Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages...

Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia

For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be more effective treatments than medication in some cases, suggests a study publishing Oct. 14 in Annals of Internal...

B.C. school districts target vaping, call for increased regulation

KELOWNA, B.C. -- A British Columbia school board says it has "serious concerns" about the risk of vaping and is asking all levels of government to take action. In an example of how school districts are grappling with the new...

Elderly care staff accused of pitting residents against each other in a dementia fight club

The Winston-Salem Police Department received a tip in June about elder abuse at the Danby House, an assisted living and memory-care facility, according to Fox 8. Police investigators and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services began looking...

The New Makers of Plant-Based Meat? Big Meat Companies

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, scrappy start-ups that share a penchant for superlatives and a commitment to protecting the environment, have dominated the relatively new market for vegetarian food that looks and tastes like meat. But with plant-based burgers, sausages...

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

It’s such a common routine in a doctor’s office or clinic or hospital that patients tend to comply without thinking: Step on the scale, roll up your sleeve for the blood pressure cuff, urinate into a cup. But that last...

Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer, and a new study finds that the diagnosis of a suspect lesion gains accuracy when a specialist pathologist is brought...

Vision Problems Strike More Than 2 Billion Globally

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer vision problems that range from impairment to blindness, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). And at least...

Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Historically, black teenagers in the United States have had lower suicide rates than whites. But a new study finds that more black teens have been attempting suicide in recent...
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