Childhood cancer survivors more likely to claim social security support as adults

Childhood cancer survivors are five times more likely to have enrolled in a Social Security disability assistance program than other citizens, a new American study concludes. "The long-term impact of cancer can affect other issues besides health outcomes," said the lead author on the study. "We need to do a better job of helping people function throughout their lives, not just when they're finishing their cancer therapy."
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This study's researchers approached all people turning 85 in 2006 in two cities in the UK for participation. At the beginning of the study in 2006-2007, there were 722 participants, 60 percent of whom were women. The participants provided researchers with information about what they ate every day, their body weight and height measurements, their overall health assessment (including any level of disability), and their medical records. The researchers learned that more than one-quarter (28 percent) of very old adults had protein intakes below the recommended dietary allowance. The researchers noted that older adults w...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions and implication for cancer survivorsSome members of the previous expert panel, as well as new invited experts, met again in Erice to review the Erice Statement, producing a revised version including update and integration of each of the ten points. In addition, a declaration has been prepared, by the Childhood Cancer International Survivors Network in Dublin on October 2016 (see Annex  1).
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract The 21st century has witnessed the discovery of multiple rare and common gene variants associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and these discoveries have already provided a starting point for the investigation of the biology of the disorder and novel treatments. The purpose of this selective review is to examine genetic findings from the past 5 years and consider their implications for the conceptualization of ADHD and future clinical practice. Recent discoveries reveal the strong genetic overlaps between ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as intellectual disability. ...
Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Am J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Conclusions and implication for cancer survivorsSome members of the previous expert panel, as well as new invited experts, met again in Erice to review the Erice Statement, producing a revised version including update and integration of each of the ten points. In addition, a declaration has been prepared, by the Childhood Cancer International Survivors Network in Dublin on October 2016 (see Annex  1).
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news
AbstractOverall Abstract: Psychotic disorders and schizophrenia in particular have a profound impact on patients, their caregivers and society. Mental illness is set to overtake cancer and cardiovascular disease to become the most expensive disorder in terms of direct expenditure and disability-adjusted life years over the next decade. Unfortunately, mental health has lagged behind physical disorders in terms of focus on prevention. It is imperative that prevention is taken more seriously for mental health disorders. In this symposium we present novel data and novel perspectives on risk and protective factors for psychosis...
Source: Schizophrenia Bulletin - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to investigate workplace experiences and turnover intention (consideration of leaving or changing a job) and to examine factors associated with turnover intention among survivors.MethodsAdult survivors of childhood cancer with a history of employment (n = 289) completed measures of workplace experiences (n = 50, 18–29 years;n = 183, 30–44 years;n = 56;>  45 years of age at follow-up). Turnover intention was assessed using three items from the Job Satisfaction Scale. Responses were dichot...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsFindings support the value of depression screening and interventions to promote parent self‐efficacy in managing childhood SCD pain.
Source: Pediatric Blood and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Cognitive impairment can affect daily functioning, quality of life, and capacity to work in patients with cancer and those in remission. Consequently, cognitive assessment is now an important and necessary part of a comprehensive oncological care plan. Cancer-related cognitive impairment might be due to the direct effects of the cancer itself, nonspecific factors, or comorbid conditions that are independent of the disease and/or due to the adverse effects of the treatment or combination of treatments given for the disease. The prevalence and extent of cognitive impairment associated with cancer is recognized but...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognition Current Issue Neuro oncology Neurology Review cancer chemotherapy cognitive impairment neuropsychological assessment treatment Source Type: research
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