Vitamin Use Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Death

Postmenopausal breast cancer patients had a significantly lower risk of dying of the disease if they consumed multivitamins with minerals, an analysis of data from theWomen’s Health Initiative¬†(WHI) showed.

Overall, use of multivitamins with minerals was associated with a 30% lower likelihood of breast cancer mortality in women who were already taking the vitamins at diagnosis. A matched analysis yielded a similar reduction in the hazard for fatal breast cancer.

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P.S. – Sorry about the long delay. Our website¬†moderator (Me) is back in school taking much more advance classes than previously used to. I’ll try to keep a constant schedule.

Decline in U.S. births appears to be leveling off, report finds

After plummeting for the past four years, the falling birth rate in the United States appears to have leveled off, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of babies born in 2012 was just less than four million, only a few hundred less than the number born in 2011, the report revealed. Experts say this data suggests that couples are no longer scared about having children because of the economy or other factors.

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FDA tests find very low levels of arsenic in rice

In tests for arsenic in more than 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, the Food and Drug Administration has found levels vary but overall are far too low to cause any immediate or short-term adverse health effects.

The results, out Friday, represent the first time FDA has released broad numbers on arsenic’s presence in rice products. The findings show the highest average levels in brown rice, the lowest in rice wine. The brown rice had 160 parts per billion inorganic arsenic per serving, infant rice cereal 120 and rice wine 11.

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Fresh, unprocessed baby foods tied to less allergy

Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies in a new study that looked at overall diet patterns instead of just specific foods.

“We have been aware that certain diets seem to reduce the risk of allergy in infants,” said Dr. Magnus Wickman, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, who was not involved in the study.

“The mechanism behind that is that we think that different kinds of fatty acids and antioxidants, different kinds of vitamins and essential minerals are good for your health and also prevent allergy,” he said.

Researchers estimate that up to eight percent of children have a food allergy.

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Cycling For Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Saturday along with their supporters, those survivors took to the city streets and even highways to raise money for life saving research.

More than 400 people arrived this morning at the Sanford Cancer Center, ready to bike for breast cancer. While some just wanted a healthy way to give back, others were decked in pink to show their support for a special someone.

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