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Identification of central nervous system involvement for patients with AIDS-related lymphomas

Identification of central nervous system involvement for patients with AIDS-related lymphomas

Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL) may face an increased risk of central nervous system involvement (CNSi) compared to other lymphomas. The effect of CNSi on survival outcomes, however, hasn’t been thoroughly examined until now. In a new study led by Fox Chase Cancer Center Hematologist and Oncologist Stefan K Continue reading

Identification of central nervous system involvement for patients with AIDS-related lymphomas

Identification of central nervous system involvement for patients with AIDS-related lymphomas

Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL) may face an increased risk of central nervous system involvement (CNSi) compared to other lymphomas. The effect of CNSi on survival outcomes, however, hasn’t been thoroughly examined until now. In a new study led by Fox Chase Cancer Center Hematologist and Oncologist Stefan K Continue reading

New clinical guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

New clinical guidelines for cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue is a debilitating problem for cancer patients undergoing treatment; however, it also poses a huge detriment after treatment and can significantly affect quality of life. Approximately 30 percent of cancer patients endure persistent fatigue for several years after treatment, according to an American Society of Clinical Oncology Expert Panel co-chaired by Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate center director of Population Sciences at Moffitt Cancer Center. ASCO created the panel to develop assessment, screening, and treatment guidelines for medical professionals to help patients who experience fatigue after completing primary treatment.The panel analyzed several national guidelines from the United States and Canada, and reviewed published studies about cancer-related fatigue to create the new guidelines. Continue reading

How breast cancer ‘expresses itself’

How breast cancer ‘expresses itself’

About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women, clinicians, and scientists searching for a cure to the one of the most widespread yet incurable diseases on the planet. Dr Continue reading

Where one lives matters in relationship between obesity, life satisfaction

Where one lives matters in relationship between obesity, life satisfaction

A new study suggests that how one compares weight-wise with others in his or her community plays a key role in determining how satisfied the person is with his or her life. “The most interesting finding for us was that, in U.S Continue reading

Breakthrough in RSV research to help infected children

Breakthrough in RSV research to help infected children

Researchers at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results today from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Continue reading

Breakthrough in RSV research to help infected children

Breakthrough in RSV research to help infected children

Researchers at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results today from a clinical trial of a drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Detailed results of this study were presented by lead researcher Infectious Disease Specialist John DeVincenzo, MD, this week during a poster discussion session at the American Thoracic Society 2014 International Conference in San Diego. Continue reading

Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have reduced risk of cancer

Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have reduced risk of cancer

Patients with a certain form of kidney disease may have a reduced risk of cancer compared with patients with other kidney diseases, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ( JASN ). Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which many cysts form in the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged. It’s thought to have cancer-like features, but cancer risk has never been compared between PKD patients and others with kidney disease. Continue reading

Preschool teacher depression linked to behavioral problems in children: Unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor

Preschool teacher depression linked to behavioral problems in children: Unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor

Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests. The study identified one contributing factor to this link: a poor-quality atmosphere in the child care setting that exists as a result of the teacher’s depressive symptoms Continue reading

Living near foreclosed property linked to higher blood pressure

Living near foreclosed property linked to higher blood pressure

Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation . The study provides the first evidence that foreclosed property may affect neighbors’ systolic blood pressure, the top number in a blood pressure reading. Neighborhood environment is an important social determinant of cardiovascular health, including blood pressure. Continue reading