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Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

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March 8 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana-based products have high levels of the drug's psychoactive ingredient in their breast milk for up to six weeks after giving birth, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. Levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in the breast milk of participating women were as high as 5.5 nanograms per milliliter two weeks after giving birth, the data showed. Advertisement At six weeks after delivery, these levels had dropped to just under 2 nanograms per milliliter. To put that in perspective, motorists with blood THC levels above 5 nanograms per milliliter can be charged with driving under the influence in many states. Today's marijuana products are more potent and several medical societies recommend abstaining from marijuana use during pregn...
Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

Regular aspirin use can lower risk for death in bladder, breast cancers, study finds

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People who take aspirin at least three times per week are more likely to survive bladder cancer, according to an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Regular aspirin use also was associated with a reduced risk for death from breast cancer, the data showed. Advertisement However, taking aspirin had no effect on a person's risk for getting several forms of the disease, including bladder, breast, gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancers, the researchers said. Aspirin also did not reduce a person's risk for death from gastrointestinal or pancreatic cancer, they said. "Although aspirin use at least three times per week was associated with the strongest risk reduction, any aspirin use was associated with increased bladder and breast cancer survival," researchers from ...
Study: Modified immunotherapy may work in advanced breast cancer

Study: Modified immunotherapy may work in advanced breast cancer

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Women with advanced breast cancer may have a new weapon in their fight against the disease -- a modified form of immunotherapy. CAR-T immunotherapy, in which T cells from a patient's immune system are modified to target cancer cells, has been most effective in the treatment of B-cell leukemia or lymphoma, both of which are cell-based, rather than solid-tumor cancers like breast cancer. Advertisement Adding a molecule found in immune cells called cGAMP to standard CAR-T boosts its efficacy in breast cancer by encouraging the body's immune cells to attack solid tumors, according to the authors of a study published Thursday by the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The success of this boosted CAR-T in mice used for the study may be a potential "game changer," researchers said...
Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans

Breast screening: One million women in UK may have missed scans

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Almost one million women in the UK have missed vital breast screening due to coronavirus, a leading charity has estimated.Breast screening programmes were paused in March as the NHS focused resources on tackling the pandemic. Breast Cancer Now calculates that around 8,600 women who have not had a scan have undetected breast cancer. The scanning programme is running again, but social distancing measures have reduced capacity. Combined with the significant backlog of women waiting for a scan, and more women starting to come forward with concerns about possible symptoms, the charity warns the service is under intense pressure. Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths Breast screening women in their 40s 'could save lives' Breast cancer diagnosed...
Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding reveals she has advanced breast cancer

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding reveals she has advanced breast cancer

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Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has revealed she has advanced-stage breast cancer.Posting on Twitter and Instagram, she wrote: "There's no easy way to say this and actually it doesn't even feel real writing this, but here goes. "Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body." Hi everyone,I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times. I’ve not posted on here for so long, thank you to everyone who has reached out to check in on me, it really does mean a lot. I feel now is the right time to share what’s been going on. pic.twitter.com/gxzOAl71vS— Sarah Harding (@SarahNHarding) August 26, 2020 The 38-year-old s...