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Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients With Lymphedema, Say Researchers ?>

Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients With Lymphedema, Say Researchers

After reviewing published evidence, University of Missouri researchers conclude the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors, including those who develop lymphedema, a chronic swelling that commonly occurs after breast cancer treatment. Co-author Jane Armer, professor in the University’s Sinclair School of Nursing, and colleagues, write about their findings in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

EAR CORRECTION ?>

EAR CORRECTION

EAR CORRECTION (Otoplasty) OBJECTIVES: Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.

Woman requires plastic surgery after dog attack ?>

Woman requires plastic surgery after dog attack

Woman requires plastic surgery after dog attack A young mum is facing plastic surgery after she was attacked by two alsations while walking her own puppy. Maria Clarke (pictured) instinctively picked up her seven-month-old cocker spaniel, Reuben when she saw the two big dogs charging towards them on fields close to Howe Bridge sports centre in Atherton. But in their bid to get to the puppy, the pair attacked 30-year-old Maria.

Treatment may need to be modified for elderly glioblastoma patients ?>

Treatment may need to be modified for elderly glioblastoma patients

Treatment may need to be modified for elderly glioblastoma patients Medical Condition News Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor, accounts for a majority of the brain tumors seen in patients 65 years or older. This segment of the population is growing faster than any other age group and not surprisingly, the incidence of glioblastoma in older adults is on the rise. Because survival in older patients tends to be short and they have a higher risk…

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Women may be more likely to experience EMS delays for heart care ?>

Women may be more likely to experience EMS delays for heart care

Women may be more likely to experience EMS delays for heart care Women’s Health News Women who called 9-1-1 complaining of cardiac symptoms were 52 percent more likely than men to experience delays during emergency medical services’ (EMS) care, according to a report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Smoking during pregnancy impacts thyroid function of mother and fetus ?>

Smoking during pregnancy impacts thyroid function of mother and fetus

Smoking during pregnancy impacts thyroid function of mother and fetus Women’s Health News Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with potentially harmful changes in both maternal and fetal thyroid function, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism ( JCEM ). “We studied the influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid function of two groups of women at different stages of pregnancy – one in the first trimester and the other…

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Women suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis ?>

Women suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis

Women suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis Women’s Health News Women appear to suffer more from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than men. This is revealed in research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy . Tuulikki Sokka from the Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Finland, along with other members of the Quantitative Standard Monitoring of Patients with RA (QUEST-RA) program, explored possible associations between gender and disease activity measures, treatments, and clinical characteristics in more than 6,000 RA patients from…

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Treadmill exercise improves walking endurance for patients with PAD ?>

Treadmill exercise improves walking endurance for patients with PAD

Treadmill exercise improves walking endurance for patients with PAD Medical Research News Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which can include symptoms such as pain in the legs, who participated in supervised treadmill exercise improved their walking endurance and quality of life, according to a study in the January 14 issue of JAMA.

Transplanted fatty livers associated with worse prognosis for patients with hepatitis C ?>

Transplanted fatty livers associated with worse prognosis for patients with hepatitis C

Transplanted fatty livers associated with worse prognosis for patients with hepatitis C Medical Research News A new study suggests that patients with hepatitis C (HCV) who need a liver transplant should not receive an organ with high levels of fatty deposits (a.k.a. hepatic steatosis). HCV recurrence was more frequent and earlier among those transplanted with such livers. These findings are in the January issue of Liver Transplantation , a journal published by John Wiley & Sons. The article is also…

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