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Pediatric firearm deaths and injuries in the United States - McBride DL.
Guns are the third leading cause of death of those aged 1 to 17years, outpaced only by unintentional injuries such as car crashes and drowning, and illnesses like cancer according to a new federal study. The new study, which has been called the most compre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment, psychological resources, and depressive symptoms in women with breast cancer - Kuhlman KR, Boyle CC, Irwin MR, Ganz PA, Crespi CM, Asher A, Petersen L, Bower JE.
Childhood maltreatment is associated with elevated risk for depression across the human lifespan. Identifying the pathways through which childhood maltreatment relates to depressive symptoms may elucidate intervention targets that have the potential to red... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA approves breakthrough CAR-T therapy for leukemia
With FDA approval, breakthrough CAR-T therapy for cancer becomes the first approved gene therapy treatment in the U.S. It reprograms the body's own immune system to attack a deadly type of blood cancer and has been effective in treating children and young adults with leukemia. Cancer expert Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss who's eligible and the risks of treatment. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Therapy Using Patient ’ s Own Cells To Fight Cancer Cells
BOSTON (CBS) — The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital will work to fight cancer in a new way thanks to a new treatment approved by the FDA. CAR-T therapy is for kids and young adults with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). “It’s really an entirely new type of therapy, an entirely new way to fight cancer,” said Dr. Lewis Silverman, the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies Center. Chemotherapy drugs attack dividing cells but are not specific to cancer cells, unlike this new treatment, according to Silverman. “It&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Juli McDonald Leukemia Source Type: news

HealthWatch: A New Gene Therapy For Leukemia; A Study On Carbohydrates
This study does not mean you can now eat a ton of butter and steak without worry, but you probably don’t need to feel guilty about eating some fat. In terms of carbohydrates, the study did not distinguish between refined carbs and complex carbs, so further study is needed. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Leukemia Source Type: news

FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Cancer Treatment
The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, to treat a type of leukemia in children and young adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering new nurse service for young cancer patients
A charity is working with health boards in Scotland to recruit specialist nurses for a new outreach service designed to ensure all teenagers and young adults with cancer get help and support. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nivolumab Approved for MSI-H, dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
The FDA has granted accelerated approval to nivolumab for use in adult and adolescent patients with MSI-H or dMMR metastatic colorectal cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer News Pediatric Cancers Source Type: news

Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in life
(Elsevier) The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to subsequent cancer risk and presents opportunities for putting that evidence into public health practice in order to help individuals reduce cancer risk later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

What Happens When A Teenage Boy Has Breast Surgery
A brush with breast cancer reveals the strength of the masculine ideal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult colorectal cancer risk tied to weight as a teen
(Reuters Health) - Being overweight or obese as a teenager may increase a person ’s risk of developing colorectal cancer as an adult, suggests a large Israeli study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Overweight at 17? Your Colon Cancer Risk Rises
Teens who were overweight were at significantly increased risk for developing colon cancer as adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Weight Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Chronic Disease / Pediatrics
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many With Cancer Hospitalized, Undergo Imaging at End of Life
Among young adults not enrolled in hospice, opioid use in the last 30 days of life decreased over time (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Obese teenagers are up to 71% more likely to get cancer
Researchers from the Rabin Medical Center and the Tel Aviv University found that adolescent women who are obese double their risk of developing rectal cancer in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers
Nationwide trial to explore targeted therapies for children and adolescents with solid tumors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity may increase colon cancer risk in adulthood
A new study, published inCancer, has reported a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancers
(NIH/National Cancer Institute) Investigators at the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group announce the opening of enrollment for NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH, a unique precision medicine clinical trial to explore whether targeted therapies can be effective for children and adolescents with solid tumors that harbor specific genetic mutations and have progressed during or after standard therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normal
(University of Michigan) Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV vaccine: anger over decision not to extend NHS scheme to boys
Health bodies condemn panel ’s conclusion that more jabs against cancer-causing infection are unlikely to be cost-effectiveA decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection has been condemned by health bodies and campaigners.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which has been reviewing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme, concluded that it was “highly unlikely to be cost-effective” to extend the scheme to include adolescent boys as well as girls.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: HPV vaccine Vaccines and immunisation Sexual health NHS Cancer Society Children UK news Medical research Source Type: news

