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Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

The regular use of aspirin lowers the risk for pancreatic cancer by almost 50 percent, a new study in China led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. [More]
New report proposes updated revisions to WIC for better adherence to Dietary Guidelines for Americans

New report proposes updated revisions to WIC for better adherence to Dietary Guidelines for Americans

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes updated revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and promote and support breast-feeding. [More]
New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

New study from Veterans Health Administration finds significant decline in MRSA HAI rates

The Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration's campaign to limit healthcare facility-associated infections (HAIs) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continues to make significant progress, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology . [More]
Current Chinese cesarean rate substantially lower than previously reported, new study finds

Current Chinese cesarean rate substantially lower than previously reported, new study finds

Overuse of cesarean can jeopardize the health of mothers and babies. As cesarean rates have grown in many nations, cesarean overuse has become a key public health issue. [More]
Genes influencing social communication skills linked to genes underlying  psychiatric disorders

Genes influencing social communication skills linked to genes underlying psychiatric disorders

The researchers studied the genetic overlap between the risk of having these psychiatric disorders and measures of social communicative competence - the ability to socially engage with other people successfully - during middle childhood to adolescence. [More]
Legalization of recreational marijuana changes teens' use and perceptions of marijuana

Legalization of recreational marijuana changes teens' use and perceptions of marijuana

Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state following enactment of recreational marijuana laws, according to a UC Davis and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to be published online in JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

High BMI leads to epigenetic changes, study shows

The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. [More]
Oncotype DX test can help guide treatment decisions and enable personalized care before breast cancer surgery

Oncotype DX test can help guide treatment decisions and enable personalized care before breast cancer surgery

New data presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) demonstrate that analyzing tumor biology with the Oncotype DX test can identify patients unlikely to benefit from chemotherapy prior to breast cancer surgery (neoadjuvant setting) and guide treatment decisions without compromising outcomes. [More]
Survey finds substantial use of CPM procedure among women with unilateral breast cancer

Survey finds substantial use of CPM procedure among women with unilateral breast cancer

In a survey of women who underwent treatment for early-stage breast cancer in one breast, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy use was substantial among patients without clinical indications but was low when patients reported that their surgeon recommended against it, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. [More]
Special Issue on digestive cancers offers five articles from experts in Latin America

Special Issue on digestive cancers offers five articles from experts in Latin America

ecancermedicalscience has published a new Special Issue on digestive cancers in Latin America, bringing together five articles from experts in the region. [More]
Hormone receptor could be potential biomarker for gastric cancer, research shows

Hormone receptor could be potential biomarker for gastric cancer, research shows

Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, and Shantou University Medical College in China, have shown that the hormone receptor GHRH-R could be a potential biomarker for gastric cancer, enabling earlier diagnoses and better staging. [More]
USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital HSV infection

USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital HSV infection

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine serologic screening (via a blood test) for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant. [More]
Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular use of aspirin by people living in Shanghai, China, was associated with decreased risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Mumps may seem like a contagion relegated to history books, but like many other diseases of the past now preventable with a vaccine, mumps has been making a resurgence. [More]
Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake not based on high quality science, study finds

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake not based on high quality science, study finds

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high quality science, finds new study led by McMaster University and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). [More]
NCI’s new tool could help accurately predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic patients

NCI’s new tool could help accurately predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic patients

A new breast cancer model, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, will help health care providers more accurately predict breast cancer risk in their Hispanic patients. [More]
New study finds rise in past-month marijuana use among reproductive-aged women

New study finds rise in past-month marijuana use among reproductive-aged women

A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that the prevalence of past-month marijuana use among reproductive-aged women rose from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, an increase of 62 percent. [More]
New review explores approaches for prevention of hip fracture in very high risk patients

New review explores approaches for prevention of hip fracture in very high risk patients

Hip fractures are of great concern as they are the most severe type of fracture in osteoporotic patients, associated with premature death, and commonly leading to long-term physical disability, impaired capacity to perform daily activities and live independently, and reduced quality of life. [More]
People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition. [More]
ESMO Asia 2016: Three studies present first data on rare sarcomas in Asian patients

ESMO Asia 2016: Three studies present first data on rare sarcomas in Asian patients

The first data on rare sarcomas in Asian patients is presented in three studies today at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
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