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Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer – U.S. News & World Report

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer  U.S. News & World Report A Low-Fat Diet May Lower the Risk of Dying from Breast Cancer  TIME Lower-fat diet reduces risk of dying from breast cancer, study says  Washington Post Low-fat diet helps reduce risk of dying from breast cancer, study finds  NBCNews.com Low-fat… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Most U.S. patients not using online medical portals

(Reuters Health) – Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests. In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year. Disparities among… Read More »

U.S. FDA approves Alexion Pharma's blood disorder drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s blood disorder drug Ultomiris, the pharma regulator’s website showed on Friday. The drug aims to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, acquired, life-threatening disorder in which red blood cells divide prematurely. Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila… Read More »

Spiration Valve for Severe Emphysema Approved in U.S.

December 10th, 2018 Editors Medicine, Thoracic Surgery Olympus landed FDA approval for its Spiration Valve System, a product designed to treat people suffering from severe emphysema. It’s used to perform bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) procedures, which channel air away from hyperinflated portions of the lungs to healthier areas. In many patients this results in easier… Read More »