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Older Women with Breast Cancer Report Better Cosmetic Satisfaction with Less Radiation, Less Surgery

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In the first study evaluating patient-reported cosmetic outcomes in a population-based cohort of older women with breast cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers found that less radiation was associated with improved cosmetic satisfaction long-term.

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Image-Guided Biopsy Identifies Patients Who Achieve Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant Therapy

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In a pilot study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, image-guided biopsies identified select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST).

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Less Satisfaction in Breast Cancer Patients Who Have Radiation and Implants, Personalized Cancer Vaccine for AML, Model to Predict if Chemotherapy Will Work for Aggressive Breast Cancer, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Male Fertility, Conception, Conceiving, Pregnancy

5 Factors That Affect Male Fertility

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. Here are some factors from the Texas A&M College of Nursing that can impact your fertility.

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Contraception Influences Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships

Estrogen or progesterone makes a difference in sexual desire

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Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Men's Health, Men's Health Cancer Prevention, Inflammation, Inflammation And Prostate Cancer

UCLA Researchers Uncover New Evidence Linking Inflammation and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

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UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of the gland. These progenitor cells have the ability to initiate prostate cancer in response to genetic changes. The study results suggest inflammation increases overall risk for the disease by increasing the available pool of progenitor cells that can develop into prostate cancer.

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Labor Induction, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Penn Medicine, Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Childbirth, Health Care Costs

Drug/Catheter Combination for Labor Induction Could Save Women 2.4 Million Hours of Labor Annually, Penn Study Shows

Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million). Despite its widespread use, labor induction is costly and still has no widely accepted “best practice.” Now, new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is showing what may be the best available method for inducing labor, which may be necessary under circumstances including medical conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other health risks to the mom or baby.

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Kimmel Cancer Center, AbbVie, Cancer, Urology

AbbVie and Johns Hopkins to Collaborate on Cancer Research

North Chicago, Ill. and Baltimore, Md. December 5, 2016 – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine today announced that they signed a five-year collaboration agreement with the goal of advancing medical oncology research and discovery at both organizations.

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Fast, Efficient Sperm Tails Inspire Nanobiotechnology

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Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That’s according to scientists at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health, the first team to recreate a 10-step biological pathway with all the enzymes tethered to nanoparticles.

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Menopausal Women, Lung Function Decline, Lung Function, Shortness Of Breath, lung function testing, Menopause

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

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Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Infertility, Diagnosis, Metabolic, Metabolism, Women's Health

Women Dissatisfied with Long Process to Diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Fertilized Egg Cells Trigger and Monitor Loss of Sperm’s Epigenetic Memory

Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna, Austria, have discovered how an embryo’s genomic integrity is safeguarded during the first 24 h after fertilization. Insights into this mechanism have implications for improving in vitro fertilization.

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New Imaging Method Can Detect, Monitor and Guide Treatment For, Prostate Cancer

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An international group of researchers report success in mice of a method of using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to track, in real time, an antibody targeting a hormone receptor pathway specifically involved in prostate cancer.

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Physiology, Kidney Damage, Renal Function, Estrogen, Estrogen Based Therapy, Hormone Therapy, Menopause

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney function.

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Cancer, Cancer Research, Immunotherapy, Ovarian Cancer, Keytruda, pembrolizumab, Avastin, gut flora, Chemotherapy

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response?

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A new clinical study underway at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is the first to test the combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab with two other drugs as treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, and is also the first ovarian cancer clinical trial to incorporate analysis of patients’ microbiomes

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Breastfeeding, Womens Health, Maternal And Child Health, disparities in healthcare, Minority Health, Access To Care

Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

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Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.

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A Miracle for the Millers

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When Manda Miller called her parents to tell them she was pregnant, she knew it would be unexpected. But, starting a family was more than just a life detail on which Manda and Douglas Miller had been mum – Manda was a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The aggressive treatment saved her life, but had taken her chance for children.

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Penn Nursing and New York Blood Center Receive NIMH Grant to Create HIV Prevention Program for Women

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the New York Blood Center, in partnership with local community consulting groups, have received a $769,578 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to embark on designing an awareness program on the usage of the daily oral medication Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

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Pregnancy and Childbirth, Longevity, Aging, Gerontology, advanced maternal age, OB GYN

Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to become first-time mothers later in life may increase their chances of living into their 90s.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Bone Health, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Bone Structure, Bone Mass

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Health

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.







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