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Simple Vehicle Adjustments Most Elderly Drivers Don't Take to Reduce Crash Risk

Most senior drivers – nearly 90% – do not make inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that can improve safety and prolong their time behind the wheel, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Seniors 65 and older are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to be killed when involved in a crash. AAA urges seniors to consider making the necessary adaptations to their vehicles in order to reduce crash risk and extend the time they can continue to drive.

Oral cancer medications: High out-of-pocket costs may place these drugs out of reach

Sticker shock may be leading many insured Americans with cancer to forego treatment with a wide range of oral cancer drugs, suggests a study published online this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the findings point to high out-of-pocket costs as a barrier to potentially life-saving or life-prolonging treatments. As breakthroughs in cancer care continue, the study raises questions about whether patients will able to take advantage of new treatment options.

Autophagy Triggers Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers at UZH have demonstrated that the autophagy machinery in certain immune cells leads to the immune system attacking the central nervous system. The authors are using these findings to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.