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4 million cancer deaths avoided in EU since 1988

Over four millions deaths from cancer have been avoided in the European Union (EU) since the late 1980s, thanks to improvements in prevention, detection and treatments, a major new study has found. The research also makes predictions for 2017 and notes tha ...

Walking benefits advanced cancer patients

People with advanced cancer could enjoy an improved quality of life if they walked for just 30 minutes, three times a week, a new study has found. According to UK researchers, ‘rather than shying away from exercise, people with advanced disease should be e ...

Childhood IBD risk not affected by maternal infections, antibiotic use during pregnancy

Children born to mothers who acquired an infection requiring antibiotics during pregnancy do not have an increased risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease, according to the results of a Canadian population-based study.This finding led investigators ...

'Misleading' information about new hospital

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he is "frustrated" at some of the "misleading" information that is circulating about the cost of the new National Children's Hospital. ...

Energy firms may need to raise prices further, warns industry body

Energy UK chief tells MPs rising wholesale prices and government subsidies mean continuing pressure to increase bills Britain’s big six energy suppliers are under pressure to pass on more price hikes to consumers’ energy bills, the industry trade body has ...

Safety of quickly performing TJR with fast-track methods raises questions

During the last decade, accelerated patient programs have been introduced worldwide for more orthopaedic procedures. Total hip and knee replacement are good examples of how changes in pain treatment strategies, concepts on how and when to mobilize patients ...

No link seen between infection and transfusion, blood loss risk after revision TKA

The presence of infection alone did not increase the risk for both transfusion and blood loss; although, septic revisions had higher transfusion rates and blood loss rates, according to recently published study results. Researchers retrospectively reviewed ...

Letermovir effective as prophylaxis for CMV in high-risk HCT patients

Letermovir was highly effective in a phase 3 trial at preventing infection with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation who were CMV–seropositive at the time of transplant. ...

FDA grants fast track designation to CMD-003 for lymphoma, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease

The FDA granted fast track designation to CMD-003 for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory lymphoma and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease associated with the oncogenic Epstein Barr virus, according to the agent’s manufacturer.CMD-003 ...

CDC: Postpartum depression decreases from 2004 to 2012

Postpartum depressive symptoms decreased from 2004 to 2012, but remain prevalent among women in the U.S., according to CDC data.“Postpartum depression is common and associated with adverse infant and maternal outcomes (eg, lower breastfeeding initiation an ...

Partner guilty of murdering UK children's author

The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been found guilty in the UK of drugging and killing her in a long-planned plot to acquire her riches. ...

Hotpoint tells tumble dryer owners: unplug faulty machines due to fire risk

Whirlpool – which also owns Indesit, Creda and Proline – changes advice after criticism from trading standards and Which? The maker of Hotpoint and Indesit tumble dryers has changed its advice to the owners of millions of potentially dangerous machines, t ...

Confronting Provider Bias Through Human-Centered Design in Nigeria

The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, Phase 2 (NURHI 2), a five-year, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project that aims to increase contraceptive use in three Nigerian states, has been busy tackling the issue of health provider bia ...

Living to 90 and beyond? No thanks | Michele Hanson

where the health and social care systems are already failing Worrying news for people in developed ...

Personalized approach must guide extended aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer

Approximately 75% of patients with breast cancer have hormone receptor–positive disease, in which growth and replication depends on estrogen signaling.Thus, endocrine therapies — including tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors and antiestrogens — have become the ...

Modest changes should be given priority over mandatory wellness interventions

There are too many gaps in our understanding of physician burnout to require mandatory regular wellness interventions. We support modest strategies, including: open forums to discuss the challenges of practicing medicine in an organization, offering volunt ...

HPV vaccination in older individuals: A mess, perhaps mitigated by herd protection

Over the years, I have taught my residents and fellows that, if something does not make sense in clinical practice, it is probably wrong.That maxim seems to apply in our approach to the preventive management of HPV. ...

Is fostering resilience and wellness to reduce physician burnout a personal responsibility?

Yes.As a clinical oncologist, I take full responsibility for cultivating my clinical skills. This includes staying up to date with scientific discoveries and clinical practice guidelines needed for delivering the best possible care informed by evidence. ...

More effective cytomegalovirus prophylactic therapies needed for high-risk HSCT recipients

Due to advances in diagnostic methods and the development of preventive or pre-emptive strategies, the incidence of cytomegalovirus disease after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or HSCT, has fallen to 8% to 10% in the past decade. Yet, while the i ...

Evolution of surgical management optimizes care for patients with rare gynecologic tumors

Editor’s Note: This column is a three-part series intended to offer oncologists practical advice on the treatment of rare gynecologic malignancies. Part 1, published here, outlines advances in surgical management. Part 2 will address adjuvant therapy for r ...

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