Cancer & Hormone Therapy, & Other News of Note

Breast Cancer Seen as Riskier with Hormone (NY Times) Hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly, a study finds. Women who took hormones and developed breast cancer were more likely to have cancerous lymph nodes, a …

More Mercury in the Blood & Other News of Note

Mercury Found in Blood of 1/3 of American Women (Environment News Service) The level of inorganic mercury in the blood of American women has been increasing since 1999 and it is now found in the blood of one in three women, according to a new analysis of government data for more than 6,000 American women. …

Physical Activity as Preventive Medicine & Other News of Note

Physical Inactivity Poses Greatest Health Risk to Americans (PhysOrg) Speaking at APA’s 117th Annual Convention, Steven Blair, PED, called Americans’ physical inactivity “the biggest public health problem of the 21st century.” * * * Research has shown approximately 25 percent to 35 percent of American adults are inactive, Blair said, meaning that they have sedentary …

And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’: BPA Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes

The New Scientist reports: Exposure to a compound commonly found in plastic food containers is linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the first large epidemiological study in humans. *          *          * In the new study, …Tamara Galloway at the University of Exeter, UK, and her colleagues analysed data from 1455 human …