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Sentinel Node Biopsy for High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma Sentinel Node Biopsy for High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Apple May Be Developing Mobile Device Technology to Monitor User ’s Health and Transmit Data in Real Time
Industry analysts speculate that Apple might be planning to enter the EHR and healthcare related markets by transforming mobile technologies into gateway devices connected to providers’ EHR systems and patient data Imagine a mobile device that monitors vitals while connected in real-time to healthcare providers, electronic health records (EHR), and clinical laboratories. One that measures […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Apple Argonaut Project biometrics Brenda Stolyar Source Type: news

Doubts Raised About Use of Products Containing Oxybenzone
Increased adverse reactions may be result of closed loop involving ingesting fish, washing ingredient off (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares
A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Stool - Based Protein Combos Can Improve CRC Screening
Combo of four proteins can detect CRC, advanced adenomas, with higher sensitivity than hemoglobin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

RSNA: BMI Linked to Detection of Breast Tumor Larger Than 2 cm
BMI linked to detection of tumor larger than 2 cm among screen - detected and interval cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Conference News, Source Type: news

NOACs Show Lower Risk of Adverse Renal Outcomes in A - Fib
Compared with warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban linked to lower risk of adverse renal outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Saliva Test May Detect Biomarker for Prolonged Concussion Saliva Test May Detect Biomarker for Prolonged Concussion
Fifteen microRNAs served as a biomarker for prolonged concussion symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
For patients with acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), oral spironolactone is more effective than observation and absorbs subretinal fluid (SRF) faster, a randomized controlled trial from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

NAFLD Linked to Increased Cancer Incidence Rate
NAFLD strongly tied to development of hepatocellular carcinoma, CRC in males, breast cancer in females (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Targeted Cancer Therapies Bring New Precision Medicine Tools to Anatomic Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories
FDA is streamlining how new diagnostic tests are approved; encourages IVD companies to focus on ‘qualifying biomarkers’ in development of new cancer drugs It is good news for the anatomic pathology profession that new insights into the human immune system are triggering not only a wave of new therapeutic drugs, but also the need for […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations American Enterprise Institute anatomic pathology CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research cl Source Type: news

Evaluation of Five Commercial Zika Virus Immunoassays Evaluation of Five Commercial Zika Virus Immunoassays
The authors compare the sensitivity and specificity of several diagnostic immunoassays for Zika virus. How do they measure up?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Severe Dengue Infection Causes Vascular Leakage How Severe Dengue Infection Causes Vascular Leakage
Dengue virus causes vascular leak through its nonstructural protein 1 (NS1)-mediated disruption of endothelial glycocalyx components, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

‘Barcoding’ Cells in Nematodes Could Bring Advances and New Medical Laboratory Tools for Treatment of Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases
Ongoing research at the University of Washington promises new methods for identifying and cataloging large numbers of cells quickly, which could lead to more individualized treatments in support of precision medicine initiatives Researchers have found a new method for identifying specific cell types by groups, a breakthrough that some experts say could lead to new […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 17, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Aviv Regev PhD Broad Institute Source Type: news

Novartis, ASCP and ACS join forces to fight cancer in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania
Novartis, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will work together to devise a common approach to improve access to cancer treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each partner brings unique expertise in cancer diagnosis and treatment. This complements the work the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is doing to improve access to affordable, quality-approved oncology medicines in the region. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Longtime UB medical school professor Peter Ayers Nickerson leaves $4.5 million bequest
Peter Ayers Nickerson spent a half-century teaching the University at Buffalo's medical school. A major bequest shows how much he appreciated that time. Nickerson, who died in February at age 75, left a $4.5 million gift from his estate to support several causes in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They include: • $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty positio n in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, where he taught for nearly 50 years. The position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Longtime UB medical school professor Peter Ayers Nickerson leaves $4.5 million bequest
Peter Ayers Nickerson spent a half-century teaching the University at Buffalo's medical school. A major bequest shows how much he appreciated that time. Nickerson, who died in February at age 75, left a $4.5 million gift from his estate to support several causes in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They include: • $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty positio n in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, where he taught for nearly 50 years. The position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction
Fuster - BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Heterogeneity of PET/CT Imaging Phenotype Prognostic in mCRPC
Assessments of androgen receptor, glycolysis prognostic in castration - resistant prostate Cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness
(Virginia Tech) Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines
(Association for Molecular Pathology) The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. The report, 'Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines: A Joint Recommendation of the Association for Molecular Pathology and College of American Pathologists,' was released online ahead of publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s Reuters Finds 3,810 U.S. Areas With Lead Poisoning Double Flint ’ s
Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas Lead Poisoning Lurks in Scores of New York Areas
In public health circles, New York City is known for its long war on lead poisoning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

