Download PDF The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom finds that etoposide – a chemotherapy drug used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma – may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls. Baby girls of mothers who received chemotherapy drugs during pregnancy may go on to experience fertility problems. Etoposide […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new analysis indicates that many men with prostate cancer obtain second opinions from urologists before starting treatment, but surprisingly, second opinions are not associated with changes in treatment choice or improvements in perceived quality of prostate cancer care. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The American Journal of Public Health publishes physicians\’ call for sweeping single-payer reform with detailed proposal signed by over 2,200 doctors nationwide. Unveiling of proposal coincides with heightened debate on \’Medicare for All\’ in presidential primarie. In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 1, 2017 at 1:23 PM Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a study published in the February 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). Analyzing brain scans of newborns, the researchers found that the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Study shows that blood troponin levels can predict risk of heart attack and death, and response to statins. A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The study, published in the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new Australian study shows that cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting \’innate\’ immune system behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not. It is well known that paparazzi-like \’neutrophils\’ swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake damage control and kill invaders. Most have very short […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is safe and feasible prior to surgery for early lung cancer, researchers reported at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. \”Until now nivolumab and the other anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 drug studies have only been reported in metastatic or advanced lung cancer,\” said lead author Dr Patrick […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF According to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery, \”the vast majority\” of neurosurgeons operating in the US conduct additional procedures and tests out of fear of malpractice lawsuits rather than necessarily for the benefit of the patient. Neurosurgeons in high-risk states pay almost twice as much in malpractice insurance premiums as […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A large study published by the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo in the highly ranked Journal of Clinical Oncology found that using high factor sunscreen compared with low factor sunscreen can decrease the risk of melanoma by 33%. Using sunscreen does not guarantee protection In this study sunscreen users reported […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly minted surgeons receive as part of their training. The strategy, described […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers have long known that hepatitis C can raise the risk of liver cancer and non-Hodgkin\’s lymphoma. But according to new research, the virus may also heighten the risk of certain head and neck cancers, including cancers of the oral cavity and larynx. Patients infected with HCV may be at higher risk for […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. The study, by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Being overweight or obese has […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can\’t seem to do their job. A University College London study published on March 8 in Immunity now suggests that for people with lupus, the B cells that regulate inflammation are getting signaled to become pro-inflammatory […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a \’smart\’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It uses the pancreatic hormone glucagon as vehicle to shuttle thyroid hormone […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Assessing the cell \’ecosystems\’ at sites where ovarian cancer has spread round the body strongly predicts the chances of surviving from the disease, a new study reports. A new computerised test using software designed to study plant and animal ecosystems measures diversity among cells in the environment around secondary tumours, or metastases, after […]Continue Reading ...
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