Medical bill worries tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Financial worries can hamper the success of cancer treatment and raise patients’ risk of death, according to a new study that offers the first evidence of such a link. “The association we found was very strong, and very concerning,” said senior study author Dr. Anurag Singh, director of radiation research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y. “If […]

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Coffee drinking tied to lower risk of heart failure, University of Colorado studies show

A large analysis looked at hundreds of factors that may influence the risk of heart failure, and found one dietary factor in particular that was associated with a lower risk: drinking coffee. Heart failure, sometimes called congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart muscle becomes weakened and can no longer pump blood efficiently. It can be caused by high blood […]

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Gestational Age Tied to Attention-Deficit Symptoms With Down Syndrome

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 — Gestational age is associated with symptoms of attention‑deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in late‑preterm to full‑term children and adolescents with Down syndrome, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in Scientific Reports. Laura del Hoyo Soriano, from the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, and colleagues investigated the influence of gestational age in later symptoms of […]

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Mysterious inflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19 strikes adults as well as kids

Months after the discovery of a “multisystem inflammatory syndrome” tied to COVID-19 in children, health officials are warning that a similar condition can strike adults as well. On Friday (Oct. 2), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report describing a “multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults” or (MIS-A). Like the syndrome in children, MIS-A is a severe […]

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Common Heartburn Meds Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 — Often-used drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) ease heartburn symptoms, but a new study suggests they might also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Chinese researchers drew on information from studies of more than 200,000 U.S. health care professionals and found that regular use of PPIs (such as Aciphex, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix) was […]

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HPV Vaccination Tied to Decrease in Invasive Cervical Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 — Quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of girls and women aged 10 to 30 years is associated with a reduced risk for invasive cervical cancer, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Jiayao Lei, Ph.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues used nationwide Swedish […]

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MRI-identified damage tied to patient-reported RA function

(HealthDay)—There is a consistent association between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of damage in the wrist and hand and self-reported loss of function in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in sustained clinical remission, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Daniel Glinatsi, M.D., Ph.D., from the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research at Rigshospitalet […]

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Medical school mistreatment tied to race, gender, and sexual orientation

Medical school students are being mistreated by fellow students, medical faculty, and supervising residents based on their race, gender, and sexual orientation, according to a new study led by Yale University researchers. The study, which examined 27,504 student surveys representing all 140 accredited medical schools in the United States., found that women, under-represented minority (URM), Asian, multiracial, and lesbian, gay, […]

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Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Tied to Maternal Morbidity

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is associated with increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Marissa H. Platner, M.D., from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study […]

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History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault and current symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated with an increased risk for menopause symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and colleagues […]

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