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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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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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Outcomes Worse for Women With MI at 50 Years or Younger

FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 — Women who experience their first myocardial infarction (MI) at ≤50 years of age are less likely than men to undergo coronary revascularization or be treated with guideline-directed medical therapies, according to a study published online Oct. 13 in the European Heart Journal. Ersilia M. DeFilippis, M.D., from Harvard Medical School […]

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An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby

(HealthDay)—To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the “ABCs” of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That’s the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a child under 1 year of age that usually occurs during sleep. The […]

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With many regulatory barriers clear, remaining roadblocks for digital therapeutics are cultural, logistical

While some of the more obvious barriers to digital therapeutics adoption in Europe have come crashing down recently, adoption is still hampered by cultural momentum. That was the conclusion of a group of digital therapeutics stakeholders who presented at HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Digital Event today, in a session moderated by YourCoach Health chairman and […]

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Symptoms of COVID-19 Poor Marker for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 — Symptoms of COVID-19 are a poor marker for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Clinical Epidemiology. Irene Petersen, Ph.D., and Andrew Phillips, Ph.D., from University College London in the United Kingdom, used data from the Office for National Statistics […]