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2022

Efforts to Preserve Fertility Won't Affect Breast Cancer Outcomes

Efforts to Preserve Fertility Won`t Affect Breast Cancer OutcomesWEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Fertility preservation procedures for women with breast cancer won’t raise the risk of their cancer returning later, a new Swedish study shows.Women who had eggs or embryos frozen before going through chemotherapy did not have any increased risk of cancer recurrence or death compared with women who didn’t get the procedures, the investigators found.“This is valuable information that can contribute to changed care routines when it comes to young women with breast cancer who want to preserve their fertility,” senior study author Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg, research group leader at the Karolinska Institute’s department of oncology-pathology, said in an institute news release.About one in 10 women with breast cancer are of childbearing...

'Healthier' Option? Fit Teens Are More Likely to Vape

31 August 2022
`Healthier` Option? Fit Teens Are More Likely to VapeWEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It might seem incongruous, but new research suggests that teens who engage in more physical activity may vape more frequently than their less active peers.In the study, high schoolers who reported being physically active had a higher risk of using vaping products than their peers who were active just one day a week or less. When compared to their less active peers, teens who reported engaging in at least 60 minutes of physical activity four to five days per week were 23% more likely to use a vaping product. Teenagers were 11% more likely to use such products if they reported being active two to three days per week.The new study by University of Georgia (UGA) researchers, published online recently in the journal Tobacco Use Insights, is the...

Pregnant Women Face Exposures to Dangerous Chemicals Daily

30 August 2022
Pregnant Women Face Exposures to Dangerous Chemicals DailyTUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women are exposed to toxic chemicals in dishware, hair coloring, plastics and pesticides that can heighten their risk of cancer and harm child development, a new study warns.Melamine and its major byproduct, cyanuric acid, were found in nearly all the 171 women in the study and levels were highest among women of color and those exposed to tobacco. In addition, four aromatic amines that are used in dyes and pigments were also found in nearly all pregnant participants."These chemicals are of serious concern due to their links to cancer and developmental toxicity, yet they are not routinely monitored in the United States," researcher Tracey Woodruff said in a news release from the University of California, San Francisco. She directs the...

Leading U.S. Pediatricians' Group Issues Guidelines to...

29 August 2022
Leading U.S. Pediatricians` Group Issues Guidelines to Prevent Patient AbuseMONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Recent years have seen several high-profile cases of doctors sexually abusing young patients. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing new recommendations aimed at prevention.Medical visits are usually a safe place for children and teenagers, but when abuse does happen, it is an egregious violation.One reason, the AAP says, is because parents and kids trust that health care providers are looking out for their welfare.Experts who were not involved in the recommendations pointed to another central issue: the imbalance of power and knowledge. In a medical setting, young patients and parents may not even know when abuse has occurred."This is not a high-risk setting, but it is a complicated setting," said David Finkelhor, director of...

Factory at Center of Baby Formula Recall Will Produce Similac Soon

29 August 2022
Factory at Center of Baby Formula Recall Will Produce Similac SoonMONDAY, Aug. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly six months after it shut down its baby formula plant in Michigan, Abbott Laboratories said it plans to begin making Similac again.The baby formula will be the latest to restart production after Abbott's specialty formulas, including EleCare, resumed production a couple of months ago. In February, Abbott closed its plant and recalled some products amid concerns from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about bacterial contamination."We estimate that it will take about six weeks for the product to begin shipping to retail locations as it enters into production, enhanced pre- and post-production testing, and cycles through shipping and retail distribution networks," Abbott chairman and CEO Robert Ford said in a statement issued...
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