Category Archives: Women’s Health
Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations
This post was originally published on this site New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment test. Now, if a woman has a high risk, the task force is recommending that she see a genetic counselor and possibly be tested for the BRCA mutations.
Poor Social Life Might Harm Women’s Bones
This post was originally published on this site In a long-term study of more than 11,000 postmenopausal women in the United States, lower bone mineral density was associated with higher “social strain,” a measure of negative social interactions and relationships. Weaker bones were also tied to lower levels of social activity.
Addicted to Ran, ovarian cancer cells stop moving when deprived
This post was originally published on this siteIn a new study, researchers have shown the key role that a protein called Ran plays in the mobility of ovarian cancer cells. They demonstrated these cells cannot migrate from cancerous sites without the help of Ran.