Breast and lung cancer screening down by up to 25%, study warns

Ticking cancer timebomb? Breast and lung cancer screening down by up to 25% during pandemic, study warns Researchers at the University of Texas pored through cancer screening records Lung cancer screenings dropped 24 percent in the first year of the pandemic And those for breast cancer fell by as much as 14 percent, data showed  

More Data Back Guillain-Barré Risk With Janssen COVID Shot

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New surveillance data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) back previous findings of increased risk for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after receiving the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S). Over 14 months, GBS reporting rates within 21 and 42 days of administration

Children with tics can be helped by new online treatment

New research from the University of Nottingham demonstrates that online behavior therapy for children with tics, which is supported by therapists, is both effective, safe and could greatly increase the number of children who are helped. The Online Remote Behavioral Intervention for Tics (ORBIT) trial was led by Professor Chris Hollis, Professor of Child &

Warning screens fail to deter Instagram users from seeing graphic content, study finds

The introduction of sensitive-content warning screens by Instagram is not effectively protecting vulnerable Internet users from the negative impact of graphic online imagery, according to new research from Flinders University. The results of a study conducted by Flinders University Psychology researchers show that sensitive-content screens—with graphic images being obfuscated by a blur and accompanied by

Black and Hispanic stroke survivors in the U.S. less likely to be treated for certain complications

Analysis of 20 years of electronic health records across the U.S. finds Black and Hispanic stroke survivors were less likely than white stroke survivors to receive treatment for common complications during the first year after their stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2023. The meeting,

How cancer can make you speak in an IRISH accent

How cancer can make you speak in an IRISH accent: Doctors share American man’s bizarre case – so listen to how his voice drastically changed for yourself… The man in his 50s had been diagnosed with advanced form of prostate cancer Cancer-fighting cells in his immune system may have attacked nervous system Read more: Six

Number of kids hospitalised by vaping QUADRUPLES in a year

Number of kids hospitalised by vaping QUADRUPLES in a year – as top expert fears crisis will only get worse There were 32 cases of under-18s being hospitalised due to e-cigarettes in 2022 The figure is up from just eight in the year before, according to NHS statistics Experts have repeated demands for a crackdown

Discovery of a circovirus involved in human hepatitis

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (AP-HP), Inserm in the Imagine Institute, Université Paris Cité and the Alfort National Veterinary School (EnvA) have identified a previously unknown species of circovirus, provisionally named human circovirus 1 (HCirV-1). Circoviruses are a family of small, highly resistant DNA viruses that were initially identified in 1974 in

Brain injuries greatly reduced in infants with congenital heart disease

Recent advances in newborn heart surgery have greatly reduced brain injuries in infants with congenital heart disease, according to a 20-year study by scientists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH). The study, begun in 2001 and published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, analyzed brain

New EEG procedure accurately measures distress caused by tinnitus

While it’s especially common in older adults, tinnitus—a potentially devastating ringing in the ears—can affect people of all ages. Most often described as consistent buzzing, hissing or humming, tinnitus is usually caused by an underlying condition, like age-related hearing loss, an ear injury or heart disease and affects approximately one in five people in North