U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: If your voice sounds like this it could indicate the disease
LUNG CANCER symptoms are usually not evident in the early stages of the disease. However, as the condition progresses, there are many symptoms to look out for, such as this sound in your voice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds a strict Mediterranean diet helps protect against aggressive cancer tumors
(Natural News) Eating a Mediterranean diet can decrease the likelihood of aggressive prostate cancer (or PC) for men, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. In their findings, the research team found that the diet, which has a high intake of fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil, coupled with a reduced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-cost, chip-based blood test for multiple myeloma may be safer and less painful alternative to bone biopsy
(Natural News) As if the pain of having and living through cancer wasn’t bad enough, diagnosing the disease is, in itself, an ordeal. But invasive biopsies may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a low-cost, chip-based blood test developed by researchers at the University of Kansas (KU), according to a study published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers who eat the standard Western diet found to have increased risk of mental health challenges
(Natural News) The notion that the Western diet is not ideal is nothing new; the “standard” dietary habits in the U.S. and other westernized nations have been linked to major diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more. But new research has shown that for teenagers in particular, the average American diet could be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses urged to 'normalise' conversations about sex with young cancer patients
A paediatric nurse has said young cancer patients are missing out on vital sexual health information due to embarrassment among care professionals.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What to Expect When Active Surveillance Leads to Prostatectomy
(MedPage Today) -- High-risk features in 39% of prostate specimens at surgery (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 22, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Alternative therapies for breast cancer
(Natural News) When you think of breast cancer, surgery and chemotherapy probably come immediately to mind. Many patients often end up undergoing one or both of these treatments, and the prospect of going under the knife or being injected with chemicals can be scarier to some people than the diagnosis itself. However, some patients are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of suicide attempts among colorectal cancer patients: a nationwide population-based matched cohort study - Sun LM, Lin CL, Hsu CY, Kao CH.
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have been found to have a higher risk of suicide in limited-number studies. However, data on the actual incidence rate of suicide remain scarce. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer
Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didn’t want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grade Group Better Than Gleason Score for Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes Grade Group Better Than Gleason Score for Predicting Prostate Cancer Outcomes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For HER2+ Breast Cancer, Anthracyclines and Trastuzumab Are Safer in Sequence For HER2+ Breast Cancer, Anthracyclines and Trastuzumab Are Safer in Sequence
Treating operable HER2-positive breast cancer with anthracyclines and trastuzumab in sequence works as well as giving them together, and it's safer, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eight Out Of Ten People With The Same Cancer Risk Gene As Angelina Jolie Don't Know They Have It
Despite frequently engaging with their healthcare providers, 8 out of 10 people with a cancer susceptibility gene don't know they are at risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Eighth Edition of AJCC/TNM Staging System Best at Detecting Survival in Thyroid Cancer
The eighth edition outperforms the seventh edition in predicting survival differences in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and follicular thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Male Sex Ups Mortality Risk in BRAF V600E Papillary Thyroid Cancer
The study confirmed a significant effect of male sex on PTC-specific patient survival in individuals with  the most frequent oncogenic mutation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Hyperprogression in NSCLC Patients With PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors
A study shows hyperprogressive disease (HPD) occurred more commonly among patients with pretreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  
Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it, a Yale study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Ovarian cancer is not discussed as much as it should be
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and this is my story. It is also the story shared by 249,000 women diagnosed annually worldwide and over 1 million immediate family members and caregivers. I learned of my mother’s ovarian cancer diagnosis over the phone — we were separated by 10,000 miles. What followed in the next 11 months were a roller coaster of challenges, hope, healing, prayers and acceptance. My mother was the rock of my life, and, after 11 months of fighting the battle o f… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Runsi Sen Source Type: news

Stomach cancer symptoms: Three signs the disease has advanced and you need immediate help
STOMACH cancer symptoms can easily be mistaken for less serious health conditions, which means recognising the disease in its early stages can be difficult. Three signs to watch out for indicate the cancer has advanced. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe OKs Brigatinib for ALK+NSCLC, Other Products Europe OKs Brigatinib for ALK+NSCLC, Other Products
A positive opinion was granted for brigatinib, as well as mogamulizumab, a generic version of paclitaxel, and three new biosimilar pegfilgrastim products.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sterigenics faces lawsuit over ethylene oxide emissions
Sterigenics is facing a lawsuit over alleged emissions of ethylene oxide, a highly carcinogenic chemical compound, according to a press release from law firm Power Rogers & Smith of Chicago. The firm alleges that Sterigenic’s Willowbrook, Ill.-based facility has been using ethylene oxide to sterilize its medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and spice products since 1984. Last month, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services released a consultation letter suggesting that residents of Willowbrook and workers are at an increased risk of cancer and other health problems, including neurological, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Sterilization / Calibration Sterigenics International Inc. Source Type: news

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
Technology can be used to identify the molecular markers of breast cancer tumors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Reducing positivity threshold also increased number of positive test results per cancer case (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Couple marries after meeting as kids undergoing cancer treatment
Joel and Lindsey Alsup met at St. Jude's hospital in 1991. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Government Report: EPA Failed to Properly Monitor Asbestos in Schools
A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog shows the agency isn’t doing enough to minimize asbestos risks in U.S. schools. From 2011 through 2015, the EPA conducted only 13 percent of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) inspections it was responsible for nationwide, according to a report released Monday by the EPA’s Office of Inspector General. States with jurisdiction over their own inspections performed 87 percent, more than six times that of federal implementation jurisdictions. “Our objective was to determine whether the EPA was performing suffici...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

