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2020

High-Fiber Diets May Lower Odds for Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Whether she gets it from fruits, beans, grains or vegetables, dietary fiber appears to at least slightly lower a woman's risk for breast cancer, a comprehensive new review finds. The review covered data from 20 different trials involving millions of women. It found that high levels of total fiber consumption "was associated with an 8% lower risk of breast cancer," compared to low consumption. The studies only included prospective trials, where a trial is set up and results tabulated as time goes on. Prospective trials are thought to have more validity than retrospective diet/cancer studies, which only ask women what they ate in the past. The new study is the first such data review involving prospective studies, said a team led by Maryam...

Women in Their 50s Can Lower Their Stroke Risk –...

9 April 2020
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a middle-aged woman, it's not too late to make lifestyle changes that could significantly reduce your risk of stroke, researchers say. "We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes," said lead author Goodarz Danaei, an associate professor of cardiovascular health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Women are more likely than men to have a stroke, die from a stroke and to have worse health and disability after a stroke. The average age of a first stroke in women is 75, the authors said in background notes. In this study, researchers examined whether following healthy habits in midlife could reduce women's risk of stroke. They analyzed data on nearly 60,000...

FDA Warns of Dangerous, Bogus Claims That Bleach Can...

9 April 2020
THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A warning letter has been sent to a company marketing bogus and dangerous chlorine dioxide products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The fraudulent claims by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing about its "Miracle Mineral Solution" products are especially concerning in relation to children, who are at increased risk for harm from consuming chlorine dioxide, according to the FDA. The joint warning letter from the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission gave the company 48 hours to outline what it's done to correct the violations. The FDA has previously warned consumers against buying or drinking chlorine dioxide products sold online as medical treatments. Chlorine dioxide is a...

How One Patient's Battle With COVID-19 Changed U.S....

6 April 2020
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the United States posed many questions for doctors, but the answers they found led to key changes in federal guidelines for coronavirus testing, according to a case study. The patient was an otherwise healthy woman in her 40s who was admitted to University of California (UC) Davis Health with a respiratory infection. Doctors suspected community-acquired pneumonia and measures were put in place to prevent her from infecting others. Within 24 hours, the woman's respiratory condition deteriorated and she was intubated and given antibiotics. Testing over several days failed to identify the source of infection. Doctors suspected COVID-19, but the patient had not traveled to a high-risk area and had...

Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

6 April 2020
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one. The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in the department of food science in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. In fact, U.S. coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx issued stark advice about the coming week to Americans on Sunday: "This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe," she stressed. Instead, people at high risk for severe illness...
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