Music and Medicine

February is in full swing and love is in the air! Not only are emotions elicited by loved ones, a wide range of emotions can also be triggered by listening to music. It was previously shown that listening to Mozart’s piano sonata was associated with increased reasoning skills in solving spatial programs. A more recent […]

Radiotherapy and Green Tea

Background:

Radiation-induced discomfort is frequently observed during pelvic radiotherapy. This study was performed to determine the effect of a green tea tablet to reduce the incidence of radiation-induced diarrhea and vomiting in patients with abdomen and pelvic malignancy.

Materials and Methods:

This randomized controlled clinical trial recruited 42 […]

Tips and tools for helping cancer survivors manage fatigue

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There are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, and this figure is expected to grow to almost 19 million in the next decade, according to the latest data (.pdf) from American Cancer Society.

At a recent Stanford Health Library talk, Kelly Bugos, a nurse practitioner and manager of the Stanford […]

Genetic screening could reduce number of breast cancer cases

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Genetic screening for breast cancer could help women make choices to limit the disease, researchers say.

Should every newborn baby girl be genetically screened for breast-cancer risk? That isn’t cost-effective — yet. But if it were, would it be worthwhile?

A previous study said no. But in a paper published Oct. 23 inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers […]