Cancer changes everything — even when it invades the personal life of an oncologist. (ASCO Connection) Despite significant progress in breast, ovarian, and colon cancer, outcomes in minority patients, especially African Americans, still lag. (Cancer) Patients with HIV-associated lymphoma can safely continue HIV therapy during chemotherapy. (Fox Chase Cancer Center) Immunotherapy-containing combination treatment significantly reduced […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide. Researchers found that in obesity, insulin released into the blood by the pancreas is unable to […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this observational study suggests that consistently meeting activity guidelines may be protective in terms of incidence of joint symptoms in women. Be aware that regularity of activity was ascertained via self-report, which may introduce recall bias. A large prospective study of physical activity in Australian women has found that modest but […]Continue Reading ...
December 15, 2017 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Groups and primary care practices must all work together to improve outcomes for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), according to the national Chronic Kidney Disease Audit published today. Recommendations include reviewing practice procedures and monitoring performance to help identify and actively manage patients with CKD. […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 An observational study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that increasing physical activity not only decreased the risk of death from all causes but also decreased the risk of death specifically from lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, the part of the body’s germ-fighting network which includes the […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. Roughly 91 million adults had arthritis in 2015. But the most surprising fact was that nearly one-third of sufferers were aged 18 to 64, a new study found. Those estimates are 68 percent higher than […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 No visit to the doctor’s office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital signs could be gathered, without contact, as you sit in the waiting room or the comfort of your own home? Cornell University engineers have […]Continue Reading ...
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Julie Rovner identifies five ways the Republican tax overhaul would change healthcare. (NPR) CVS agreed to buy health insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion (Healthcare Dive); the deal could “reshape the U.S. health industry,” according to an analysis from The New York Times. Eli Lilly said the FDA […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, with nearly 450,000 deaths […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many people insist their joints ache more when it rains. But that popular notion might be all wet, a new study suggests. The study of more than 1.5 million older Americans found that people were no more likely to visit the doctor with joint or back pain during […]Continue Reading ...
December 15, 2017 Scientists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat Mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain size to be able to reach the deeper airways and not to […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before. Ramirez said he and his wife, Luz Cadeo, who is also here illegally, have already made plans in case they are arrested by immigration police: The couple, who […]Continue Reading ...
December 15, 2017 A 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid led researchers to conclude that close and continuous monitoring is an acceptable first-line approach to patient management instead of immediate surgery to remove the tumor. The article entitled “Insights into the Management of Papillary Microcarcinoma of […]Continue Reading ...
December 12, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Nucala (mepolizumab) to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis, an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy specifically […]Continue Reading ...
December 12, 2017 An 80% rise in lung disease admissions to emergency departments in winter plays a major part in pushing our A&E services over the edge. Yet, only 10% of hospital trusts who responded to an FOI request had plans in place to make more beds available for respiratory patients warns a new report […]Continue Reading ...
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