Today's Health News

Hematology Experiences Linked to Hematology-Only Career Plan

Clinical, research, mentorship experiences in hematology influence fellows' career plans

Lung Cancer Incidence Rates Generally Declined From 2007 to 2016

Smallest decline seen among women living in nonmetropolitan counties -- from 61 to 58 per 100,000

Patients With Cirrhosis Have Considerable Financial Burden

Lack of insurance, financial distress resulting in delayed medical care tied to lower odds of HCC surveillance

CA125 Can Detect Ovarian Cancer in General Practice

And elevated CA125 indicates higher risk for other cancers, especially in women aged ≥50 years

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes

Juul is the most popular brand and mint the favorite flavor among high schoolers who vape

Test of Vascular Function May Predict Solid-Tumor Cancer Risk

Reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index ≤2.0 predicted incidence of solid-tumor cancer

Cancer Risk Halved With Bariatric Surgery-Linked Weight Loss

Hazard ratio 0.44 for incident cancer with loss of at least 20 to 35 versus <20 percent of total body weight

Lenalidomide Delays Progression in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Progression-free survival significantly longer with lenalidomide compared with observation

PSA Levels No Different With Exposure to Antidiabetes Meds

Regardless of PSA levels triggering biopsy, no difference in prostate cancer detection at biopsy

Number of Potentially Excess Deaths Up in Nonmetropolitan Counties

Percentage of potentially excess deaths from five leading causes higher for nonmetropolitan counties