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- Prostate Cancer Increases Hip Fracture Risk By Eight Times In 50 To 65 Year-Olds
Men who have prostate cancer are on average four times more likely to suffer a hip fracture, with rates rising to eight times in men aged 50 to 65, according to a study of more than 60,000 men published in the October issue of the urology journal BJU International.
- Cancer Conflict With Chemotherapy Treatment
Young women suffering from breast cancer do not necessarily benefit from chemotherapy treatment. Women under the age of forty with breast cancer who are given drugs in addition to lumpectomies or radiotherapy, known as adjuvant chemotherapy, may not be benefiting from these drugs.
- Going Back To School Can Trigger Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can develop or worsen upon returning to school. A majority of eating disorders begin at ages 14 and 18, when young women enter either high school or college.
- Gene Believed To Promote Long Life Linked To Cholesterol Flushing
MIT researchers have discovered a link between a gene believed to promote long lifespan and a pathway that flushes cholesterol from the body.
- Anticlotting Drug Found To Be Safe In Sickle Cell Patients, Study Suggests
An intravenous “blood thinner” widely used in patients with acute coronary syndromes and during coronary artery stent placement appears to be safe in patients with sickle cell disease and may have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, a small study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has found.
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