Dr. David Agus, MD

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  • David Keene MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

    But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged -- ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

    But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cancer suggests those fears may...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

    The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and included 550 patients. Ab...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

    The study included 192 lung cancer survivors in the United States who were followed for an average of more than ei...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

    When used as recommended, sunscreen has been shown to reduce risk for all types of skin cancer and prevent or delay ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary Disease:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications that target the most common genetic cause of cystic fibrosis improved lung function in people with the disease. The combination therapy also reduced the rate of lung infections and other problems, accord

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

    The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who'd gon...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers have more complications from major surgery for some urology-related cancers, according to new research.

    But even though former smokers have a higher risk of complications than non-smokers, the study also found that quitt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.

    What's more, primary care doctors appear to have broad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology Nursing:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.

    Doing so is more likely to give parents peace of mind and hope rather than increase their anxiety or cause them to becom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning and preparing meals, new research reveals.

    Investigators found that having str...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say.

    Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the days of smoke-filled bars and restaurants made be a fading memory in many states, the number of venues where patrons can legally puff away are actually on the rise in Georgia, a new report finds.

    Under current laws, restaurants and bars...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends.

    A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While girls are far less likely than boys to be diagnosed with autism, girls with the developmental disorder show more impairments compared to their healthy female peers than comparable sets of boys do, new research suggests.

    Scientists from the...Full Article