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Taking Lipid-Lowering Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Cancer Death

THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 — For women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, adherence to lipid-lowering medications (LLM) is inversely linked to cancer-specific mortality, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Jia-Li Feng, Ph.D., of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Xiwen Qin, from Monash University, […]

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Trial shows hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID-19 in health care workers

University of Minnesota Medical School physician researchers studied hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to prevent COVID-19 for those with high-risk for exposure to the virus—health care workers. The pre-exposure prophylaxis trial results, which were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, determined that taking 400mg of hydroxychloroquine once or twice weekly did not prevent the development of COVID-19 […]

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Lasting Psychological Morbidity Seen With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 — Women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) have long-lasting psychological morbidity, with significantly more probable depression antenatally and postnatally, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in BMJ Open. Nicola Mitchell-Jones, M.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues conducted a two-point prospective case-control, multicenter survey study with antenatal and postnatal data […]

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How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

(HealthDay)—Proper skin care is crucial for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling are among the skin problems that radiation therapy can cause. “During radiation therapy, the treated skin becomes very sensitive, which can cause painful rashes and delays in care,” said dermatologist Dr. Anisha […]

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Vaccine Attributes Influence Readiness to Accept COVID-19 Shot

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 — Vaccine-related attributes and political characteristics are associated with preference for choosing a hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in JAMA Network Open. Sarah Kreps, Ph.D., from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and colleagues conducted a survey study to estimate willingness to receive vaccination. A […]

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Interval breast cancers tied to worse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Interval breast cancers (IBCs) account for one-fourth of breast cancers detected in routinely screened women, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open. Saroj Niraula, M.D., from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues compared tumor characteristics of breast cancers diagnosed within two years of a normal screening mammogram […]

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How elite sportswomen have suffered more than men during the pandemic

,Following an “invisible summer” caused by the coronavirus pandemic, elite women’s sport is finally returning—long after men resumed playing. Earlier this month, the women’s 15s rugby union competition for 2020-2021 kicked off, after the 2019-2020 season was canceled in March. The new season features adapted rules to avoid the transmission of coronavirus. This came two […]