Prevalence of knee OA lower with menopausal hormone therapy

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, and colleagues collected data from 4,766 postmenopausal women from the…

How to cope with bad news days

There's an old saying in journalism, "If it bleeds, it leads." And, with many of us tuning into television news much more in January than we would when back at work, it can be kind of overwhelming to check back in with the world and realise that things are truly…

Stem cell transplant may help some with aggressive MS

(HealthDay)—A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in the past year despite taking standard medication, and they’d…

Smoking Associated With Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 — Cigarette smoking is linked to a poor response to cisplatin-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) among patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) who undergo radical cystectomy (RC), according to a study published online Jan. 9 in BJU International. Luca Boeri, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,…