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Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

Although women can’t control how old they are or their genetics, which both influence the risk of breast cancer, they can take other actions to help prevent the disease. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Years […]

Breastfeeding May Protect Babies from Childhood Leukemia

New moms can lower their babies’ risk of developing childhood leukemia by breastfeeding them, a new study suggests. Babies who are breastfed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower risk of developing childhood leukemia – the most common childhood cancer, according to a review of multiple studies. Researchers from the […]

Excess Body Weight Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer, Report Finds

Women may be able to lower their risk of ovarian cancer by maintaining a healthy weight. A comprehensive report found that being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer – the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. Ovarian cancer joins a growling list of cancers whose risk is increased by carrying excess […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

Many Moms Introducing Solids Too Early, Study Finds

Although medical professionals recommend introducing solid foods to an infant no earlier than four to six months of age, many mothers choose to do so. Indeed, four out of 10 mothers gave their infants solid foods before their baby was four months old, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The practice, which […]

Moms Who Breastfeed Cut Risk for Obesity Years Later

Breastfeeding can help a new mother lose some of the weight gained during pregnancy, but the benefits to weight loss don’t end there. A new British study found that women who breastfed cut their risk of obesity 30 years later. The study was published in the International Journal of Obesity. After analyzing data from the […]

Breastfeeding and Immunizations Lower SIDS Risk

Most parents know that babies should sleep on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But there is more they can do to decrease their infant’s risk. Breastfeeding is recommended and is associated with a reduced risk of SIDS, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents may also slash their child’s risk of […]