The Controversy in Treating Partners of Sex Addicts
In “From Victimhood to Victorhood” (published in the May/June 2015 issue of The Therapist), Alex Katehakis writes that a “major shift has occurred in treating partners of sex addicts”. The shift she describes is towards the Relational Trauma (RT) Model, in which practitioners emphasize that partners’ relational bonds are damaged by betrayal, as precipitated by the discovery of sexual acting out — not a historical and ongoing pattern of destructive or self-defeating behavior by non-acting out partners, as implied by the so-called co-addict model, previously espoused by writers like Stepha...
Source: Psych Central - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Graeme Daniels, MFT Tags: Addictions Psychotherapy PTSD Relationships & Love Sexuality Substance Abuse Trauma Addiction Recovery co-addict model co-addiction Codependency Enabling Hypervigilance Impulsive Behavior Infidelity love addiction lying r Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins ’ Test Drone Travels 161 Miles to Set Record for Delivery Distance of Clinical Laboratory Specimens
Onboard cooling system ensures samples remain viable for medical laboratory analysis after three-hour flight across Arizona desert Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups could soon be receiving blood samples and tissue specimens through the air by medical drone. The technology has been tested successfully in Europe, which Dark Daily reported in July. Now, Johns Hopkins […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 15, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AJCP American Journal of Clinical Pathology Andreas Raptopoulous clin Source Type: news

South Africa:SA Health Sector Undergoes Digital Makeover
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE nationwide integration of web and mobile applications is the next step towards a digital lab in South Africa. Lancet Laboratories, one of Africa's leading pathology labs, has partnered with medical form-filling app LogBox to introduce the paperless patient intake at its sites across the country. An important step towards Lancet's vision of improved customer experience through technology, LogBox enables a 'digital lab' that benefits patients and laboratory staff. By eliminating paper forms, the intake p (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis identified
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists have shown that a protein called membralin is critical for keeping Alzheimer's disease pathology in check. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that membralin regulates the cell's machinery for producing beta-amyloid (or amyloid beta, Aβ), the protein that causes neurons to die in Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Soluble Interleukin 2 Receptor IDs Sarcoidosis in Uveitis
sIL - 2R has slightly better diagnostic value than ACE for sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Use of MMR Deficiency Testing in Younger CRC Patients Is Low
Just 43.1 percent underwent mismatch repair deficiency of DNA testing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

How precision medicine turned Jesus ’ unique tumor into an operable one
On a hot, August day in a Boston park, Jesus Apolinaris Cruz cooled off with a water squirt gun fight with his mother and sister. As he nimbly ran and dodged their aim, he twisted around to sneak shots of water back in their direction.  Peals of laughter rang out from the group as Jesus landed a jet of water on his sister. It’s hard to imagine that just weeks earlier, Jesus, 13, had undergone surgery near his hip to remove an unclassified tumor, so-described because it couldn’t be categorized as any specific kind of cancer. “We had been praying for months that the surgery would go well,” says M...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cancer clinical trials Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Dr. Katherine Janeway Dr. Steven DuBois Experimental Therapeutics Program pediatric cancer precision medicine sarcoma Solid Tumors C Source Type: news

