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Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it ’s not a bad master | Editorial
The NHS collects vast amounts of data. It must be used in imaginative ways that respect privacy and make life better for patients and health workersTechnology helps us live better and for longer; in fact it has been doing so since the birth of modern medicine. And as each new technology comes into use, it turns out to have medical uses, even though these are not always the ones that are sold hardest: in the 1920s the American press was full of advertisements for the health benefits of radium, which was then a mysterious and powerful substance just as artificial intelligence (AI) is today. AI won ’t work miracles or m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) NHS Data protection UK news Big data Computing Consciousness Technology Health Society Medical research Science Hospitals London Source Type: news

Most common childhood cancer 'partly caused by lack of infection'
Childhood acute leukaemia is caused by genetic mutations and a lack of childhood infection, scientists sayClean modern homes, antiseptic wipes and the understandable desire to protect small babies against any infection are all part of the cause of the most common form of childhood cancer, a leading expert has concluded after more than 30 years of research.Childhood acute leukaemia, says the highly respected Prof Mel Greaves, is nothing to do with power lines or nuclear fuel reprocessing stations. Nor is it to do with hot dogs and hamburgers or the Vatican radio mast, as have also been suggested. After the best part of a ce...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cancer Health Cancer research Medical research Science Society Children Source Type: news

Germ clue to childhood cancer
Researcher believes early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-related suicide: a biopsychosocial-existential approach to risk management - Banyasz A, Gregorio SW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Main entrance redo is next for Roswell Park
The downtown cancer hospital hopes to have the project completed by early fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Main entrance redo is next for Roswell Park
The downtown cancer hospital hopes to have the project completed by early fall. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?
A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation ’ s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Genetics and Heredity Tumors Cancer Breast Cancer Flatiron Health Inc National Cancer Institute Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Patients in Danger
[Zimbabwe Standard] Scores of cancer patients seeking treatment at public health facilities are getting a raw deal due to a shortage of radiotherapy equipment, it has emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PM May challenges scientists to help transform Britain after Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's prime minister challenged scientists on Monday to help diagnose cancer earlier and create zero-emission cars, trying to reboot an industrial strategy all but eclipsed by Brexit, while acknowledging Britain's reliance on foreign scientists. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles
Researchers destroyed up to 80 percent of lung cancer cells using a type of nanoparticle called 'quantum dots,' which they derived from tea leaves. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What to have when you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: Eat this to reduce symptoms
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French surgeon rebuilds windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor hearts
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Major advance' sees a French surgeon rebuild windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor HEARTS
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach cancer: What you can eat if you have the condition
STOMACH cancer symptoms include a poor appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Treatment can include operations as well as changes to what you eat. Adapting your diet to include more of these foods could help to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missed opportunities: advance care planning report
This report warns that reluctance to talk honestly about death is preventing people with cancer from dying'well'. It calls for Governments across the UK to honour their commitments to ensuring Advance Care Planning is used as an important part of a person-centred health service, so that people approaching the end of their lives receive the best care possible and their wishes for death and dying are fulfilled (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-tech war plan on cancer
AN artificial intelligence revolution to prevent 22,000 cancer deaths by 2033 was being unveiled today. Theresa May is challenging the NHS to transform healthcare. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks
UCLH aims to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients, from cancer diagnosis to reducing wait timesOne of the country ’s biggest hospitals has unveiled sweeping plans to use artificial intelligence to carry out tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Hospitals Artificial intelligence (AI) Health Society Technology Science UK news Source Type: news

Mental health is important, but not for the reason you think
Too often of late we talk about mental health only in the context of the most recent mass shooting. “It just shows we need to focus more on mental health,” is a common refrain. We do need to focus more on mental health, but not because of these tragic shootings. We need to focus on mental health because for far too long we’ve ignored it. Consider this: if you learned you had cancer, you’ d likely be quick to tell family and friends what you’re dealing with. However, if the diagnosis is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. Source Type: news

Mental health is important, but not for the reason you think
Too often of late we talk about mental health only in the context of the most recent mass shooting. “It just shows we need to focus more on mental health,” is a common refrain. We do need to focus more on mental health, but not because of these tragic shootings. We need to focus on mental health because for far too long we’ve ignored it. Consider this: if you learned you had cancer, you’ d likely be quick to tell family and friends what you’re dealing with. However, if the diagnosis is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John M. Douglas, Jr. Source Type: news

