Radiotherapy with hormone therapy can help some advanced prostate cancer patients avoid chemotherapy

Cyberknife. Credit: The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Radiotherapy can be used alongside hormone treatment, delaying the need for chemotherapy and therefore significantly protecting their quality of life for some patients with advanced prostate cancer, according to researchers from The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Findings from the…

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Increase in sedentary time from childhood causes progressing heart enlargement, new study shows

A recent European Journal of Preventive Cardiology study investigated whether sedentary time (ST), light-intensity physical activity (LPA), and moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) during childhood and young adulthood influence cardiac structure and function. Study: Accelerometer-based sedentary time and physical activity from childhood through young adulthood with progressive cardiac changes: a 13-year longitudinal study. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com…

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Evidence Accumulating on Viral Cause of Cutaneous Granulomas

SAN DIEGO — Approximately 10 years ago in France, high throughput screening in a series of cases suggested that vaccine-derived rubella virus was the surprising cause of persistent cutaneous granulomas, but an update at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2024 Annual Meeting suggests this phenomenon is not as rare as once supposed. Based on…

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Navigating the Complexities of Payment for Genetic Testing

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, the expansion of genetic testing stands out as a monumental leap forward. The field of genetic testing has grown exponentially over the past decade, with available tests skyrocketing from 10,000 in 2012 to over 175,000 today — a staggering 1650% increase with an estimated ten new tests introduced…

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