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Vitamin B6 May Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women

Vitamin B6 and Colorectal Cancer? For women who are concerned about their familial risk of colorectal cancer, taking a daily supplement of Vitamin B6 may be helpful. Studies suggest that 40% of women and 20% of men don’t obtain enough vitamin B6 in their diets. A sentinel study published by Wei et al, 2005 suggests […]

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Low Dose Estrogen Birth Control Pills and PMS?

For women who suffer from PMS or premenstrual syndrome, new research compares the efficacy of low-dose estrogen oral contraceptives vs. a similar contraceptive with higher doses of estrogen–specifically pertaining to PMS mood symptoms. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a term that’s often tossed around casually, but for many women, it’s a very real and sometimes debilitating

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Bright Light Therapy for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Is bright light therapy effective for treating the depression associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder?  Premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD is generally regarded as a more sever form of premenstrual syndrome. Light therapy consists of exposure to full-spectrum light for a prescribed amount of time.   A recent meta-analysis of bright light therapy published in the American

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