Mark L. Fuerst is a freelance health and medical writer for ConsultantLive, Rheumatology Network, Psychiatric Times, and other UBM publications. He writes about rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and men’s health.
Anal Cancer More Deadly in Black Men
Significant racial and gender-based disparities exist in outcomes among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, with black men having the lowest survival rates, according to a new study.
Prostate Cancer Patients Can Improve Bone Health With Osteoporosis Medications
Men with non-metastatic prostate cancer who receive androgen deprivation therapy risk loss of bone mineral density and fractures, but both bisphosphonates and denosumab can improve their bone health.
Previous Asthma Exacerbations Predict Future Events in Mild, Moderate Disease
Study authors propose a new asthma patient “phenotype” in which a previous severe event is the sole predictor of another one.
Lipid Levels Linked to Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
Results of a recent study into the role of lipids in atopic asthma could help identify new targets for therapy.
Cancer Rates Raised in Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases are at increased risk of certain cancers, according to a new study. The strongest association was with lymphoma.
ACA Facilitates More Cancer Clinical Trial Participation
More privately insured cancer patients seeking to participate in clinical trials received approval since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study.
FDA Expands Indication for Scalp Cooling Device to Reduce Hair Loss
The FDA has expanded the indication for a scalp cooling device that reduces hair loss during chemotherapy.
Cancer Risk Elevated Among Holocaust Survivors
Holocaust survivors have a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer, in particular colorectal and lung cancers.
Can Weight Loss in Youth Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
New research suggests it’s possible to reverse the metabolic impact of childhood obesity and avert T2DM in adulthood.
Early Warnings of Dementia and Depression
Among the clues revealed in 3 recent studies: brain amyloid, saliva biomarkers, and microvascular dysfunction.
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