More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Social support is critical to life satisfaction in young patients with cancer
(Wiley) Among adolescents and young adults with cancer, social support was the most decisive factor associated with life satisfaction. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that social support and how young cancer patients process the experience of being ill have far greater importance for their life satisfaction than sociodemographic or medical factors do. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Promise of Digital Health in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases
September 06, 2018Could activity trackers help stem the global tide of hypertension?Noncommunicable diseases, or NCDs,  kill 41 million people around the world each year, including 15 million whodie prematurely because of them. But did you know that 85% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries?Also known as chronic diseases, NCDs include pulmonary/respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. They are often preventable and develop gradually. There are several risk factors for NCDs, including hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle and diet.Bu...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Cancer in parents may affect kids' academic, professional development
Children of cancer patients are at risk of receiving lower grades in school, not being as academically qualified as peers, and earning less as young adults, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

John McCain Hated the Affordable Care Act. He Also Saved It
This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emmarie Huetteman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare healthytime Source Type: news

Experiencing Parental Cancer As Child Has Lasting Impact
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Individuals who experience parental cancer as children or adolescents have a higher risk of low educational attainment and attenuated income at age 30 years, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV-related cancer rises, despite higher vaccination rates
The number of cancer cases associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is growing even as an increasing number of adolescents are being vaccinated against HPV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 43,000 people developed HPV-associated cancer in 2015, compared with about 30,000 in 1999, STAT reports, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy. But the CDC also reported that the percentage of adolescen ts receiving all the recommended doses… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Rising Among U.S. Teens
Nearly 66 percent of boys and girls aged 13 to 17 received the first dose in the HPV vaccine series in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. And nearly 49 percent of adolescents received all the recommended doses to complete the series. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes most cases of cervical cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Teenagers Than Ever Are Getting the HPV Vaccine, CDC Says
More teenagers than ever before are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Federal guidelines now say that all children should start two-dose HPV vaccination at age 11 or 12 to protect against HPV-associated cervical, vaginal, penile, anal and throat cancers. Despite that recommendation, however, HPV vaccination rates have traditionally lagged far below their targets. That’s still true — but the new report does suggest that rates are rising. Between 2016 and 2017, the CDC says, the percentage of teenagers who report...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Mixed trends in teenage 'new smoker' rates in Europe
(PLOS) In most of Europe, the rates of smoking initiation among older teens have declined since the 1970s, while 'new smoker' rates among younger teens have risen in recent years, according to a study published Aug. 22, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by an international team of researchers involved in the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts (ALEC) study, coordinated by Deborah Jarvis, Imperial College of London, UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Approaches to Solid Tumors in Children
The STRIvE-01 study explored the safety of CAR T-cell therapy in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory solid tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex
(Reuters Health) - State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) don't appear to influence adolescents' choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BBC's Sue Marchant fulfils cancer patient's wish
A teenage girl, who has incurable leukaemia, had a wish to hang out with a DJ. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Health joins nationwide clinical trial for acute myeloid leukemia
UCLA Health has joined an important national clinical trial that uses genetic testing to match people who have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, with new therapies. UCLA ’s hospital system is the first in California to offer people the opportunity to participate.The Beat AML Master Trial will evaluate a precision-based medicine approach to treating the disease; it will allow people with the disease to have immediate access to new treatments that are currently in development without having to try more traditional approaches first. The approach could streamline a patient ’s course of treatment and, ultimately, save...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Crayons Sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon Test Positive for Asbestos
A recent test from a consumer advocacy group found toxic levels of asbestos — a mineral that can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma if inhaled or ingested — in a popular brand of crayons sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon.com and other retailers. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund tested 36 packs of Playskool crayons purchased from a Dollar Tree store in Chicago. All contained dangerous amounts of tremolite asbestos fibers, according to Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG. The results were part of U.S. PIRG’s “Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide,” rele...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Solid tumors targeted in new CAR T-Cell immunotherapy trial
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory non-central nervous system EGFR-expressing solid tumors. In the phase 1 trial, STRIvE-01, cancer-fighting CAR T cells will target the EGFR protein expressed in many childhood sarcoma, kidney and neuroblastoma tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MGH team defines the mechanisms of action of key genetic abnormality in Ewing sarcoma
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has used epigenome editing tools to investigate how the genetic abnormality that drives Ewing sarcoma -- the second most common bone cancer in children and young adults -- unleashes tumor growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Care for Adolescents Costs More in Pediatric Institutions Cancer Care for Adolescents Costs More in Pediatric Institutions
Costs of cancer care for adolescents are significantly higher in pediatric institutions than in adult institutions, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Addressing the gap in knowledge on chronic pain in childhood
Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th  at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians, researchers, funders and policy makers from charities, universities and hospitals discussed the lack of knowledge in this area and shared their collective ambition to increase the quality of evidence in this field.Professor Christopher Eccleston, Coordinating Editor of the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Higher cost of cancer care for adolescents in paediatric centres
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk of endocrine diseases, according to a study published online June 29 in JAMA Network Open. Mette Vestergaard Jensen, M.D., from the Danish Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England
The government has announced that adolescent boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teenage boys to be vaccinated against cancer-causing HPV
Inoculation programme will be expanded to cover 12- and 13-year-old boys in EnglandBoys aged 12 and 13 in England are to be vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), the government has said.The decision, announced on Tuesday, comes after theJoint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended last week that the HPV vaccination, which protects girls against cervical cancer, should be extended to boys. It followed growing calls for theinoculation programme to be expanded.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: HPV vaccine Cancer Cervical cancer Science UK news Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Teenage boys in England will be vaccinated against HPV
The NHS will embark on a £20 million a year programme to vaccinate all 12 and 13 year old males against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, which causes oral cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government announces HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England
The government has announced today that adolescent boys in England will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Liver disease deaths skyrocket among young adults
Deaths caused by liver disease are up dramatically and young adults were the hardest hit. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, said cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, The Washington Post reported. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the study said. People aged 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths among the demographic groups studied, averaging a 10.5… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Teach Your Children Well — About Substance Abuse
“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic encourages. Children are impressionable, like sponges that soak up whatever liquid they are immersed in. Some parents say they’d rather have their teens drink at home than elsewhere, where they’re in danger of driving impaired. Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one. “Parental attitudes favo...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Parenting Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Take a Number: More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer
Death rates from both diseases have risen sharply, particularly among young adults over the last decade. A possible villain: the Great Recession. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cancer Alcoholic Beverages Deaths (Fatalities) BMJ (Journal) United States Source Type: news

