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In the fight against breast cancer, there's a new tool that can help with early detection: genetic testing.
Along with annual mammograms and monthly breast self-exams, women who are at high risk for breast cancer may be advised by their physician to consider genetic testing for the two breast cancer genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2.
Here are some red flags that could indicate you should consider getting tested:
According to the New York Times, pressure over grades and college admission has escalated to the point that many students are using prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin to help them study.
Forget fries... would you like a side of death with that soda?
Not many people expect chain restaurants to be super healthy - but would it surprise you to learn that a whopping 97% of meals on the kid menu fail to meet nutritional standards?
A new study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that the overwhelmingly majority of children's meal options at chain restaurants in the US do not meet the recommended standards for nutrition developed by health experts.
We've heard of pregnant women making molds of their bellies or saving parts of their placentas... but would you ever wear jewelry made from breastmilk?
Apparently, this is a thing.
Basically, new moms can send away a sample of their breastmilk in order to have it turned into a priceless memento.
"This will be a keepsake to remind you of the breastfeeding bond between you and your child for a lifetime," writes Allicia Mogavero on her Mommy Milk Creations Etsy site. more
Could the artificial dyes in Kraft Mac and Cheese be bad for you?
Two moms from North Carolina are petitioning Kraft Foods to remove the artificial colors from the cheese mix in its popular macaroni and cheese product.
Did you lose your mojo in a big way after becoming a new mom?
While doctors say it's okay to start having sex again around six weeks after having a child, many women report experiencing a decreased sex drive after pregnancy. In fact, some moms don't feel ready for up to a year.
Sound disconcerting? Relax. It's quite common, and there is a whole host of reasons why this happens.
In the past few decades, the number of pregnant women diagnosed with cancer has increased.
Why? Researchers believe it could be partly due to the fact that women are waiting longer to have children. more
By now you've probably heard the latest news from the water cooler: Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has announced that employees will no longer be permitted to work remotely. more