The Far Right and Far Left Meet Over Wellness Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories, especially about vaccines, spread like wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such anti-science thinking is extending far beyond COVID-19.  There are now conspiracies about sunscreen, the causes of cancer, and wifi—among other alleged ills—and they are going global.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Anti-vaccine conspiracies have even begun to influence dog owners. A recent study published in the medical journal Vaccine found that around 4 in 10 dog owners in the U.S. thought vaccinating their dogs against diseases like rabies could cause the dogs to get autism...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Williams, Gavin Yamey, Peter Van Heusden and Sarah Downs Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Poor Physical Function Persists in Childhood Cancer Survivors
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2023 -- Despite changes in therapy, the prevalence of poor physical function has remained steady among childhood survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), according to a study published online... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 20, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Is More Lethal For Black and Hispanic Children: Report
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2023 (Healthday News) -- While childhood cancer is no longer terminal for many, death rates remain higher in Black and Hispanic children, a new government report reveals. Treatments for these rare cancers have improved... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Progress in childhood cancer has stalled for Blacks and Hispanics, report says
A new report says progress against childhood cancers has stalled in recent years for Black and Hispanic youth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cancer deaths among kids have fallen sharply
Data: NCHS; Chart: Axios Visuals Rates of cancer deaths among children and teens fell precipitously over the last decade, driven by advances against childhood leukemia in particular, new CDC research shows. Why it matters: While the number of new cancers are up across all age groups, this study…#nchs #chart #cdc #brain #hispanic #sallycurtin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can FDG-PET/MRI radiomics help diagnose rhabdomyosarcoma in children?
Thursday, November 30 | 8:10 a.m.-8:20 a.m. | R1-SSNMMI07-2 | Room S403AIn this session on pediatrics and general oncology, a study will be presented that explored the value of F-18 FDG-PET/MRI radiomics features in predicting rhabdomyosarcoma in children.In childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, malignant cancer cells form in muscle tissue, connective tissue (such as tendon or cartilage), or bone. In the study, the researchers gathered clinical data and PET/MR imaging data of 125 children with pathologically confirmed disease and divided them into two groups: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) (n = 75) and acinar rhabdomyosarcoma (AR...
Source: Headlines - November 15, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 Molecular Imaging Preview Source Type: news

Inside the Desperate Effort to Evacuate Young Cancer Patients From Gaza
A mission to rescue cancer-stricken children from the violence in Gaza has involved multiple countries and last-minute connections in the chaos of war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Erica L. Green Tags: Israel-Gaza War (2023- ) Children and Childhood Evacuations and Evacuees Cancer Hospitals Civilian Casualties St Jude Children ' s Research Hospital World Health Organization Gaza Strip Source Type: news

Radiation doses estimated in infants with congenital heart disease
This study is the first to describe organ-specific radiation dose from cardiac catheterizations and diagnostic fluoroscopic studies in a neonatal CHD population, and may help in our understanding of the potential contribution of early childhood [ionizing radiation] exposure to future risk of malignancy,” the researchers suggested.Wong-Siegel has been awarded a 2023 Trainee Research Prize for fellows for the work. (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - November 9, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: 2023 Digital X-Ray Preview Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting for T2D; Omnipod 5 App Cleared; GLP-1 Meds and Thyroid Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Intermittent fasting can help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight and better control their glucose levels. (JAMA Network Open) How far should doctors go to treat childhood obesity? (New York Times) The FDA cleared the... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 1, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Sharing ‘ Real-Time ’ Data, Consistent, Simple Messaging Helps
Aradhiya Khan, 25, a transwoman, got her vaccination in the middle of the night in July 2021, when the centre was less crowded, and stood in the women's line as there was none for her gender. By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Oct 31 2023 (IPS) After months of warding off appeals from his employers to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 disease, Mohammad Yusuf, 24, working as a live-in domestic worker in Karachi’s Clifton area, finally relented and got his first shot. “I believed that anyone who took the vaccine would die within two years,” he told IPS. He said he got this information from social media. The people who finally con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

What is PM2.5 and the AQI?
Discussion Air quality standards are made, measured and monitored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Clean Air Act. All potential pollutants are not necessarily monitored. Some of the most commonly monitored and studied are fine particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Common fine particulate matter < 2.5 µm (PM2.5) sources include the natural sources of biomass burning, coal burning, road and soil dust, sea spray aerosols, wildfire particles, and volcanic dust. Human sources of PM2.5 include residential cooking and heating, farming, ...
Source: - October 30, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to Get RSV Vaccines to Those Who Need Them Most
The world is entering a new era of vaccines. Following the success of COVID-19 mRNA shots, scientists have a far greater capacity to tailor shots to a virus’s structure, putting a host of new vaccines on the horizon. The most recent arrivals are several new immunizations against respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. These shots are welcome since RSV can be dangerous, even deadly, in the very old and very young. But the shots, produced by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, are also expensive, costing about $300 for those directed at adults, and up to $1,000 for one of the shots, a monoclonal antibody rather than a tradi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisabeth Rosenthal Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Impact of Cancer Predisposing Variants on Mortality Examined in Survivors
TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2023 -- Childhood cancer survivors who are carriers of cancer predisposing variants have increased subsequent malignant neoplasm-related late mortality, according to a study published in the October issue of The Lancet... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 24, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

42 warning signs of cancer in children that parents need to know - 'Awareness is key'
An expert has warned that symptom awareness is key for early cancer diagnosis, but there has been little focus on childhood cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news