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Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

9:00 AM EST. U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

7:00 PM EST. U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

May 2017 Briefing - OBGYN & Women’s Health

June 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD's avatarCharacterization of patients with ovarian carcinoma who respond to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib

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Dr. Alberto De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra. The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence for and against this decision.

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Debbie Miller, RN. Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not considered pathological and the majority did not receive…


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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

BRCA mutation testing

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

The BRCA gene test is used to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited…

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RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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