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Modified drug combination may reduce risk of recurrence for some breast cancer patients

Oncologists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were invited to co-author an editorial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncologyproviding expert commentary on findings from a large study conducted by German investigators that a modified drug combination may lead to a decreased chance of disease recurrence for women with high risk, HER-2 negative breast cancer. » […]

Review: Biofeedback could help treat a number of conditions

A literature review by a team at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University found evidence that biofeedback can be a helpful treatment for several conditions. Studies show that biofeedback can reduce headache pain, improve both urinary and fecal incontinence, and aid in stroke recovery. » Read more Source: Medical […]

At-home dialysis improves quality of life

The United States lags behind other countries in home dialysis, but Kaiser Permanente research finds it safe to expand use in a large, integrated health care system. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Coffee may protect against gallstones

Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Immune cell therapy shows early promise for patients with pancreatic cancer

A nonengineered, multiantigen-specific T-cell therapy was safe, tolerable, and showed signs of clinical activity in patients who had pancreatic adenocarcinoma, according to preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial presented at the AACR special conference on Immune Cell Therapies for Cancer, held July 19–22. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants may be best for early-stage CKD

Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a superior benefit-risk profile to that of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a review published online July 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

3D body mapping could identify, treat organs, cells damaged from medical conditions

A team has come up with 3D body mapping technology to help treat organs and cells damaged by cancer and other medical issues. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Half of U.S. adults should monitor blood pressure at home

The study found that approximately 104 million Americans should routinely use a blood pressure machine at home to provide backup for—or a contrast with—the results from their visit to the doctor’s office. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works

Online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety and depression and for some, online self-management plus nurse telecare helps even more according to a new study. Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in US, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms. All three symptoms […]

Vitamin D could help cancer patients live longer

Physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer. The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just contributing to healthy bones. » Read more Source: Science Daily

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