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  • Treatment To Delay Labor Decreases Preterm Infant Risk For Cerebral Palsy

    March 22, 2017

    Treatment to Delay Labor Decreases Preterm Infant Risk for Cerebral Palsy The New England Journal of Medicine is reporting in its August 28, 2008 edition that a study done by the National Institutes of Health reveals that preterm infants whose mothers had an administration of magnesium sulfate, a common treatment to delay preterm labor, are […]

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  • Low-Fat Diet May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

    March 22, 2017

    Low-Fat Diet May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk Cutting back on fried foods and baked goods may lower a man’s risk for prostate cancer, a new animal study suggests.Scientists at Jonsson Cancer Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, focused on fat from corn oil, which is made up primarily of omega-6 fatty acids. That’s the type […]

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  • Annual Mammograms At Age 40 Is The Standard Says Top Radiology Group

    March 22, 2017

    Annual Mammograms at Age 40 is the Standard, says Top Radiology Group According to recommendations from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), average-risk women should begin annual breast cancer screening with mammograms at age 40, and higher-risk women should begin by age 30, but no sooner than 25, the […]

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  • Free Mammograms Are Not Without Costs To Low Income Women

    March 22, 2017

    “Free” Mammograms are Not Without Costs to Low Income Women Low-income women who receive free mammography screening still shoulder some personal costs to have the procedure — which may help explain continuing disparities in breast cancer screening, results of a U.S. government study suggest. In the U.S., a federally funded project called the National Breast […]

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  • British Scientists Discover Why Tamoxifen Does Not Work In Some Women With Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    British Scientists Discover Why Tamoxifen Does Not Work In Some Women With Breast Cancer British scientists have found a possible explanation for why some women develop resistance to tamoxifen, the most commonly used breast cancer drug.  The findings, published in the journal Nature, could lead to new tests to determine which women are not likely […]

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  • Complications From Gall Bladder Surgery Can Occur Due To Physician Mistakes

    March 22, 2017

    Complications from Gall Bladder Surgery Can Occur Due to Physician Mistakes According to an article published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, 12:310 (1998) entitled “Common Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy That Result in Litigation”, the worst complications of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are injuries that are caused by a physician. The study examined the outcome […]

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  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Of Death In Postmenopausal Women

    March 22, 2017

    Hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk of death in postmenopausal women The latest Women’s Health Initiative study show that hormone therapy is associated with an increased the risk of death from breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.Women taking estrogen plus progestin are more likely […]

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  • Rectal Cancer Rates Rising For People Under 40 Better Screening Recommended

    March 22, 2017

    Rectal Cancer Rates Rising for People Under 40 — Better Screening Recommended While colon cancer rates have remained essentially the same in people under age 40 years, rectal cancer rates have been increasing by almost 4% every year since 1984.  Because rectal cancer was relatively rare among this under-40 age group, physicians may fail to […]

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  • New Drug Treats Metastatic Skin Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    New Drug Treats Metastatic Skin Cancer Early-stage skin cancer (melanoma) that is confined to a spot on the skin can be surgically removed and in most cases stopped. But if cancer spreads, to other parts of the skin or to internal organs, melanoma is deadly. Chemotherapy drugs benefit fewer than 20 percent of such patients. […]

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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer Hospital Infections

    March 22, 2017

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer — Hospital Infections Did you know you have web access to the infection rates at every Pennsylvania hospital?  The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs and ensuring the quality of health care, has published a lengthy web document entitled […]

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