Study: Increased CVD Risk Possible with Sorafenib, Sunitinib

Higher stroke risk found in older kidney cancer patients taking the drugs

COPD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

Adjustment for smoking attenuates risks for all strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes

Training Module Helps Optometrists ID Glaucoma

Particularly with inclusion of additional examination techniques

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy May Be Underused

Racial disparities associated with use of the procedure for uterine, cervical cancers

Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

Patients and loved ones find greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place

Common Gene Variant May Raise Miscarriage Risk

Also linked to failed fertility treatments

Many Doctors Struggle With Treating Cryptogenic Stroke

Between 51 and 70 percent of survey respondents say they do not feel confident

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs

Americans Spend More on Health Care, but Fare Worse

Comparison with 12 industrialized nations shows more money spent, but life expectancy is lowest

Hospital Factors Can Overcome 'Weekend Effect'

Improved staffing; electronic records; additional inpatient, aftercare resources help