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Prolonged sedentary time associated with chronic disease risks

January 19, 2015

Extended sedentary time was linked to harmful health outcomes, irrespective of physical activity, according to a recent study in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Using published, English-language studies from MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar databases, researchers evaluated 47 studies on the association between sedentary behavior and various health outcomes. Researchers defined sedentary behavior as waking behaviors categorized by minimal physical movement and low energy expenditure, such as a reclined position, watching television and sitting. Health outcomes included all-cause hospitalizations, cancer incidence, cardiovascular disease incidence (including diabetes), cancer mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality and all-cause mortality.

AACR, ASCO recommend regulation of e-cigarettes, other electronic nicotine delivery systems

January 8, 2015
A joint statement issued today by the American Association for Cancer Research and ASCO calls for the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine…
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ACS: More than 1.5 million cancer deaths averted since 1991

December 31, 2014
A 22% decline in the US cancer death rate during the past 2 decades can be equated to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million deaths that would have occurred if peak…
In the Journals

Aspirin for primary prevention of CVD, cancer did not benefit most women

December 12, 2014
Use of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD and cancer was ineffective or harmful in a majority of women, according to new data from the Women’s Health…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
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An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in…
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Prolonged sedentary time associated with chronic disease risks

January 19, 2015
Extended sedentary time was linked to harmful health outcomes, irrespective of physical activity, according to a recent study in Annals of Internal

AACR, ASCO recommend regulation of e-cigarettes, other electronic nicotine delivery systems

January 8, 2015
A joint statement issued today by the American Association for Cancer Research and ASCO calls for the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other…
In the Journals

ACS: More than 1.5 million cancer deaths averted since 1991

December 31, 2014
A 22% decline in the US cancer death rate during the past 2 decades can be equated to the avoidance of more than 1.5 million deaths that would have…
In the Journals

Aspirin for primary prevention of CVD, cancer did not benefit most women

December 12, 2014
Use of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD and cancer was ineffective or harmful in a majority of women, according to new data from the…
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HPV vaccination rates among girls lowest in states with highest cervical cancer rates

November 20, 2014
The percentage of girls who receive HPV vaccinations is considerably lower in states that have higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and…
In the Journals

Few physicians routinely recommend HPV vaccine to boys

October 13, 2014
Fewer than 15% of physicians routinely recommend HPV vaccination to male patients, according to study results.Permissive guidelines, financial…
Carol Fakhry In the Journals

Current tobacco use linked to oral HPV-16 infection

October 7, 2014
Tobacco users demonstrated twice the risk for oral HPV-16 infection than former tobacco users or never users, according to study results.HPV-16, a…
Clifford Hudis In the Journals

ASCO issues policy statement targeting obesity–cancer link

October 3, 2014
ASCO has released a position statement outlining the society’s commitment to reducing the effect of obesity on cancer and establishing a multipronged…
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AACR presents research award

October 1, 2014
Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, received the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2014 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer…
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E-cigarettes emitted fewer carcinogenic particulates, higher toxic metals

September 19, 2014
Secondhand smoke from electronic cigarettes contained significantly fewer organic carcinogen emissions than tobacco-containing cigarettes, according…
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