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Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

Young black women have a higher rate of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations than previously believed, according to a study published in Cancer.

Over Half of Psychology Studies Likely to Fail Replication Test

Over Half of Psychology Studies Likely to Fail Replication Test

Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals.

Older Women See Bone Health Benefits With Growth Hormone

Older Women See Bone Health Benefits With Growth Hormone

Older women with osteoporosis may benefit from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome

Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome

Foot melanoma seems to represent a specific subgroup and is a negative independent prognostic factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval.

Lower Risk of Dabigatran-Tied Bleeding Seen With Gastroprotection

Lower Risk of Dabigatran-Tied Bleeding Seen With Gastroprotection

For patients taking dabigatran, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is reduced with use of gastroprotective agents.

Takayasu Arteritis, UC Co-Occurrence Rate High

Takayasu Arteritis, UC Co-Occurrence Rate High

Takayasu arteritis (TAK) has a high rate of co-occurrence and genetic overlap with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Azithromycin Routine in Hospitals Despite Drug Interaction Risk

Azithromycin Routine in Hospitals Despite Drug Interaction Risk

Azithromycin is routinely prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for corrected QT (QTc) prolongation and administration of interacting medications.

Longer Colonoscopy Withdrawal Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Longer Colonoscopy Withdrawal Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Longer colonoscopy withdrawal time is associated with lower risk for colorectal cancer over five years.

Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Previously Thought

Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with hepatitis C than previously believed.

Microfocused Ultrasound Safe for Fitzpatrick Skin Types III-VI

Microfocused Ultrasound Safe for Fitzpatrick Skin Types III-VI

Microfocused ultrasound (MFU) appears safe for improving laxity of the skin of the face and neck in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types III to VI.