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Seattle Children's opens first pediatric CAR T-Cell trial targeting CD22 and CD19 proteins
(Seattle Children's) Seattle Children's has opened the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial in the US for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory CD19- and CD22-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that will simultaneously attack two targets on cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resilience intervention improves well-being in young patients with cancer
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) A new randomized clinical trial of a pilot program found that a brief in-person intervention can improve psychosocial health in a particularly vulnerable population -- adolescents and young adults living with cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inhibition of the oncogenic fusion protein EWS-FLI1 causes G2-M cell cycle arrest and enhanced vincristine sensitivity in Ewings sarcoma
Ewing’s sarcoma (ES) is a rare and highly malignant cancer that grows in the bones or surrounding tissues mostly affecting adolescents and young adults. A chimeric fusion between the RNA binding protein EWS and the ETS family transcription factor FLI1 (EWS-FLI1), which is generated from a chromosomal translocation, is implicated in driving most ES cases by modulation of transcription and alternative splicing. The small-molecule YK-4-279 inhibits EWS-FLI1 function and induces apoptosis in ES cells. We aimed to identify both the underlying mechanism of the drug and potential combination therapies that might enhance its...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zöllner, S. K., Selvanathan, S. P., Graham, G. T., Commins, R. M. T., Hong, S. H., Moseley, E., Parks, S., Haladyna, J. N., Erkizan, H. V., Dirksen, U., Hogarty, M. D., Üren, A., Toretsky, J. A. Tags: STKE Research Articles 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pitt analysis determines odds of a hookah non-smoker taking first puff
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A positive attitude toward and desire to take up hookah smoking are the most likely predictors of a young adult becoming a hookah tobacco smoker, University of Pittsburgh researchers found in the first nationally representative analysis of hookah use by young adults over an extended follow-up period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Growing Challenge of Young Adults With Colorectal Cancer
n this review, we address specific issues pertaining to AYA patients with colorectal cancer, including evaluation for hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes, clinicopathologic and biologic features unique to AYA patients with colorectal cancer, treatment outcomes, and survivorship. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Benjamin A. Weinberg, MD John L. Marshall, MD Mohamed E. Salem, MD Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Oncology Journal Review Article Source Type: news

First study of Oncolytic HSV-1 in children & young adults with cancer indicates safety, tolerability
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) HSV1716 -- an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 -- has been studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. Now, a team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have completed the first phase 1 trial of the virus in the pediatric population, published online in Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Insightec touts 1st patient treated in Exablate Neuro FDA feasibility trial
Insightec today announced that the 1st patient has been treated in a feasibility trial exploring the use of its Exablate Neuro system for treating benign centrally-located intracranial tumors in pediatric and young adults. The Exablate Neuro device uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the procedure can be performed non-invasively through an intact skull. A team at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital performed the 1st procedure on a 21-year old patient suffering from seizures associated with a benign hypothalamic hamartoma ...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological InSightec Ltd Source Type: news

Second cancers deadlier in young patients
(University of California - Davis Health System) Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Study will be published April 20 in JAMA Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For young adults, cigarettes more pleasurable with alcohol than with pot
(University of California - San Francisco) Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new UC San Francisco study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults
The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012. Using more-detailed data for 2003 through 2012, the researchers found that rates […]Related:California vaccination rate hits new high after tougher immunization lawRisk of a rare but deadly mouse-borne virus increases in the springThe federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mind (Source...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation may reduce severe Tourette ’ s syndrome
An experimental technique reduces the tics, or involuntary movements and vocal outbursts, associated with severe Tourette's syndrome in young adults, a study published Friday found. The surgical technique, called thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS), sends electrical impulses to a specific area of the brain that reduces the tics, according to the study published in the Journal of […]Related:Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they faceMore than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV, CDC repo...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer's social stress hits young adults hard
Alex Marshall was a freshman in college when she had her first cancer scare. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand's colorectal cancer rates are on the rise in young adults
(Wiley) A recent analysis found a decrease in the overall incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand, but an increased incidence of rectal cancer in those under 50 years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Study Of 7 Nations Implausibly Claims Violent Media Use Causes Nearly 3 Times More Harm Than Abusive Parenting
A recent article in Science magazine covered the story of a new research study (full study available here) linking violent video games and movies to aggression. The study claims the link is almost three times stronger than abusive parenting. Could this be true? Let’s take a look at the study and see. The study is led by the sometimes controversial Iowa State group, who have long argued for links between violent media and aggression. This group has sometimes come into criticism, for example, for comparing the effects of violent media to smoking and lung cancer, or implying video games might play a role in mass shoot...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UTHealth researchers find e-cigarette flavors linked to use in youth and young adults
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Flavored e-cigarettes and e-cigarette marketing could be increasing e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, according to researchers from the Michael& Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early Colorectal Cancer: Missing the Clues? Early Colorectal Cancer: Missing the Clues?
