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Regular long-term aspirin use is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk

Decrease seen with use of 1.5 or more standard-dose tablets per week for five or more years
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
An integrated plasma proteomics classifier

Integrated Classifier Identifies Benign Lung Nodules

Classifier integrates relative abundance of two plasma proteins with clinical risk prediction model
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors
Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer

Weight Loss May Cut Breast CA Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have lower breast cancer risk than those with stable weight
U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Gardasil 9 human papillomavirus vaccine has been expanded to include people ages 27 through 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

Updated vaccine designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types
Daily drinking

Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk

Minimum risk of low-level drinking frequency for all-cause mortality found to be about three times weekly
More than 14 million additional 11- to 12-year-olds need to be vaccinated to reach the American Cancer Society goal of 80 percent of adolescents being up to date with the human papillomavirus vaccination by their 13th birthday by 2026

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

>14 million need to receive two doses of vaccine to reach goal of 80 percent vaccination by 2026
Industry employees are often involved in the design

Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies

Many trials published in high-impact journals involve funder, academic author in study design, reporting
A small but growing subset of generic drugs experienced sudden large price increases from 2007 to 2013

Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs

Small but growing proportion of drugs experiencing at least doubling in price