Ever notice that girls are getting their periods and developing breasts at younger and younger ages? Ever wonder why? The average age for the onset of menstruation in the past fifteen years has dropped from 12 years to around 10 years of age. Breast development typically blossomed in the tween years, and now is seen
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For every 100 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, one man will be diagnosed as well. Those may seem like pretty good odds. However, it still means that this year in the U.S. alone, about 2,600 cases of invasive male breast cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 440 men will die of the dis-ease.
One out of every two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Despite that sobering fact, most don’t do much to safeguard their skeleton. Maybe you hate the taste of milk, think you don’t have time to exercise, or are convinced that a
Zinc is a mineral required by the body to support immune function and assist in various cellular activities. It also supports more than 300 enzymatic functions. Unfortunately, most of the world is deficient in zinc. Zinc is essential for the development of healthy hormone and immune molecules as well as human growth. This foundational antioxidant
Not all heart attacks cause chest pain and drenching sweats: Some may be silent heart attacks, causing little or no symptoms, new research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests. The researchers recruited over 1,800 people 45 and older who were free of heart disease, and then scanned their hearts 10 years later. They
Most people assume they and the environment around them are generally healthy. The sad reality is that we are living in a world filled with toxins. Events that have occurred over the last 50 years have dramatically increased the environmental pollutants in our air, water, and soil. Every human being is now toxic to a certain
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a vegetable that is common in kitchens all over Asia and is also used for medicinal purposes in China, India, Central America and elsewhere around the world. It has been gaining popularity in the West as well, largely because of its benefits for diabetes. In recent years, studies have shown that bitter melon
Mammograms today are considered the standard tool to detect breast cancer. Women are normally encouraged to get mammogram testing every one or two years as they enter later adulthood, as a measure to detect breast cancer as early as possible. But mammogram testing is not harmless. In fact, mammograms are considered by some in the
Early detection through mammography is the annual clarion call of pink-ribboned Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns. October 21 is National Mammography Day — a day during which women are barraged with reminders that getting a mammogram could save their life. However, little effort has been made to educate women about the crucial differences between non-malignant lesions