Why a New Study Dubbed India the ‘Cancer Capital of the World’
A new study has unveiled an alarming picture of declining overall health in India. The report, released by the Indian multinational healthcare group, Apollo Hospitals, found that skyrocketing cases of cancer and other non-communicable diseases across the country have now made it “the cancer capital of the world.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Despite reporting more than a million new cases every year, India’s cancer rate has not yet surpassed countries like Denmark, Ireland, and Belgium, which record some of the highest cancer rates in the world. It is also currently lower than the U.S....
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Astha Rajvanshi Tags: Uncategorized India Source Type: news

AI May Bring a Better Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2024 -- Using AI to track fragments of tumor-associated DNA in the blood, scientists say they may be close to an accurate test for a silent killer: Ovarian cancer. It ' s the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SRU releases consensus statement on endometriosis detection
The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) has issued a new expert consensus statement that aims to improve the evaluation of endometriosis. The consensus, published April 9 in Radiology, provides recommendations for improving routine pelvic ultrasounds through additional maneuvers and imaging to improve diagnosis of deep endometriosis, according to the authors. “Rightfully, patient advocates really want this,” statement first author Scott Young, MD from the Mayo Clinic told AuntMinnie.com. “They want better detection and there are a number of ways to detect endometriosis that are being worked on … all wond...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Practice Management Ultrasound Womens Imaging Source Type: news

J & J Begins Another Trial Over Claims Its Talc Causes Cancer
Phil and Bernard Matthey’s wrongful death lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has headed to trial. The suit claims the company is responsible for selling asbestos-contaminated baby powder that caused the death of the plaintiffs’ mother. Patricia Matthey died from ovarian cancer at the age of 72 In 2019. The Mattheys’ lawsuit notes their mother had used J&J’s talc-based product for most of her life.  Attorney for the plaintiffs, Lance Oliver, told the jury that Patricia Matthey applied baby powder to her body 41,000 times over the course of 50 years. He also told the jury that J&J continued sel...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 5, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Travis Rodgers Tags: Asbestos (general) Asbestos Exposure Companies johnson Legal Mesothelioma talc Talcum Powder Source Type: news

Why Heart Disease Research Still Favors Men
Published in partnership with The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to the coverage of women’s issues around the world. Katherine Fitzgerald had just arrived at the party. Before she could even get a drink, she threw up and broke out in a sweat. “I was dizzy. I couldn’t breathe. I had heart pain,” Fitzgerald says. She knew she was having a heart attack. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] What she didn’t know then was that the heart attack could have been prevented. Fitzgerald, a health-conscious, exercise-loving lawyer, should have been taking statin drugs to s...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maggie Fox Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Hormonal Birth Control Doesn ’ t Deserve Its Bad Reputation
Almost two-thirds of U.S. women of reproductive age use some kind of contraception, according to the latest federal data. And millions of them use methods that contain hormones, including birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), rings, implants, injections, and patches. Although the specifics vary from method to method, hormonal birth control generally works by halting ovulation and/or changing conditions in the uterus or cervix to prevent pregnancy. And it works well: efficacy rates approach 100% when these methods are used correctly. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But hormonal birth control ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen Explainer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Doctors thought woman, 23, was pregnant but it was actually deadly cancer
"I thought I was too young to get ovarian cancer," she said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genmab Buys Ovarian Cancer Drug Developer for $1.8 Billion
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCOS symptoms are still difficult for doctors to diagnose and treat. Here ’s why
Every morning, Jeni Gutke swallows 12 pills. In the evening, she takes 15 more, then another before bed. She also takes an injectable medication once weekly, and two other medications as needed. Gutke, of Joliet, Illinois, has polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, and the medications and supplements…#jenigutke #joliet #illinois #pcos #heatherhuddleston #ucsf #pcosclinic #huddleston #tallenehacatoryan #orangecounty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I’m as baffled as the next ovary-owner’: navigating the science of treating menopause
Conversations about menopause have matured but the question of when and how to treat perimenopausal symptoms remains confusing – even to a science journalistThere ’s a meme featuring a confident, suave, smiling Henry Cavill – the actor best known for playing Superman – posing for photographers on the red carpet.Sneaking up behind him is wild-looking, maniacally gleeful co-star Jason Momoa.To me, this is the perfect metaphor for perimenopause. Cavill is at the peak of his career, he looks great, clearly feels great, exudes confidence, strength and self-possession. And he ’s about to get crash-tackled by a capricio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Bianca Nogrady Tags: Menopause Women's health Science Australia news Medical research Mental health Source Type: news

Doctors told woman cancerous cyst was pregnancy
Emma Colledge from Durham is encouraging people to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 31, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian Cancer Red Flags: What to Know to Quicken Diagnoses Ovarian Cancer Red Flags: What to Know to Quicken Diagnoses
Although ovarian cancer can be treated successfully if caught early, two-third women with the disease are diagnosed later in its course, when the illness is much more difficult to treat.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 28, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Hormone Drugs and Brain Tumors; Push to Ban Some Decaf Coffees; $10 Million Reward
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Prolonged use of progestogen hormone drugs -- widely used for endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome -- was associated with an increased risk of intracranial... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 28, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Minimally Invasive Surgery Match Open in Ovarian Cancer? Can Minimally Invasive Surgery Match Open in Ovarian Cancer?
Minimally invasive surgery for ovarian cancer does not appear to affect survival compared with open surgery when tumors are completely removed.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 28, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Source Type: news

100,000 Genomes Cancer Programme: Focus on Ovarian Cancer 100,000 Genomes Cancer Programme: Focus on Ovarian Cancer
Dr Maurie Markman discusses population-based data from the 100,000 Genomes Cancer Programme, focusing on ovarian cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 27, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news