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Researchers find cellular evidence behind lasting immune response in some cancer survivors

Some melanoma patients respond very well to immunotherapy, experiencing profound and durable tumor regression. A fraction of these patients will also develop autoimmunity against their normal melanocytes—the cells that give rise to melanoma—a phenomenon called vitiligo. Melanoma survivors with vitiligo have long been recognized as a special group with an outstanding prognosis, and a strong […]

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Individualized brain stimulation therapy improves language performance in stroke survivors

Baycrest scientists are pioneering the use of individualized brain stimulation therapy to treat aphasia in recovering stroke patients. Aphasia is a debilitating language disorder that impacts all forms of verbal communication, including speech, language comprehension, and reading and writing abilities. It affects around one-third of stroke survivors, but can also be present in those with […]

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COVID-19: Increased risk for those with CVD and stroke survivors

COVID-19 is prompting widespread questions and concerns about the heightened risk for those with heart disease and stroke survivors. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is responding to consumer questions through our websites, support networks, social media and other channels with the help of […]

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Use of PPIs tied to cognitive issues in breast cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Use of acid reflux drugs (proton pump inhibitors [PPIs]) during and after cancer treatment may be tied to impaired memory and concentration in breast cancer survivors, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Annelise A. Madison, from The Ohio State University in Columbus, and colleagues compared cognitive problems in breast […]

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AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren’t taking enough medication, new research shows. The preliminary study, presented this week at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference […]

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Factors predict low BMD in pediatric blood cancer survivors

Low bone mineral density (BMD) is common in childhood leukemia and lymphoma survivors, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Cancer. Hadley M. Bloomhardt, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues estimated the frequency of reduced BMD detected by off-therapy surveillance with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, factors associated […]