What Prompts Male Teens With Cancer to Bank Their Sperm?
A team from Children ’s Healthcare of Atlanta reports unexpected factors determining which adolescents participated in sperm banking. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases
Adolescent and young adult survivors are at highest risk for thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction, and diabetes. Authors of a large study call for better surveillance of this underserved group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Is risk for endocrine disease higher in survivors of cancer in adolescence, young adulthood?
(JAMA Network) An increased risk of endocrine diseases,   such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Fitbits, specially-stocked iPads may improve quality of life for young people with cancer
A prospective cohort study of 33 adolescent cancer patients suggests that providing a Fitbit activity tracker and an iPad equipped with specialized health apps at the time of diagnosis can increase at least subjective measures of quality of life. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Adolescent Substance Use: Implications for Cancer Prevention Adolescent Substance Use: Implications for Cancer Prevention
This study statistically ranked states'performance on adolescent substance use related to cancer risk: cigarette smoking, binge alcohol drinking, and marijuana use.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study IDs Common RCC Subtype in Peds, Young Adults
This is the first diagnostic classification of RCCs in patients younger than age 30 prospectively registered in a cooperative group clinical study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

HPV vaccination has significantly reduced levels of HPV infection
The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme in adolescent girls has led to a dramatic  fall in the number of young women carrying the infection which can cause cervical cancer in England, a study published online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Important to be open to discussing sex with young cancer survivors
(University of Gothenburg) Feeling unattractive and dissatisfied with their sexual ability -- that is reality for many teenage and young adult cancer survivors. Research from Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, now gives a voice to a group that often has a difficult journey back to a normal life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New immunotherapy trial for children with central nervous system tumors opens
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened a pioneering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory HER2-positive central nervous system (CNS) tumors where CAR T cells will be delivered directly into the brain. In the phase I trial, BrainChild-01, cancer-fighting CAR T cells will be infused through a catheter, either into the cavity where the tumor has been removed or the CNS ventricular system, depending on the location of the tumor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HPV jab ‘cuts risk of deadly infections’ in young women carrying the deadly cancer virus
The two infections decreased by 86 per cent in women aged 16 to 21 who were eligible for the vaccine as teenagers from 2010 to 2016, according to Public Health England (PHE). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents see cancer prevention potential as best reason for HPV vaccination
(American Association for Cancer Research) Parents of adolescents believed that the potential to prevent certain types of cancer is the best reason for their children to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, whereas other reasons health care providers often give were far less persuasive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV infection rates remain high and many adolescents still aren ’t vaccinated, study says 
Just 38 percent of people who get their first HPV shot complete the vaccination series, leaving them vulnerable to the cancer-causing virus, a University of North Carolina study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer in Children and Teenagers
Title: Thyroid Cancer in Children and TeenagersCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UAB joins other cancer centers for HPV elimination venture
The UAB Comprehensive has partnered with 69 other cancer centers to push forward an initiative for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.   The institutions, which are National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, have recognized that insufficient vaccination is a public health threat and will call upon the nation’s health care providers, parents and adolescents to take advantage of the vaccine and start an initiative to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UH Cancer Center partners with nation's top cancer centers to endorse goal
(University of Hawaii Cancer Center) University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nations' physicians, parents and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to eliminate several different types of cancer in men and women.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

St. Jude partners with NCI cancer centers with goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Joint statement empowers parents, young adults and physicians to act to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A great majority of Mozambican adolescent girls are willing to be vaccinated against HPV
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study in Mozambique reveals that a majority of adolescent girls interviewed would be willing to get vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) if the vaccine was available in the country. These results are encouraging with regard to vaccine introduction and reducing mortality associated with cervical cancer in Mozambique. The investigation was led by the Manhi ç a Health Research Center (CISM) and ISGlobal, an institution supported by " la Caixa " Foundation (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-HPV jab will be given to teenage boys if they identify as girls
The NHS will give a lifesaving cancer vaccine to teenage boys in the UK – but only if they ‘identify’ as girls. Taking the Gardasil jab will help them fit in with 'their peers', it is claimed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news