Today's Health News

AI Algorithm May Differentiate Polyps on CT Colonography

Adding machine learning-based image analysis allows noninvasive differentiation of benign and premalignant polyps

Ambulatory Function Poorer for Older Cancer Survivors

Poorer ambulatory function associated with increased risks for mortality; significant associations seen for nine cancer types

Pediatric Oncology Services Disrupted During Pandemic

Newly diagnosed pediatric cancer cases decreased in 43 percent of centers; treatment abandonment increased in 34 percent

Egg, Cholesterol Intake Linked to Higher Mortality

Increased mortality associated with egg consumption largely influenced by cholesterol intake

Nivolumab Plus Cabozantinib Tops Sunitinib for Renal Cell Carcinoma

Combination therapy superior with respect to progression-free, overall survival and overall response for first-line treatment of advanced RCC

NIH Halts Trial of Convalescent Plasma for Mild COVID-19

While the treatment seemed safe, no significant differences in outcomes were seen between patients receiving convalescent plasma or placebo

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Threshold ID’d for Urine Test to Rule Out Prostate Cancer

In validation study, 3.7 percent of grade group ≥2 cancers missed with MyProstateScore value ≤10

Umbrella Review Reveals Links Between Diet, Colorectal Cancer

Review of meta-analyses of prospective observational studies reveals lower risk with higher intakes of dietary fiber, dietary calcium, yogurt

Risk for Breast Cancer Death Increased With Missing Mammogram

Serial participants have significantly lower risk for death compared with those who missed one or both of two screenings before diagnosis