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The link between diabetes and cancer in women

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women but only about two times in men, and women have worse outcomes after a heart attack. Epidemiologic...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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People living with HIV are at a greater risk of dying from certain cancers because their infected immune systems promote the aggressive growth of tumors, according to new research. The discovery puts the spotlight on an underrepresented population in cancer research.

source: The Washington Times

Though common breast cancer variants indicate increased breast cancer risk, certain rare variants are associated with an increased risk for interval breast cancers and death, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Cancer Research. Jingmei Li from the Genome...

source: HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

Improving outcomes for patients with myeloid cancers who undergo stem cell transplantation is a focus of several studies to be presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting Dec....

source: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute via ScienceDaily

New research looks to brain lipids to identify a new therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects about half a million people in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health.

source: Medical News Today

Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, published in Nature Immunology, may point a path to more effective vaccines.

source: Infection Control Today

A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia — an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear Dec. 3 in the journal...

source: UCLA via Lab Manager

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