Reuters reports about a new imaging technology that combines CAT scans with PET scans to detect cancer at an earlier stage.
A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin show a correlation between high cadmium levels and breast cancer. The study consisted of 246 women with breast cancer and 254 without. Cadmium levels were tested through urine. The women with the highest 25% levels of cadmium had twice the chance of developing breast cancer compared to those with the lowest 25%. This study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Rachel at Women’s Health News has a good discussion on her blog about the new breastfeeding campaign from the Department of Health and Human Services. She brings up some good points about how the recommendations don’t seem very in touch with most women’s lives and the challenges many have to breast feed. Feministing has a great discussion in the comments section too!
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