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ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Oral Presentations Demonstrate Importance of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as Key Efficacy Indicator and Show Strong Patient Adherence Rates
September 11, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data demonstrating robust prostate-specific antigen (PSA) response and strong adherence rates in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) treated with ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in the real-world clinical setting. The strong PSA response was also seen in a separate post-hoc analysis that showed a correlation between rapid and deep PSA response and prolonged survival in both metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer (mCSPC) and nmCRPC. The post-hoc analysis also suppor...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer, Janssen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Striving to Deliver Better Outcomes: Janssen to Showcase Commitment to Advancing Science for Genitourinary Cancers at AUA 2021
August 31, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple company-sponsored presentations in prostate and bladder cancers will be highlighted at the virtual 2021 American Urological Association Annual Meeting (AUA 2021), September 10-13. “Janssen maintains a strong commitment to advancing innovation and new therapeutic options for patients with genitourinary malignancies. As the treatment of genitourinary cancers becomes more complex, we continue to work with urologists and their teams to improve outcomes for patients across the continuum of disease,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news
Oral mucosal changes induced by adjuvant endocrine therapies in breast cancer patients: clinical aspects and proposal for management
AbstractAdjuvant systemic treatments in breast cancer are indicated to reduce the risk of relapse. Their systemic side effects have been well documented and include menopausal symptoms such as impaired libido and vaginal dryness, increased risk of endometrial cancer, stroke, musculoskeletal symptoms including arthralgia and myalgia, osteopenia and fractures, skin rashes, and hypercholesterolemia. However, few articles have focused on the oral mucosal reactions related to adjuvant endocrine therapies (AETs) which clearly differ from those reported with chemotherapies or other targeted therapies used for breast cancer. AETs ...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - November 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The anticoagulation dilemma and future treatment avenues in patients with breast cancer and atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, with a substantial rise in global incidence and prevalence. Ischemic stroke is a frequent complication of AF, since AF perfectly fulfills Virchow's triad of blood stasis, vascular damage and hypercoagulation, making oral anticoagulation (OAC) obligatory for stroke prevention. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and apixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban, which block the activated coagulation factor X (FXa), have some advantages and are largely replacing coumarin-based OAC.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - September 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anke C. Fender, Dobromir Dobrev Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Direct oral anticoagulants in the prevention of stroke in breast cancer patients with atrial fibrillation during adjuvant endocrine therapy: A cohort study
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent comorbidity in malignant patients. Anticancer therapies complicate anticoagulant strategy. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of long-term use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in breast cancer women.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Renata Pacholczak-Madej, Stanis ława Bazan-Socha, Lech Zaręba, Anetta Undas, Jerzy Dropiński Source Type: research
Drug interactions and pharmacogenetic factors contribute to variation in apixaban concentration in atrial fibrillation patients in routine care
In this study, we assessed the impact of interacting medication and pharmacogenetic variation to better explain apixaban concentration differences among 358 Caucasian AF patients. Genotyping (ABCG2,ABCB1,CYP3A4*22,CYP3A5*3) was performed by TaqMan assays, and apixaban quantified by mass spectrometry. The typical patient was on average 77.2 years old, 85.5 kg, and had a serum creatinine of 103.1 µmol/L. Concomitant amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic agent and moderate CYP3A/ABCB1 inhibitor, the impaired-function variantABCG2 c.421C > A, and sex predicted higher apixaban concentrations when controlling for age, weig...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - January 18, 2020 Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news
Problem-patients in HRT
Since the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) has been stopped 2002 due to increased risk of venous thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, stroke and breast cancer, safety issues have got great concern using hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, using lower dosages, other hormonal components and/or transdermal instead of oral application can reduce those risks although not demonstrated in a placebo-controlled study comparable to WHI. However, this has been shown in large case/control- and cohort-studies reflecting more practical conditions in contrast to WHI.
