Army rejected teen over breast-cancer gene
The Army is accused of sexism after rejecting a teenager who may have a gene raising her risk of breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines Prevent Cancer in Men as Well as Women, New Research Suggests
New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States. The HPV vaccine was developed to prevent cervical cancer in women and experts give it credit, along with screening, for lowering cervical cancer rates. Evidence that the shots are preventing HPV-related cancers in men has been slower to emerge, but the new research suggests vaccinated men have fewer cancers of the mouth and throat compared to those who didn’t get the shots. These cancers are more than twice as common in men than in women. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk wire Source Type: news

What ’s the Most Refreshing Drink That ’ s Not Water?
For about 30 summers, Mindy Haar worked as the head lifeguard at a sleepaway camp in the Catskill Mountains. The teenage lifeguards under her charge wouldn’t always remember to drink water, so she remembers constantly nudging them to guzzle more H2O. The reminders worked. “I don’t recall any of my staff becoming dehydrated,” says Haar, who is now chair of the department of interdisciplinary health sciences at New York Institute of Technology. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Even if you’re not a lifeguard on duty under the blazing summer sun, staying hydrated is essential for v...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Ormont Blumberg Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancer cases
England began vaccinating teenage girls in 2008 and results show it is paying off. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polarean touts recent xenon MRI research
MRI contrast agent developer Polarean is highlighting upcoming poster presentations at the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) 2024 Respiratory Innovation Summit (RIS) May 17-18 in San Diego. Nearly 18 months after the company's approval of Xenoview (xenon, Xe-129 hyperpolarized) for oral inhalation during MRI, Polarean's research includes 33 presentations from 10 different sites and multiple categories such as asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, COPD, COVID-19, cystic fibrosis, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, lung cancer resection, radiation-induced lung injury, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and thoracic insuffic...
Source: Headlines - May 8, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Teenager with rare terminal pancreatic cancer reveals what it is like to have just two months left to live
Richard, a 19-year-old Reddit user, posted an Ask Me Anything thread about living with terminal pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest form of the disease in the US. He said he has 'no regrets.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ozempic the New Anti-Inflammatory Wonder Drug?
Nearly a decade ago, a thin, soft-spoken twenty-something woman named Megan walked into my office and presented me with a meticulous hand-written file containing her gastrointestinal history. The file included descriptions of her initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease as a teenager, the multiple operations she had endured to remove diseased parts of her bowels, and the array of symptoms she suffered with, including nausea, a dozen bowel movements a day, and a total reliance on nutrition obtained through her veins, known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Instead of twenty feet of small intestines that most people hav...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shilpa Ravella Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer In Young Adults Is A Growing Crisis
Colorectal cancer in young adults is occurring at alarming rates. Here are steps to take to prevent this disease from affecting you and loved ones. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - April 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adaira Landry, MD MEd, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick standard Source Type: news

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities awards funds to Georgia communities to help prevent one of the most common forms of cancer
Healthy Savannah, East Georgia Cancer Coalition, and Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential join CHC to focus on vaccination equity to prevent cervical cancer in Macon, Savannah, Augusta, and the surrounding areas. ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CHC:... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 23, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: NPT LIC Source Type: news

Millions of Girls in Africa Will Miss HPV Shots After Merck Production Problem
The company has told countries that it can supply only 18.8 million of the 29.6 million doses it was contracted to deliver this year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vaccination and Immunization Developing Countries Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Women and Girls Medicine and Health Teenagers and Adolescence Children and Childhood Gardasil (Vaccine) Source Type: news

Today's Young Adults Are Aging Faster, and That Might Help Spur Cancers
MONDAY, April 8, 2024 -- Younger generations are aging more rapidly, and this could be leading to an increased risk of cancer, a new study says.People born in or after 1965 are 17% more likely to be experiencing accelerated aging compared to... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PET/MRI detects brain injury in pediatric cancer survivors
PET/MRI could be a tool for diagnosing brain injury in young cancer survivors due to high-dose methotrexate treatment, according to pediatric radiologists at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. In a pilot study in 10 children and young adults, F-18 FDG-PET/MRI detected brain injury based on reductions in glucose metabolism and blood flow in specific brain areas. The imaging findings could facilitate earlier treatments in these patients, noted lead author Lucia Baratto, MD, and colleagues. “Using F-18 FDG-PET/MRI for assessing the cerebral impact of methotrexate therapy in pediatric cancer survivors holds the potential...
Source: Headlines - April 8, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Source Type: news

How to Talk to Kids When a Parent Has Cancer
The U.S. is expected to hit a bleak milestone this year: For the first time, more than 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer. More than 600,000 will die, according to projections from the American Cancer Society. Yet when you consider how many people are affected by a single diagnosis, those numbers balloon. As people with cancer grapple with fears about their health, they often describe being equally anxious about how their news will affect their family. When Catherine, Princess of Wales, revealed on March 22 that she was being treated for cancer, she emphasized that she and her husband had “taken time t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Why Are So Many Young People Getting Cancer? It ’s Complicated
Just this month, two young, high-profile public figures announced that they have cancer. First, Olivia Munn, 43, disclosed that she was treated for breast cancer after catching it early. Days later, Kate Middleton, 42, announced she has been receiving treatment for an unspecified form of cancer. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Their diagnoses spotlight a troubling trend: both in the U.S. and around the world, cancer diagnoses are growing more common among adults younger than 50. By 2030, one recent study estimated, the number of these early-onset cancer diagnoses could increase by roughly 30% worldwide&md...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Robert Plant, Eddie Vedder and Roger Daltrey Team Up on Who ’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ At Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit
The Who singer Roger Daltrey celebrated his final performance as the curator of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust concerts after 24 years on Sunday night, ending his nearly quarter-century run with an epic, all-star performance of one of his band’s most beloved songs. The “Ovation” concert at…#rogerdaltrey #teenagecancertrust #royalalberthall #pearljams #eddievedder #robertplant #glenhansard #stereophonics #kellyjones #petetownshends (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news