image viaThis may not be such a good idea after all.A new study out of Washington University Medical School shows that women with a family history of breast cancer have a greater risk of developing the disease themselves the more they drink. That's right: Not only do you have to get felt up r ... More >>
Vitamin D is enjoying a serious moment in the sun lately, if you'll pardon the pun. The vitamin, which we produce naturally when we're exposed to sunshine, has been shown to be crucial in maintaining bone health and immune function. It may help keep hair and eyes healthy. And mushrooms that have ... More >>
image viaThis is ovarian cancer. It ain't pretty.It's old news that cancer is caused by mutations in otherwise healthy cells. But where are those mutations? That's what the researchers at Washington University's Genome Institute have been trying to figure out. Earlier this year, a team sequen ... More >>
image viaDr. William GillandersSusan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, announced yesterday that it would give a $6.5 million grant to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine who proposed using genome sequencing to develop personalized v ... More >>
image viaAll forms of breast cancer are not the same.As any woman -- or any casual viewer of boob-centric photos, including Riverfront Times slide shows -- knows, all breasts are not alike. This, it turns out, is also true genetically, and, unfortunately, for breast cancer.
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Image sourceThey're talking! They're happy! We should be more like them!Happy People Have Better Conversations Than You Do: Apparently Jean-Paul Sartre was wrong: Hell is not other people. The happiest people, a new study from Washington University and the University of Arizona shows, are the ... More >>
melaniesmarch.comA group of Pennsylvanians plan to march to Washington D.C. over the next week in honor of Melanie Shouse, a St. Louis activist who lost her battle to breast cancer last month.Shouse, a longtime advocate for health care reform, was mentioned in a speech President Barack Obama deli ... More >>
Tonight is Dine out for the Cure, sponsored by the St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to fight breast cancer. The list of participating restaurants is available, as a PDF file, here.
The USDA's new Country of Origin Labeling (pr COOL) law goes into effect today. (MSNBC)Apparently, it's food-allergy-news week: A new study finds that black male children have the highest risk of food allergies. (U.S. News & World Report)Research suggests that eating mushrooms could reduce a wom ... More >>
Pork mega-producer Smithfield Foods is cutting jobs, closing factories and losing stock value. (AP)Guilty pleas in a big food-safety and graft case involving California's tomato-processing industry. (San Francisco Chronicle)A new study suggests eating apples might fight breast cancer. (Daily Telegra ... More >>
The St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced that it will host a Dine Out for the Cure event on Thursday, June 11. (The St. Louis Race for the Cure is that Saturday, June 13.) Participating restaurants will donate part of their proceeds to battle breast cancer. Already on boa ... More >>