, a new study suggests.

However, the increased risk of the disorder -- known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) -- is small, and similar to the risk in women with untreated depression.

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
Wednesday, June 03, 2015


It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests.

Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower risk of childhood leukemia compared to children who were never breast-fed or were breast-fed for fewer months.

Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Read more...Patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer who got nivolumab lived longer, had fewer side effects

Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer.
Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Read more... Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

Young patients who had local anesthesia were less likely to suffer from disrupted breathing following hernia surgery, the study found.

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