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The Forum – January 2015 Polls

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Managing obesity should be part of cancer care


Managing obesity should be part of cancer care

Effective weight management can enhance cancer treatment, improve patient outcomes, and reduce incidence of recurrence and mortality. As with encouraging smoking cessation, oncologists should talk to patients about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Red wine component works against cancer


Red wine component works against cancer

The findings of two recent studies illuminate the cancer-fighting properties of resveratrol, a phytochemical found in red wine.

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E-cigarettes may cause or worsen acute respiratory disease


E-cigarettes may cause or worsen acute respiratory disease

The emissions from electronic-cigarettes have distinct properties from those produced by combustion processes and may cause or worsen acute respiratory diseases, according to a report.


E-cigarette use does not accelerate smoking cessation


E-cigarette use does not accelerate smoking cessation

Baseline e-cigarette use does not significantly predict quitting smoking one year later or reduce cigarette consumption after one year, according to a study.


Liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes can pose serious health threat


Liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes can pose serious health threat

A potent, liquid form of nicotine poses a serious and potentially deadly threat, but is sold legally in stores across the United States and online.

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Fatigue linked to clinical-decision regret in nurses


Fatigue linked to clinical-decision regret in nurses

For critical care nurses, male gender and working 12-hour shifts were linked to decision regret.

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ASCO: Obesity and ER breast cancer mortality link limited to pre-menopause


ASCO: Obesity and ER+ breast cancer mortality link limited to pre-menopause

In estrogen receptor (ER)+ breast cancer, obesity is positively associated with breast cancer mortality only among pre-/peri-menopausal women, according to new research.

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Hypnosis decreases fatigue in breast cancer patients


Hypnosis decreases fatigue in breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis, according to a new study.


Yoga increases QoL for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy


Yoga increases QoL for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

For women with breast cancer, incorporating yoga into radiotherapy is associated with a lasting improvement in quality of life.


Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

Yoga improves fatigue and reduces inflammatory markers in breast cancer survivors

Improvements in fatigue, IL-6, TNF-a, and IL-1B seen in a clinical trial that measured the effects of yoga practice in women survivors of breast cancer.