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Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 ‘not a risk’

Continuing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in cancer patients with Covid-19 is not a risk to their survival, a study suggests. It also recommends further research into the drug hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to benefit some patients. The findings, from 890 infected cancer patients in the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany, could help identify who is most… Read More »

Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »

Add fruit, veggies and grains to diet to reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%, studies say – CNN

The studies add to the growing database of literature that shows a healthier diet of whole grains, fruits and veggies — along with regular physical activity, no smoking and maintaining a healthy weight — can significantly impact your risk of developing the deadly disease. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016, according… Read More »

What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death

Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community. Researchers examined data… Read More »