Researchers, clinicians, survivors and their caretakers convene at the EAO-CRC Symposium to review the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Smaller Babies for Women With, and After, Cancer Smaller Babies for Women With, and After, Cancer
Women who have cancer as adolescents or young adults have an increased risk for preterm birth and low birthweight, and the risk is greatest when care is diagnosed during pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Access to parks, open spaces in your community can be a health factor
What are the societal factors that influence health?WhenDr. Richard Jackson asks this question, the response often includes some combination of economics, education and culture. Rarely does he hear the one he is looking for: the physical environment of one ’s neighborhood.“If it’s not easy to walk to places, you’re surrounded by unhealthy food choices, and you spend hours each day driving to and from your job, that’s a powerful determinant of your health,” says Jackson, a pediatrician and professor in theDepartment of Environmental Health Sciences in UCLA ’s Fielding School of Publ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Microbial Signature for Liver Cancer: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also: colorectal cancer increasing in young adults, decreasing in older adults (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Personal Take On The Healthcare Battle
Before 2014, I was the archetypal young invincible – abandoning my traditional career path in favor of entrepreneurship, and often without health insurance. My decision to get (or keep) health coverage (or not) was a function of how my startup was performing and my ability or patience to navigate the enrollment process. Frankly, it was an adventurous, but terrifying way to live. There were times that I didn’t see a doctor, unsure how much it might cost if I needed a strep test; there were lengthy periods when I would not fill a prescription, because I didn’t have insurance to cover it. I cut back on hikin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Having Less Sex Than They Used To
American adults of every age group are having less sex than they were a generation ago, suggests a study published Tuesday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Specifically, Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s are having less sex than those born in the 1960s and 1970s had at the same age ― despite their reputation for relying on dating apps to set up sexual encounters and preferring hookup culture to traditional courtship. The study, which included data from 26,000 adults, compared sexual activity among Americans in the late 1990s to the early 2010s. It found that adults had sex an average nine fewer times per year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grant awarded to Sanford Simon will fund research to treat rare liver cancer
(Rockefeller University) Dr. Sanford Simon, head of the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics at Rockefeller University, has been awarded a $600,000 grant by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation to develop a therapy for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. This disease typically occurs in adolescents and young adults who have no history of liver disease, and there is no standard regimen for this often lethal form of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Adventurous People Might Be Healthier Than The Rest Of Us
Scientists may have evidence that our personality plays into our eating habits. People who are open and extroverted eat more fruits and vegetables than others, according to new research. The new report, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, analyzed the eating habits of more than 1,000 young adults ages 17 to 25. Researchers gave participants a test to measure for the “Big Five” personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Then they assigned some participants to keep a food diary for 21 days and others for 13 da...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adventurous People Might Be Healthier Than The Rest Of Us
Scientists may have evidence that our personality plays into our eating habits. People who are open and extroverted eat more fruits and vegetables than others, according to new research. The new report, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, analyzed the eating habits of more than 1,000 young adults ages 17 to 25. Researchers gave participants a test to measure for the “Big Five” personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Then they assigned some participants to keep a food diary for 21 days and others for 13 da...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Poor adolescent, early adult diet associated with increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer
Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early adulthood diet was not associated with chronic inflammation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising Sharply Among Young Americans
This study didn’t measure why colorectal cancer was rising in younger people, but the scientists did dive into past research on the subject to came up with a few theories.  Colorectal cancer risk is linked to excess body weight, cigarette smoking and the consumption of lots of alcohol and highly processed meat. At the same time, eating little fiber and a sedentary lifestyle are also linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer. While it’s true that younger generations smoke and drink less than baby boomers, they also weigh more, and at younger ages. This prolonged obesity could be a clue, Siegel and her co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer cases in young adults on the rise
Younger Americans are now facing a higher risk of getting colon and rectal cancer, according to a new study. New cases are striking adults in their 20s and 30s, while cases among Americans 55 and older are declining. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor adolescent, early adult diet associated with increased risk for premenopausal breast cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early adulthood diet was not associated with chronic inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer in US millennials rises sharply
Study finds young adults now 4 times more likely to develop the disease than in 1970s (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What You Need To Know About Depression At Every Age
Depression is an all-consuming nightmare, no matter your age. How it manifests, however, could depend on your life stage. Signs of this mental health condition, which affects an estimated 350 million people of all ages worldwide, can appear differently when you’re young compared to when you’re older. And according to Michelle Riba, a professor of psychiatry and the associate director of the University of Michigan Depression Center, some of them may not be so obvious. “Depression is incredibly complex,” Riba told The Huffington Post. “People may not understand a lot of the symptoms. But it&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa
The proportion of persons 60 years and older is projected to almost double during 2000–2030 in South Africa. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo / IPSBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living (DADLs) leading to depression. Mental disorders—in different forms and intensities— affect most of the population in their lifetime. In most cases, people experiencing mild episodes of depression or anxiety deal with them without di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news