Sep 29

THURSDAY, Sept. 30 () — Nearly 80 percent of men at higher risk for breast cancer aren’t aware that males can develop the disease, a new study finds, and none of the men surveyed said their doctors had talked to them about breast cancer.

In the study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing , the researchers surveyed 28 men who were at higher risk for male breast cancer because they had at least one blood relative with the disease on their mother’s side. Seventy-nine percent of the men didn’t know that men could develop breast cancer, and 43 percent said having the disease might cause them to question their masculinity, the survey found.

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Sep 28

Although research has shown that teens with mental health disorders are more likely to engage in high risk sexual behaviors, like unprotected sex, a new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center suggests there is an additional risk associated with certain psychiatric diagnoses.

According to researchers, teens who experience the manic phase of bipolar disorder – which is marked by dramatic mood swings from euphoria and elation to irritability – are more sexually active, have more sexual partners and are more likely to have a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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Sep 26

MONDAY, Sept. 27 () — Black patients are less likely than whites to receive the type of end-of-life care they request, even though both groups have similar rates of end-of-life discussions with their doctors, says U.S. researchers.

“These findings raise the concern that black patients receive inferior end-of-life care, a possibility underscored by disparities between black patients and white patients in certain objective care measures, such as pain management,” wrote Dr. Jennifer W.

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Sep 24

The University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services are launching a campaign to raise $175 million in private funds for health care for children.

On Saturday, the fundraising campaign begins for pediatric research, education and care at the new home for the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital.

The effort is led by the university’s Minnesota Medical Foundation, which has already secured $84 million, or 48 percent of the goal to raise the $175 million by 2015.

The university says in a news release that Amplatz is the state’s only academic pediatric hospital engaged in basic science, applied research and leading-edge patient care.

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