Women May Transmit Cancer to Infants in Childbirth

In extremely rare instances, newborns can contract cancer from their pregnant moms during delivery, a case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Two boys —a 23-month-old and a 6-year-old—developed...

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Examining the Risk of VTE in Ovarian Cancer

Published research has shown that women with ovarian cancer have among the highest rates of venous thromboembolisms (VTEs) of all patients with cancer. “An estimated 5% to 25% of patients with ovarian cancer will have a VTE...

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Dangerous Pitfalls of Database Research

Two papers using the same data about the same topic were published in the same surgical journal 1 month apart. They came up with opposite conclusions. The subject was laparoscopic appendectomy, specifically whether the placement...

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