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Osteoporosis Drugs May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Two studies show promise for commonly used biophosphonates

(Newser) - Two new studies suggest that drugs used to improve bone density cut women's risk of breast cancer. In both studies, one of which analyzed data from the huge Women's Health Initiative, those who used biophosphonates seemed to have a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer. The research isn't definitive,... More »

Girls Take Top Science Honors for 1st Time

They beat the boys in prestigious Siemens contest

(Newser) - For the first time in the 9-year-old contest, high school girls have won both top honors at the Siemens Competition in science. The individual prize of $100,000 went to a Pennsylvania girl whose research into bone growth was deemed to be at graduate student level by the judges. She... More »

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