Celeste Robb-Nicholson

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.

    The marker -- mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency -- predicted responses to the drug in patients with severa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Audiology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of Hispanic Americans finds older men are at especially high risk of losing their hearing.

    A team led by Karen Cruickshanks of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, tracked data from a survey of more than 16,400 Hispanics, aged 18 to 74,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    "For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study questions the practice of giving heart-healthy patients blood pressure drugs before surgeries that do not involve the heart.

    While patients with three or four heart risk factors should still be given beta-blockers before an operation...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newer forms of the birth control pill -- brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen -- are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

    However, the study authors also stressed that the odds of a clot remain very low for an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Moderate" drinking might harm your heart if you're a senior citizen, a new study suggests.

    And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found.

    "In an elderly population, increasing alc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests.

    The researchers said postponing the clamping of the cord al...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care may help a surviving spouse better cope with depression following the death of a loved one, a new study reports.

    Survivors are just as likely to be depressed following the death of their life partner whether or not hospice eased the p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few women at high risk for osteoporosis are being tested for the bone-depleting condition, while too many women at low-risk are being screened, a new study suggests.

    A team led by Dr. Anna Lee Amarnath of the University of California, Da...Full Article

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer blocks testosterone's stimulation of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researchers say.

    Acute kidney injury is a sudden loss of kidney function that can develop within a few hours or ov...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.

    According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior research has shown that vitami...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection.

    The finding is yet another reason for children to get vacci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Noroviruses -- those notorious stomach bugs that have infected scores of people and ruined countless cruise ship vacations -- can spread through the air and infect people several feet away, according to new research.

    These findings suggest that c...Full Article