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October 31, 2004

Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Risk, Gene Mutation in Osteoporosis

"Yale University researchers believe that the chances of a woman not suffering from breast cancer lies in the the amount of physical activity she indulges in."

"Medical Research Council scientists based at University of Southampton, UK, have made an important genetic discovery that could have significant implications for diagnosing and treating osteoporosis."

Posted by news editor at 04:23 PM

October 17, 2004

Milk May Be Culprit in Breast Cancer, Strontium for Osteoporosis

"Tall, thin teenage girls who put on a growth spurt at puberty are at highest risk of breast cancer - and milk may be the culprit."

"Strontium ranelate, a new oral medication on the horizon, may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas."

Posted by news editor at 05:20 PM

October 02, 2004

New Hormone Therapy Guide, Debate Over Osteoporosis Drugs, Timing Crucial for Breast Cancer Surgery

"Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is still the most effective treatment available for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, but it is not without risk and should not be used to prevent other diseases, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists."

"As women search beyond hormone treatments for ways to prevent osteoporosis, a debate is raging over which of two leading drugs that slow bone loss, Fosamax and Actonel, is better."

Where a woman is in her monthly cycle is a prime consideration in scheduling breast-cancer surgery and mammograms.

Posted by news editor at 09:01 AM