Cancer survivors now have food options to boost their immunity and reduce their chances of dying of breast cancer.

“We have to take a global look at survivorship,” said Dr. Alison Estabrook, chief of breast surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and director of the Breast Centre.

“It’s clear better eating habits increase the possibility that a woman won’t get breast cancer or have a recurrence.”

Dr. Barry Boyd, creator of the integrative medicine program at Greenwich Hospital-Yale Health Systems and director of nutritional oncology, says women should no longer be afraid to consume soy.

“It was feared that components of soy had oestrogen-like properties that influenced the growth of breast cancer cells,” Boyd said. “Science has not only proved an absence of risk, there’s also a possible benefit.”

The consumption of isoflavones, commonly found in soybeans, produced a “statistically significant reduced risk of recurrence” among breast cancer survivors diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, according to researchers.

Researchers concluded that eating soy after diagnosis was associated with a reduced mortality risk and fewer recurrences of the disease.

Source: CNN

Women ‘Attracted to Low-voiced Men Who Cheat’

If you ask a woman what she finds attractive in a man, answers are likely to include his smile, eyes and a good sense of humour. But according to a new study, women are attracted to men with low-pitched voices, even though they rate them as more likely to be unfaithful.

Researchers from McMaster University in Canada wanted to determine women’s preferences for male voice pitch in long-term versus short-term relationships, alongside their perceptions of infidelity risk.

Findings of the analysis showed that the women demonstrated a preference for low-pitched voices.

However, they also rated these voices as more likely to cheat on their partner, and showed preference for them regarding short-term relationships rather than long-term.

Jillian O’Connor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University and lead study author, explains: “The sound of someone’s voice can affect how we think of them. Until now, it’s been unclear why women would like the voices of men who might cheat.

But we found that the more women thought these men would cheat, the more they were attracted to them for a brief relationship when they are less worried about fidelity.”

Source: Medical News Today

UTI Often Puts Older Men in Hospital

Although urinary tract infections (UTIs) are much more common among women, older men who develop the condition are more likely to be hospitalized as a result, researchers have found.

In addition, the urologists from Henry Ford Hospital pointed out that health care costs are 10 times higher when patients with UTIs need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. They concluded that being able to predict which patients are most likely to be hospitalized could reduce these medical expenses.

“We found that those patients who were hospitalized for treatment of urinary tract infections were most often older men, as well as those with serious kidney infections. They were also more likely to be seen at urban teaching hospitals, and/or treated in ZIP codes with higher median incomes,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Jesse Sammon, a researcher at Henry Ford’s Vattikuti Urology Institute, said.

“Managing these high-risk patients more aggressively in the outpatient setting may prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce associated health care costs,” Sammon added.

UTIs are particularly common among young women, the study authors noted. “By age 32, half of women report having had at least one,” Sammon pointed out. “For men and women, the incidence of going to the emergency department with a UTI was highest among the elderly, yet women saw a ‘peak’ in such cases between age 15 and 25, corresponding to the onset of sexual activity.”

Source: MedicineNet

Compiled by LARA ADEJORO

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