Medical News Today: Scientists probe link between stroke and cancer

New research that finds that higher rates of cancer, especially advanced cancer, are diagnosed in stroke survivors than the general population.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

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(Penn State) A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient's risk of dying from the virus.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
AbstractVitamin C (Vit C) is an ideal antioxidant as it is easily available, water soluble, very potent, least toxic, regenerates other antioxidants particularly Vit E, and acts as a cofactor for different enzymes. It has received much attention due to its ability in limiting reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress, and nitrosative stress, as well as it helps to maintain some of the normal metabolic functions of the cell. However, over 140 clinical trials using Vit C in different pathological conditions such as myocardial infarction, gastritis, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer have yielded inconsistent results....
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract The health benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy among women aged 50-59 years are examined in the Women's Health Initiative randomized, placebo-controlled trials using long-term follow-up data and a parsimonious statistical model that leverages data from older participants to increase precision. These trials enrolled 27,347 healthy post-menopausal women aged 50-79 at 40 U.S. clinical centers during 1993-1998, including 10,739 post-hysterectomy participants in a trial of conjugated equine estrogens, and 16,608 participants with uterus in the trial of these estrogens plus medroxyprogesterone acet...
Source: Am J Epidemiol - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Am J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Authors: Khaleefah MM, Narayanan S, Dallal HAA, Jones CM, Friedland RP, Palade AE, Remmel KS, Shah JJ Abstract An isolated third nerve palsy presenting as the primary manifestation of a lymphoma is rare, with only few cases having been described. The present study reports an unusual case of a healthy 67-year old male diagnosed with isolated right oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP), who was found to have an underlying B cell lymphoma. The patient's medical records were accessed upon consent. A thorough physical examination, including stroke and infections work-ups were performed. A chest computerized tomography (CT), brai...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
This report recommends that community diagnostic hubs or ‘one stop shops’ should be created across the country, away from hospitals, so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes. It argues that these proposals will help save lives and improve people’s quality of life including for cancer, stroke, heart disease and respiratory conditions.ReportNHS England - news
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: NHS finances and productivity Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Since the TPM is a rich source of information about the medicinal properties and effects of medicinal plants, investigating the therapeutic effects of plants from the perspective of TPM can represents the vision of a new horizon in the treatment of many diseases. PMID: 33023434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Drug Discovery Technologies - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Discov Technol Source Type: research
AbstractNeuroinflammation has been shown to exacerbate ischemic brain injury, and is considered as a prime target for the development of stroke therapies.Clinacanthus nutans Lindau (C. nutans) is widely used in traditional medicine for treating insect bites, viral infection and cancer, due largely to its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, we reported that an ethanol extract from the leaf ofC. nutans could protect the brain against ischemia-triggered neuronal death and infarction. In order to further understand the molecular mechanism(s) for its beneficial effects, two experimental paradigms, namely,...
Source: NeuroMolecular Medicine - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Rostami M, Mansouritorghabeh H Abstract INTRODUCTION: COVID-19 disease has spread worldwide from December 2019 to the present day; the early stage of this disease can be associated with high D-dimer, prolonged PT, and elevated levels of fibrinogen, indicating activation of coagulation pathways and thrombosis. In this article, we analyze the levels of D-dimer in patients with COVID-19. AREA COVERED: In the current study, three databases, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, searched using related keywords and information extracted from articles such as location, sample size, gender, age, coagulation test val...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) treat an expanding range of cancers. Consistent basic data suggest that these same checkpoints are critical negative regulators of atherosclerosis. Therefore, our objectives were to test whether ICIs were associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and a higher risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular events. Methods: The study was situated in a single academic medical center. The primary analysis evaluated whether exposure to an ICI was associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular events in 2842 patients and 2842 controls, matched by age, a history o...
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
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