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Trastuzumab continues to show life for HER2-positve early stage breast cancer

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After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. They found that the use of trastuzumab produced a 37 percent improvement in survival and a 40 percent reduction in risk of cancer occurrence, compared to patients treated with chemotherapy alone. These findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, demonstrate how important trastuzumab has been ... more

Patients who have left breast tumors have comparable OS to those with right breast tumors

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Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according to a study published in the October 1, 2014 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).  Studies have shown that breast cancer patients treated with radiation therapy have improved local-regional recurrence, and breast cancer-specific survival after ... more

Lactobacillus-containing probiotics could improve lupus symptoms

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Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research published ahead of print in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Tablet screening app can improve eye health outcomes in remote, underserved communities

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Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Metropolitan Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' premiere draws protesters

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Metropolitan Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' premiere draws protesters
Kate StantonNEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined hundreds of protesters Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera, which was staging its opening-night performance of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer."

Genetic variant protects some Latina women from breast cancer

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(University of California - San Francisco) An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women ... more

Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may increase the growth of breast cancer cells

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(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Oslo have discovered ... more

Penn physician and historian Robert Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine

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(University of Pennsylvania) Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one ... more

Van Andel Research Institute funds $7.5M to continue stand up to cancer epigenetics dream team

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(Entertainment Industry Foundation) Van Andel Research Institute is providing $7.5 million to continue the work of the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer Epigentics Dream Team. ... more

New study demonstrates advances in creating treatment for common childhood blood cancer

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(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude new drug in development may offer first ... more
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Intimate partner violence and physical and mental health among women utilizing community health services in Gujarat, India

published Wed, Oct 15 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health threat which causes injury and acute and chronic physical and mental health problems. In India, ... more

Interventions to reduce postpartum stress in first-time mothers: a randomized-controlled trial

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The postpartum period can be a challenging time particularly for first-time mothers. This study aimed to assess two different interventions designed to reduce stress ... more

Natural history of ovarian endometrioma in pregnancy

published Tue, Oct 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Ovarian endometriomas are classified as benign ovarian lesions. During pregnancy endometriomas may undergo major morphological changes which are referred to as 'decidualisation'. Decidualised ovarian ... more

Contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning among HIV positive women on antiretroviral therapy in Kumasi, Ghana

published Fri, Oct 10 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: A key strategy for minimizing HIV infection rates especially via reduction of Mother- to-Child transmission is by reducing the unmet need for family planning. ... more

Are single mothers' higher smoking rates mediated by dysfunctional coping styles?

published Tue, Oct 07 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Smoking prevalence has been shown to be considerably higher among single mothers as compared to their married or cohabiting counterparts. This study examines whether ... more