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Media Advisory

Breast Cancer and the Environment: IOM Report Release Dec. 7
Released: 11/22/2011

Although women have little or no control over some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as those related to aging and genetics, they may be able to reduce their chances for developing the disease by avoiding certain environmental risks. Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, identifies actions that offer potential to reduce women's risk for the disease, and recommends targets for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be released with a press briefing and presented at a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

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What You're Reading - October 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2011.

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IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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What You're Reading - September 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of September, 2011.

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Few Health Problems Are Caused By Vaccines, IOM Report Finds
Released: 8/25/2011

An analysis of more than 1,000 research articles concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines, according to a new IOM report.

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Walmart Commits to Improve the Health of Its Food Products

Walmart announced on January 20, 2011, that it would work to provide healthier food choices and make those foods more affordable to consumers. Walmart will reformulate many packaged foods to reduce sodium and added sugars, and eliminate trans fats by 2015. The company references the IOM in its rationale for sodium and trans fat reduction.

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What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease

The World Health Organization reports that new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge and familiar ones are appearing in new locations around the globe. What's behind this trend? How can invisible organisms cause such harm? And to what extent has human behavior amplified the problem? What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease provides an overview of infectious disease, drawing on reports of the IOM.

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Number of HIV/AIDS Cases in Sub-Saharan Africa Expected to Greatly Outpace Treatment Resources by 2020; Urgent Need to Ramp Up Prevention
Released: 11/29/2010

The number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to far outstrip available resources for treatment by the end of the decade, forcing African nations to make difficult choices about how to allocate inadequate supplies of lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART), says a new IOM report.

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Increased Attention to Women’s Health Research Has Yielded Gains On Some Important Conditions, But Progress Lags on Others
Released: 9/23/2010

A concerted effort to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden of disease and reduced deaths among women due to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, says a new report from the IOM. The effort has yielded less but still significant progress in reducing the effects of depression, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis on women.

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FDA Should Adopt Risk-Based Approach to Food Safety and Take Steps to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses More Effectively
Released: 6/8/2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's abilities to discover potential threats to food safety and prevent outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by impediments to efficient use of its limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on risks, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

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