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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, September 24

Long-term study of nurses links nut consumption with improved health … Alzheimer’s vaccine performs well in phase 2 trial … Gum disease linked to higher risk of hypertension … Simple lifestyle changes key to lowering breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, September 3

Similar odds of dementia-type brain lesions found in heart failure, stroke patients … It’s never too late to start statins for clogged leg arteries … New brain cells play an underappreciated role in Alzheimer’s disease … Risk of breast cancer persists after hormone therapy treatment

Clinical Briefs for Monday, August 12

Gait, non-motor symptoms perceived as chief Parkinson’s challenges … iPhone, Apple Watch data may spot signs of dementia … Depression in Alzheimer’s could signal cognitive decline  … Predicting breast cancer recurrence with a blood test

Night shift work is tied to breast cancer

A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen’s Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.

Mary Gustafson, McKnight's Staff Writer

The gift of gallows humor

Comedienne Tig Notaro — from what I’ve been able to glean in my relatively brief history as a fan of her comedy — does not appear to have any connection with the long-term care industry. But in listening to her now famous standup act that announced her diagnosis of breast cancer, I had a feeling many in the LTC field would welcome her as one of their own.

FDA approves new macular degeneration treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, called Eylea. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in the elderly.

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