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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

 

Can Radiotherapy Reduce the Need for Axillary Surgery?

  Radiotherapy to the axillary lymph node (AxRT) and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) provide similar locoregional control after 10 years in patients with a positive sentinel lymph node, according to a new study. The significant reduction in lymphedema with the AxRT approach suggests that it should be considered a standard procedure. “The standard paradigm is, if the sentinel node is clean, no further axillary surgery is indicated,” said Emiel J. T. Rutgers, MD, PhD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. The AMAROS trial tested AxRT against ALND toRead More


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cellulitis

  The common bacterial skin infection can be dangerous–so find out if you’re at high risk. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layers of the skin, the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. It’s caused by bacteria, and if it’s not treated immediately, cellulitis can become serious and even life-threatening if it spreads to the blood. “Cellulitis is common, and the major cause is the streptococcus bacteria that reside on the skin,” says Amesh Adalja, MD, an emergency medicine doctor and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.Read More


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cellulitis

Diabetes If you have diabetes, there are two ways you’re more at risk of getting cellulitis. The first is related to the complications of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) is a common complication of diabetes, and it sometimes makes you lose sensation, particularly in your feet. This means that if you get a foot injury, you may not notice–and that in turn makes you unable to treat it properly, leaving it open for bacteria to enter. The second way having diabetes puts you at risk for cellulitis is that having highRead More


The Magnetic Power of the Narcissist Can Easily Draw You In

New research shows the reasons you’re drawn to those high in narcissism. Being involved in a relationship with people high in narcissism can cause you endless grief. These individuals are self-centered, manipulative, and greedy for attention. Yet, they somehow end up in relationships and it’s likely that you’ve been a victim yourself of their destructive magnetism. What drives your attraction to people high in narcissism? New research suggests that, at so-called “zero acquaintance” (i.e. when you first meet them), it’s hard to resist people high in narcissism. Like moths to a candle flame, you can’t help butRead More


The Magnetic Power of the Narcissist Can Easily Draw You In

In the first study, Giacomin and her research team asked participants to rate their attraction (liking) relative to the three categories of targets. To ensure that the targets actually were high or low in the psychological qualities under The targets themselves were drawn from an undergraduate sample so that they were comparable to the participants in age and status. The job of the participants was to answer a series of questions about the targets including their apparent self-esteem, narcissism, likability, potential for becoming a friend, personality attributes associated with “communal” qualities (suchRead More