Cardiology

Among older adults, statin use tied to decreased risk of death

Study after study has shown that statins can prevent heart attacks, strokes and death in middle-aged adults. But in 28 major clinical trials of statins, only 2 percent of participants have been 75 years or older. This means ...

Oncology & Cancer

Salvage therapy does not up survival for progressive myeloma

(HealthDay)—For myeloma patients with progressive disease (PD) after induction therapy, deepening of response through salvage therapy is not associated with improved progression-free or overall survival, according to a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment

New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient's treatment. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of patients with metastatic ...

Medications

Rate of opioid rx stable after pediatric outpatient surgery

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a ...

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