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 • Headlines: Wednesday, December 12, 12:40 PM   (More news)
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  Women who recently gave birth have an 80 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer than women in the same age group who haven't, according to a recent study.Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine analyzed nearly 900,000 women age 55 and younger from 15 studies around the world and found that women with an elevated risk of breast cancer also had a family history of the condition and a greater number of prior births."What most people know is that women who have children tend to have lower breast cancer risk than women who have not had children, but that really comes from what breast cancer looks like for women in their 60s and beyond," Hazel B. Nichols, an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina School of Global Public Health and study author, said a news release. "We found that it can take more than 20 years for childbirth to become protective for breast cancer, and that before that, breast cancer risk was higher in women who had recently had a child."Women who had their first child after age 35 had a higher risk for breast cancer than women who first gave birth before age 25.While risk was higher for women who had their first child after 35, but there was no increased risk of breast cancer after a recent birth for women who had their first child before 25."We need to recognize that the traditional risk factors for breast cancer do not always operate the same way at younger ages," Nichols said.In later years, the risk of breast cancer in the group was low, with 41 more cases of breast cancer diagnosed in every 100,000 women who gave birth between ages 41 and 45 birth. And the risk increased with age, as there were 247 more cases per 100,000 for women who gave birth at age 50."This is evidence of the fact that just as breast cancer risk factors for young women can differ from risk factors in older women, there are different types of breast cancer, and the risk factors for developing one type versus another can differ," Nichols said.
  Scientists have identified 195 coral species among deep reefs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Earlier surveys revealed only 32 species.According to the new research, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, roughly half of the coral species living in the Great Barrier Reef can be found among deep reefs.Deeper reefs are better protected from bleaching events and sea surface heat waves, and the latest findings suggest the habitats could serve as an important sanctuary for species threatened by global warming.Almost all coral lineages were found living among deep reefs, which suggests the habitats can also help conserve coral diversity.Researchers with the Queensland Museum led expeditions of dozens of deep reefs, focusing primarily on corals living between 100 and 150 feet below the ocean surface.As a recent report warned, the planet's corals face a variety of environmental threats, and current efforts to protect them remain insufficient.But some coral reefs are likely to fare better than others, and scientists continue to find surprising levels of coral diversity among deep reefs. Earlier this year, scientists discovered a massive reef of the coast of South Carolina.The deep Atlantic reef stretches more than 85 miles in length and was found nearly 2,000 feet beneath the surface of the ocean."Deeper reef areas are clearly more diverse than previously acknowledged and therefore deserve full consideration in our efforts to protect the world's coral reef biodiversity," researchers wrote in their new report on deep corals among the Great Barrier Reef.
  An animal rescuer in Britain said he used a popsicle stick covered in butter to rescue a cat trapped in the vent of a clothes dryer.The RSPCA said animal collection officer Glenn Baird responded to a Worcestershire, England, home where a cat had crawled into a vent and ended up trapped in the piping behind the dryer."The curious cat had crawled inside the vent and pipework for the tumble dryer and got jammed in tight!" Baird said. "I couldn't get anything around her in order to pull her free and it was such a small space -- only about 6 inches wide -- that I couldn't get my hand in either."Baird said he used a popsicle stick to butter up the inside of the pipe."I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her," he said. "Luckily, she slid right out!"Baird said the cat was not injured.
  Epix has renewed comedy-drama series Get Shorty starring Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano for a third season.Epix made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday alongside a promotional photo of O'Dowd and Romano. The official Twitter account of Get Shorty replied to the news with eyes and smirking face emojis.Get Shorty, from creator and showrunner Davey Holmes, is loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. The novel was previously adapted into a movie released in 1995 starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito.O'Dowd stars as Miles Daly, a hitman who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood where he meets Romano's Rick Moreweather, a washed up producer of low quality films."Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano have so thoroughly embraced their roles, and I know I speak for all fans of Get Shorty when I say that we can't wait for their escapades to unfold in season three," Epix president Michael Wright said in a statement."The entire Epix team is looking forward to working again with Davey Holmes, Adam Arkin and the MGM Television team to continue Get Shorty's success," he continued.
  Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski is making his new relationship Instagram official.The 34-year-old television personality shared a photo with Trace Lehnhoff on Tuesday following rumors he's dating the Flipping Out alum.The picture shows Porowski and Lehnhoff holding hands during a sunny day in Carmel, Calif. Porowski sported a double-breasted Calvin Klein suit and Salvatore Ferragamo shoes."11 is my favorite prime number," he captioned the post.Porowski's Queer Eye co-stars Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France and Bobby Berk were among the nearly 400,000 people who liked the photo on Instagram."Awwwww," Berk wrote in the comments, adding several heart emojis.Lehnoff, who appeared in Seasons 3-5 of Flipping Out, posted a photo with Porowski on his own account. The picture shows the couple holding hands as they take in some beautiful scenery."California is pretty incredible," Lehnoff wrote.Porowski and Lehnoff made their red carpet debut at the GQ Men of the Year party last week. The event followed news of Porowski's split from his boyfriend Joey Krietemeyer after seven years together."Antoni and Joey broke up months ago," a source told Us Weekly in October. "It was very amicable. They're still friends. It was a clean split."
