Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 11:15 pm — admin
FemiLab reported this April that evidence is mounting in favor of sufficient levels of Vitamin D for optimal health. And that means cancer protection—breast cancer protection. Canadian researchers have shown that kids and adolescents that received higher than average dose of vitamin D were less likely to develop breast cancer later in life.
Those same researchers have gone on to show that the benefits of such vitamin D exposure extended to various types of hormone receptors found on breast cancer tumors.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 4:07 pm — admin
Preface note: I’ve had this in the hold file for months, waiting to post it after I’d pitched the story to a few women’s mags. No takers, but now that Newsweek has put out a 1st person on the issue I shall post it. Problem is….Newsweek fails to detail the lack of funding for moving egg freezing from experimental to clinical status and the need to achieve an 80% success rate for conceiving with thawed eggs. And the story forgets to mention the need for women to move on such a technique before age 32, when chromosomal damage of aging eggs can complicate successful thawing.
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 5:47 pm — admin
From the AP:
"Circumcision not only protects against HIV in heterosexual men, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections, a large new study found. Circumcised males reduced their risk of infection with HPV, or human papillomavirus, by 35 percent and herpes by 28 percent. However, researchers found circumcision had no effect on the transmission of syphilis.
Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:45 am — admin
The evidence that sufficient Vitamin D is essential for optimal health is growing. Now a new study shows that blood levels of vitamin D in the U.S. are decreasing. From a report in the March 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals:
Average blood levels of vitamin D appear to have decreased in the United States between 1994 and 2004.
Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm — admin
Studies on drinking and health are especially difficult to understand when sex enters the mix. For men, light to moderate drinking seems to be the way to go. (I am doing a VERY broad sweep here and define moderate as one drink per day, light as 3xweek.)
Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 12:31 pm — admin
3 items today:
POST-TERM PREGNANCIES POSE RISK
Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm — admin
From Reuters) :
FemiSex note: Dr. Sheldon Cohen is a remarkable researcher; I always take note of his findings. So, especially during high cold season, get those zzzzs!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm — admin
HOLD THE FRIES; HOLD THE PEE
Another good reason to shed some lbs: a UCSF study finds weight loss helps women overcome symptoms of urinary incontinence.
POP THE D AND SAVE YOURSELF a C, SECTION THAT IS.