Obstacles like these can keep women from getting the surgeries, study finds
Month: August 2016
Study calls into question U.S.’s priorities for improving older adults’ health, researcher says
In cases of slow-growing disease, toxic drugs can sometimes be avoided for many months, study finds
For many patients with melanoma whose tumors shrink after treatment with a class of immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors, their tumors eventually grow back despite continued treatment. A new study has identified genetic mechanisms that may be responsible for this acquired treatment resistance in at least some of these patients.
The researchers found mutations in tumors from three patients with advanced melanoma that allowed the tumors to become resistant to the immune checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda®). Specifically, the mutations enabled the tumors to avoid recognition and attack by immune cells.
Large review in California finds lower survival rates among those with most exposure to dirty air
Many systems contain high levels of chemicals called PFASs, which are linked to cancer, study says
Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction
High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke
Some adolescents who otherwise would never have smoked are using e-cigarettes, according to a study published July 11 in the journal Pediatrics. The findings suggest that adolescents are not just using e-cigarettes as a substitute for conventional cigarettes but that e-cigarettes are attracting new users to tobacco products.
E-cigarettes are electronic devices that create an aerosol by heating a liquid solution that often contains nicotine and flavorings, as well as other chemicals. They allow users to simulate smoking conventional cigarettes by inhaling the aerosol, which mimics combustible cigarette smoking. The Food and Drug Administration recently finalized a rule extending its regulation of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes. The rule went into effect this week.
Researchers say drinkers wouldn’t notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big