Month: May 2016

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from migraines, your spouse probably suffers, too. That’s the conclusion of researchers who surveyed more than 4,000 people with the debilitating headaches and their spouses/domestic partners. “This study highlights the significant burden that migraine can have on a wide range of family activities, parenting responsibilities,
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May 31, 2016, by NCI Staff Reed-Sternberg cells—large, abnormal lymphocytes that may contain more than one nucleus—are commonly found in classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Credit: National Cancer Institute The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved nivolumab (Opdivo®) on May 17 for the treatment of some patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). The approval is for
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May 27, 2016, by NCI Staff Credit: National Cancer Institute / Terese Winslow In patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location in the colon where the tumor originated appears to strongly influence how long patients live, according to a new study. The study—a retrospective analysis of data from a large NCI-funded phase III clinical trial—found
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May 26, 2016, by Stephen J. Chanock, M.D. Today, in JAMA Oncology, with my colleagues in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and elsewhere, we published a study on a risk prediction model developed to assess the absolute risk of breast cancer in women of European background in the United States. The model takes into effect
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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds. The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and withdrawn. Obese children may
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May 23, 2016, by NCI Staff As Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month comes to a close and summer begins, NCI has launched a new online tool called Moles to Melanoma: Recognizing the ABCDE Features. The new tool is intended to help educate the public about the appearance and features of common moles (nevi), which
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SATURDAY, May 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A view of the ocean is good for the soul, a new study says. Researchers compared people who lived in various areas of Wellington, New Zealand, and found that having the sea in sight every day was linked with lower levels of stress. This association remained even after
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Crucial for propelling your in your running, one of the most effective workouts for strengthening your glutes and hamstrings is the Romanian deadlift. Originally developed by Romanian weightlifter, Nicu Vlad, when performed correctly, it involves a hip hinge movement and uses the muscles that are vital in performing other excerises in lifting, jumping and sprinting. While
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May 18, 2016, by NCI Staff Credit: James Hill (CC BY-SA 2.0), via Wikimedia Commons Researchers from several NCI-Designated Cancer Centers and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) sites that serve rural parts of the United States recently met with NCI leaders to discuss the disparities in cancer outcomes in many rural areas of the
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May 16, 2016, by NCI Staff Tumor cells communicate with nearby stromal cells to help activate signaling pathways (purple lightning bolt) that can promote tumor cell survival and growth. Credit: Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D. / MIT Pancreatic tumor cells and neighboring normal cells engage in a two-way molecular conversation that helps drive malignant behavior in the
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SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment. Their research might help doctors determine which patients are less likely to respond to standard treatment and are at higher risk for disease advancement,
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FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Knowing five sudden and severe warning signs of stroke can help save lives and reduce the number of people living with disabilities, a stroke expert says. ” ‘Sudden’ and ‘severe’ are key words, but if in doubt, do not take chances,” Dr. Doojin Kim, a neurologist at UCLA
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May 13, 2016, by NCI Staff NCI researchers have identified new treatment targets, the proteins cIAP1 and cIAP2, in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma tumors. Credit: National Cancer Institute NCI researchers have identified new therapeutic targets in a common subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Drugs that hit these targets, known as SMAC mimetics, are already
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May 10, 2016, by Robert T. Croyle, Ph.D. May 5, 2016, will forever be noted as a remarkable milestone in the history of cancer control. On that day, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had finalized a rule extending its regulatory authority over tobacco products to
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May 9, 2016, by Warren Kibbe, Ph.D. Health data enthusiasts of all stripes have arrived in Washington, DC, for an annual event known as Health Datapalooza. Incredibly smart participants from government, academia, companies, startups, and patient groups meet to share ideas and brainstorm about how to share and unleash health information to improve health outcomes
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May 4, 2016, by NCI Staff Blood smear containing chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells (with purple stained nuclei and scant cytoplasm) and blood samples in test tubes. Credit: Wikimedia/National Cancer Institute The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved venetoclax (Venclexta®) on April 11 for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) whose tumors have a specific genetic
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May 2, 2016, by NCI Staff NCI constantly publishes new information on its websites, so periodically we provide updates on new content of interest to the cancer community. Blue Ribbon Panel Selected to Help Guide the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative On April 4, NCI announced a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders, and
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