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Potential link between breast cancer genes, salivary gland cancer

Potential link between breast cancer genes, salivary gland cancer

The risk of developing cancer in a salivary gland might be higher in people with mutations in either of two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) Continue reading

Sesame Street goes to jail: Physicians should follow

Sesame Street goes to jail: Physicians should follow

More than two million people are incarcerated in the United States, the highest incarceration rate in the world. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that last year the popular children’s television series Sesame Street introduced a character that has an incarcerated father. Continue reading

Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways

Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways

In a newly published analysis, the risk of high blood pressure among 5,400 post-menopausal women was higher the closer they lived to a major roadway. Continue reading

CDC and Texas Health Department confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

CDC and Texas Health Department confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the U.S Continue reading

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets. Continue reading

Trastuzumab should remain as standard of care for HER2-positive breast cancer, trial suggests

Trastuzumab should remain as standard of care for HER2-positive breast cancer, trial suggests

Analysis of more than 8,000 women who participated in the world’s largest study of two treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer reinforces other findings from the clinical trial showing that trastuzumab (Herceptin) should remain the standard of care for this cancer, says a Mayo Clinic researcher. This study, being presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2014 Congress in Madrid, reveals that when used as a single HER2-targeted therapy in addition to standard chemotherapy, trastuzumab offers a better outcome than does lapatinib (Tykerb), says Edith A. Continue reading

COPD patients breathe easier with lung flute, study shows

COPD patients breathe easier with lung flute, study shows

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by smoking, COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Continue reading

Immune activity shortly after surgery holds big clue to recovery rate

Immune activity shortly after surgery holds big clue to recovery rate

The millions of people who undergo major surgery each year have no way of knowing how long it will take them to recover from the operation. Continue reading

Study questions accuracy of lung cancer screens in some geographic regions

Study questions accuracy of lung cancer screens in some geographic regions

A new analysis of published studies found that FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common. Continue reading

Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic

Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic

Yale University researchers are studying a potential new treatment that reverses the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease in which scars develop in the lungs and severely hamper breathing. Continue reading