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Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight (EBW), with variation in the proportion among states, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Oncology. Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues used state-level,

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart. Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, told reporters Thursday there have been a few bumps along the

More Australians affected by gambling and for longer

On the eve of the Melbourne Cup, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found more Australians are experiencing gambling harm and suffering life and health hardships for much longer than previously known. In providing one of the first national snapshots of gambling harm in Australia, the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) has

Guns End More Lives by Suicide Than Murder

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — Shootings make the headlines, yet the American public doesn’t know that guns take more lives by suicide than by homicide, a new study reveals. In the United States, suicide is twice as common as murder, and suicide by firearm is more common than homicide by firearm, the researchers reported. However,

Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S. With annual healthcare costs of more than $250 billion, the disease also puts a significant strain on

Climate change will increase deaths by suicide

Extreme heat has gripped the northern hemisphere in recent months, and the year 2018 is on track to be among the hottest ever recorded. Higher global temperatures are expected to have detrimental effects on our natural environments and our physical health, but what will they do to our mental health? New research from an international

Promoting HPV Vaccine Doesn’t Prompt Risky Sex by Teens: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 — Controversial state laws that promote vaccinating kids against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not increase the likelihood that teens will engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study contends. “Parents and caregivers, as well as policy makers, should not be wary of policies or legislation related to HPV education or

Safeguarding fetal brain health in pregnancies complicated by CHD

Yao Wu, a research postdoctoral fellow in the Developing Brain Research Laboratory at Children’s National Health System, has received a Thrasher Research Fund early career award to expand knowledge about regions of the fetal brain that are vulnerable to injury from congenital heart disease (CHD) during pregnancy. CHD, the most common birth defect, can have

100 now sickened by salmonella-tainted honey smacks cereal

(HealthDay)—One hundred people across 33 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. For the time being, the “CDC advises consumers and retailers not to eat, serve or sell Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal,” the agency said in a statement. Many

Study finds brain tumour cells are killed by targeting marker

Brain tumours account for 20 per cent of all cases of childhood cancers as well as the highest number of cancer-related deaths in Canadian children under 20 years old. Despite improved clinical outcomes, patients live with extensive cognitive and physical delays resulting from toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation. “Better, more targeted and less toxic

This is the one thing Miranda Kerr swears by for clear skin

When an international super model dishes out beauty advice, you bloody well eat it up, especially when it’s Aussie super-mum and wellness-guru Miranda Kerr. The 34-year-old has dished on the one ingredient she swears by for healthy, glowing skin: Noni extract.  Thanks for having me @sephora SDCA #koraorganics #noniglow A post shared by Miranda (@mirandakerr)