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Obesity linked to eight more cancer types
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Obesity linked to eight more cancer types

The findings of a new study suggest that limiting weight gain could help to reduce risk for a number of cancers.

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NSCLC: therapeutic vaccines, immune checkpoint inhibitors improve survival

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AAP survey: vaccination refusal on the rise

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Antidepressant treatments may be missing the mark

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Does tight glycemic control really benefit people with type 2 diabetes?

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PT, aPTT values aren’t great indicators of direct oral anticoagulant effectiveness

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Heart failure: yes, hitting optimal dose targets with ACEI/ARBs in elderly patients is important

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Zika: CDC announces second outbreak area in Florida

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Antipsychotic use during pregnancy not linked to increase in congenital malformations

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Ex-minister calls for new health and care tax

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Hospital finances improve as patient care suffers

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GP appointment length ‘inadequate’ and ‘unsafe’

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Plans to cut NHS services revealed

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Capita fails to reimburse GP training money

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New alcohol guideline accepted

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Increased smoking and drinking associated with increased arterial stiffness in teenagers | ESC
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Increased smoking and drinking associated with increased arterial stiffness in teenagers | ESC

Heavy smokers had higher aPWV compared with non-smokers; Higher alcohol exposure also was associated higher aPWV.

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Factors associated with improvement in survival following heart attack | ESC
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Factors associated with improvement in survival following heart attack | ESC

Unadjusted all-cause mortality at 180 days decreased from 10.8% to 7.6%.

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Longer duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after stent placement Improves outcomes in peripheral arterial disease | ESC
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Longer duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after stent placement Improves outcomes in peripheral arterial disease | ESC

DAPT duration of 24 months after PCI reduced risk of death, heart attack, or stroke compared with short DAPT of six months or less.

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Fracture risk drugs are often continued
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Fracture risk drugs are often continued

Most elderly patients who fracture a hip, shoulder, or wrist are taking at least one drug that increases their risk of fracture before their injury, and...

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Late onset asthma linked to CVD risk
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Late onset asthma linked to CVD risk

People who develop asthma in adulthood have a notably increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events including coronary death, myocardial infarction,...

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Rectal cancer: adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival

The value of adjuvant chemotherapy after neoadjuvant chemoradiation and curative resection remains unclear.

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CP-CML: newer TKIs outperform imatinib in molecular response but not survival

More complete molecular responses, but with no clear difference in all-cause mortality.

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Prostate cancer: number of docetaxel cycles independently linked to survival

Mainsail data showed a median survival of 33 mo with ≥10 cycles vs 23 mo with 5-7 cycles.

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Oral cancer: no survival benefit from neck dissection in cN0 dosease

Identifying node-negative patients who will benefit from prophylactic neck treatment is challenging.

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Stroke: adding mechanical thrombectomy to standard IVT improves functional independence

IVT is standard treatment for stroke, but less effective for large vessel occlusions.

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COPD: obesity linked to higher morbidity, exacerbation risk

Multicenter COPDGene study shows that even class I obesity adversely affects outcomes.

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Dental implants: prophylactic dexamethasone equal to ibuprofen for post-op pain

Few randomized controlled studies have provided a direct comparison of prophylactic strategies.

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Nasogastric tubes appear safe in patients with stroke

Dysphagia is often managed with NGTs, but there is conflicting data that NGTs may increase pneumonia risk.

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Does late-life cognitive activity delay or prevent dementia?

Clinicians should advise elderly patients to participate in cognitive activities of their choice.

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