Health Problems

Report outlines cancer risk among Hispanics/Latinos in the US

The cancer burden in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory with a 99% Hispanic population, is substantially different from that of Hispanics in the continental U.S., according to Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2018. The report, published every three years, says that men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate and colorectal cancer rates than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) […]

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‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’, report says

‘An ambulance is NOT a taxi to A&E’: Report calls for paramedics to treat more patients roadside to save the NHS £300 million each year Lord Carter of Coles led the review, which examined 10 ambulance trusts The Labour peer said the move could alleviate pressure on UK hospitals  ‘Too many are being unnecessarily taken to […]

Kids Health

AAP report addresses managing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

(HealthDay)—In a clinical report published online Sept. 10 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented to support pediatric providers in managing patients with a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Noting that FASDs are as common as other well-known conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, and that the effects of having an FASD can last a […]

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Children exposed to pollution on `toxic´ school run

Children in UK cities are inhaling 60% of their daily air pollution intake on the ‘toxic’ school run and while being taught in the classroom A Unicef report warns children in British cities are at risk from ‘black carbon’ Black carbon is considered the most dangerous component of air pollution Experts say exposure during childhood […]

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Case report describes four breast cancer cases post transplant

(HealthDay)—A single multiorgan donor transmitted breast cancer to four transplant recipients, according to a case report published recently in the American Journal of Transplantation. Yvette A.H. Matser, from the VU University Medical Center in the Amsterdam, and colleagues reported four cases of breast cancer transmission to transplant recipients from a single organ donor. The donor […]

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Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 — Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Jennifer R. Cope, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues present six […]

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About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 — About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment, according to a study published online July 2 in Pediatrics. Israel Agaku, D.M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the 2016 National Youth […]