Source: Maturitas - May 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Alfred O. Mueck Tags: INV65 Source Type: research
Sex Differences in Sex Hormone Profiles and Prediction of Consciousness Recovery After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Conclusion: These findings indicate that TBI differentially affects the levels of sex-steroid hormones in men and women patients. Plasma levels of testosterone could be a good candidate blood marker to predict recovery from unconsciousness after sTBI for male patients. Introduction Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide and is increasing in incidence (1). Patients with acute severe TBI (sTBI) often develop severe disorders of consciousness, i.e., coma, minimally conscious state or vegetative state. Although many patients may regain consciousness during the 1-month post-TBI p...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - April 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
A Genetic Variant of miR-34a Contributes to Susceptibility of Ischemic Stroke Among Chinese Population
This study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 81560552, 81260234), Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (CN) (2017JJA180826), Innovation Project of Guangxi Graduate Education (CN) (201601009) and Key Laboratory Open Project Fund of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (CN) (kfkt20160064). Conflict of Interest Statement The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Supplementary Material The Supplementary Material for this article can be fou...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - April 23, 2019 Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Thrombotic events in severe FXII deficiency in comparison with unaffected family members during a long observation period
AbstractTo investigate the occurrence of thrombotic events (myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis or ischemic stroke) in a group of 39 cases of severe FXII deficiency during a mean 22.5 years follow-up. All patients seen in Padua during the years 1968–2006 will the object of this investigation. FXII was less than or 1% of normal in all cases. Factor FXII activity in unaffected family members was 98% (range 90–140%). No patient or control had a thrombotic event in the past and none were on anticoagulant therapy. FV Leiden was present in one patient and in two controls whereas the G to A20210 prothrombin polymorp...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - January 29, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Sex Differences in Atrial Fibrillation —Update on Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Long-Term Risk
AbstractPurpose of reviewAtrial fibrillation (AF) is a growing health problem worldwide. While the disease plagues both men and women, this arrhythmia does not affect both sexes equally. Women are more likely to have major adverse outcomes such as stroke and its sequela; however, recent data on stroke prevention show improving outcomes. The purpose of this review of the recent literature is to summarize important updates on risk scores and management of patients with AF.Recent findingsIt has been well known that women have a higher risk of strokes than men when untreated or when treated with warfarin. Current risk scores e...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine - August 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical Profile and Adherence to Guidelines
Conclusion: Discordance between guidelines and practice was found regarding prescription of OACs and maintenance of optimal anticoagulation for stroke prevention in our population. Optimal anticoagulation needs to be emphasized on both patients as well as physicians to prevent strokes and achieve better outcomes.Keywords:CHADS2 score,International normalized ratio,Oral Anticoagulants,Valvular heart disease.View:PDF (138.96 KB)Click here to download the PDF file.‹ Breast Cancer and the Heart: Burden on the ChestAssociation between Myocardial Infarction and Dermatoglyphics: A Cross-Sectional Study ›
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: yunus Source Type: research
Comparison of clinical outcomes among users of oral and transdermal estrogen therapy in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
Conclusions: The summary index of risks versus benefits was similar for oral CEE versus oral or transdermal E2-containing regimens. CEE + P containing less than 0.625 mg/d of CEE (vs 0.625 mg/d) for less than 5 years appeared safer.
Source: Menopause - September 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
The Association of Arsenic Metabolism with Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence
Conclusions: Population level of iAs% and DMA%, but not MMA%, were associated with arsenic exposure levels. Overall, study findings suggest that higher MMA% was associated with an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, while lower MMA% was associated with an increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Additional population-based studies and experimental studies are needed to further evaluate and understand the role of arsenic exposure in arsenic metabolism and the role of arsenic metabolism in disease development. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP577 Received: 01 June 2016 Revised: 26 February 2017 Acce...
Source: EHP Research - August 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniil Lyalko Tags: Research Source Type: research
In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose — not form — matters
FINDINGSWhen it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered — taking a pill versus wearing a patch on one’s skin — doesn’t affect risk or benefit, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have found. But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, the dosage does. Higher doses, especially over time, are associated with greater risk of problems, including heart disease and some types of cancer, especially among obese women.BACKGROUNDThe Women ’s Health Initiative established the potential of estrogen therapy to increase or decrease the risk of strok...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Capecitabine-induced acute toxic leukoencephalopathy.
Abstract A 45-year-old woman was treated by Capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) during 6days for breast cancer with metastatic bone lesions when she presented with nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dysarthria and swallowing disorders. A stroke was first suspected. Brain CT was normal. MRI showed bilateral and symmetric high signal intensities of deep white matter, corpus callosum and corticospinal tracts on diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, similar to 5-FU acute leukoencephalopathy. An acute toxic leukoencephalopathy was diagnosed prompting to discontinue capecitabine, w...
