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Comprehensive review of treatments for depression in cancer patients

Comprehensive review of treatments for depression in cancer patients

Depression is common in cancer, up to half of all patients facing the disease experience depressive symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. When depression co-exists with cancer, patients may be at an increased risk of death from cancer and from suicide. Continue reading

Breast cancer diagnosis, mammography improved by considering patient risk

Breast cancer diagnosis, mammography improved by considering patient risk

A new approach to examining mammograms that takes into account a woman’s health risk profile would reduce the number of cancer instances missed and also cut the number of false positives, according to a paper being presented at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Mehmet U.S. Ayvaci of the University of Texas Dallas will present his research group’s findings about the role of risk profiling in the interpretation of mammograms at Advances in Decision Analysis, a conference sponsored by the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society (DAS). Continue reading

E-cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes, says researcher

E-cigarettes far less harmful than cigarettes, says researcher

A London School of Economics researcher examining the public and private dangers of drugs argues against demonizing e-cigarettes in a presentation being given at a conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He also calls on public officials to recognize that alcohol causes greater harm than other recreational drugs and more public attention should be paid to controlling its harmful effects Continue reading

Science of school lunch: Pictures tell story about lunch policies, healthy consumption

Science of school lunch: Pictures tell story about lunch policies, healthy consumption

In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is — well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. Continue reading

Science of school lunch: Pictures tell story about lunch policies, healthy consumption

Science of school lunch: Pictures tell story about lunch policies, healthy consumption

In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is — well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. Continue reading

Five lung transplants performed at hospital in 24 hours

Five lung transplants performed at hospital in 24 hours

Loyola University Medical Center recently performed five successful lung transplants in just over 24 hours. Put in perspective, five is the average number of lung transplants performed each day throughout the entire country. The patients, all doing well, are a teacher, a judge, an executive director, a grandmother and an extraordinary young woman who beat very long odds to undergo a second lung transplant in three years Continue reading

Ticks abundant in New York and region despite cold winter

Ticks abundant in New York and region despite cold winter

Paul Curtis, coordinator of Cornell University’s Wildlife Damage Management Program and associate professor of Natural Resources, explains why tick populations are still high in New York and surrounding areas — and provides tips about how to avoid ticks and tick bites. Continue reading

Ticks abundant in New York and region despite cold winter

Ticks abundant in New York and region despite cold winter

Paul Curtis, coordinator of Cornell University’s Wildlife Damage Management Program and associate professor of Natural Resources, explains why tick populations are still high in New York and surrounding areas — and provides tips about how to avoid ticks and tick bites. Curtis says: “Despite the long, cold winter, ticks are abundant in New York State and surrounding areas Continue reading

Women and PAD: Excellent treatment outcomes in spite of disease severity

Women and PAD: Excellent treatment outcomes in spite of disease severity

Women face greater limits on their lifestyle and have more severe symptoms as a result of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but minimally invasive procedures used to unclog arteries are just as successful as in men. The success of procedures, such as angioplasty or stent placement, in treating women with leg PAD was revealed in a Journal of the American College of Cardiology study Continue reading

Women and PAD: Excellent treatment outcomes in spite of disease severity

Women and PAD: Excellent treatment outcomes in spite of disease severity

Women face greater limits on their lifestyle and have more severe symptoms as a result of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but minimally invasive procedures used to unclog arteries are just as successful as in men. The success of procedures, such as angioplasty or stent placement, in treating women with leg PAD was revealed in a Journal of the American College of Cardiology study Continue reading