Oncology & Cancer

Cancer consultation low in noncurable pancreatic adenocarcinoma

(HealthDay)—Many patients with noncurable pancreatic adenocarcinoma do not have a specialized cancer consultation and most do not receive cancer-directed therapy, according to a study published online May 27 in CMAJ, the ...

Diabetes

Rates of diabetes screening high among adults age <45

(HealthDay)—Rates of diabetes screening are high, with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) used less but more likely to result in clinical diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetes Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Behavioral risk factors for depression vary with age, study finds

Behavioral risk factors including smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet strongly predict the likelihood of depression—and that likelihood increases with each additional risk factor a person ...

Surgery

Increased risk of complications with bariatric surgery

(HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery is associated with lower risks of obesity-related comorbidities but a clinically important increased risk for complications compared with medical treatment, according to a study published in ...

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Likelihood

Likelihood is a measure of how likely an event is, and can be expressed in terms of, for example, probability or odds in favor.

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