A New Study Says There Are Five Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

A New Study Says There Are 5 Different Types of Problem Drinkers. Here ’s What They Are
For those who choose to drink alcohol, the healthiest level of consumption is typically defined as up to a drink per day for women, or up to two per day for men. “Low-risk” drinking, meanwhile, is defined for women as no more than three drinks in a single day and no more than seven per week; for men, it’s four in a day and 14 per week. People who exceed these benchmarks are considered at risk for alcohol use disorder, as well as health conditions such as cancer and cognitive decline. As clear as these definitions are on paper, however, identifying problem drinking can be more challenging in real life. To...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

As vaping increased in popularity, use of cigarettes declined
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular, according to a comprehensive analysis examining the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults led by a Georgetown University investigator. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

That Stolen Giant Colon Was Found: How Things Worked Out In The End
Has the theft and recovery brought awareness to the increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults and recent changes to screening recommendations? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups
Long - term data show teens, young adults had temporary dip in cancer survival due to HIV/AIDS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, AIDS, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Survival Higher in Teens, Young Adults Than Other Groups
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Overall, cancer survival among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) has consistently exceeded that of other age groups except during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to a study published Oct. 15 in the Journal of the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer on the rise in young adults
Rates of colorectal cancer are rising by 6% per year in young adults Related items fromOnMedica Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Many trusts not offering genetic bowel cancer test Long-term antibiotic use linked to heightened risk of colorectal adenomas Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Barriers to early clinical trial access for adolescents and young adults still exist
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Young cancer patients at the crossroads of childhood and adulthood seem to be stuck in a treatment impasse. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has highlighted the existence of barriers to the inclusion of 12 to 25-year-olds in both adult and paediatric early phase clinical trials, suggesting a need for more tailored approaches to give this patient population better access to therapeutic innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Earlier diabetes diagnosis results in higher risk for other life-threatening diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke
(Natural News) Even though Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was previously regarded as a disease that usually affected older individuals, the global epidemic of obesity has seen diagnoses soar among young adults, adolescents and even in young children. According to a study, “the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC analysis solves puzzle of poor cancer prognosis in young Americans
(University of Southern California) For decades, some researchers believed cancer survival rates were dismally low among adolescents and young adults in the United States. A reexamination of long-term data by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program shows that 15- to 39-year-olds had the best survival of any age group for many years, and maintained that lead until pediatric cancer survival caught up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Opioids Are Now Responsible for 1 in 5 Deaths Among Young Adults
In 2016, one in 65 deaths in the United States involved opioids — and among younger adults, that number skyrocketed to one in five, according to a new study. Data has shown for years that deaths involving both prescribed and illicit opioids are rising sharply. They’ve nearly doubled since 2009, and have infiltrated all genders, demographics and geographic areas, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. The new study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, puts some of those numbers into new perspective. The paper used data from the CDC’s WONDER database, which tracks...
Source: TIME: Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Facial Morphing Program May Deter Young Adults From Tanning
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- A facial morphing intervention may reduce skin cancer risk behaviors among young adults, according to a study published in the June issue of Body Image. Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D., from San Diego State University, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young women at high genetic risk of breast cancer -- plastic surgeons play key role in treatment
(Wolters Kluwer Health) With available testing for breast cancer risk genes, some women are learning at young ages that they are at high lifetime risk of breast cancer. Plastic surgeons play a key role in counseling and managing this group of high-risk young adults, according to a special topic paper in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Working to Diagnose Rise in Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young Adults Researchers Working to Diagnose Rise in Colorectal Cancer Rates in Young Adults
More young adults are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more are dying.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hookah responsible for over half of tobacco smoke inhaled by young smokers
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the US, a new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. In the US, hookah smoking rates are increasing and cigarette smoking rates are decreasing, especially among young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New regimens improve survival for children and young adults with T-cell cancers
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) In a federally funded, randomized phase III clinical trial performed by the Children's Oncology Group (COG), 90 percent of children and young adults with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) or T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL) were alive four years after starting treatment regimens on this trial, and 84 percent were cancer free. These are the highest survival rates for these T-cell malignancies reported to date, according to the authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Young Adults Getting, Dying From Colon Cancer
Heather Blackburn-Beel was 38 years old when she died from colon cancer, an example of a troubling rise of the cancer's incidence in young adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quincy Mother Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story For Melanoma Monday
QUINCY (CBS) – On this Melanoma Monday dermatologists want to bring attention to skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Melanoma is the deadliest form but doctors say it is preventable and treatable if caught early. Katie Michaud, a young mother in Quincy, is well aware of that now. Michaud is grateful she can spend quality time with her two young children because not long ago, her future was uncertain. “I saw my life flash before my eyes,” Katie told WBZ-TV. Katie Michaud. (WBZ-TV) Six months ago, she was about to welcome her second child when a trip to the dermatologist to c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Katie Michaud Local TV Melanoma Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell, and health warnings didn't fully mitigate the draw of the packaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers use imaging technology to screen for colorectal cancer in young adults
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers at Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with Northwestern University, are using imaging technology to create an effective and inexpensive way to screen for colorectal cancer among young adults. The research is part of the R33 Cancer Moonshot Project, and is a 3 year $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. Once researchers create this test and achieve quality goals, they will begin a clinical trial, which can then lead to regulatory approval and launch in clinical practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For young adults with blood cancer, pediatric centers may improve survival
(American Society of Hematology) Adolescents and young adults with acute leukemia have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center versus an adult center, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Overweight, Obesity Contributing to Cancers in Young Adults
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Overweight and obesity may be contributing to specific malignancies at younger ages, according to research published online March 23 in Obesity. Nathan A. Berger, M.D., from the Case Western Reserve University School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: Inside promising new colon cancer treatments
Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on a new treatment center in New York City that offers hope for those suffering from colon cancer, a disease currently on the rise in young adults. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults
Title: Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity Driving Cancers in Young Adults
A new review found that certain cancers associated with people over 50 now affect people at younger ages more frequently. And obesity may be to blame. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults Obesity Linked to Increased Cancer Frequency in Young Adults
The'obesity pandemic'that is occurring worldwide may be contributing to an increase in the frequency of cancer in adults younger than age 50.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases. A new review found that certain cancers associated with people over 50 now affect people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rise in obesity increases cancer risk in young adults
A review, published inObesity, reports that increases in obesity rates have led to an elevated the risk of particular cancers in young adults.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity is shifting cancer to young adults
(Case Western Reserve University) A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has compiled evidence from more than 100 publications to show how obesity increases risk of 13 different cancers in young adults. The meta-analysis describes how obesity has shifted certain cancers to younger age groups, and intensified cellular mechanisms promoting the diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news