2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

It is now 2016, and Americans hope for a brighter, healthier new year. Are Americans healthier today than they were last year or the year before? Will there be fewer people diagnosed with cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, it is projected that in 2016 there will be 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 deaths due to cancer. This is an increase over previous years. While it is true that the death rate for several cancers has decreased (due mostly to better screening and earlier diagnosis), it is also true that several cancers are on the rise, including cancers of the thyroid, liver, pancreas, kidney, small intestine, tongue and tonsil in both women and men. In women, the incidence of endometrial, vulvar and anal cancer is rising. In men, there is an increase in the incidence of melanoma, multiple myeloma, male breast cancer, testicular cancer and throat cancer. It is also alarming that cancer-incidence rates in children have increased steadily since 1975. Leukemia, and cancers of the brain and other nervous-system tumors are the most frequently occurring childhood malignancies. Cancer rates are strongly impacted by the rise in obesity. Unfortunately, obesity rates in America have increased over the past 10 years. Between 1999 and 2014, our nation's obesity rate rose 24 percent among children and adults. Now, more than one-third (79 million) adults in the United States are obese. Why is this a problem? The answer is that obesity increases the risk of several typ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Conclusion: the study showed a high number of psychiatric consultations performed by the Mobile Emergency Care Service, evidencing its importance as one of the components of the Psychosocial Care Network. However, the fate of the users is still the psychiatric hospital.
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: it were characteristics of the trajectory of these women the late onset of the prenatal care and the fragility of the bond with the professional who performed the prenatal care. In addition, the difficulty of access to health services for the childbirth culminated in the impact of a risk birth and hospitalization in intensive care.
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Villena-Suarez JR, Vicente W, Taxa L, Cuéllar L, Nuñez-Butrón MT, Villegas V, Castillo M, Castañeda CA Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem that, due to the clinical variability of its presentation, can be confused with cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical-radiological characteristics and to describe the methodology that allowed to achieve a TB diagnosis in patients referred to the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN) with a presumed diagnosis of cancer between 2014 and 2016. The study included 170 patients (52.4% men) wit...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS. : Neoadjuvant therapy with dose-dense carboplatin and paclitaxel achieved an elevated frequency of optimal cytoreduction. The post-surgery levels of carcinoembryonic antigen 125 and optimal cytoreduction were independent factors of progression-free survival and overall survival. PMID: 29924276 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: . Excess weight, abdominal obesity, and high cholesterol were the most prevalent risk factors in women. The metabolic syndrome component with the highest prevalence in community kitchen users in a district of Lima is abdominal obesity. PMID: 29924275 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
We presented the first report of a pediatric case of the cytomegalovirus infection resistant to ganciclovir and valganciclovir after a heart transplant in a Peruvian public hospital with an unusual presentation. The resistance to these drugs was evident after 277 days of evolution of the disease considering the non-remission of the symptomatology and the persistence of an elevated viral load. The administration of foscarnet led to a clinical and laboratory improvement until remission of the disease. PMID: 29924261 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Bisexual men have the highest rates of risk factors for heart disease of any men. This is driven in part by the fact poor mental health is twice as common among them as straight men, an NYU study shows.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington, found that unprocessed meats, such as steak, are more strongly linked to the condition than bacon.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A new  studyhas found that false positive breast cancer biopsies are costing healthcare facilities over $2.1 billion annually. This high false positive rate and the consequential expenses highlight the need for improved breast cancer diagnostic protocols and technology.Researchers from IBM Watson Health and Seno Medical looked at health care claims filed between 2011 and 2015 from 875,000 women to understand the rate of follow-up procedures after mammography and breast exams. They found that between 2012 and 2015, 8,732,909 patients received diagnostic mammograms, 6,987,399 underwent breast ultrasounds, and 1,585,856 ...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Researchers recently published a study on attitudes to longevity that is reminiscent of the 2013 Pew survey. When asked, people want to live a little longer than their neighbors, at the high end of the normal life span for old individuals today. When asked how long they want to live given the guarantee of perfect health, people pick a number close to the maximum recorded human life span. This sounds like a collusion between the instinctive desires for first conformity and secondly hierarchy, deeply entwined with the human condition, present in all of our primate cousins, a self-sabotaging gift from our evolutionary heritag...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs
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