TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. The researchers followed nearly 216,000 hip […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Wellness problems are prevalent among obstetrics and gynecology residents, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Helen Kang Morgan, M.D., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues administered a six-item survey to examine U.S. obstetrics and gynecology residents’ perceptions of wellness, burnout, and perceived effectiveness […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — There is discordance in communication priorities for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and their gastroenterology physicians (GIs), and the emotional impact of UC should not be underestimated, according to two studies presented at the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las Vegas. Jean-Frederic Colombel, […]Continue Reading ...
A new form of cancer fighting drug has been developed using the principles of the “Trojan Horse”. The drug is carried in by the carriers and this allows them to penetrate into the tumours and attack them from within explain researchers. This could be beneficial in several types of cancers that are generally resistant to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Relative muscle strength and physical function improve meaningfully after gastric bypass, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Diana Alba, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined changes in body composition, strength, physical activity, and physical performance among […]Continue Reading ...
New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 Payer reimbursement requirements, uncertainties in reform policy, and cost of new treatments viewed as top threats At a time of unprecedented advances in the science of cancer, growing complexity in cancer treatments, and ongoing health policy fluctuation, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) ninth annual Trending Now in Cancer Care survey […]Continue Reading ...
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The research, by Stanford family medicine specialists Jonathan Shaw, MD, and Meena Chelvakumar, MD, suggests that many women may […]Continue Reading ...
Study is first to analyze public health impact of emerging personal transportation option UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to require treatment in an emergency department. The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated […]Continue Reading ...
In 2010, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines suggested that patients with stable and low-risk prostate cancers could be managed with active surveillance or watchful waiting (AS/WW). AS/WW was considered to be a safe and effective alternative to aggressive surgery to remove the prostate and radiation therapy. A new study looked at the trends […]Continue Reading ...
Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to explore facial trauma litigation. It also found that outcomes in facial trauma lawsuits generally favor […]Continue Reading ...
Injection of a genetically modified virus that induces the body’s own immune cells to attack metastatic melanoma effectively treated almost 40 percent of patients with tumors that could not be surgically removed, according to researchers from three prominent cancer centers in a study published as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women. Between 2014 and 2017, 33 hospitals enrolled into the CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) program out of Boston Medical Center’s […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that the food allergies that people claim to have may not be true. The study reveals that as many as 20 percent of Americans over the age of 18 years believe that they are allergic to one or more food items. The study finds that the actual number of people […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight (EBW), with variation in the proportion among states, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Oncology. Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues used state-level, […]Continue Reading ...
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