Oncology & Cancer

HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer

Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. That is according to a large study by researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kids much less prone to coronavirus infection than adults: study

(HealthDay)—Combined data from 32 studies from around the world suggest that children under the age of 10 are much less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 compared with adults, given the same daily contacts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop symptoms: study

While some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 infections never experience any symptoms, there remains disagreement about what proportion of total infections these cases represent. A new study published in the open-access journal ...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea linked with higher spine fracture risk among women

Emerging evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may negatively affect bone health. Results from a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research now indicate that women with history of OSA may ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New frailty index to improve aged care outcomes

A new frailty index, developed and validated by the SAHMRI-based Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), is set to improve aged care and health outcomes for vulnerable older people.

Health

Climate change could bring heat 'health crisis' to U.S. cities

(HealthDay)—Some of the leading hotspots in the United States are on track to become even more sweltering in the coming decades—thanks to a combination of greenhouse gas emissions, urban development and population growth.

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