Massage Therapy for Health Purposes: What You Need To Know

This fact sheet discusses the safety and effectiveness of massage therapy for health conditions such as pain, cancer, fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, depression, and more.
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This article reviews targeted therapy treatment options for patients with metastatic BC, including strategies for administration, side effects, and nursing considerations. PMID: 31322617 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Authors: Deptuła M, Zieliński J, Wardowska A, Pikuła M Abstract Various types of cancer are nowadays a serious medical and social problem and a great challenge for modern medicine. The majority of anticancer therapy is based on traditional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Both of these highly non-specific types of treatment have a number of serious side effects including wound healing complications. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy mostly affect rapidly dividing skin cells (e.g. keratinocytes), as well as fibroblasts, melanocytes, endothelial and immune cells. Currently, there are many strategies to improve wound hea...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Authors: Olbryt M Abstract Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer with an increasing number of cases worldwide and curable mostly in its early stage. The improvement in patients' survival in advanced melanoma has been achieved only recently, due to development of new biological drugs for targeted therapies and immunotherapy. Further progress in the treatment of melanoma is clearly dependent on the better understanding of its complex biology. This review describes the most important molecular mechanisms and genetic events underlying skin melanoma development and progression, depicts the way of action of newly d...
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Authors: Strand LA, Martinsen JI, Borud EK Abstract INTRODUCTION: In 2012, Norwegian news media reported on cases of brain cancer among Norwegian peacekeeping troops who served in Kosovo, allegedly caused by exposure to depleted uranium fired during airstrikes before the peacekeepers arrived in 1999. A first study followed 6076 military men and women with peacekeeping service in Kosovo during 1999-2011 for cancers and deaths throughout 2011. The study did not support to the idea that peacekeeping service in Kosovo could lead to increased risk of brain cancer or other cancers. However, the average time of follow-up ...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Danielle Kane was paralyzed in Toronto's Danforth shooting last July. A year later, the 32-year-old is coping with pain management but draws strength from her partner and a deep-rooted sense of compassion.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Among patients with metastatic DTC, patients with RAIR have similar histopathological and clinical characteristics as patients with RAI avid cancer. The risk of having RAIR TC is increased at age ≥ 46 and reduced in Caucasians. Thyroid cancers that are RAIR may have a distinct mutational landscape. PMID: 31319763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Authors: McLeod DSA, Zhang L, Durante C, Cooper DS Abstract An ever-increasing population of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer is engaging with healthcare systems around the world. Numerous questions about optimal management have arisen that challenge conventional paradigms. This is particularly the case for patients with low-risk disease, which comprise the majority of new patients. At the same time, new therapies for patients with advanced disease all are also being introduced, which may have the potential to prolong life. This review discusses selected controversial issues in adult papillary thyroid ca...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Cabanillas ME, Ryder M, Jimenez C Abstract The treatment of advanced thyroid cancer has undergone rapid evolution in the past decade, with multiple kinase inhibitor drug approvals for each subtype of thyroid cancer and a number of other commercially available drugs that have been studied for this indication. While most of the FDA approved drugs are anti-angiogenic multikinase inhibitors-vandetanib, cabozantinib, sorafenib, lenvatinib-there are two FDA indications that are mutation specific-dabrafenib/trametinib for BRAF mutated anaplastic thyroid cancer and larotrectinib for NTRK fusion thyroid cancer. Fur...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
In conclusion, both painless ischemia and painful ischemia are associated with a gradual, significant increase in NT-proBNP/ULN in comparison to the double-negative hsTnI/AP subgroup. In contrast, NT-proBNP is significantly higher in only the subgroup with painful ischemia. PMID: 31320942 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
This article reviews the clinical evidence of recent emerging interventional bronchoscopic techniques for diagnosis of PPLs. Expert opinion: Recent advances in interventional bronchoscopy contribute to not only the safety of transbronchial approaches to PPLs but also the higher diagnostic yield. To perform accurate sampling of PPLs, bronchoscopists must select the correct airway, approach the target as close as possible, and confirm the location of the target before sampling. These key steps can be assisted by recently developed technologies. However, it is important for bronchoscopists to understand the strengths and limi...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
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