Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 11:43
Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper
Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.
The study, published in the Lancet Oncology medical journal, revealed that oral contraceptive use for approximately five years can significantly impact the health of women as they age and become more susceptible to endometrial cancer.
Entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:21
Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service
Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to a business that has not only relieved her pain, but also provided her Washington, D.C.- area African-American community a haven for improved health.
Looking for a quick fresh salad recipe for these hot summer days?
This is one of my favorite times of the year when the harvest is bountiful whether I'm in my garden or at the local Farmer's Market. There are plenty of fresh herbs and the zucchini seems to be endless. In looking for ways to use it all I ran across this family favorite recipe that uses zucchini noodles made by using a spiralizer, mandolin or even a regular box grater. The noodles are so lovely and fresh and perfect for those trying to get off too much pasta or grains in their diet. By using coconut oil mayonnaise, this recipe is also vegan. It's very quick to make and fun to bring to your next gathering, or just munch on at home!
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:27
Meri Raffetto, RDN
As a mother of 5-year old triplets I'm starting to see exactly how children learn healthy habits. It doesn't always come from talking at them or trying to explain by reading child friendly stories or using carrot shaped puppets to get the message out about developing healthy habits. They learn from observing our behavior.
Identifying lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 16:33
By the National Cancer Institute
Dr. Tanya Agurs-Collins is a program director with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Health Behaviors Research Branch. In addition to carrying out her own research on nutrition and cancer risk, she helps interested investigators apply for funding to examine the link between lifestyle factors and cancer risk.
Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from some of their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases that teens can come in contact with in this stage of their lives. Keep your teens healthy with the Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza vaccines.