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Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much …

A Decade of Goodbye – NYTimes.com

These weeks after the passing of my husband, Stuart, I often think of Joan Didion and her book “The Year of Magical Thinking,” and about how her beloved husband, John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly of cardiac arrest while sitting in his living room. During Stuart’s illness, I considered Ms. Didion …

‘I just cannot wait to leave’: After seven months detained in Dubai, cancer doctor is free – Middle East – World – The Independent

Oncologist’s nightmare ordeal finally ends after he is acquitted of decade-old manslaughter charge and allowed to go home After seven months in legal limbo and more than a dozen court appearances, a South African doctor detained in Dubai on a decade-old manslaughter charge was acquitted. What was supposed to be …