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Hard Water Link to Childhood Eczema

Babies exposed to hard water may have a higher risk of developing the skin condition eczema than those who live in areas of the country with soft water, according to a UK study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Update on the management of skin abscesses in the emergency department - emdocs

Abscess is a common presenting complaint in the emergency department. Most abscesses can be managed with simple incision and drainage. Is there an alternative to I & D? What are some indications to consult a surgeon for drainage in the operating room? And when should antibiotics be prescribed? This post will explore current topics in management of abscess in the emergency department.   
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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FDA Investigates Skin Reactions With Zecuity Sumatriptan Patch

Reports of serious burns and scarring with the use of the Zecuity sumatriptan transdermal patch for migraine prompts FDA investigation and drug safety communication.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'Incredibly Rapid' Enrollment in Breast Cancer Study. Why?

Many oncology clinical trials fail to complete enrollment, but a new study of metastatic breast cancer has patients signing up in droves. What is going on?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Breast cancer: Taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years can reduce risk - study - BBC News

Taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years reduces the risk of breast cancers coming back, a landmark study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Extra five years of aromatase inhibitors increases disease-free survival in breast cancer

Extending use of adjuvant aromatase inhibitors from five to 10 years in women treated for primary breast cancer significantly increases rates of disease-free survival and the risk of cancer occurring in the other breast, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.1 However, extended use of the drugs was not found to affect overall survival.  
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over 3 years ago
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Breast cancer drug increases survival - BBC News

A new cancer drug can significantly slow the spread of deadly recurrent breast cancers, a study shows.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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What Will You Tell Breast Cancer Patients About MA-17R?

A major clinical trial indicates that 5 more years of an aromatase inhibitor in postmenopausal women yields a disease-free survival benefit as well as adverse events. Is the treatment worthwhile?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Can Anthracyclines Be Withheld in High-Risk HER2- Breast Cancer?

At ASCO 2016, the results of the ABC suite of trials provided guidance on a very important clinical question in breast cancer management.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is a sore that results from the death of the skin and its underlying tissue in areas of the body that receive pressure. This occurs when a p...  
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over 3 years ago
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Midlife Health Effects of Cannabis Use Limited to Gum Disease?

Long-term use of cannabis is associated with a significant increase in the risk of developing gum disease but does not appear to be linked to other adverse health outcomes, new data suggest.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Breast cancer drug increases survival - BBC News

A new cancer drug can significantly slow the spread of deadly recurrent breast cancers, a study shows.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Prescription Habits Predict Compliance With Breast Cancer Pills

The likelihood that a woman will take pills to keep her breast cancer from coming back is higher if she tended to consistently take medications as directed in the past, a new study found.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Photophobia and a painful rash

A 62 year old woman presented to eye casualty with a 10 day history of a left sided headache. Two days after her headache started she developed a painful and pruritic left sided rash. During the 24 hours before presentation, her left eye had become injected, painful, and photophobic.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever,...  
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about 3 years ago