NSAIDs May Slow Breast Ca in Obese Women

(MedPage Today) — Obese women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer had a 52% lower risk of recurrence when they reported regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Would this sign make you slow down?

by Laurie Gelman posted in Mom Stories We live on a busy road and cars tend to treat it like a highway even though it is lined with houses. It makes me crazy. So I was thrilled when, driving home the other day, I noticed a new sign in my neighborhood. It was red with… […]

The Secret to Stress-Free Summer BBQs: Use Your Slow Cooker!

I’ve discovered how to make casual summer entertaining super-easy and infinitely more fun: I simply plug in my slow cooker. I used to spend all day making side dishes and sweating for hours at the grill, not realizing until the end of the party that the only time I interacted with anyone was when they […]

Could young blood ‘slow’ ageing?

“Vampire treatment with young blood reverses ageing process,” The Independent reports. But before you get too excited, we should clarify that the headlines relate to a study on mice. The research involved connecting the circulation of young and aged mice, to discover how this affected the area of the brain involved with learning and memory. […]

Removing copper from body could slow cancer

“Copper can block growth of rare cancer,” is the rather unclear headline in The Daily Telegraph. Researchers have found that a drug that reduces the amount of copper in the body may also be able to lessen the growth of some kinds of tumours. These tumours – such as melanoma – have a mutation in the BRAF […]

Milk may slow progression of knee osteoarthritis

“Milk could be the key to beating crippling arthritis,” reports the Daily Express, while the Daily Mail adds that, “A glass of milk a day keeps arthritis at bay”. Both headlines are potentially misleading. The study the papers were reporting on was about slowing the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee joints, rather than preventing […]

Statins may slow progression of MS

“Multiple sclerosis patients may benefit from statins,” The Guardian reports. A UK study, involving 140 participants, has found that statins, which lower cholesterol, may slow brain shrinkage in people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a progressive condition affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with balance, vision and muscle movement. The study […]

What’s the rush? 7 ways you can slow down and be a better mom

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Slowing down really isn’t as easy as it sounds!  Or maybe it really doesn’t sound easy to begin with?  How can I slow down when I have to pack school lunches, make breakfast, clean the house, balance the budget, grocery shop, do the laundry, buy my son a… […]