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Did wild birds cause the 2010 deadly West Nile virus outbreak in Greece?

Did wild birds cause the 2010 deadly West Nile virus outbreak in Greece?

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — In 2010, 35 people in Greece died from a West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak, with a further 262 laboratory-confirmed human cases. Continue reading

Did wild birds cause the 2010 deadly West Nile virus outbreak in Greece?

Did wild birds cause the 2010 deadly West Nile virus outbreak in Greece?

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — In 2010, 35 people in Greece died from a West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak, with a further 262 laboratory-confirmed human cases. Continue reading

Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women

Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women

ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2012) — An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. Continue reading

High-quality personal relationships improve survival in women with breast cancer

High-quality personal relationships improve survival in women with breast cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2012) — The quality of a woman’s social networks — the personal relationships that surround an individual — appears to be just as important as the size of her networks in predicting breast cancer survival, Kaiser Permanente scientists report in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment . Continue reading

High-quality personal relationships improve survival in women with breast cancer

High-quality personal relationships improve survival in women with breast cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2012) — The quality of a woman’s social networks — the personal relationships that surround an individual — appears to be just as important as the size of her networks in predicting breast cancer survival, Kaiser Permanente scientists report in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment . Continue reading

Ovarian cancer patients have lower mortality rates when treated at high-volume hospitals

Ovarian cancer patients have lower mortality rates when treated at high-volume hospitals

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2012) — A study by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, recently e-published ahead of print by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggests that women who have surgery for ovarian cancer at high-volume hospitals have superior outcomes than similar patients at low-volume hospitals. The improved survival rate is not dependent on a lower rate of complications following surgery, but on the treatment of the complications Continue reading

Ovarian cancer patients have lower mortality rates when treated at high-volume hospitals

Ovarian cancer patients have lower mortality rates when treated at high-volume hospitals

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2012) — A study by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, recently e-published ahead of print by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggests that women who have surgery for ovarian cancer at high-volume hospitals have superior outcomes than similar patients at low-volume hospitals. The improved survival rate is not dependent on a lower rate of complications following surgery, but on the treatment of the complications Continue reading

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. Continue reading

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

Popular pain relievers may reduce risk of bladder cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Dartmouth researchers have found that duration of ibuprofen use was associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer in patients in northern New England, which has a high mortality rate of this disease Continue reading

Leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy as much as 4.5 years

Leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy as much as 4.5 years

ScienceDaily (Nov. 6, 2012) — Leisure-time physical activity is associated with longer life expectancy, even at relatively low levels of activity and regardless of body weight, according to a study by a team of researchers led by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study, which found that people who engaged in leisure-time physical activity had life expectancy gains of as much as 4.5 years, appeared Nov Continue reading