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Japan’s Lily MedTech Is Creating A Powerful New Tool To Fight Breast Cancer

As populations around the world age, cancer is becoming a more significant burden on many societies. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and accounted for more than 2 million new cases in 2018, according to the World Health Organization. While survival rates have increased in recent decades, traditional screening methods for breast cancer remain a painful process for many women and are not suited to all patients. One Japanese startup is trying to change that with an innovative technology that could improve the effectiveness of screening. ARTICLE

Alzheimer's risk is higher for women: 3 diet tips to boost brain health

It’s common to think about eating for a healthy heart or gut, but the same food-as-medicine principles also apply to the brain. That’s especially important to know for women, who make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases. What they eat now — in their 20s, 30s and beyond — could help prevent dementia decades later. Perimenopause — the period when a woman starts to produce less estrogen, usually in her 40s — may be a critical point in whether she’ll go on to develop Alzheimer’s or not. ARTICLE

Alzheimer’s: Copper transport in blood provides fresh clues

Faulty regulation of copper levels in tissues plays a major role in a wide range of illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and motor neuron disease. An investigation of molecules that carry copper in the bloodstream has provided new leads for diagnosis and treatment. Article

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