Surgery

Surgery patients are getting older every year

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population.

Oncology & Cancer

Bowel cancer rising among young adults in Europe

The rate of bowel cancer—otherwise known as colorectal cancer or CRC—is rising among adults aged 20-49 in Europe, suggests research published online in the journal Gut today.

Health

China, India boost global booze binge: study

The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer subtype rising in some sub-populations

A new study reports that a type of cervical cancer that is less amenable to Pap testing is increasing in several subpopulations of women, pointing to the growing importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Seniors struggle with anxiety when personal needs not met

Older adults who struggle with dressing, bathing and preparing meals, but don't get the help they need, may experience high levels of anxiety that can lead to adverse consequences, such as wearing soiled clothes or going ...

Pediatrics

Changes to WIC food program tied to reversal in obesity trends

(HealthDay)—The 2009 changes to the U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was associated with a change in the trend of obesity prevalence among 2- to 4-year-old children, according ...

Surgery

Over 17.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in U.S. in 2018

(HealthDay)—More than 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, with an increasing trend seen in body-shaping procedures, according to a report published ...

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