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Most Reproductive-Age Women Using Opioids Also Use Another Substance

The majority of reproductive-age and pregnant women who use opioids for non-medical purposes also use at least one other substance, ranging from nicotine or alcohol to cocaine, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis. It was the first to look at use of multiple substances in a nationally representative group of US women age 18 to 44.

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GW Cancer Center, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Prostate Cancer, cancer disparities, African American health disparities, African American Health, Genetics, genes, tumor aggressiveness , Cancer

Genetic Variation by RNA Splicing May Lead to Tumor Aggressiveness and Drug Resistance in African American Men with Prostate Cancer

A form of genetic variation, called differential RNA splicing, may have a role in tumor aggressiveness and drug resistance in African American men with prostate cancer, according to research published out of the George Washington University Cancer Center in Nature Communications.

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CWRU Researcher Awarded Over $4.7 Million to Develop Drug-Delivery Nanotechnology

Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, director of the Center for Bio-Nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, has received two major grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop microscopic drug-delivery systems for patients living with breast cancer, and patients at risk for serious blood clots.

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How Family and Friends Influence Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

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When a woman walks into the oncologist’s office, she’s usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help.

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Biomedical Engineering, Breast Cancer, metasasis, Dormancy, National Cancer Institute

NIH Grant Will Fund Research of Cancer Cell Metastasis

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A University of Delaware researcher recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new way to examine how cancer cells metastasize. Metastasis is responsible for 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, proteogenomics, Precision Medicine, Bioassay

Fred Hutch Scientists to Develop Bioassay for Ovarian Cancer for New National Cancer Institute Initiative

Dr. Amanda Paulovich of Fred Hutch will lead a multi-institution effort to develop a biological test to predict which treatments will work for patients with ovarian cancer. Photos, video available: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/media-relations/bios-photos/paulovich-amanda/photos-graphics-video.html

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Fertility, Acupuncture, Eastern Medicine, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS, Clomiphene

Acupuncture May Not Be Effective in Treating Infertility

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Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new international study including Penn State College of Medicine.

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Physician, Burnout, Stress, Physician Shortages, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Mental Health, Work and Family issues, work balance, Coping, Intervention, Counseling, Physicians

Physician Heal Thyself: Simple Coping Strategies for Pervasive Physician Burnout

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The proverb, “physician heal thyself,” is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. And this is especially true for obstetricians and gynecologists who experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Webinar Provides Update on Breastfeeding and WIC

This webinar will provide a forum to highlight the results of current WIC breastfeeding efforts and to discuss innovative strategies between WIC and other community agencies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

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Breast Cancer, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Preventive Care, Mammograms, stage 1 breast cancer

More Breast Cancers Were Diagnosed at Early Stage After Affordable Care Act Took Effect

A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect. The increases in Stage 1 diagnoses were higher among African American and Latina breast cancer patients.







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