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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Women more likely to experience key side effects from chemotherapy for esophagogastric cancer

MUNICH — Women appeared more likely than men to experience certain side effects from first-line chemotherapy for esophagogastric cancer, according to study results presented at European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. Sex contributes to variations i ...

Psychosocial therapy reduces fear of disease progression among women with ovarian cancer

MUNICH — A psychological support intervention significantly reduced fear of progression among women with ovarian cancer, according to randomized study results presented at European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. However, the intervention did not si ...

Shorter trastuzumab course cost-effective for early-stage breast cancer

MUNICH — A 6-month course of adjuvant trastuzumab appeared more cost-effective than standard 12-month treatment for women with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer, according to study results presented at European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. ...

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare. ...

Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

People living with dementia put on their dancing shoes and boogie to Ol' Blue Eyes. ...

Project ECHO brings ‘disruptive innovation’ to community cancer centers

PHOENIX — If implemented in community cancer centers, the telehealth program Project ECHO could impact patients and providers by bringing education and best practices to rural communities, according to a presentation at the Association of Community Cancer ...

Data analytics, telemedicine aid in cancer survivorship care

PHOENIX — Innovative programs that use data analytics and telemedicine aim to address challenges of providing critical cancer survivorship care, according to two presentations at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology Conference.   D ...

First-line antibiotic use varies for pediatric respiratory, ENT infections

SAN FRANCISCO — Research presented at IDWeek highlighted the inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents for pediatric respiratory and ear, nose and throat infections. The researchers said that in many cases, first-line antibiotics for these infections are o ...

24-hour cancer clinic reduces ED visits, patient costs

PHOENIX —A 24-hour cancer clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin resulted in a 26% reduction in ED utilization and high patient satisfaction, according to a presentation at the Association of Community Cancer Centers National Oncology C ...

Up to 180 jobs to go as Dundalk food plant closes

The Authentic Food Company in Dundalk has confirmed it is to close, with the loss of up to 180 jobs. ...

VIDEO: Patient Selection for Cross-linking

NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Jodi Luchs, MD, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, gives his presentation on patient selection for cross-linking. ...

VIDEO: Patient Selection for Cross-linking

NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Jodi Luchs, MD, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, gives his presentation on patient selection for cross-linking. ...

Mediterranean diet-based nutrition therapy linked to improved gestational diabetes outcomes

Women with gestational diabetes assigned to medical nutrition therapy based on the Mediterranean diet for 3 months experienced an improvement in glycemic profile at delivery that was comparable to pregnant women with normal glucose tolerance, study data sh ...

Top stories from EASD 2018

The 54th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes was held earlier this month, and Endocrine Today covered the latest research and themes that emerged from the meeting. The most popular topics for Healio.com/Endocrinology reader ...

Rectal indomethacin dose escalation ineffective for post-ERCP pancreatitis prevention

PHILADELPHIA — Rectal indomethacin dose escalation in high-risk patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography did not confer any benefit over the standard dose for the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis, according to study results pr ...

Minocycline does not improve symptoms in recent-onset psychosis

Minocycline failed to reduce negative or other symptoms of schizophrenia in patients with first-episode psychosis, according to data published in The Lancet Psychiatry. “Whether microglia are activated in an inflammatory state in schizophrenia has become a ...

Springboard Gets a New Look

Springboard, the online community for social and behavior change (SBC) professionals, has a fresh look. Dubbed “ Springboard 2.0,” it’s a better way to interact online, making it easier than ever to find new resources, learn new skills and connect with ot ...

In flu epidemic, vaccinating at pharmacies could save $100 billion

In the event of an influenza epidemic caused by a novel virus, vaccinating people at pharmacies in addition to traditional locations has the potential to alleviate up to 23.7 million symptomatic cases, saving society $99.8 billion and third-party payers $2 ...

Personal touch critical for mobile phone-based HPV awareness strategy

Although college-aged adults were hesitant to learn about HPV and HPV vaccination via text messages and mobile apps, they expressed more willingness if personalized options were sent from a health care provider, according to findings from a qualitative stu ...