Findings In this population-based cohort study of more than 100, 000 predominantly postmenopausal women, risk reductions for ovarian cancer associated with increasing duration of oral contraceptive use were generally consistent across health behaviors. For endometrial cancer, the reductions were strongest among current smokers, obese women, and those who exercised rarely; lack of associations with breast and colorectal cancer were consistent across health behaviors.
In 2014, research by the AARP estimated that 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult. About 68 percent of family caregivers have no paid help and by 2020, 45 million family caregivers will care for 117 million people, according to a new report on caregivers that is part of AARP’s Project Catalyst.
New research shows that wearables and remote patient monitoring technology have a limited impact on clinical outcomes. But digital health researchers aren't ready to abandon the promise of mobile technology.
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that normal immune cells called macrophages, which reside in healthy breast tissue surrounding milk ducts, play a major role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, potentially creating metastasis before a tumor has even developed, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Artificial intelligence is gradually being adopted by health services to assist medics with the diagnosis of serious diseases. In one new development, scientists in Oxford, U.K. have launched an AI system for heart disease.
Adults with type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorders who begin using second-generation antipsychotics are more likely to have at least a 10% decline in oral antidiabetic drug use 180 to 365 days after initiation compared with nonusers of second-generation antipsychotics, according to a study.
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