Drinking Coffee Tied to Better Outcomes in Colon Cancer Patients

Drinking coffee may extend survival time in people with colorectal cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers studied 1,171 patients diagnosed with advanced or metastatic colon or rectal cancer who could not be treated with surgery. The patients completed diet and lifestyle questionnaires, including information about their coffee consumption, at the start the study. Compared with…

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When the Classroom Comes With Room Service and Poolside Cabanas

This summer, Michelle Carucci’s family canceled its annual Jersey Shore vacation because of the pandemic. So when Ms. Carucci, who lives in White Township, N.J., learned that The Great Wolf Lodge, a family-favorite indoor water park in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, was setting up a “schoolhouse” and socially distanced activities this fall, she jumped at the…

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What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. Here’s the thing about sled dogs: They never know how far they’re going to run. As a musher — the human driver of a dog sled team — this is one…

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For Some Muslim Couples, Gender-Separate Weddings Are the Norm

Weddings are usually associated with joyous togetherness, a time for family and friends to celebrate alongside the couple and with each other. Some communities, though, have their own brand of togetherness. Although considered uncommon in the United States, Muslim couples may opt for gender-separate wedding celebrations, men and women sit separately during the ceremony and…

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Sticker Shock in the Pharmacy

When Caiti Derenze, a lawyer in Jersey City, N.J., went to Walgreens to refill her insulin prescription in July, she was met with a nearly $300 bill. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, I only paid like $50 last month. What happened?’” Ms. Derenze said. “It feels like a punch in the gut, to be…

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Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart

Last month, several college conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac 12 among them, postponed their sports seasons, including football, citing the risks posed to athletes by the coronavirus. A major factor in those decisions, according to some physicians, was the uncertain implications of a July paper in JAMA Cardiology. In this study of 100…

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Is the New Guards Group the New Guard of Fashion?

Davide De Giglio is not your typical luxury fashion mogul. He does not wear a slickly tailored suit, possess an expensive M.B.A., hold court from the front row at fashion week or preside over the hushed corridors of a grand family-controlled conglomerate. Mr. De Giglio, 45, is heavily tattooed. He dresses in skate wear and…

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BrainHealth’s SMART methodology helps patients make more informed treatment decisions

DALLAS (September 23, 2020) — Researchers at Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) program affects people’s abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options. Patients with…

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Oncotarget: A comprehensive analysis of clinical trials in pancreatic cancer

The cover for issue 38 of Oncotarget features Figure 3, «Summary of the time and cost for drug development (modified from DiMasi et al [2016],» by Katayama, et al. which reported that Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive common cancer and is desperately in need of novel therapies. In this study, the Oncotarget authors perform…

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