Source: Neurotoxicology - May 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Obadia M, Leclercq D, Wasserman J, Galanaud D, Dormont D, Sahli-Amor M, Psimaras D, Pyatigorskaya N, Law-Ye B Tags: Neurotoxicology Source Type: research
Abstract IA22: Using risk assessment tools to motivate behavior change
Epidemiology identifies risk factors for cancer and other diseases based on the idea that conveying such information to healthcare providers, the general public, and policy makers will result in population-wide improvements in healthy behaviors and, consequently, population-wide improvements in health outcomes. These actions assume that the audience understands and uses the information to make health-related decisions. However, the language of epidemiology, which is steeped in probabilistic thinking, is not necessarily the language of the general public. Furthermore, growing evidence suggests that the language of epidemiol...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention - April 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Waters, E. A. Tags: Improving Cancer Risk Prediction for Prevention and Early Detection: Oral Presentations - Invited Abstracts Source Type: research
Mind the Treatment Gap
getty images/ istock photoBy Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaPHILADELPHIA AND NEW DELHI, Apr 14 2017 (IPS)Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act will require a restructuring of health-care services The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 27, 2017, has been hailed as a momentous reform. According to the Bill, every person will have the right to access mental health care operated or funded by the government; good quality and affordable health care; equality of treatment and protection from inhuman practices; access to legal services; and right to complain against coercion and cruelt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Vani Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news
Exercise 'most proven method' to prevent return of breast cancer
Conclusion This was a helpful summary of recent research into how lifestyle changes impact on the risk of breast cancer returning, but it does have some limitations. Researching lifestyle factors separately is always difficult as they tend to clump together, making it difficult to pick apart individual factors. For example, people who are more physically active tend to have a healthier diet and are less likely to drink excessive amounts of alcohol or smoke. While the researchers say many studies attempt to make adjustments for these confounding factors, it is difficult to know which studies did this and how successful they...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer QA articles Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news
The evolving role of oral hormonal therapies and review of conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene for the management of menopausal symptoms.
Authors: Parish SJ, Gillespie JA Abstract This review describes the evolving role of oral hormone therapy (HT) for treating menopausal symptoms and preventing osteoporosis, focusing on conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA). Estrogens alleviate hot flushes and prevent bone loss associated with menopause. In nonhysterectomized women, a progestin should be added to estrogens to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Use of HT declined since the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) studies showed that HT does not prevent coronary heart disease (CHD) and that conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone acetate increased th...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - February 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Long-term hormone therapy for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with intolerable menopausal symptoms may wish to weigh the benefits of symptom relief against the small absolute risk of harm arising from short-term use of low-dose HT, provided they do not have specific contraindications. HT may be unsuitable for some women, including those at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, increased risk of thromboembolic disease (such as those with obesity or a history of venous thrombosis) or increased risk of some types of cancer (such as breast cancer, in women with a uterus). The risk of endometrial cancer among women with a uterus taking oestrogen-only HT is well docu...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - January 16, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Marjoribanks J, Farquhar C, Roberts H, Lethaby A, Lee J Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
7 Tips To Lower Diabetes Risk in Menopause During the Holidays
By now, most people have been to a holiday party or two. Lots of food, lots of eggnog and other carb laden alcoholic beverages, and lots of grazing all day long on all the boxes of candy friends and business acquaintances sent to us. It's easy to gain the five pounds most people gain during the holidays, and in the process, raise your blood sugar or glucose levels too high. That's your body letting you know you have prediabetes (higher than normal but still below diabetes levels) or diabetes, and unless you take action soon, your body won't like it. Diabetes silently sneaks up on you and if untreated, slowly weakens your ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Behind the Headlines 2016 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!). In January 2016's health news... In a controversial study, monkeys were genetically engineered to develop what disorder? 1) Sex addiction 2) Bi-polar disorder 3) Autism In a similarly controversial study, what psychological condition was dismissed as a "myth" 1) Seasonal affective disorder...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news
Common diseases as determinants of menopausal age
STUDY QUESTION Can the diagnosis of common diseases before menopause influence age at natural menopause (ANM) onset? SUMMARY ANSWER Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and depression were observed to delay menopause. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY It has been observed that women who undergo early menopause experience a higher burden of health problems related to metabolic syndromes, heart disease and depression, but whether ANM can be influenced by common adult diseases has not been studied extensively. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION All women attending mammography screening or clinical mammography at four hospitals in Sweden were in...
