Women who undergo IVF pregnancy are at no greater risk of contracting breast cancer, according to researchers at Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. The study collected health records from 25,000 women and found no "significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these IVF regimens."
Genes that are tied to red hair may also be linked to a higher risk of developing skin cancer, a new study says. The study, published in Nature Communications, saw researchers examine tumor DNA sequences collected from more than 400 people. There were 42 percent more mutations linked to sun damage in the tumors of those carrying the red hair gene variant than in those without that DNA.
The number of women who smoke while pregnant may be significantly higher than researchers once thought, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Perinatology, featured investigators reviewing the birth records of more than 700 women who gave birth at a single hospital in Ohio between 2014 and 2015.
Nearly one-half of all sunscreen products in the U.S. fail to meet basic sun safety guidelines, according to a new study. For the study, published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, researchers reviewed the safety labeling of Amazon's top-reviewed sunscreens, 65 products that accounted for the top one percent of all sunscreens sold by Amazon.com.
Damage caused by walking or running could promote melanoma on the soles of the feet, a new study shows. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reviewed the medical data between January 1990 and December 2014 revealed 123 patients at Shinshu University Hospital of people who had been diagnosed with melanoma on the soles of their feet.