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Oncology February 2020 Edition

Stopping RAS Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes in CKD

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decision to stop renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitor therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) should take into account both cardiovascular risk and the risk for kidney replacement therapy,...

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with depression in premenopausal women, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause.Yunsun Kim, M.D., from Chung-ang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and...

Stem Cell Infusions Investigated for Treatment of COVID-19 ARDS

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are exploring the potential immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell (UC-MSC) infusions for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19, according to a study...

One-Third of U.S. Adults Likely to Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccine

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly one-third of Americans say they will decline a COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published online Jan. 4 in Social Science & Medicine.Timothy Callaghan, Ph.D., from Texas A&M University in College...

Smokers More Likely to Report Symptoms Suggestive of COVID-19

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Current smokers are more likely to report symptoms suggesting a diagnosis of COVID-19, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Thorax.Nicholas S. Hopkinson, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues examined...

Referrals for Acute Heart Failure Dropped During COVID-19

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In the eight weeks following the first reported U.K. death due to COVID-19, there was a decrease in referral of patients with acute heart failure, with a corresponding significant increase in mortality, according to a study...

Memory Preserved in Rare Aphasia Tied to Alzheimer Disease

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) have longitudinally preserved episodic memory, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Neurology.M. Marsel-Mesulam, M.D., from...

Repeat Postvasectomy Semen Analyses Down Under New Guidelines

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- After publication of the 2012 guidelines defining vasectomy success as either azoospermia or rare nonmotile sperm, men undergoing vasectomy had a lower risk for requiring any repeat postvasectomy semen analysis, according to a...

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Low cardiovascular fitness in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk for incident psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among men, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in PLOS ONE.Marta Laskowski, from the...

Bupropion-Naltrexone Bests Placebo in Methamphetamine Use Disorder

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For adults with methamphetamine use disorder, response is higher with receipt of extended-release injectable naltrexone plus oral extended-release bupropion versus placebo, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue...

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