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 […]
In the US, the threshold for hypertension has been lowered, so that more people can be treated with drugs (aponet.de reported). This protects a new study, however, is not a consequence of diseases, but at a higher risk for depression.
The so-called sunshine vitamin can strengthen much more than the immune system, as new studies show. Vitamin D is important for the formation of sex hormones in both man and woman, ensures strong bones and muscles. A deficiency is associated with numerous diseases, including dementia and cancer. What you should know about Vitamin D and […]
With no official treatment, the best advice for people with peanut allergies is usually to strictly avoid the offending legume and to keep rescue medications (like an EpiPen) on hand. But an experimental treatment–if approved–could become the first drug to prevent potentially deadly peanut allergy reactions in children. In new research published in the New […]
In-person social contact seems to offer some protection against depression and PTSD symptoms, but the same is not true of contact on Facebook, suggests a study by Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University researchers. The results are online now and slated to appear in the Jan. 15, 2019, issue […]