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One hour of physical activity offsets increased risk of death from sitting

July 29, 2016

About 60 to 75 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity negated the increased risk for death associated with sitting for 8 hours each day, according to findings published in The Lancet.

Ulf Ekelund, PhD, professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, in Oslo, and colleagues also reported that this level of activity mitigates, but does not completely offset, the increased risk for death associated with long periods of watching television.

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Edoxaban noninferior to warfarin for cancer, VTE

July 29, 2016
Edoxaban may more effectively treat venous thromboembolism and produce less clinically relevant bleeding than warfarin in patients with cancer, according to a subgroup…
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Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

July 27, 2016
Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a cross-sectional study published…
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Statin use associated with dose-dependent reduction in cirrhosis and HCC in patients with HCV

July 27, 2016
In patients with hepatitis C, both atorvastatin and fluvastatin use were associated with a dose-dependent reduction in both cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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One hour of physical activity offsets increased risk of death from sitting

July 29, 2016
About 60 to 75 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity negated the increased risk for death associated with sitting for 8 hours each day…

In the Journals Plus

Edoxaban noninferior to warfarin for cancer, VTE

July 29, 2016
Edoxaban may more effectively treat venous thromboembolism and produce less clinically relevant bleeding than warfarin in patients with cancer…

In the Journals Plus

Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

July 27, 2016
Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a…

In the Journals

Statin use associated with dose-dependent reduction in cirrhosis and HCC in patients with HCV

July 27, 2016
In patients with hepatitis C, both atorvastatin and fluvastatin use were associated with a dose-dependent reduction in both cirrhosis and…

Scientists receive grants for pancreatic cancer research

July 26, 2016
The American Association for Cancer Research and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network presented nine grants to early-career scientists who intend to…

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IMRT for prostate cancer does not increase risk for leukemia, myelodysplasia

July 26, 2016
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer did not increase the risk for leukemia or myelodysplasia compared with…

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Second malignancies, death common among cancer survivors

July 25, 2016
Approximately one in 12 patients with a common primary tumor were diagnosed with a second primary malignancy between 1992 and 2008, according to…

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Temporal mutation profile discerns which patients with HBV will develop HCC

July 25, 2016
Researchers from Taiwan developed a temporal mutation profile that discerned which patients with hepatitis B virus are more likely to develop…

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Omega 3 intake linked to lower risk for death from colorectal cancer

July 25, 2016
Higher intake of omega 3 fatty acids from oily fish after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was associated with a reduced risk for cancer-specific…

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Sorafenib associated with reduction in immune-suppressive phenotypes in patients with HCC

July 25, 2016
Sorafenib was associated with a reduction in immune-suppressive phenotypes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to recent findings…

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