Source: Human Reproduction - November 16, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Li, J., Eriksson, M., Czene, K., Hall, P., Rodriguez-Wallberg, K. A. Tags: Reproductive Epidemiology Source Type: research
Bioidentical hormones for women with vasomotor symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: There was low to moderate quality evidence that BHT in various forms and doses is more effective than placebo for treating moderate to severe menopausal hot flushes. There was low to moderate quality evidence of higher rates of adverse effects such as headache, vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness and skin reactions in the BHT group. There was some evidence to suggest that higher doses of BHT are associated with greater effectiveness but also with higher risk of adverse effects. Although all the included studies used unopposed estrogen, it is recommended best practice to use progestogen therapy in women with a ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - July 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Gaudard AM, Silva de Souza S, Puga ME, Marjoribanks J, da Silva EM, Torloni MR Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Lasting Impact of an Ephemeral Organ: The Role of the Placenta in Fetal Programming
Recent advances in molecular and imaging technologies, “omics” fields, and data sciences are offering researchers an unprecedented look at the placenta, the master regulator of the fetal environment.© EPA/National Geographic Channel/Alamy Studies of infants conceived during the Dutch “Hunger Winter” provided some of the earliest clues that prenatal stress could affect health much later in life.© Nationaal Archief © Evan Oto/Science Source In one study, the placental microbiome had a similar taxonomic profile as the oral microbiome, illustrated here by...
Source: EHP Research - July 1, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Web Admin Tags: Featured Focus News July 2016 Source Type: research
EPMA-World Congress 2015
Table of contents A1 Predictive and prognostic biomarker panel for targeted application of radioembolisation improving individual outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma Jella-Andrea Abraham, Olga Golubnitschaja A2 Integrated market access approach amplifying value of “Rx-CDx” Ildar Akhmetov A3 Disaster response: an opportunity to improve global healthcare Russell J. Andrews, Leonidas Quintana A4 USA PPPM: proscriptive, profligate, profiteering medicine-good for 1 % wealthy, not for 99 % unhealthy Russell J. Andrews A5 The role of ...
Source: EPMA Journal - May 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
Young women with high-fibre diet may have lower breast cancer risk
ConclusionThis large and long-term cohort study showed that women with the top fifth highest average fibre intake during adolescence and early adulthood were around 25% less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer decades later than those in the bottom fifth.This raises the suggestion that young women might be able to significantly lower their risk of breast cancer – the most common cancer in the UK – simply through eating more high-fibre foods such as fruits and vegetables.However, it’s worth noting a few points before accepting these promising results at face value. Total dietary fibre intake in adolescen...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Source Type: news
Being happy 'won't help you live longer' survey finds
ConclusionThis large prospective study aimed to assess whether happiness or related measures of wellbeing are associated with risk of death, after allowing for the influence of the poor health and lifestyles of people who are unhappy.The study found poor health was linked with unhappiness in middle-aged women. However, after allowing for this association and adjusting for the influence of other factors that may be associated, such as smoking and poor socioeconomic status, happiness and related measures of wellbeing do not appear to have any direct effect on death. This suggests that, as has sometimes previously been specu...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news
9 Healthy Reasons To Indulge Your Coffee Cravings
There's no need to feel guilty about your morning cup o’ joe. On the contrary: People who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have up to a 20 percent lower risk of melanoma than those who sip the dark stuff less often, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. But this study is hardly the first one touting good news for java junkies. "Coffee is incredibly rich in antioxidants, which are responsible for many of its health benefits," says Joy Bauer, RD, nutrition and health expert for Everyday Health and The Today Show. And studies show that its caffeine content may also play a prot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Prevalence of menopausal symptoms among mid-life women: findings from electronic medical records
Conclusion: Our findings provide recent data on the types of menopausal symptoms experienced by mid-life women prescribed HT. Electronic medical records may be a rich source of data for future studies of menopausal symptoms in this population.
Source: BMC Women's Health - August 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Matthew SussmanJeffrey TrocioCraig BestSebastian MirkinAndrew BushmakinRobert YoodMark FriedmanJoseph MenzinMichael Louie Source Type: research
Abstract SY02-04: Risk factors associated with cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in the multiethnic cohort: Comparisons across ethnic groups
Many chronic diseases common in the United States, such as cancer, type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, share many lifestyle risk factors, such as tobacco use, obesity, diet, and lack of physical activity. These factors likely act upon disease through common pathways, such as inflammation and immune suppression. Examining the association of these risk factors with chronic conditions within a cohort could provide insights into their roles in the etiology of cancer and disease in general.The Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) is a prospective study that enrolled over 215,000 individuals in Hawaii and California from 1993 to 19...
