Oncology & Cancer

Redefining colorectal cancer subtypes

There is a long-standing belief that colorectal cancer (CRC), which causes some 50,000 deaths in the United States each year, can be categorized into distinct molecular subtypes. In a paper published recently in the journal Genome ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal birth tied to later lack of pelvic organ support

(HealthDay)—Vaginal birth is associated with worse pelvic organ support five years after a woman's first delivery, and genital hiatus size is an independent predictor of worse support, according to a study published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anxiety and depression linked to migraines

In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, poor sleep quality was also found ...

Health

Physical activity independently predicts bone strength in teens

(HealthDay)—Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is an independent predictor of bone strength at the tibia and radius in adolescents, according to a study published online March 23 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

To understand others' minds, 'being' them beats reading them

We tend to believe that people telegraph how they're feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they're experiencing—but new research shows we'd get a much better idea ...

Cardiology

Arm circumference may be useful predictor of CVD survival

(HealthDay)—Mid upper arm circumference (AC) is an independent predictor of survival in older adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

Cardiology

Female gender predictor of all-cause mortality after PCI

(HealthDay)—Female gender is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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