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Lower COVID-19 rates seen in U.S. states with higher adherence to mask wearing

A new state-by-state analysis shows a statistical association between high adherence to mask wearing and reduced rates of COVID-19 in the U.S. Charlie Fischer and colleagues at the Boston University School of Public Health in Massachusetts present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 14. During the COVID-19 pandemic, different states have… Read More »

Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to lower risk of future cancers

In addition to lowering risk of heart disease, maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle may pay off in lower risk for developing cancer, researchers from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other centers in the United States and the Netherlands have found. Looking at the potential link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer among  participants in two… Read More »

Delaying Prostate Cancer Radiation Won’t Lower Survival Odds

FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic has caused many to put off medical procedures, but a delay in radiation treatment for prostate cancer doesn’t appear to affect survival, a new study shows. Researchers found that men with intermediate- or high-risk localized prostate cancer receiving radiation and hormone therapy who delay radiation while staying… Read More »