HPV-related cancer treatment gets boost from new shot
University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered that an shot activates patients' immune systems so they can fight even late stage HPV-related head and neck cancers, a study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don ’t know it
Without routine screening, most only discover they carry cancer-associated gene variants when that person or family members receive a cancer diagnosis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the cancer center ’ s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns among pathologists at the hospital, as well as experts in nonprofit law and corporate governance.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

VTE Risk Persists Lifelong for Childhood Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- Consider interventions for modifiable comorbidities, with prophylaxis for high-risk survivors (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Roswell Park and URMC to Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco
The grant will unite teams from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center in an effort to better document and understand one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

At Joe Biden's Urging, Airbnb, WeWork, And Others Commit To Help Cancer Patients
The companies are committing to find ways to use their businesses to help patients with cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Biden pushes for progress at cancer summit
The former vice president convenes a national meeting to continue the "cancer moonshot" work. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Molecular markers of breast cancer tumors can be identified by focusing on parameters of a cell's nucleus, and aided by machine learning, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in npj Breast Cancer. Rishi R. Rawat,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Takeda lung cancer drug gets European panel nod
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's lung cancer drug received the recommendation of a European Union panel on Friday, more than a year after it won regulatory approval to be sold in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

St. Jude and Singapore firm 'pioneering' treatment for aggressive brain cancer
St. Jude entered into a “strategic collaboration” with a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company to develop therapies for a hard-to-treat form of pediatric brain cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Singapore-based Tessa Therapeutics will join together to “pioneer” a novel approach, using cellular immunotherapy treatments. “We believe our joint effort will accelerate advances in cellular immunotherapy and lead us a step closer to achieving this vision,” said Tessa’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

IBM ’s Watson Not Living Up to Hype, Wall Street Journal and Other Media Report; ‘Dr. Watson’ Has Yet to Show It Can Improve Patient Outcomes or Accurately Diagnose Cancer
Wall Street Journal reports IBM losing Watson-for-Oncology partners and clients, but scientists remain confident artificial intelligence will revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of disease What happens when a healthcare revolution is overhyped? Results fall short of expectations. That’s the diagnosis from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media outlets five years after IBM marketed its […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report David Howard PhD Emory University harvard m Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists create human esophagus in stem cell first
For the first time, scientists have created a human esophagus entirely from stem cells. The organoids may help treat conditions such as esophageal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The healing arsenal of superfoods that prevent breast cancer
(Natural News) The prospect of getting breast cancer is one of the greatest worries a woman faces. Among the different types of cancer, breast cancer remains the most common and is one of the leading causes of death among women. With only one in eight women developing the condition, there is still hope of avoiding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Trump: The FBI / DOJ deep state is "a cancer in our country" ... and the tumor must be excised to save America
(Natural News) Despite the protestations and declarations of the far-Left political chattering class of Democrats, it’s obvious that POTUS Donald Trump is not only a patriot but a president who really does want to “drain the D.C. swamp” and give Americans back their government. Of course, he’s been fought every step of the way, by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 diseases cause the majority of human deaths -- and most countries are failing to tackle them in time
More than half of all UN countries will fail to honor their commitment to reduce premature deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes by 2030, a new analysis predicts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 18 week treatment target should be scrapped, health chiefs warn
NHS health chiefs across England warned that many hospitals have already given up on targets for non-urgent surgery to focus efforts on A&E and cancer treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits
Title: More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor VisitsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus
Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

London trust considers restricting cancer referrals to local patients
A teaching hospital is considering closing its urology service to out of area referrals, as it struggles to deal with a backlog of cases. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Solving the genome puzzle
With advances in gene technology helping to diagnose very rare diseases, has the new era of personalised medicine finally arrived?Evie Walker sits on her mother ’s lap, playing a game she never grows tired of: turning her mother’s hand over and over, stroking and examining it. When she takes a break and looks around, it is with the open-mouthed look of curiosity and awe that you see in many infants. Evie’s vocabulary currently consists of a repertoire of squawks and “mmm” sounds. In the past few months, she has begun to stand unaided for short periods – even taking a few steps in her wal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Genetics Health Society Politics Children Cancer Cancer research Medical research Science Biology Source Type: news

EACS issues position paper to improve cancer research and care
(Wiley) The European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS), an independent advisory body of medical specialists and researchers, has issued a position paper encouraging the European Union and its member states to formally launch a mission to boost and streamline cancer research. Published in Molecular Oncology, a journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, the goal is to increase the societal impact of research by decreasing cancer incidence, increasing cure rate, improving health-related quality of life, and developing cost-effective cancer prevention and therapeutic strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards $850,000 in grants supporting wildlife research
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation is extending $850,000 in support to wildlife research through grants to 13 studies. The studies cover a diverse set of critical health challenges, including lead poisoning, a newly discovered cancer and stress from management activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CHLA participates in novel cancer consortium announced at the Biden Cancer Summit
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the national Biden Cancer Summit, on Sept. 21, to highlight the urgent need for creating transformative approaches to cancer prevention, research and treatment. One of the new initiatives announced was the formation of a consortium to advance research into effective treatments for patients with a type of cancer called Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) who do not respond to current standard treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news