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US cancer death rate drops by most on record

Dive Brief: The rate of cancer deaths in the U.S. fell by a record 2.2% between 2016 and 2017, extending a nearly three-decade long decline largely driven by fewer Americans smoking cigarettes as well as better detection methods and new treatments. Since 1991, when the cancer death rate peaked, the American Cancer Society has recorded… Read More »

Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes. The results, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, provide the most comprehensive map of breast… Read More »

Tech Optimization: secrets to getting the most from IT consulting engagements

Healthcare provider organizations often rely on consultants to bring expertise and talent to the table during challenging IT implementations or projects. Consultants can mean a successful implementation, a well-managed project, meeting users’ needs and making budget. Executives in the C-suite, and especially the CIO in health IT matters, must first know how best to use… Read More »

Most women in low- and middle-income countries find vaginal rings acceptable and easy to use

A systematic review published last month in PLOS ONE provides strong evidence that most women using the vaginal ring found it to be highly acceptable and easy to use, although a few women had some concerns. With increased use, women became more comfortable and satisfied with the ring, and also recommended it to others. Women… Read More »

I’m a dermatologist, and this is the most misdiagnosed skin condition I see – Well+Good

Getting acne from rosacea is extremely confusing, because treating it like the former if you have the latter is not a good skin-care equation. It’s just like trying to exfoliate away a blackhead or pop a pimple—plain and simple, it’s not the right thing to do. (Trust.) Knowing your unique skin condition/skin type/skin tendencies, though, is… Read More »