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Cancer centers say US chemotherapy shortage is leading to treatment complications
“A growing shortage of common cancer treatments is forcing doctors to switch medications and delaying some care, prominent U.S. cancer centers say.”


Radiation Can Be Safely Omitted for Select Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
“New data led by researchers at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and featured in the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting press program and simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and the Journal of Clinical Oncology [June 4] indicates that some patients with locally advanced rectal cancer with tumors that respond to chemotherapy can safely forego radiation before surgery.”

Hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog? Here’s what we know about phytoestrogens for menopausal symptoms
“While some women glide through menopause, more than 85% experience one or more unpleasant symptoms, which can impact their physical and mental health, daily activities and quality of life.”

11 Migraine Remedies To Help Tackle Symptoms
“Chronic migraine sufferers know the feeling all too well — that debilitating, hide-in-your-room pain that seems to always hit at the wrong times.”

Studies show mindfulness can increase academic performance
“Mindfulness as a means of stress reduction has proven effective for healthy individuals, according to research published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine by authors Manoj Sharma and Sarah E. Rush.”

AI Revolutionizes Antibiotic Discovery: A New Hope Against Evasive Hospital Superbugs
“Scientists at McMaster University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used artificial intelligence to discover a new antibiotic that could be used to fight a deadly, drug-resistant pathogen that strikes vulnerable hospital patients.”

Demand For Dietary Supplement Touted As ‘Nature’s Ozempic’ Spikes
“As the costly diabetes drug Ozempic and weight loss drug Wegovy continue to be in short supply across the United States, people are now turning to a less expensive and natural supplement to curb their appetites. Berberine is a chemical found in plants, such as goldenseal and barberry, and it’s been dubbed “nature’s Ozempic” on TikTok with nearly 3 million views.”

Exercising in bad air quality can lead to negative health effects. Here’s what to know.
“Is it safe to exercise outdoors when air quality is bad?
A 2021 study published in the European Heart Journal found that while physical activity is generally an important part of reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, in highly polluted air, it can do the opposite.”

Nephrology researchers shining a light on chronic kidney disease
“(SACRAMENTO) Nephrology researchers at UC Davis Health are shining a light on chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they investigate treatment options for impaired physical performance and exercise intolerance in chronic kidney disease patients.”

Pediatric Drug and Other Shortages in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption
“The last year witnessed several significant shortages of key medicines and other products for children, including children’s formulations of acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as frontline antibiotics prescribed for common childhood ailments.”

US Surgeon General says a crisis of loneliness is impacting the country
“BALTIMORE (WBFF) — The United States Surgeon general is now calling attention to a public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country causing harm to our physical health.”

Prioritize your wellbeing this Men’s Health Month
“June is Men’s Health Month – a time to raise awareness and encourage men to take charge of their health. A Baylor Medicine urologist emphasizes the importance of health checks and taking care of yourself.”