Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, an emotional month for an enormous group of people who have been affected by breast cancer. People from all over the country participate in a variety of ways to raise awareness of the risks of breast cancer, promote early detection and rally to raise money for research into its cause, treatment and ultimately cure.

 

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Although thousands of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next year, there are things you can do that may decrease your chances of being one of them. While there may be no way to completely rule out your chances of developing breast cancer, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk. 

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Women who suffer from stress during middle age may have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, Bloomberg reported. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden published the results of a study that spanned nearly 40 years and found that psychological stress is associated with a 21 percent greater risk of developing the disease. 

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