This week in Healthcare – News from around the web

US cancer survivors to rise by a third by 2022-report – Many survivors, even among those who are cancer free, must cope with the long-term effects of treatment, as well as psychological concerns such as fear of recurrence. As more people survive cancer, it is vital that health care providers are aware of the special needs of cancer patients and caregivers.

AMA Bucks USPSTF on Mammography – The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has come out in support of screening mammography for women starting at age 40.

Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics – The researchers checked 55 people for diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and carbohydrate cravings, and found that more than half of them had diabetes. Eighty-two percent of the diabetic patients had obstructive sleep apnea.

Targeted Cancer Therapies Doomed to Fail? – Resistance to targeted cancer therapies may be almost inevitable, at least if they are used alone, two groups of researchers reported online in Nature.

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