Attention, ladies! A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers from the Rutgers Cancer Intitute of New Jersey in the United States has revealed that a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may lower your risk of overian cancer - especially if you're a black woman.
These findings are highly significant considering ovarian cancers constitutes approximately 3% of all cancers in women. Fur... ››› more
If you suffer from persistent bloating, cramps and irregular toilet habits, you may have concluded that you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
But here's the thing: sometimes IBS symptoms stop being simply IBS and turn into something much more serious, such as colorectal or ovarian cancer.
Read on for four medical issues that your IBS symptoms could be trying to make you aware of, accordi... ››› more
Sitting for a long time is just not good for your.
I mean, when a Forbes Magazine cover screams, “Sitting is the new smoking!” it says everything.
And for women, it means ovarian cancer.
So, if you think getting your work done without taking as much as a loo break makes you dedicated, it's actually just making you sick.
Read more below to find out about a few simple changes you... ››› more
If you have ovarian cancer, here's some good news.
A new British study, published earlier this month in The Lancet, has found that undergoing chemotherapy before ovarian cancer surgery can make your surgery safer, your stay in hospital shorter and your quality of life better.
Read on for the full scoop.
New study suggests that chemotherapy before ovarian cancer surgery can bring about ma... ››› more
Last month, actress Angelina Jolie made news when she announced that she had an oophorectomy. (This is the name of the surgery where your ovaries removed.).
Now Jolie didn't have cancer. She underwent surgery to reduce her cancer risk.
And a new study is supporting her. It says preventative ovary removal in women with breast cancer who also carry the BRCA1 mutation is highly effective.
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Just two years after undergoing a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie made the decision to remove her ovaries.
Like her mother, who died just a short while ago from the complications of ovarian cancer, Ms Jolie carries the cancer gene BRCA1. It's the gene that which left her with an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and 50% chance of ovarian cancer.
And it's a strong gene that r... ››› more
Your body mass index (BMI) uses your height and weight to determine your health risk for obesity.
The higher your BMI, the unhealthier you are. The average BMI range for women over 20 years old is 19-25.
Now, a study out of the American Institute for Cancer Research shows that BMI can be used as a measure of your risk for ovarian cancer. For every five-point increase in BMI, your risk for de... ››› more
Weird dreams, dry mouth, decreased sexual desire and diarrhea - those are just some of the side effects associated with using antidepressants. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you're a woman, the risks could be fatal…
Could it really be possible that one of the most popular class of drugs might be driving a major health disaster that spans several generations of women?
The answ... ››› more
Actor Pierce Brosnan's daughter, Charlotte Emily has passed away after battling with ovarian cancer for three years. Brosnan told People.com that “Charlotte fought her cancer with grace and humanity, courage and dignity.” It has also emerged that Emily's mother and grandmother both died from the same disease. This family tragedy has certainly cast the spotlight on this silent killer. Here's wh... ››› more
Working the night shift isn't for the faint-hearted. It takes a while to adjust your sleeping patterns and get used to being awake during the night, which plays havoc with your health. Now, research has found a scary new health risk associated with working the night shift - it puts you more at risk of developing ovarian cancer if you're over 50! Here's how to even out the risk by adding more of th... ››› more
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