  A Texas driver's dashboard camera captured the moment a fireball streaked across the night sky over the state.The footage shows the fireball lighting up the night sky over Austin on Monday night.The driver, Mike Ray, said he was traveling west on 290 when the footage was recorded at 8:01 p.m. local time.The American Meteor Society said there were 62 reports of fireball sightings over Texas and Oklahoma at the time the video was recorded.
  A Florida firefighter is being hailed as a hero after jumping into freezing water to rescue a dog trapped under a dock.The Midway Fire Department said Cale Secondine was part of the crew that responded to call for assistance from a resident whose dog, Daisy, was stuck under a dock in freezing water."We spotted the dog and shone the light on her," Secondine told the Pensacola News Journal. "She was stuck in between two boards underneath the dock. Her head was just barely above the water."Secondine jumped into the water to help the canine."It was cold," he said. "I had to catch my breath."The firefighter and dog were able to reach the shore, where they were greeted with blankets.
  Colorado authorities have released a video to the public showing the last sighting of a woman missing since Thanksgiving, hoping it might help solve the case.Officials said Kelsey Berreth was seen in public on Nov. 22. The footage released Tuesday showsthe 29-year-old flight instructor and her infant daughter at a grocery store in Woodland Park, about 50 miles south of Denver.The same day, Berreth handed off her daughter to fiance Patrick Frazee, police said.Woodland Park Police Chief Miles DeYoung said the woman's employer, Doss Aviation in Pueblo, Colo., received a text message from her phone on Nov. 25. The message said she would not be at work the following week, the Denver Post reported.Authorities said Berreth's cellphone pinged a tower in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles away that day. Police are able to zero in on a cellphone's location because it communicates with, or "pings," the nearest cellular tower when in use."It makes us wonder what she's doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there," Woodland Park Police Commander Chris Adams told Good Morning America Sunday.Frazee said he received a text message from Berreth that same day, but nothing since. Mother Cheryl Berreth said she filed a missing person's report on Dec. 2, and said the disappearance was "completely" out of her daughter's character.Police said Berreth's daughter is staying with her father, who's been cooperating with the investigation.
  Jennifer Lopez was moved to tears by boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's love and support in a new interview.The 49-year-old singer and actress got emotional while discussing the retired MLB star during Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.Host Jimmy Fallon teased Lopez by showing a clip of Rodriguez's enthusiastic response to her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. Lopez said Rodriguez has proven a caring and encouraging partner."He's come into my life and really contributed in such a way. He's so supportive, he's so loving," the star said with her voice wavering."He's one of these people, he's like, 'Shine, be the best.' Some people try to dull you down, try to squish you down, and he's so not like that," she said. "And it's just so refreshing. It's just such a beautiful thing.""He's just a very generous, loving spirit, soul," she added while holding back tears.Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed their relationship in March 2017. The couple said in a joint interview with People published Wednesday that their bond has has only grown since."We love each other and we love our life together," Lopez said. "The exciting part of our love is that we're both very aware of how lucky we are to have found each other."Lopez and Rodriguez were both previously married and each have two children. Lopez is parent to twins Emme and Max with Marc Anthony, while Rodriguez is parent to two daughters, Natasha and Ella, with Cynthia Scurtis.I was so loving to his kids and he was so loving and accepting of mine, and they embraced each other right away," Lopez said. "[It was] 'I get a new bonus brother and sisters to hang out with all the time and it's nice.'""Our kids have become best friends and that keeps us both grounded and appreciative," Rodriguez added. "We couldn't have asked for anything better than the four of them getting along as they do."Lopez discussed the possibility of marriage with Rodriguez during an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November.
  Workers at a Georgia Walmart are trying to find the owners of a 64-year-old love letter found on the floor of the store.Jennifer Hendrix, an employee at the Walmart store in Dalton, said a coworker named Dakota found the letter inside the store before he was deployed recently by the National Guard.The letter, postmarked July 30, 1954, contains a letter from a man named Max to his "honey," Martha Young."I ran out of paper and had to borrow some. Hope you can read this. Take care of yourself honey and stay sweet and remember I love you. Good night sweetheart. Lots of love Max," the letter reads.The letter says Max was due to be home in 15 days and planned to ask Young's parents for her hand in marriage."It's something that we only dream about most days with our social media and the fast pace of the world and I want to know the story behind them and I want to reunite someone with the piece of their heart that is obviously missing," Hendrix told WDEF-TV.It was unknown how the letter ended up on the floor at Walmart."It's important to me because obviously whoever these belong to have held onto these since 1954, so a piece of their soul has to be missing, a piece of their heart and with the holidays coming up its just really important to me that we can make that connection again," Hendrix said.Police in Greenfield, Mass., came to the assistance of a local resident in December 2017 after they discovered a love letter from April 1944 inside a wall at their home. Police were able to help the resident return the letter to the original recipient's family.

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