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Regular trips out guard against depression in old age

Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers at University College London found a clear link between the frequency of ‘cultural engagement’ and the chances of someone over 50 developing depression. It is the first such study […]

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New guidance addresses early dx of dysmenorrhea in adolescents

(HealthDay)—Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea is key to ensuring that adolescents and women can maintain their quality of life, according to a Committee Opinion published in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Adolescent Health Care released a Committee Opinion to aid providers in diagnosing dysmenorrhea and […]

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Adjuvant chemo might not add benefit in breast cancer patients who have excellent response to neoadjuvant chemo

Pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant (presurgery) chemotherapy was associated with significantly lower recurrence risk and higher overall survival in breast cancer patients, and pCR after neoadjuvant chemotherapy had similar association with improved outcomes among those who received additional chemotherapy following surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy) versus those who did not, according to meta-analyses of data from […]