Care at high-volume facility may cut mortality in multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) may receive a survival benefit from being treated at high-volume facilities, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Ashley T. Freeman, M.D., from BC Cancer-Victoria in Canada, and colleagues identified a cohort of 1,029 Continue Reading

Less bleeding with ticagrelor alone in high-risk patients

(HealthDay)—Ticagrelor alone results in less bleeding than ticagrelor plus aspirin among high-risk patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and received dual antiplatelet therapy for three months, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with Continue Reading

High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods

Among teen boys in urban neighborhoods with low resources, the presence of adult social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of sexual violence, youth violence and bullying, and to more positive behaviors, including school engagement and future aspirations, according to a new study from researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital Continue Reading

High blood pressure treatment may slow cognitive decline

High blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults, but treating high blood pressure may slow this down, according to a preliminary study presented by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. “The findings are important Continue Reading

Screening for genetic high cholesterol could help patients and families avoid heart attack

Genetic high cholesterol is underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. Screening could identify patients and family members affected by the condition so that lifestyle changes and treatments can be started to prevent heart attack and stroke. Heterozygous Continue Reading