Pediatrics

Antibiotics may not help children with suspected pneumonia

(HealthDay)—For children with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who are discharged from the emergency department, outcomes do not differ between those who do and those who do not receive antibiotic prescriptions, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer incidence rising for young women since 1935

The incidence of breast cancer for women aged 25 to 39 years has been increasing since 1935 and seems not to be related to changes in parity over time, according to a study published online March 13 in JAMA Network Open.

Health

Study suggests overtreatment in end-of-life care despite POLST

(HealthDay)—Patients with treatment-limiting Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) are less likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) but may not always receive treatment that is consistent ...

Oncology & Cancer

Young cancer survivors at higher risk for hospitalization

(HealthDay)—Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (aged 15 to 39 years) have an increased risk for inpatient hospitalization, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers ...

Medications

Statins may lower mortality in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Among high-risk prostate cancer patients—those with high PSA and Gleason scores of 8 or more—many will develop a difficult-to-treat disease. Preliminary research suggests that two commonly prescribed medications, cholesterol-lowering ...

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