Today's Health News

Breast Cancer Surgery Feasible for Most Fit Older Women

Hormone therapy alone may be as good as surgery if life expectancy is less than four years

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices

MRI can be performed safely in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices, including pacemakers

Convalescent Plasma Has Limited Benefit for Moderate COVID-19

Randomized phase II trial shows no drop in progression to severe disease, all-cause deaths

Dasatinib + Blinatumomab Active for Ph-Positive ALL in Adults

Complete remission, overall survival seen in 98, 95 percent of patients in phase 2 study

Taking Lipid-Lowering Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Cancer Death

Adherence inversely linked to mortality related to breast cancer, CRC, melanoma in women

Interval Breast Cancers Tied to Worse Outcomes

Risk for breast cancer death more than threefold higher for interval versus screen-detected cancer

Insurance Tied to Odds of Cancer Surgery at High-Volume Centers

Uninsured, Medicare-, Medicaid-insured less likely to receive surgical cancer care at high-volume hospital

Rate of Injuries Increased Around Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

Rates of iatrogenic, noniatrogenic injuries higher for women having diagnostic workup for cervical cancer

Linked Color Imaging Detects More Neoplastic Upper GI Lesions

More neoplastic lesions initially diagnosed in the examination group undergoing LCI first