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Clot Risk High With Oral Contraceptives for Those at Genetic Risk

Risk highest in the first two years, regardless of genetic risk, and lower for continued use

ASTRO Issues Guidance Related to Partial Breast Irradiation

Daily or every-other-day external beam PBI regimen preferred over twice-daily regimen due to late toxicity concerns

Direct-Mail Self-Sampling Increases Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening

Opt-in approach with option to request a self-sampling kit minimally increases screening uptake

CDC: 2021 to 2022 Saw Increase in U.S. Life Expectancy

Increase in life expectancy seen for males and females and for American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic, Black, Asian, White populations

Leisure Sedentary Time Linked to Prevalence of Uterine Fibroids

In stratified analysis, correlation between sedentary time and fibroids only seen for women with BMI <24 kg/m2 or perimenopausal

Neighborhood Disadvantage Tied to Higher Postpartum Depression Risk

Findings seen across Black, White, and Asian individuals but not Hispanic individuals

Neratinib, Fulvestrant, Trastuzumab Combo Aids Metastatic Breast Cancer

Three-drug combination beneficial for HR-positive HER2-mutant metastatic breast cancer with prior CDK4/6i therapy

Impacts of Gestational Weight Gain Seen 50+ Years Later

Gaining more than now-recommended amounts of weight increased risk for death from heart disease and diabetes

Mortality Higher for Black Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemo for Breast Cancer

Black patients have increased mortality in refractory, sensitive disease; Asians have lower risk in refractory, sensitive, very sensitive disease

CDC: 2020 to 2021 Saw Rise in Total Number, Rate, Ratio of Abortions

However, from 2012 to 2021, there were decreases seen in total number, rate, and ratio of abortions