Trastuzumab Emtansine in HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer Trastuzumab Emtansine in HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer
Recent survival results lead some to question the optimal sequence for trastuzumab emtansine in metastatic breast cancer.Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rwanda:Kigali Selected to Receive Cancer Support
[New Times] Kigali is set to have increased support to deal with cancer after being selected to be part of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can 2025) initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?
(Arizona State University) As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too much sun can contribute to an increased risk of cancer. But, are human activities also causing cancer in wild animals? Researchers from ASU's School of Life Sciences think so and are urgently calling for research into this topic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Leading UK scientist reveals likely cause of childhood leukaemia
(Institute of Cancer Research) A major new analysis reveals the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukaemia, following more than a century of controversy about its origins.Professor Mel Greaves assessed the most comprehensive body of evidence ever collected on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He concludes the disease is caused through a two-step process of genetic mutation and exposure to infection that means it may be preventable with treatments to stimulate or 'prime' the immune system in infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Interview with CAR T cell expert Dr. Michel Sadelain in Human Gene Therapy
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, offers a fascinating perspective on the re-markable progress being made in the field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) engineered T-cell therapies to treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-nicotine dependent smokers 'less likely' to quit after lung cancer screening
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study in the May edition of the journal CHEST ® investigated the relationship between the degree of nicotine dependence and the likelihood to quit smoking and clinical cancer and mortality outcomes in a cohort of screened patients. The study found that patients with a higher nicotine dependence are less likely to quit post-lung cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer registry managed by Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $43.7 million award
(University of Southern California) The National Cancer Institute has awarded Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center $43.7 million to continue tracking all incidences of cancer in Los Angeles County. Called the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, the registry dates back nearly half a century and has improved the understanding, prevention and control of cancer, a disease that is among the leading causes of death worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ice cream funds research showing new strategy against thyroid cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that stereotactic body radiation (SBRT) may be better against anaplastic thyroid cancer, and with fewer side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fewer men are being screened, diagnosed, and treated for prostate cancer
(Wiley) A new study reveals declines in prostate cancer screening and diagnoses in the United States in recent years, as well as decreases in the use of definitive treatments in men who have been diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Missed opportunities: advance care planning report
A report by Macmillan claims that reluctance to talk honestly about death is preventing people with cancer from dying well. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer
The thumbnail take on finasteride has been that it prevents prostate cancer but increases the risk for high-grade disease. A new study debunks the latter idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Theresa May to announce how artificial intelligence will save '22,000 lives a year' by 2033'
Theresa May will claim in a speech advances in artificial intelligence will mean cancer patients will get five more years of healthy, independent life by 2035, and thousands more will be saved. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British PM May calls on health, tech sectors to work on cancer
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AI can reduce UK cancer deaths by 10%, says Theresa May
Prime minister sets targets for science and artificial intelligence (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan Financial Stress a Key Factor in Cancer Patient Care Plan
The costs associated with a cancer diagnosis can add to a patient's stress, which can have a negative effect on outcome. Nurses can help by being prepared to discuss the financial aspects of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it's become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fitness to Prevent Cancer Worked Out at ACSM Fitness to Prevent Cancer Worked Out at ACSM
The effect of physical activity on cancer survivors, and its role in cancer prevention, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (ACSM).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

' Notable Differences' With 3 Prostate Cancer Genomics Tests'Notable Differences' With 3 Prostate Cancer Genomics Tests
In a novel study, the three leading prostate cancer genomics tests, which are used to help stratify favorable-risk cancers and to aid decision-making about active surveillance, were compared.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers find that hemp can be used to treat ovarian cancer
(Natural News) Many people are aware that marijuana can help people who have cancer, but another member of the cannabis family has now shown tremendous potential for treating the disease as well. Like marijuana, hemp contains therapeutic components like cannabinol, cannabidiol, and tetrahydrocannabinol. It does not cause addiction, nor does it have psychoactive properties, yet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early
This test is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to an upper endoscopy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells: Quantum dots have great potential
(Swansea University) Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots. These are tiny particles which measure less than 10 nanometers. A human hair is 40,000 nanometers thick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning - does your poo look like this? Should your stool sink or float?
BOWEL cancer symptoms include stomach pain, a change in bowel habits, and finding blood in your stool. You could reveal your risk of the cancer by checking your poo after using the toilet. Should a healthy poo sink or float? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tampa strip club king Redner's battle for homegrown marijuana heats up in state's highest court
Both sides in Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner ’s fight to grow his own marijuana to treat his late stage cancer have now filed their legal arguments with the Florida Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Redner’s legal team filed a 36-page brief arguing that he should be allowed to grow his own medicinal cannabis despite an appeals court order blocking a trial court ruling in his favor. “Contrary to the Department’s claims, the right to possess a growing plant is indeed enshrined in the constitution,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news