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Older men with low libido and low testosterone levels showed more interest in sex and engaged in more sexual activity when they underwent testosterone therapy, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism . The study is the largest placebo-controlled trial in older men conducted on the subject to date. Comment?
In a study to be presented on Feb. 4 in an oral concurrent session at 8 a.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Atlanta, researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Women's Reproductive Health; University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Ochsner, New Orleans, La.; University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City; Columbia University, New York City; Mission Hospital, Ashville, N.C.; University of Mississippi, Jackson; and University of Texas, Houston present findings from a study that looked at the benefit of using adjunctive azithromycin to prevent infections after cesarean delivery. Comment?
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas has awarded nearly $5.7 million in grants to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. The grants will fund projects that train innovative cancer researchers, increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Hispanics and raise awareness about the human papillomavirus vaccine. Comment?
Researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital and five partner institutions used data from a major stroke clinical study to show that medical centers with more experience and expertise in aggressive medical management had a significantly positive impact on patient outcomes. This, according to research published in the Dec. 15, 2015, issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Comment?
Among patients with estrogen receptor -positive, metastatic breast cancer, those who had a D538G and/or a Y537S mutation in the estrogen receptor 1 gene, as detected in cell-free DNA obtained from patient blood samples, had significantly worse median overall survival, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. "Even though patients with ER-positive, metastatic breast cancer are all generally given treatments targeting the estrogen receptor, there is a real diversity in how their tumors respond to these drugs, and, therefore, a real diversity in patient outcomes," said Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD, a breast medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Comment?
Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These questions and others were addressed in the first worldwide survey of how scientists view religion, released today by researchers at Rice University. "No one today can deny that there is a popular 'warfare' framing between science and religion," said the study's principal investigator, Elaine Howard Ecklund, founding director of Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences. Comment?
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