Radiology & Imaging

Q&A: Dense breast tissue and molecular breast imaging

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent mammogram, I was told that I have dense breast tissue. What does that mean? Should I be concerned? What does that mean for my future screenings?

Medical research

A new contributor to atherosclerosis

Free radicals produced during oxidative stress react with membrane fatty acids to yield highly reactive lipid aldehydes, which can modify proteins and cause cellular or tissue damage.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could the solution to osteoporosis be in the bile?

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease where the bone density and quality are reduced. This disease is associated with substantial pain and disability leading to devastating long-term physical and psychological consequences. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Dense breast notification and insurance legislation analysis

Increased awareness of breast tissue density masking cancer and thus decreasing the diagnostic sensitivity of mammography has brought about relevant state-level policies. This new study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Love your bones

Osteoporosis is one of the leading healthcare issues worldwide. Characterised by reduced bone tissue and changes in bone structure, osteoporosis increases fragility and risk of fractures in older adults. It is estimated about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Older bones benefit from dairy plus vitamin D

(HealthDay)—A combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairy foods may protect against age-related bone loss, a new study indicates.

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