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18Oct
2021

Researchers Find Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

Researchers Find Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to BrainMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a noninvasive way to temporarily open the brain's borders to allow tumor-fighting medication inside.By necessity, the brain is shielded by a layer of specialized cells called the blood-brain barrier. Its job is to allow needed substances in -- like oxygen and sugar -- while keeping out substances that could be toxic.Unfortunately, that means medications often cannot penetrate the brain to any great extent to treat tumors or damaged tissue.Now scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to noninvasively -- and temporarily -- open the blood-brain barrier in four patients with breast cancer that had spread to the brain.That allowed the researchers to deliver the drug trastuzumab...

State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

18 October 2021
State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: StudyMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When states spend money on programs that reduce poverty, fewer children are abused and neglected, fewer end up in foster care and fewer die, a new study reveals.Researchers found that for every additional $1,000 that states spent on federal, state and local benefit programs per person living in poverty, there was a 4% reduction in substantiated child abuse, a 2% reduction in foster care placements and about an 8% reduction in fatalities. Many people would say this is reason enough to direct public spending in this way. Yet, there's also a fiscal advantage to doing so because investments in these programs may offset some of the long-term costs, according to the study. "Child abuse and neglect is a public health crisis and it needs a public...

How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by...

18 October 2021
How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by ConservatorshipsMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Pop singer Britney Spears was at the height of her fame in 2008 when, through a series of arcane legal maneuverings, her father gained conservatorship over her and took control of her personal and financial affairs.Spears' plight and the #FreeBritney movement has shone a bright spotlight on America's guardianship system, which experts say is shrouded in secrecy, ripe for abuse and in desperate need of reform.About 1.3 million guardianship or conservatorship cases are active at any given time in the United States, managing assets that total at least $50 billion for people whose rights have essentially been stripped from them, according to the National Council on Disability.Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's...

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

18 October 2021
Legionnaires` Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials say they are trying to track down the source of 10 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease within a one-mile radius in a Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood.The patients range in age from 35 to 96. As of Saturday, one had died, two remained hospitalized and seven had been released from the hospital, CBS News reported.Legionnaires is a rare form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, sometimes found in fountains, spray parks, hot tubs, showers and faucets. People can contract the disease by breathing in a mist or vapor containing the bacteria. The disease is not spread from person to person, the Nassau County Department of Health said.Contact tracing is being conducted, as well as swabbing and on-site sampling in an effort to...

Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Recovery From Sepsis

18 October 2021
Bill Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Recovery From SepsisMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after being treated for sepsis. Clinton, 75, was admitted for care at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, last Tuesday after developing sepsis triggered by a urological infection.A spokesperson for Clinton shared a statement on Twitter from Dr. Alpesh Amin, the chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Amin had been directing the team of doctors treating Clinton.Clinton's "fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return to New York to finish his course of antibiotics," Amin said in the statement. "On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him...

Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

18 October 2021
Mix n` Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: StudyMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing and matching different types of COVID-19 vaccines is highly effective, new research shows.The study found that protection against infection was stronger in people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and a second dose of an mRNA vaccine than in those who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.The AstraZeneca vaccine is a vector-based vaccine, while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are mRNA vaccines."Having received any of the approved vaccines is better compared to no vaccine, and two doses are better than one," said researcher Peter Nordström, professor of geriatric medicine at Umeå University in Sweden."However, our study shows a greater risk reduction for people who received an mRNA vaccine after having...

Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

18 October 2021
Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their NewbornsMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Among the many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be damage to the bond between mothers and their infants, researchers say.Women who experienced grief and depression due to pandemic-related losses may find it more difficult to form this all-important emotional connection with their babies, according to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston."Becoming a mother is a complex experience, and the postpartum period is a time when women may be at increased risk for mental health concerns," said study co-author Cindy Liu, of the hospital's pediatric newborn medicine and psychiatry departments. "Maternal emotional experiences linked to the pandemic may have an effect on the new and formative relationships being established...

Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' Lives

18 October 2021
Treating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients` LivesMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent depression can significantly shorten lung cancer survival -- even if patients receive the latest cancer treatments, new research shows."We need to help these patients, not only at diagnosis, but throughout treatment to take depressive symptoms out of the equation and let these impressive new therapies do their jobs," said lead author Barbara Anderson, a professor of psychology at Ohio State University."Previous studies have just looked at depression at the time of diagnosis and shortly thereafter to predict survival," she said in a university news release. "But this study shows that what happens to depression levels after diagnosis and in the months thereafter are key to understanding how depression relates to premature death."...

Pregnancy, Delivery Safe for Women Born With Heart Defects

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born with heart defects may get some reassurance from a new study that finds they face no heightened risk to health during a pregnancy and...

RSV Is Common, Dangerous Infection: What Parents Need to...

SUNDAY, Oct. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Watch closely if your kids appear to have a common cold this fall or winter. It could instead be respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, and that makes...
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