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1694 Articles Matching "breast"

Faced With High Deductibles, Patients Are Delaying Health Care So As Not To Rack Up High Bills

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Even with insurance, health care bills can be daunting and prompt people to delay care for problems that could have been caught earlier. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and 8.7 months for first chemotherapy, compared with low-income women with low-deductible...
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Triple Negative Breast Cancers Can Adopt Reversible State That Is Resistant To Chemotherapy

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells can develop resistance to frontline, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy not by acquiring permanent adaptations, but rather transiently turning on molecular pathways that protect......
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Obesity Poised To Take Spot Of No. 1 Preventable Cause Of Cancer, Kicking Smoking Out Of Top Position

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Within five to ten years, smoking may no longer be the top preventable cause for cancer. Being obese and overweight — long implicated in heart disease and diabetes — has been associated in recent years with an increased risk of getting at least 13 types of cancer. In other oncology news: multiple cancers in one patients, breast implants, miracle treatments and their complications, survivors helping others, and the HPV...
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Precise Decoding Of Breast Cancer Cells Creates New Option For Treatment

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers have investigated the varying composition of cancer and immune cells in over one hundred breast tumors. They've found that aggressive tumors are often dominated by a single type of tumor cell. If certain immune cells are present as well, an immune therapy could be successful for a specif......
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Is Maternal Vaccination Safe During Breastfeeding?

Apr 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. The article, which determined that only smallpox vaccine and, in some circumstances yellow fever vaccine, are the only vaccines......
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Family Doctors Suggest New Mammogram Guidelines

Apr 10, 2019 , WebMD
Compared with yearly screening, biannual mammograms do not significantly boost the average woman's risk of death from breast cancer. And they greatly reduce the potential harms, the American Council of Physicians...
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Exclusive breastfeeding tied to healthier cholesterol in teens

Apr 10, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Babies who consume nothing but breast milk for their first three months of life may have healthier cholesterol levels by adolescence than infants who drink formula, a new study suggests....
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Most women need mammograms every other year starting at 50

Apr 09, 2019 , Reuters
Women at average risk for breast cancer can wait to start getting mammograms until age 50 and be screened every other year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians....
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Centene Commits $100M To Personalized Medicine Research

Apr 09, 2019 , Forbes
Centene will contribute $100 million over the next decade to a partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to “accelerate research into treatments for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and obesity.”...
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Ibrance Approval Expanded to Include Men With Breast Cancer

Apr 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Ibrance Approval Expanded to Include Men With Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2019 12:00:00...
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FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Drug to Men

Apr 06, 2019 , RxList
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the indication of the breast cancer drug palbociclib (Ibrance, Pfizer) to include male...
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FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Drug to Men

Apr 06, 2019 , eMedicine Health
FDA Expands Use of Breast Cancer Drug to...
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Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

Apr 05, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2019 12:00:00...
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Can Online Services Aid Type-2 Diabetes Patients? Digital Health Providers Say Yes, But Medicare Says No For Now

Apr 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The digital health care industry has the backing of the American Medical Association when claiming it can help millions of people who are at risk of developing the disease and don't have ready access to doctors to make important lifestyle changes. Medicare is less sure, it says, until the online services are fully validated. Public health news includes reports on ''predatory'' journals, a former Obama administrator's new role, breastfeeding, sunscreen, metastatic cancer research, dengue fever...
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Health Canada plans to suspend Allergan's breast implant license

Apr 05, 2019 , Reuters
Health Canada plans to suspend the license for Allergan Plc's Biocell breast implant due to the risk of a rare cancer linked to such implants, the regulator said in a notice to the Botox-maker on Thursday....
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FDA Proposal For Women With Dense Breasts; NY Hospital an Early Adopter

Apr 04, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The FDA proposed a rule to notify women with dense breasts about their increased cancer risk and shortcomings of mammography alone. The proposal will update mammography regulations for the first time in two decades. While these recommendations may seem new, they have been in place at Mercy Medical C......
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Smart breast pump, pelvic floor trainer maker Elvie lands $42M

Apr 03, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The new money will be put towards research and development, as well as growing brand awareness in the Americas, Europe and...
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FemBeat: Elvie Raises $42 Million For Its Smart Kegel Tracker And Silent Breast Pump

Apr 03, 2019 , Forbes
London-based Elvie has raised $42 million to forward its mission of improving women's health and...
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Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

Apr 03, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2019 12:00:00...
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Surgery tied to 44% increased survival in women with advanced breast cancer

Apr 03, 2019 , CNN Health
Surgery is tied to improved chances of survival among stage 4 breast cancer patients, a new study suggests, but who has access to surgery and who doesn't can vary drastically, based on factors including income level and where treatment is administered....
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