How Any New Mom can Lower Her Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Science shows that when it comes to feeding a baby, breast is always best. Yet another study shows why mothers should always nurse whenever possible, but this time for their benefit: Breastfeeding may lower moms’ risks of heart attack and stroke. For 10 years, researchers followed and tracked heart events in nearly 290,000 women in […]

Overuse of Antibiotics Linked to Precancerous Colon Polyps

Taking antibiotics for an extended period of time in early and middle adulthood may increase your risk of developing precancerous growths called polyps in your colon, a large study suggests. [1] The research, published in the journal Gut, adds to a growing collection of evidence that the type and diversity of gut microbes may play a significant […]

Pollution Linked with Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Precursor

A new study shows that women who live in heavily polluted areas may be more likely to have dense breasts, which is a known risk factor for breast cancer. [1] The study, published in Breast Cancer Research, finds that the chance of having dense breasts rose by 4% for every 1-unit increase in fine particle concentration. […]