Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

New research in mouse models shows that stress hormones can help breast cancer grow, spread, and diversify, which makes it harder to treat. A study in mice sheds light on the mechanisms through which stress can contribute to the spread of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. In…

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Testosterone slows prostate cancer recurrence in low-risk patients

In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. This may call into question the general applicability of Nobel-Prize winning hormonal prostate treatment. The work is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. Background Doctors have long…

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In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open-heart surgery in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The study found that one year after the procedure, the rate of death, stroke, or rehospitalization was significantly lower with TAVR than with surgery. The results were presented during the late-breaking…

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Early sports specialization tied to increased injury rates in college athletes

LAS VEGAS, NV -Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or professional career on the line. However, researchers presenting their work at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day today reveal that this early intense…

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Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option

LAS VEGAS, NV — The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five…

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Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. «Providing BFR as…

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Scene City: Art and Literature

The Art Production Fund raised nearly $700,000 at its March 11 gala at the Seagram Building. Poets & Writers held a dinner gala on March 7 at 583 Park Avenue. And Literacy Partners held a gala on March 13 at Cipriani Wall Street.