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Cases of Aggressive Prostate Cancer on the Rise, Research Finds
Cases of aggressive prostate cancer appear to be on the rise, researchers reported Tuesday. The good news is it's still rare for prostate cancer to spread. Just 3 percent of cases have already started spreading when men are diagnosed and prostate cancer overall has not become more common, the team found. "One hypothesis is the disease has become more aggressive, regardless of the change in screening," said Dr. Edward Schaeffer, chair of urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine, who led the study.
NBC News Jul 20, 2016
For Coffee Drinkers, the Buzz May Be in Your Genes
Dr. Marilyn Cornelis, an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said her research had identified many genes involved in caffeine metabolism, and that relying on only one or two genetic factors could provide people with a false sense of reassurance. “There are clearly other genetic and environmental factors contributing to differences in caffeine metabolism,” she said. “And these are not captured by existing tests.”
The New York Times Jul 12, 2016
Exercise linked to fewer memory problems in breast cancer survivors
Breast cancer survivors who exercised more were less likely to report memory problems in a new study by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study looked at moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, such as brisk walking, biking and jogging, and complaints of memory problems, which are common among breast cancer survivors. "Exercise may provide a way to cope with some of the stress experienced during and following a cancer diagnosis and may help women to feel more confident that they can cope with the cancer experience," said lead author Siobhan Phillips, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, via email.
Chicago Tribune Jul 11, 2016
4 in 10 Popular Sunscreens Don’t Meet Sun Safety Standards: Study
"The results were surprising in some ways," said study author Dr. Steve Xu, a resident in the department of dermatology at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, in Chicago. "But, there are some important caveats," he added. "The definition of a 'sunscreen' has broadened a lot. Sunscreens are no longer just bright blue bottles thrown in beach bags," he noted, with less-protective moisturizers now often substituting for more sunscreen-specific products.
HealthDay Jul 07, 2016
Why Dieters Flock to Instagram
Last year, Bonnie Spring, a professor in preventive medicine at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, published one of the few existing studies on why people turn to digital communities for weight loss. Dr. Spring said that Instagram may have success as a dieting platform because it is actually “a little bit less socially connected” than other platforms, serving the online dieters who value privacy and want minimal interaction with others. “Some people feel highly motivated and egged on to succeed when they can post their accomplishments on a leader board and compare their progress to others’,” Dr. Spring said. “Others cave under that kind of pressure and public scrutiny.”
The New York Times Jul 07, 2016
4 in 10 highly rated sunscreens don’t meet American Academy of Dermatology guidelines
Given that the marketplace has led you in the right direction with so many other consumer products, you might be wondering whether it’s a good place to read up on the sunscreen you’ve been meaning to buy as summer kicks into high gear. The answer, according to a study published Wednesday by Shuai Xu of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, is yes and no.
The Washington Post Jul 07, 2016
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