Frequency of acute cervical and lumbar pathology in common types of motor vehicle collisions: a retrospective record review - Hashish R, Badday H.
BACKGROUND: There are more than 5 million motor vehicle collisions annually in the United States, resulting in more than 2 million injured occupants. The most common types of collisions are head-on impacts, rear-ends, side-swipes, and t-bones, whilst the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Single severe traumatic brain injury produces progressive pathology with ongoing contralateral white matter damage one year after injury - Pischiutta F, Micotti E, Hay JR, Marongiu I, Sammali E, Tolomeo D, Vegliante G, Stocchetti N, Forloni G, De Simoni MG, Stewart W, Zanier ER.
There is increasing recognition that traumatic brain injury (TBI) may initiate long-term neurodegenerative processes, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy. However, insight into the mechanisms transforming an initial biomechanical injury into a ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dark and vulnerable personality trait correlates of dimensions of criminal behavior among adult offenders - Edwards BG, Albertson E, Verona E.
This study empirically tested the distinc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Is the first cut really the deepest? Frequency and recency of nonsuicidal self-injury in relation to psychopathology and dysregulation - Zielinski MJ, Hill MA, Veilleux JC.
Research on nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) has moved beyond examination of factors that associate with the mere presence or absence of the behavior, and into more nuanced examination of which discrete features of NSSI behavior relate to pathology. This stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Top Healthcare Trends Affecting Cancer Business in 2017 Impact Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Leaders Who Serve Oncologists and Patients
Many aspects of traditional clinical laboratory pathology testing remain rooted to cancer care even as the cancer care industry embraces precision medicine, and digital pathology testing and interpretation There’s good news for anatomic pathologists worried about the future of the pathology profession. A recent survey of oncology program participants in the United States determined that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 13, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACCC Advisory Board Anthem Association of Community Cancer Care Centers Breast Cancer Ally Cancer Care Quality P Source Type: news

Pediatric inhalation injury - Sen S.
Smoke inhalation injury can cause severe physiologic perturbations. In pediatric patients, these perturbations cause profound changes in cardiac and pulmonary physiology. In this review, we examine the pathology, early management options, ventilator strate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Recurrences Steady After Therapy Cessation
Women with ER - positive BC who stop therapy after 5 years have steady recurrence rate up to 20 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Pentax adds ASHA ’ s voice problem assessment tools into voice and speech software
Hoya‘s Pentax Medical said today it inked a licensing agreement with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to incorporate a tool it designed to help assess voice problems into a software modules used in Pentax’s voice and speech assessment products. The Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice tool was developed by the ASHA to “provide a standardized protocol and assessment form for speech-language pathologists to describe and document clinical auditory-perceptual assessments of voice quality,” according to a press release. The iCAPE-V tool will be integrated into a new soft...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Software / IT Hoya Corp. Pentax Medical Source Type: news

Benefits for New Immunoassays for Measuring A β 42 in CSF
May show improved correlation with mass spectrometry reference measurement procedure (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

NCI awards $8M grant for AI in radiology/pathology
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year, $8 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays NCI awards $17M grant for breast imaging How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Moonshot group to award $1M for lung cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Induced pluripotent stem cells show astrocyte-neuron impact on brain pathology in autism
(Elsevier) Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to model autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers at the University of S ã o Paulo, Brazil and University of California, San Diego have revealed for the first time that abnormalities in the supporting cells of the brain, called astrocytes, may contribute to the cause of the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise does lower Alzheimer's risk
A new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center found older people whose hearts pump less blood have restricted blood flow in the temporal lobe, the region where dementia pathology first begins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO Issues Statement Regarding Alcohol and Cancer
Alcohol - related cancers account for 5.5 percent of all cancers treated annually worldwide (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lymphoma Risk Up With Thiopurine, Anti - TNF Tx in IBD
Risk higher for those exposed to combination therapy versus thiopurine or anti - TNF monotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Telemedicine Gaining Momentum in US as Large Employers Look for Ways to Decrease Costs; Trend Has Implications for Pathology Groups and Medical Laboratories
Increased use of telemedicine may create opportunities for clinical laboratories to deliver increased value to both physicians and nurses Recent data shows widespread employer adoption of telehealth services may soon become a reality. However, studies also show virtual provider visits and other telemedicine technologies are unlikely to diminish the role of clinical laboratories in providing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 8, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations American Well Be Source Type: news

New study identifies targets to lessen the effects of alcoholic liver disease
(Elsevier) Chronic alcohol consumption causes abnormal fat accumulation in liver cells (steatosis) and liver fibrosis, which can lead to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and sometimes liver cancer. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology offers insights into the cellular aging that may trigger excessive fibrosis formation in the liver as well as possible means to inhibit these changes, which may lead to new therapeutic approaches for patients with ALD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Intensity of Exercise Affects Impact on Mortality Risk
Findings support recommendation of moderate - to vigorous - intensity physical activity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news