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Study finds higher risk of skin cancer after childhood organ transplant
Christine Kilgore

Jun 28th, 2022 - A large study showing an increased risk of keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) in children who receive a solid-organ transplant highlights the need for early education about risk reduction and more research to determine optimal timing for screening, say an investigator and two dermatologists with expertise in transplant-related skin issues. The increased incidence of KC in pediatric transplant recipien.

Suicide risk rises for cyberbullying victims
Heidi Splete

Jun 28th, 2022 - Experiencing cyberbullying as a victim was a significant risk factor for suicidality in early adolescents aged 10-13 years, based on data from more than 10,000 individuals. Adolescent suicidality, defined as suicidal ideation or suicide attempts, remains a major public health issue, Shay Arnon, MA, of Reichman University, Herzliya, Israel, and colleagues wrote.

Racial/ethnic disparities exacerbated maternal death rise during 2020 pandemic.
Diana Swift

Jun 28th, 2022 - U. S.

Abortion pills over the counter? Experts see major hurdles in widening U.S. access
Ahmed Aboulenein

Jun 28th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A pill used to terminate early pregnancies is unlikely to become available without a prescription for years, if ever, experts told Reuters, as the conservative-leaning U. S.

Melanoma incidence is up, but death rates are down
Jim Kling

Jun 28th, 2022 - CHICAGO – Mortality rates from melanoma have fallen in recent years, likely due to the introduction of checkpoint inhibitors, according to a new analysis of the National Cancer Institute SEER database between 1975 and 2019. “This is very encouraging data and represents the real-world effectiveness of these therapies.

Monkeypox and COVID: Public Health Has to Increase Trust

Jun 28th, 2022 - As a long-standing HIV doctor (where we use harm reduction messaging as a matter of course), I have watched with interest the excellent messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on monkeypox and contrasted that with the "abstinence only" messaging that occurred with COVID-19. Harm reduction messaging — which incorporates the needs of individuals while working to minimize...

Novel liver-targeting drug offers hope for AAT deficiency
Sara Freeman

Jun 27th, 2022 - LONDON – The novel liver-targeting agent fazirsiran has fared well in a small, but significant, study looking at its ability to improve liver histology in adults with alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. Not only were serum and liver levels of the aberrant Z-AAT protein decreased, but also reductions in key liver enzymes were observed.

Stroke risk rises for women with history of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth
Heidi Splete

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infertility, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth increased women’s later risk of both nonfatal and fatal stroke, based on data from more than 600,000 women. “To date, multiple studies have generated an expanding body of evidence on the association between pregnancy complications (e.

Low-protein Nordic diet promotes healthy eating in infants
MDedge Family Medicine; Heidi Splete

Jun 27th, 2022 - Infants who were introduced to a low-protein diet – high in fruit, vegetables, and roots – ate more fruits and vegetables at 12 and 18 months of age, compared with those who ate a conventional diet, in a new study. The “Nordic diet” has shown health benefits in children and adults, but has not been studied in infants, said Ulrica Johansson, MD, of Umeå (Sweden) University, in a presentation on.

Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer Treatment

Jun 27th, 2022 - The incidence of metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC) has significantly increased in recent years, in part due to advancements in imaging technology. Men with metastatic prostate cancer who have not received prior treatment with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or who are still sensitive to ADT and do not have castration-resistant cancer are defined as having mHSPC, a lethal d...

Rhabdomyosarcoma Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults Worse Than in Children

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New data from rhabdomyosarcoma patients confirm poorer outcomes in adolescents and young adults compared with those in children, despite similar treatment, suggesting that a "tailored and intensive" treatment strategy might be warranted in adolescents and young adults, researchers say. While rare, rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in children an...

Use of Statins for Primary Prevention Tied to Lower Risk of Hospitalization for COVID-19

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients taking statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease may have a lower risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 than matched individuals not taking the medications, a large new study suggests. An analysis of data from more than 2 million statin users and a similar number of matched controls revealed a 16% lower risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 amon...

World Faces Unprecedented Global Hunger Crisis, UN Chief Says

Jun 27th, 2022 - UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There is a "real risk" of multiple famines this year, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday and urged ministers meeting on food security to take practical steps to stabilize food markets and reduce commodity price volatility. "We face an unprecedented global hunger crisis," Guterres told the meeting in Berlin via video. "The war in Ukraine has compounded problems...

The Next COVID Booster Shots Will Likely Be Updated for Omicron

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccines this fall are likely to be based on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rather than the original strain, although some experts suggest they may only offer significant benefits for older and immunocompromised people. Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax have been testing vaccines based on the first Omicron variant that became dominant last winter, BA.1, driving a...

Biden Administration Plans Six-Figure Compensation for Havana Syndrome Victims

Jun 27th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration is planning to compensate the victims of Havana Syndrome, the anomalous health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers worldwide, with payments ranging from $100,000 to $200,000, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The proposed rule, which is expected to be published in the coming days, comes after the U.S. Cong...

Restricting Abortion Just Makes It More Deadly, Says UN After US Ruling

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Restricting abortion access does not stop people seeking the procedure "it only makes it more deadly," a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1973 decision legalizing abortion. "Sexual and reproductive health and rights are the foundation of a life of choice, empowerment and equality for the world's women and ...

Abortion Pills Over the Counter? Experts See Major Hurdles in Widening US Access

Jun 27th, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pill used to terminate early pregnancies is unlikely to become available without a prescription for years, if ever, experts told Reuters, as the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court dramatically curbed abortion rights this week. The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized the constitutional right to an abortion and lega...

Another Public Health Crisis Originating From Gun Violence

Jun 27th, 2022 - The number of mass shootings in the US has jumped from 272 annually in 2014 to 692 annually in 2021. As these attacks have increased in frequency, averaging more than once daily since 2019, we've slowly become accustomed to their occurrence. Now, guns only reenter the national conversation when there is a particularly devastating event. Most recently, a shooting in an elementary school in Uvald...

Doc Releases Song About Racist Attack in Buffalo, NY

Jun 27th, 2022 - Physician-musician Cleveland Francis responded to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, which left 10 dead, in the only way he knew how. He wrote and recorded a song to honor the victims as "a plea to the other side to recognize us as people," the Black cardiologist told Medscape. He couldn't sleep after the shooting, and "this song was just in my head." In the 1990s, Francis took a 3-...

COVID-19 Tied to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has been associated with a threefold increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a doubling of Parkinson's disease (PD) risk, a new study suggests. However, the research also showed there was no excess risk of these neurologic disorders following COVID than other respiratory infectio...