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Benefits/Risks Seen in Pregnancy Post Bariatric Surgery
After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Use of Injected Opioid Tied to HIV Outbreak in IN
Addicts' use of a powerful painkiller is driving a large HIV outbreak in Indiana, according to health officials.
Incidence of Viral Pneumonia Up in Young Children
Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Experts Examine and Discuss the ER-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape
The management of patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer continues to evolve, with phase 3 studies shedding light on the length of adjuvant anti-estrogen therapy, a novel treatment gaining approval, and new trials exploring combination strategies.
David C. Howard
Available therapies for patients with lung cancer are associated with a number of significant toxicities that must be effectively managed by oncologists.
2015 Volume 6 Number 1
Experimental Research Targets Emulsifiers in Food
Emulsifiers used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, according to experimental research. The study was published online Feb. 25 in Nature.
More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab
[Health care workers who are involved in procedures utilizing radiation more often report experiencing work-related musculoskeletal pain, according to a study published in the March 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Fat Melting and the Future of Plastic Surgery Part 3
A lot has changed in the field of plastic surgery which was was also greatly impacted by the economy in recent years. Looking to the future there remain many questions about what the field will look like in years to come.
Less Educated Patients Unfamiliar with Term "COPD"
Survey results show health care consumers were generally unfamiliar with the term "COPD," but recognized "emphysema."
Fat Melting and the Future of Plastic Surgery Part 2
While there are new ways for patients to lose excess body fat work has also been done to repurpose some of that fat and use it to shape other parts of the body.