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What Medical Schools Are Doing to Reduce Student Debt

What Medical Schools Are Doing to Reduce Student DebtThe rising cost of higher education makes affording medical school tough for the vast majority of students. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 75 percent of medical students who graduated in 2017 borrowed student loans to pay for school. Among U.S. medical school graduates who borrowed, those who attended public institutions finished their degrees with nearly $ 170,000 on average in student loans, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 52 ranked schools in an annual survey.



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Easy and inventive egg recipes (that will reduce your risk of stroke)

Easy and inventive egg recipes (that will reduce your risk of stroke)With the news that eating one egg a day may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, it seems only right that eggs are making a breakfast comeback. According to new research published in the journal Heart, for which researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre examined data from over 400,000 participants in China, consumption of up to one egg daily was linked with lower rates of strokes and heart disease. While in this country, it seems we have already embraced the idea of going to work on an egg once more. In March, figures showed that we are eat on average an egg every two days - bringing us closer to the levels of egg consumption seen in the 1970s, when they were at their peak.  The British Egg Industry Council, which carried out the research, said people are once again taking the time to make a "proper" breakfast after a string of reports warning of cereal's high sugar content, with some containing as much as 12g of sugar per serving.  It is estimated that over the Easter bank holiday around 45 million eggs are eaten a day, with families sitting down to brunches that star eggs as the star of the show.  Not only are eggs delicious and incredibly versatile, they are an extremely healthy choice too, being high in protein, low in calories and full of vitamins. Here, then, we share some of our favourite egg-based recipes, making the most of this humble yet heroic ingredient.  Easy and exciting egg recipes Coddled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, and Marmite soldiers Credit: ANDERS SCHONNEMANN  Colourful layered eggs Credit: Susan Bell The Delauney's eggs Arlington   Socca flatbreads with herb yoghurt, harissa, feta and fried eggs Credit: Olivia Williamson  Baked sausages, with beans, eggs and feta  Credit: Haarala Hamilton  Breakfast bacon and egg tart The perfect shakshuka Credit: Heathcliff O'Malley Duck egg with smoked salmon and caviar Credit: KATE WHITAKER New potato and chorizo hash with asparagus and poached egg Indian cheese on toast Credit: Dishoom  Sweet potato mash with bacon lardons, fried egg and parsley pesto Credit: Yuki Sugiura



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How To Cook Eggs To Reduce Your Risk Of Salmonella

How To Cook Eggs To Reduce Your Risk Of SalmonellaNearly 207 million eggs have been recalled for fear of a salmonella outbreak,



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Betsy DeVos Mulls The Fate Of Guidance Designed To Reduce Racial Bias In Schools

Betsy DeVos Mulls The Fate Of Guidance Designed To Reduce Racial Bias In SchoolsEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos met with a group of civil rights leaders,



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6 Real Ways We Can Reduce Gun Violence in America

6 Real Ways We Can Reduce Gun Violence in AmericaAmerica is the only developed country with such high rates of gun violence. Here are six steps we can take to reduce those numbers.



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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past, there’s a chance it may come back again. A large 2016 study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that women were most at risk for a recurrence within the first five years, and particularly one to two years after their surgery. While your healthcare team will keep a close eye on you—especially in the months following your treatment—there are a few steps that you can take that may reduce your risk of a cancer relapse.

Exercise for 150 minutes a week

It’s hard to understate the benefits of physical activity. A 2017 review published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that among women with a past breast cancer diagnosis, physical activity reduced mortality by about 40%. “Exercise may be the most influential modifiable risk factor in reducing breast cancer recurrence,” says Margaret Flowers, PhD, director of scientific communications and grants at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. "While the research is still inconclusive about the biological underpinnings of this relationship, we know that exercise improves energy metabolism and reduces insulin levels. Other factors that are believed to be at play are a reduction in estrogen and metabolic hormones levels, as well as improved immune response."

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Try not to gain weight

Most women gain some weight after they’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, for a variety of possible reasons. They may feel too fatigued from chemo, for example, or experience a drop in their metabolic rate due to the drugs. Stress eating may also play a role. But several studies have shown that gaining weight during or after treatment increases the risk of recurrence, and reduces survival.

Fat cells release molecules called cytokines, which trigger inflammation, explains Flowers. Think of inflammation as an immune response that’s “much like the swelling you might see when a cut on your finger is healing,” she says. “A chronic, pro-inflammatory state supports the growth of tumor cells and makes them more aggressive, or more likely to spread to other tissues in the body.”

While it might be hard to avoid putting on any weight, the less you gain the better: The 2017 review noted that moderate weight gain—5 to 10% of a woman's body weight—was not linked to increased mortality, but a weight gain of more than 10% was.

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Cut back on saturated fats

The evidence is mixed, but the 2017 review noted that women who ate more saturated fats and high-fat dairy products had a greater risk of dying from breast cancer. That said, it’s unclear whether fatty fare is really to blame. The researchers pointed out that women who reduced their calories from fat also tended to lose weight (six pounds, on average), which is another way to protect against recurrence.

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Consider an anti-estrogen drug

For women who have a higher-than-average risk of recurrence, doctors can prescribe medication. In particular, two drugs—called tamoxifen and raloxifene—can block estrogen in the breast cells, lowering the risk of developing breast cancer by about 40%, according to the American Cancer Society.

In order to see a long-term benefit, however, women need to take the pills for minimum of five years. The downside: the drugs can cause hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and a loss of libido. “It can be difficult for some women [to adhere to these drugs],” says Flowers, “but there are remedies for some of the side effects.” Treating the symptoms you’re experiencing can help you stick with the medication for as long as necessary, she says.

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Don’t smoke—or overdo it on the booze

Women who continue to smoke after their diagnosis are more likely to die of breast cancer than their non-smoking counterparts, according to the 2017 review. It’s unclear whether cutting out cigarettes will reduce the odds of a recurrence, say the researchers, but it might help breast cancer survivors live longer.

Although the evidence is not yet conclusive, limiting your alcohol intake might help, too. Researchers have found that heavier drinkersthose who consumed more than 20 grams (or about a drink and a half) per daywere more likely to die of breast cancer than those drank less. In general, it’s a good idea to limit your intake to one drink a day.


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Homicide in Baltimore breaks 'ceasefire' meant to reduce violence

Homicide in Baltimore breaks 'ceasefire' meant to reduce violenceCommunity leaders organized around the social media hashtag Baltimore Ceasefire issued a general plea that “no one kills anyone” during the 72 hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. By the end of July, Baltimore police reported a record 204 homicides, according to the Baltimore Sun, leading to the Baltimore Ceasefire movement. “There is a war going on in Baltimore right now.



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Here’s What Russia’s Decision to Reduce Diplomatic Staff Will Actually Mean

Here’s What Russia’s Decision to Reduce Diplomatic Staff Will Actually MeanIt’s likely Russian staff will feel it the most.



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Know Your Options to Reduce Student Loan Payments

Know Your Options to Reduce Student Loan PaymentsThe Student Loan Ranger receives many questions from readers. On occasion, we like to share some queries that other borrowers are likely to relate to .



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A new type of deal to reduce violence in Syria

A new type of deal to reduce violence in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — The Russian plan to create safe zones in Syria, which came into effect Saturday, is the latest in a string of efforts to ease the country's horrendous violence. After past failures, this deal provides for the first time a mechanism to observe the cease-fire: Russian, Iranian and Turkish troops are to monitor compliance on the ground.



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