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2023

U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Overall, But Prostate Cancers Make Rebound

U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Overall, But Prostate Cancers Make ReboundTHURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer deaths continue to decline, dropping 33% since 1991 and saving an estimated 3.8 million lives, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report.But individual trends within that overall success story highlight the struggle to find the best ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer for all Americans, the society said.On the positive side, the United States saw an “astounding” 65% reduction in cervical cancer rates among 20- to 24-year-old women between 2012 and 2019, a direct result of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, said Dr. William Dahut, chief scientific officer at the American Cancer Society (ACS).“The effort that our children went through over the last 20 years or so to go through vaccinations have...

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Fall

10 January 2023
U.S. Birth Rates Continue to FallTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing a decades-long trend, the percentage of American women who've ever had a child declined again in the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."A lower percentage of women aged 15 to 44 in 2015–2019 had ever had a biological child (52.1%) compared with women aged 15 to 44 in 2011–2015 (54.9%)," concluded a report issued Jan. 10 by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).Declines were also seen for men becoming fathers. From 2015 through 2019, 39.7% of boys and men aged 15 to 44 had fathered a child, compared to 43.8% during 2011–2015, the report said. Overall, birth rates have plummeted for Americans over the past five decades: "Between 1976 and 2018, the mean number of children...

5.4 Million Baby Sleepers Recalled After More Than 115...

10 January 2023
5.4 Million Baby Sleepers Recalled After More Than 115 Infant DeathsTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Two companies are issuing new recalls on Monday for millions of previously recalled rocking sleepers for infants, with about 115 infant deaths possibly linked to use of the sleepers so far reported.With both products, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers and the Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, infants have rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, in addition to possibly other circumstances linked to death. Parents or caregivers should stop using both brands of sleepers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.Fisher-Price said Monday it is now recalling 4.7 million of its Rock 'n Play sleepers; its initial recall was made on April 12, 2019. At that time, 30 incidents where babies had died had been reported with...

Just 4% of Men Who Apply as Sperm Donors Are Accepted

10 January 2023
Just 4% of Men Who Apply as Sperm Donors Are AcceptedTUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm donation is apparently a grueling and exacting process through which not many men emerge.Fewer than four out of every 100 men who apply to be sperm donors actually wind up providing a sample that’s used in fertility treatment, a new study reports.The rest either give up or wash out, according to findings reported Jan. 9 in the journal Human Reproduction.For the study, researchers tracked the outcomes of more than 11,700 Danish and American men who applied to be donors to Cryos International, one of the world’s largest sperm banks.“The study with Cryos highlights how hard it is to become a sperm donor,” said lead researcher Allan Pacey, head of oncology and metabolism with the University of Sheffield in the UK. “It’s not like...

Almost 700,000 Rocking Sleepers Recalled After 15 Babies Die

9 January 2023
Almost 700,000 Rocking Sleepers Recalled After 15 Babies DieMONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Following the deaths of 15 infants, families are advised to immediately stop using all models of Kids2 Rocking Sleepers, according to a second recall notice.Four of those 15 babies died after the first recall notice, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported. The company is recalling 694,000 Rocking Sleepers. Parents can contact the Kids2 company for a refund.The CPSC says the deaths occurred after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. However, in some of the reports, Kids2 has been unable to confirm exactly what happened or that the product was a Rocking Sleeper, according to the company.The original recall was announced in April 2019. This new...
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