Psychiatric Illnesses Share Common Brain Network

A network of neural connections is linked to six psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BD), depression, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anxiety, new research shows. Investigators used coordinate and lesion network mapping to assess whether there was a shared brain network common to multiple psychiatric disorders. In a meta-analysis of almost 200 studies encompassing more … Read more

Routine Tests for Hearing Loss in All Cisplatin-Treated Patients

More than half of patients with testicular cancer treated with first-line cisplatin-based chemotherapy in a recent study developed hearing loss (HL) or tinnitus. Among them, more than a third of those reported clinically significant functional impairment as a result. The findings underscore the need for routine assessment for hearing loss and tinnitus during follow-up of … Read more

How to Talk About HPV, Oral Sex, and Cancer With Patients

Approaching the topic of orogenital transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) with a woman presenting with a persistent cervicovaginal HPV infection is more problematic than it may seem. Not to mention it, however, would be to pass up an opportunity to prevent oropharyngeal cancer. There are no clear indications from any scientific authorities as to how … Read more