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1. Sexual orientation affects neurological treatment, but many neurologists don't realize it
A survey of American neurologists reveals that more than half carry the mistaken belief that a patient's sexual orientation and gender identity have no bearing on treatment of neurologic illness. ePharm Brief
2. Cancer therapy advances outpace clinical trial enrollment
The increasing sophistication of cancer treatments threatens to outpace the ability of healthcare providers to enroll patients in clinical trials to test those therapies, finds researchers at UT Southwestern. ePharm Brief
3. Lumping Hispanics together masks cancer risk differences
There are subtle and sometimes significant differences in food habits, cultural mores, and lifestyles among Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Central and South Americans in the United States, including their risks of getting cancer and dying from it. ePharm Brief
4. Gender bias lingers among patients but is fading
A new study has shown that patients are significantly more likely to correctly identify male physicians and female nurses, demonstrating continuing gender bias in the healthcare environment. ePharm Brief
5. Social circle better indicator of health than fitness trackers
Looking at the strength and structure of someone's circle of friends provides a better indication of their overall health and wellness than a wearable fitness tracker, according to a new study in PLOS ONE. ePharm Brief
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