Behavioral nudges increase COVID-19 vaccination … Older adults with prostate cancer often die from cardiac diseases, COPD … Level of amyloid beta in mid-life blood test may forecast Alzheimer’s risk...
Low exercise may amplify link between poor sleep, mortality risk
Jun 30, 2021
(HealthDay News) — Poor sleep is associated with increased risks of all-cause and cause-specific mortality, with risk exacerbated among those with insufficient physical activity (PA), according to a...
Heart failure linked to increased incidence of cancer
Jun 29, 2021
Increased rates of cancer seen among women and men and for cancer at multiple sites, including lip, oral cavity, pharynx, respiratory organs
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, June 23
Jun 23, 2021
Half of LTC residents with brain tumor surgery return to community, European study finds … Long-term respiratory multimorbidity increases depression risk … Medicare should run its own study of...
Two new drugs show promise for hard-to-treat breast, prostate cancers
Jun 07, 2021
Cancer drug Lynparza (olaparib) reduced the risk of disease recurrence or death in certain aggressive breast cancers by 42% after surgery, while a new prostate cancer treatment improved survival by tracking...
Heart disease leads causes of death in U.S. among those 85 or older
May 17, 2021
The leading causes of death for Americans aged 85 or more years were heart disease (28.6%), cancer (11.7) and Alzheimer’s disease (9.1%) in 2018, according to new data released Monday by the Centers...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 30
Mar 30, 2021
FDA approves first personalized cell therapy for patients with multiple myeloma … Actinic keratosis, common in elderly, ups risk of skin cancer, study finds … Getting to yes: One nursing home’s mission...
Ambulatory function in older cancer patients tied to survival
Mar 08, 2021
A new study highlights the importance of monitoring ambulatory function after cancer, particularly in older survivors, the researchers say.
People with dementia receive fewer palliative referrals than those with cancer: study
Mar 05, 2021
A large study from Canada has found disparities in palliative care referral between people with dementia or organ failure and people with cancer.
Residents with self-care disability less likely to receive cancer treatment
Mar 05, 2021
Many nursing home residents do not receive cancer-directed treatment, and they are even less likely to do so if they have a self-care disability, according to a new study.