Why cancer in younger adults is increasing so dramatically

(Healthline) — Certain cancers are showing up more often in younger adults. Researchers believe obesity is to blame. A comprehensive study published this week found that 6 out of 12 types of cancer thought to result from being significantly overweight are becoming notably more common among those under the age of 50. What’s more, the […]

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Study: leave benign ovarian cysts in place

(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay News) — It’s a common gynecological finding: A growth on an ovary, which turns out to be a benign cyst. Is surgical removal necessary? Not always, according to data from a new study of more than 1,900 such cases in which outcomes were tracked for two years post-diagnosis. The team behind the research […]

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How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) — New research finds that some nanomaterials that scientists use to combat cancer may have the opposite effect: to help tumors spread. The results reveal why this might occur and propose a way for us to turn this risk into a therapeutic advantage. Nanotechnology has recently emerged as an innovative avenue […]

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Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

(Catharine Paddock/ Medical News Today) — Recent research has linked prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a raised risk of developing colorectal cancer before the age of 50 years. This effect, which appeared to be strongest for cancer that starts in the rectum, was independent of exercise and body mass index (BMI). When they diagnose colorectal […]

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Exposure to chemicals in the womb linked to reduced lung function in children

(Olivia Petter/ The Independent) — Pregnant women who use household products containing certain chemicals could be putting the health of their child’s lungs at risk, new research has found. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal looked at data from more than 1,000 mother-child pairs and found links between prenatal exposure to parabens, […]

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A rising threat to pregnant women: syphilis

(Nicholas Bakalar/ New York Times) — Syphilis continues to make a dismaying comeback in the United States. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of primary and secondary syphilis among women increased 111 percent. Over the same period, the rate of congenital syphilis increased by 87 percent. The sexually transmitted disease is caused by infection with […]

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Bio-tech firm develops 3D printed replacement cornea for human eyes

(Dacia J. Ferris/ Teslarati) — After successfully transplanting the first 3D-printed cornea in an animal, North Carolina company Precise Bio has recently announced the launch of a dedicated business for creating marketable, 3D-printed products for human eyes. Founded by scientists from the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, this company is developing bio-fabrication printers that can […]

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Delaying baby’s first bath may bring benefits

(Robert Preidt/ Health Day News) — If you want breastfeeding to go smoothly, you might want to ask the hospital to delay that first bath for your newborn, new research suggests. For decades, it’s been standard procedure to give newborns a bath within the first few hours after birth, but the new finding suggests that waiting […]

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The modern tragedy of fake cancer cures

(Matthew Herper/ Stat News) — So it happened again. An underreported story about a half-baked advance in cancer medicine caught fire and scorched its way through social media, onto network TV, and into the minds of millions of people. To start, no. There won’t be “a complete cure for cancer” in a year’s time, as the […]

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Suicide risk rises in year following cancer diagnosis

(Lisa Rapaport/ Reuters) — Although cancer survival rates have greatly improved in recent decades, a diagnosis with certain types of cancer can still be upsetting enough to increase a patient’s risk of suicide, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 4.6 million cancer patients, including 1,585 people who died by suicide within […]

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