How Good is Cholecystectomy For Biliary Dyskinesia in Pediatric Patients?
Discussion Biliary disease includes gallstones, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), cholangiopathy and cholangitis (pathology of the bile ducts), biliary dyskinesia, gangrene, and cancer. Some are often overlapping as gallstones often contributing to cholecystitis and cholangitis. Biliary dyskinesia (BD) is well-recognized in adults. Adult criteria include: “abdominal pain located in the epigastrium and/or right upper quadrant along with; buildup of pain to a steady level and lasting 30 minutes or longer, pain occurring at different intervals and not daily, severe enough to interrupt activities or lead t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 30, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Most U.S. Children Have Adequate Geographic Access to Cancer Care
TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 -- Most U.S. children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) have adequate access to pediatric cancer care, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Xiaohui Liu, Ph.D., from University of Utah in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 24, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flavored Cannabis Marketing Is Criticized for Targeting Kids
NEW YORK — When New York’s first licensed recreational marijuana outlet opened last month, the chief of the state’s Office of Cannabis Management, Chris Alexander, proudly hoisted a tin of watermelon-flavored gummies above the crowd. Outside the Manhattan shop, he displayed another purchase — a jar containing dried flowers of a cannabis strain called Banana Runtz, which some aficionados say has overtones of “fresh, fruity banana and sour candy.” Inside the store run by the nonprofit Housing Works, shelves brimmed with vape cartridges suggesting flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and cereal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bobby Caina Calvan/AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

10 Ways the World Got Better In 2022
Over the past year, the headlines have been dominated by alarming events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, supply chain shortages, and the threat of food insecurity for many nations. But 2022 was also a year of milestones toward a better future, scientific breakthroughs, and stories of hope. Here’s a look at 10 stories of human progress from the last 12 months. 1. We found out that civilization reached peak agricultural land For nearly all of human history, producing more food required more land. But starting in the early 1900s, and continuing through the next 100 years, four powerful forces—syn...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tony Morley Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance global health Health Care healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial leads to atezolizumab approval for advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma
ASPS is an extremely rare cancer that affects mostly adolescents and young adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 28, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obamacare May Have Helped Extend Lives of Young Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 -- Young adults with cancer, especially those who are Hispanic or Black, had better outcomes because of coverage available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). New research explored the impact of Medicaid coverage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The rising of the shield hero: development of the Post-Traumatic Symptom Questionnaire (PTSQ) and assessment of the protective effect of self-esteem from trauma-related anxiety and depression - Rossi AA, Panzeri A, Taccini F, Parola A, Mannarini S.
BACKGROUND: Adverse life events such as life-threatening accidents, domestic and/or sexual violence, organic diseases (i.e., cancer), or COVID-19 can have a strong traumatic impact - generating reactions as intrusive thoughts, hyperarousal, and avoidance. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Science ’s 2022 Breakthrough of the Year: A telescope’s golden eye sees the universe anew
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Source: ScienceNOW - December 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Revolutionary gene therapy offers hope for untreatable cancers
UK teenager is first person in the world to receive ‘base-edited’ cells that could transform cancer medicineScientists in the UK have used a revolutionary new type of gene therapy to treat a young patient with relapsed T-cell leukaemia. The administration of the technique – a world first – has raised hopes it could soon help to tackle other childhoodcancers and serious diseases.Alyssa, from Leicester, had undergone chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in a bid to alleviate her leukaemia, without success. With no further treatments available, prospects for the 13-year-old were grim.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Observer science editor Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Higher Brain Cancer Risk After CT Exam in Childhood
(MedPage Today) -- There has been an escalating risk of brain cancer associated with increasing radiation dose to the brain from CT examinations, a cohort study of more than 650,000 children and young adults indicated. Researchers observed a significant... (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - December 9, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The final puff: Can New Zealand quit smoking for good?
Smoking kills. Ayesha Verrall has seen it up close. As a young resident physician in New Zealand’s public hospitals in the 2000s, Verrall watched smokers come into the emergency ward every night, struggling to breathe with their damaged lungs. Later, as an infectious disease specialist, she saw how smoking exacerbated illness in individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. She would tell them: “The best thing you can do to promote your health, other than take the pills, is to quit smoking.” Verrall is still urging citizens to give up cigarettes—no longer just one by one, but by the thousands. As N...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 9, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

CVD Risk Increased for Adolescent, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Odds are disproportionately increased with annual household income<$50,000; are reduced with performance of MVPA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 5, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

CVD Risk Increased for Adolescent, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 -- Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors have increased odds of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which are reduced with performance of any moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Positive HIV Test Shattered His Dreams of Serving in the U.S. Army. Now He ’ s Suing
One cold winter morning in 2008, 8-year-old Isaiah Wilkins decided to try on his mother’s National Guard uniform, something he always wanted to do. She was away at training in Texas, but she kept an extra uniform at home in Temple, Georgia. Young Isaiah climbed up to the attic of his parents’ single-story house and spotted the blue 30-gallon bin where his mother stored her military clothes. He unclicked the clips on the sides, lifted the lid, and rummaged through the neatly organized items. After carefully shuffling through a few patches and her combat boots, he spotted her uniform. [time-brightcove not-tgx=...
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Gonsalves Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Military Source Type: news

Discoveries & Impact from Yale Internal Medicine
Recent research from the Yale School of Medicine explores the health impacts on adults who sleep less than six hours, young adults coping with cancer, and more. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news