Oncology & Cancer

Young male adults have lower cancer burden than women

(HealthDay)—For young adults, there have been some notable findings for overall cancer incidence rates and death rates, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Oncology & Cancer

U.S. incidence of pediatric thyroid cancer on the rise

(HealthDay)—From 1973 to 2013, there was an increase in the incidence rates of pediatric thyroid cancer, with marked increases from 2006 to 2013, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

HIV & AIDS

CDC: HIV racial disparity measure decreased from 2010 to 2016

(HealthDay)—If the incidence rates were the same for black women as for white women, an estimated 93 percent of incident HIV infections among black women would not have occurred in 2016, according to research published ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

AEDs tied to higher pneumonia risk in Alzheimer patients

(HealthDay)—Antiepileptic drug (AED) use may increase the risk for pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Medications

Rate of opioid rx stable after pediatric outpatient surgery

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Obesity linked to adverse events in children with leukemia

(HealthDay)—For children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), obesity is associated with an increased risk for adverse events during premaintenance chemotherapy, according to a study published in the February issue ...

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