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Indoor Tanning Dependency Common in Young Women, Especially In Those With Depression

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A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women...
17-Oct-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine

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The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as one of its newest member. Dybul is faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and...
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NY State Medicaid Expansion Widened Racial Gap in Access to High-Quality Cancer Surgery

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The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion — what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) — widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from...
1-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Agents Deliver Knockout Punches to Ewing Sarcoma

When combined with an already FDA-approved chemotherapy, a novel agent developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, appears to halt the ability of Ewing sarcoma to grow and progress.
1-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In all,...
28-Sep-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Georgetown Hosts Global Health Security Expert Beth Cameron

Beth Cameron, senior director for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Biological Policy and Programs, will discuss why U.S. leadership continues to be vital in advancing the Global Health Security Agenda’s mission to build a world safe from...
12-Sep-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit, But There’s a Catch

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Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit — a finding that researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers...
25-Aug-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Animal Study Finds High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Increases Breast Cancer Risk Over Generations

Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by...
3-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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