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For low-risk thyroid cancer patients, less may be more for post-surgery surveillance
Not all patients feel the same way about medical treatment.
Cancer patients who exercise have less heart damage from chemotherapy
Patients with cancer should receive a tailored exercise prescription to protect their heart, reported a paper published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients
A combination of two immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, has stopped or reversed the progression of advanced melanoma for five years or more in one in two patients, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden UK MHS Foundation Trust
More colorectal cancer cases being diagnosed in younger patients in US
The incidence of colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years of age has increased in the United States since 1970.
Targeted therapy combination improves  survival in patients with advanced bowel cancer
New data have shown for the first time that a combination of targeted therapies can improve survival in patients with advanced bowel cancer. Results of the BEACON CRC Phase III trial have shown that triple therapy targeting BRAF mutations in progressive metastatic colorectal tumors significantly improved overall survival and objective response compared to standard care.
Number of UK patients attending A&E with flu soars
The number of patients admitted to A&E (accident & emergency department) with flu has risen by 60 percent due to GP shortages, a major report warned.
German hospital establishes new department for climate change patients
The Charité University Hospital (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) opened a new department that focuses on investigating the potential consequences of climate change on health.
One-third of statin patients still have bad cholesterol levels
Many people with high cholesterol need more aggressive treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease, a new study said.
Patients with cancer seen in emergency department have better outcomes at original hospital
"Patients who were seen in an emergency department that was not associated with where they received cancer treatment or one of the 14 major cancer centers in Ontario Province of Canada were less likely to be admitted to hospital but more likely to die within 30 days of the visit," said Dr. Keerat Grewal, an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital, and the University of Toronto.
More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people.
UK private hospitals 'must do more to keep patients safe'
Private hospitals in the UK must do more to keep patients safe and prevent rogue surgeons like Ian Paterson from harming anyone again, the Royal College of Surgeons said.
Study calculates costs associated with smoking by patients with cancer
A study released in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open reported that smoking after a cancer diagnosis is associated with substantial additional costs of cancer treatment.
Low adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs also beneficial for patients with type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes patients' risk of cardiovascular disease and death decreases if they actually take the cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed.
Radical Parkinson's treatment tested in patients
A radical Parkinson's treatment that delivers a drug directly to the brain has been tested in people.
New method identifies which asthma patients respond to systemic corticosteroids
Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids — and which might only suffer their side effects — with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques.

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