Source: Cancer Research - August 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wilkens, L. Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Hormone therapy and venous thromboembolism among postmenopausal women
Despite a decrease in postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) use during the last decade, many women are still prescribed this treatment which remains the most effective to counteract climacteric symptoms. However, HT increases the risk of breast cancer, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) which represents the major harmful effect of short-term duration use. Nevertheless, this benefit/risk ratio has been established among women using oral estrogens alone or combined with a specific progestogen and cannot be necessary extrapolated to other HT.
Source: Maturitas - April 21, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marianne Canonico Tags: INV32 Source Type: research
Meditate And Live Longer
Before I practiced medicine at my Wellness Center, I was a sports physiology educator. So I know first-hand the value of a sound mind in a sound body. In fact, my “whole-body, whole-mind” approach led me to study anti-aging in depth, which as you know has become my main areas of specialization. In fact, I was one of the first physicians in the country to be certified as an anti-aging specialist. While advising a gymnastics team back in those early days, I often found myself dealing with the mental states of athletes. And that’s when I really discovered the power of meditation. I taught many of these gymna...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging breathe breathing energy exercise meditate meditation toxins Source Type: news
HRT increases ovarian cancer risk by small amount
Conclusion This systematic review and meta-analysis showed that ovarian cancer risk was significantly increased in current HRT users, even in those with less than five years of HRT use (the average was three years). In ex-users, risks decreased the longer ago HRT use had stopped, but risks during the first few years after stopping remained significant. Furthermore, about a decade after stopping, long-duration hormone therapy use (average nine years of HRT use), there still seemed to be a small excess risk. The review has a few limitations, however. The main one is that the review was heavily influenced by just two of t...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Older people Source Type: news
Behind the Headlines 2014 Quiz of the Year
In 2014, Behind the Headlines covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. Test your knowledge of 2014's health news with our month-by-month quiz. If you've been paying attention, you should find this quiz both easy and fun. Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!). In January 2014's health news... What was said to help make bones stronger? 1) Swimming 2) Marriage 3) Listening to classical music Warnings were issued about the possible return of what? 1) Swine flu 2) The Black Death 3) Smallpox In February 2014's health news... What activity was said to lower your ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Medical practice Source Type: news
Authors: Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Johnston S, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman W, Menopause and Osteoporosis Working Group, Fortier M, Reid R, Abramson BL, Blake J, Desindes S, Dodin S, Graves L, Guthrie B, Khan A, Johnston S, Rowe T, Sodhi N, Wilks P, Wolfman W Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide updated guidelines for health care providers on the management of menopause in asymptomatic healthy women as well as in women presenting with vasomotor or urogenital symptoms and on considerations related to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, urogynaecology, and sexuality. OUTCOMES: Lifestyle...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - December 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Cerebral venous thrombosis in a breast cancer patient taking tamoxifen: Report of a case
Conclusion Clinicians should warn about the possibility of thromboembolic complications with tamoxifen.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 29, 2014 Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Exercise may cut breast cancer risk, study finds
ConclusionThis large study has shown that increased exercise is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women. Strengths of the study include the large number of women and that self-reports of breast cancer were verified by a pathology report in 94% of cases.However, as the authors point out, a limitation of this study is that it was conducted on a group of teachers who were mainly of a healthy weight. This means the results may not be applicable to women of a different weight with different occupations, including more or less sedentary jobs.The study also relied on self-reported exercise levels,...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news
NICE: 'schools should provide morning-after pill'
Conclusion Everyone makes mistakes, but if you find yourself relying on the morning-after pill as a regular method of contraception, you may want to speak to a healthcare professional about what would be the most suitable form of ongoing contraception for you to use. This could include methods that do not involve needing to take a daily pill, such as contraceptive patches, injections or an implant. However, none of these methods will protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms are cheap, free of side effects and they will protect you against STIs such as chlamydia. For more information about your ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today released updated guidelines on the care of women who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to their family history. One of the main changes to the original guidance from 2004 is that NICE now recommends drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene to reduce risk of breast cancer in a specific group of women who are at high risk of breast cancer and have not had the disease. They say that these treatments could help prevent breast cancer in about 488,000 women aged 35 years and older. The updated guideline has also made changes to the recommende...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news