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Archaeologists discover earliest complete example of a human with cancer, from 3,000 years ago

Archaeologists discover earliest complete example of a human with cancer, from 3,000 years ago

Archaeologists have found the oldest complete example in the world of a human with metastatic cancer in a 3,000 year-old skeleton. The findings are reported in the academic journal PLOS ONE today (17 March). The skeleton of the young adult male was found by a Durham University PhD student in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013 and dates back to 1200BC. Continue reading

Health gap between adult survivors of childhood cancer, siblings widens with age

Health gap between adult survivors of childhood cancer, siblings widens with age

Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers, heart and other serious health conditions beyond the age of 35, according to the latest findings from the world’s largest study of childhood cancer survivors. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led the research, results of which appear in the March 17 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology Continue reading

Younger men receive faster care for heart attacks, angina compared with women of same age, study shows

Younger men receive faster care for heart attacks, angina compared with women of same age, study shows

A new study indicates that in younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, men are more likely to receive faster care compared with women. The study, published in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) also found that gender-related factors affected access to care for both men and women. To understand why sex differences in mortality exist in younger men and women with acute coronary syndrome, researchers included 1123 patients aged 18 to 55 years recruited from 24 centres across Canada, 1 in the United States and 1 in Switzerland Continue reading

Married women less likely to die from heart disease

Married women less likely to die from heart disease

Married women are 28% less likely to die from heart disease than unmarried women, a new study has found. This is despite the fact that marriage makes no difference to women’s chances of developing heart disease in the first place. Continue reading

Married women less likely to die from heart disease

Married women less likely to die from heart disease

Married women are 28% less likely to die from heart disease than unmarried women, a new study has found. Continue reading

Older age at onset of Type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity

Older age at onset of Type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity

Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers discovered. The findings, presented today at the American Psychosomatic Society’s annual meeting, were made by analyzing the brain scans of 44 middle-age adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children. Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. The study shows that the risk of suffering a blood clot in either the brain or the heart is twice as high for patients with blood poisoning in relation to other patients who are also admitted with acute illnesses,” says Michael Dalager-Pedersen , PhD student at Aarhus University and Registrar at Aalborg University Hospital Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. Continue reading

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites, in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke . Mexican-Americans have increased stroke risk, but lower risk of death compared to non-Hispanic whites. The new research suggests that prolonged survival is at the expense of increased disability Continue reading