HPV jabs for boys 'highly unlikely to be cost-effective' say DH advisers
DH advisers reviewing the HPV vaccination programme have concluded it is 'highly unlikely to be cost-effective' to extend the scheme to include adolescent boys as well as girls. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Diet's impact over time, social effects for young cancer patients
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new study on the benefits of a better diet over time, the social impact of cancer on adolescents and young adults and a new wearable technology that can translate motion into words. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Bucks biotech exec got terminal cancer. It shattered his preconceived ideas on care
'There are vaccines available now that weren ’t when I was a teenager.' (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Disparities in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer Disparities in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
Unmet needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer may be contributing to poor outcomes.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening
Conclusion This study presents interesting findings on the proportion of women who don't go for cervical screening tests, and the possible reasons for their non-attendance. Researchers found most non-participants were either unaware of screening or intended to go to screening but still failed to go. This was most common in single women aged 25-34. One point to note is that the data was collected through self-reported questionnaires, which carry the risk of inaccurate reporting because of the perceived social stigma around screening and the desire to give the "right" response. In the case of cervical cancer scre...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Government-funded proton beam cancer treatment WIPES the entire memory of a teenage girl... was this an experiment for memory wiping technology?
(Natural News) Imagine waking up in the hospital and having no recollection whatsoever of the past few weeks of your life. Imagine waking up and being forced to rely on photographs and specialized aids to help jog your memory. And imagine being unaware of whether or not your life will ever return to normal. This... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Kids Like Me, Cancer Is Hard Enough
When I was a kid, I fell asleep in school a lot. The teachers didn’t scold me, and they kept the other kids from pointing and laughing. Because I wasn’t just tired  —  I was exhausted. I was drained. I was going through chemo. When I was 7, I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital gave me two months to live. I spent four years in and out of aggressive treatments, missing second and third grade, fighting for my life when I should’ve been playing hockey. But slowly, I recovered. My community stood by my family, and my dad&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U2 ’ s The Edge talks up food as an anti-cancer weapon
The lead guitarist of U2, the popular rock band playing at FedEx Field Tuesday night, has more on his mind than music. In 2006, The Edge's 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, something that he says sent him “into a complete tailspin.” Sian recovered and is now 19. The experience heightened the legendary musician's interest […]Related:Teenagers’ tobacco use hits a record low, with a sharp drop in e-cigarettesUNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting doses (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemotherapy in childhood may leave lasting effects on memory
Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggests. Belgian researchers assessed 31 young adults who had undergone chemotherapy.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is more digital support needed for young cancer patients?
(Springer) There is considerable scope to develop digital resources by means of which teenagers and young adults living with cancer can receive information and connect with both professionals and fellow patients. Such tools could help them gain different perspectives on treatment and survivorship, says Esha Abrol of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and University College London in the UK, lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Policy / International Achievement / Research News
This study examined whether Get Busy Get Better—a 10-session, home-based behavioral intervention—enhanced positive appraisals of life, and in turn, mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms in older African American men.     Read more   Pediatrics ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Teenagers ’ tobacco use hits a record low, with a sharp drop in e-cigarettes
Teenagers' use of e-cigarettes fell sharply last year, while overall tobacco use declined to a new low, according to data that some antismoking advocates said could signal a turning point in the decades-long effort against youth smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report on youth and tobacco found that 11.3 percent of […]Related:UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteCancer drug prices are so high that doctors will test cutting doses8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meeting (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence, perceptions and predictors of alcohol consumption and abstinence among South Australian school students: a cross-sectional analysis - Bowden JA, Delfabbro P, Room R, Miller CL, Wilson C.
This study investigated prevalence, predictors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cancer treatment during childhood linked to cognitive problems later in life
(KU Leuven) Young adults who had chemotherapy as a child have decreased cognitive flexibility and a weaker short-term memory. Their ability to concentrate and long-term memory are largely unaffected. Researchers from KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven present these findings in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Trumpcare Threatens The Health And Future Of Young People
Millennials have seen dramatic gains in health insurance coverage since passage of the ACA, more so than any other age demographic. Instead of building on these historic gains, Trumpcare would have devastating effects on young people. Trumpcare harms young people by eliminating the current tax credit that helps many young people purchase insurance. According to Young Invincibles, low- and moderate-income young individuals would pay more under Trumpcare than under current law, ultimately impacting over 4 million young people and harming the lowest-income young people the most. On top of that, Trumpcare allows insurers to im...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Know How To Prevent Youth Suicide. And We Must.
Why do so many of our children and youth end their lives? Recent news reports show that hospitalizations resulting from suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts among children ages 5 to 17 doubled between 2008 and 2015, with 15- to 17-year-olds showing the greatest increase. The news comes less than a year after my dear friends lost their adolescent son Jack to suicide and just three years after the U.S. National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the rate of deaths by suicide had doubled for children ages 10 to 14 between 2007 and 2014. The painful reality is that society’s youngest members are turn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Was a Teenager with Bone Cancer Buried on Witch Hill in 1300 AD
Report identifies bone tumor in upper right arm of adolescent buried around 1300 AD at a site in western Panama called Cerro Brujo or Witch Hill (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology Source Type: news

Why was a teenager with bone cancer buried on Witch Hill in Panama?
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Likely the first bone tumor from an ancient skeleton in Central America is reported by Smithsonian archaeologists and colleagues. The starburst-shaped tumor is in the upper right arm of the skeleton of an adolescent buried in about 1300 AD in a trash heap at a site in western Panama called Cerro Brujo or Witch Hill. The reason for what appears to be a ritual burial in this abandoned pre-Colombian settlement is unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults
But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Oral health-related quality of life and risk factors associated with traumatic dental injuries in Brazilian children: a multilevel approach - Bomfim RA, Herrera DR, De-Carli AD.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Among the diseases related to oral health, such as caries and oral cancer, dental trauma stands out as one of the major public health problems worldwide. The aim of this study was to verify the occurrence of factors associated with traumat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Reduced Oral HPV Infections
Prophylactic HPV vaccination significantly reduced vaccine-type oral HPV infections among young adults, according to the results of a cross-sectional study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Conferences/ASCO Head & Neck Cancer News Source Type: news

Large Study Shows Reduced Oral HPV Infections With Vaccine Large Study Shows Reduced Oral HPV Infections With Vaccine
Rates of oral HPV infection were reduced in young adults who had been vaccinated, suggesting protection from oropharyngeal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HPV vaccination may reduce oral HPV infections -- but still under-utilized
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) In one of the first large studies to explore the possible impact of HPV vaccination on oral HPV infections, researchers found it may confer a high degree of protection. The study of young adults in the United States showed that the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection was 88% lower among those who reported getting at least one vaccine dose than among those who were not vaccinated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences, breast cancer, and psychotherapy - Wendling CA.
This study is based on 14 women's breast cancer autobiographies that mention adverse childhood experiences. Recent research has established that early trauma tends to be associated with long-lasting physiological deregulations such as an overactive fight-o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news