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Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Drugs May Help Cut Risk for Breast Cancer in Some

Draft guidelines for doctors reflect findings, but it's hard to know who will benefit most, experts say. The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer continue reading »

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

The Taste of Beer May Trigger the Urge to Drink

Study found flavor alone activated brain's reward center; effect stronger with family history of alcoholism. Just as the smell of freshly brewed coffee may compel you to pour a steaming cup of java, continue reading »

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

A FineLine: Mental Health/Mental Illness

St. James Cathedral and the Cathedral Counseling Center are honored to present the Chicago premiere of Michael Nye’s powerful documentary, afineline: Mental Health/Mental Illness. continue reading »

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Health Tip: Keep Food Cravings at Bay at the Office

Suggestions to keep you on track with healthy eating - The office can be full of temptations that can derail your healthy eating plan, but if you're prepared you don't have to give in to those temptations. continue reading »

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

U.S.-based food giant PepsiCo has signed an agreement with the Social Development Secretariat to join the Mexican government's National Crusade against Hunger, a program aimed at dealing with malnutrition among low-income people. continue reading »

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

Increase of Exercise Can Help Teens Quit Smoking

A recent study proves that taking a short walk can encourage teen smokers to quit smoking. Time reported that scientists from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services discovered that teens who increased their physical activity by a measly twenty minutes did not smoke as much. continue reading »

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Can Exercise Reduce the RIsk of Breast Cancer?

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says. Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Spanish Translation of Autism Awareness Book Offers Hope to Hispanic Parents of Autistic Children

Lena McCalla Njee, a special education teacher of children with autism, today launches the Spanish edition of her book, "El Autismo Inspira! La esperanza como salvacion para los padres," to ki continue reading »

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

Kids’ Frequent Eating Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns. In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day continue reading »

Survey: Doctors Aren’t Helping Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Survey: Doctors Aren’t Helping Lung Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Many say they don't feel prepared to offer effective assistance. Although doctors treating people with lung cancer are aware of the importance of kicking the smoking habit, m continue reading »

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer continue reading »

Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Self-Testing May be Key to Overcoming HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Worldwide research shows testing done in privacy of home reduces fear, stigma. Having people test themselves for HIV is effective and could help bring the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic under control, a new study contends. continue reading »

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced an ambitious multidisciplinary program to create a map of the human brain that could help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. continue reading »

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

April in National Minority Health Month: HHS Secretary’s Releases Statement

A Time to Advance Health Equity - April is National Minority Health Month, a time when we reflect on the incredible opportunity we face as a nation to improve minority health continue reading »

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Many Teens in US Maintain Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn. More than 80 percent of U.S. teens eat unhealthy diets and many are sedentary, which raises the odds they continue reading »