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Cancer Patients Quit Life-Extending Drugs In Recession

SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) - In 2009 and 2010, as the economic collapse shuddered across the globe, oncologists in California noticed a troubling trend: Three patients who had had serious tumors under control for as long as eight years reappeared in the clinic with massive cancer regrowth which, in one case, required emergency surgery.

Pregnant Women Who Gain Too Much Weight May Raise Child's Obesity Risk

NEW YORK (ASRN.ORG) - Women who gain a lot of weight during pregnancy are more likely to have high-birth-weight babies, which may increase the children's risk of becoming obese later in life, a new study suggests.

Early Puberty For Girls Is Raising Health Concerns

CINCINNATI, OH (ASRN.ORG) - American girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever — a change that puts them at higher risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults, a new study shows.

Study: Foreign-Trained Doctors As Good As Those Trained In USA

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG) - Foreign-born doctors practicing in the United States who earned their medical degrees abroad performed as well or better than their U.S.-born counterparts, a new study finds.

Review: Hospital ICU Deaths More Likely On Weekends

SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) - Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other times, perhaps because of reduced staffing, a review of research finds.


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