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The Weekly: Cancer screening innovation, COVID19 and more

Feature story Cancer Screening Leaps Forward SUNDAY, July 5 (Wall Street Journal)—The Grail DNA test’s false-positive rate is less than 1%. And the company says the test is more than 93% accurate in identifying the type of cancer. Again, if cancer can be found early, treatment is much easier. You can cut it, heat it, freeze it […]

The Weekly: Sitting and cancer, lawsuits and more

Feature story Sitting All Day May Increase Your Risk of Dying From Cancer WEDNESDAY, June 24 (The New York Times)—Sitting for hours on end could heighten someone’s risk of later dying from cancer, according to a sobering new study of the relationship between inactivity and cancer mortality. The study was epidemiological, providing a snapshot of people’s lives, so […]

The Weekly: HPV vaccine, men’s health and more

Feature story FDA Approves HPV Vaccine Gardasil As Throat Cancer Prevention WEDNESDAY, June 17 (Forbes)—The HPV vaccine (Gardasil 9) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for males and females ages 9 to 45 years to prevent HPV-related genital tract and anogenital infections and cancers for several years.  In other news… ‘A lot of guys […]

The Weekly: New prevention guidelines, LGBT heath and more

Feature story To lower your cancer risk, move more and skip the cocktails and steaks, guidelines say WEDNESDAY, June 10 (CNN)—To lower your cancer risk, vegetables and whole grains should be on your menu and processed and red meat should be off, according to updated guidelines published Tuesday by the American Cancer Society. It’s best not to drink […]

The Weekly: Health disparities, delayed screenings and more

Feature story What Are Health Disparities? Why It’s Important to Fight for Health Equity—Especially Right Now TUESDAY, June 2 (Health)—It’s easy for many people to assume that everyone has the same access to health care in the US (it is 2020, after all). But unfortunately, that’s an incorrect and dangerous assumption. The truth: Health disparities—that is, preventable, […]

The Weekly: Sun safety, sugar substitutes and more

Feature story Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic THURSDAY, May 28 (CNN)—As we welcome sunshine and warmer weather after being hunkered down for weeks, many of us will be more excited than ever to spend time outside. But whether you are simply looking for some fresh air during a walk or hoping to get […]

The Weekly: Talc powder, cancer screening and more

Feature story J&J to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US, Canada TUESDAY, May 19 (The Washington Post)—Johnson & Johnson is ending sales of its iconic talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, where demand has dwindled amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it has caused cancer. The world’s biggest maker of health care products said Tuesday […]

The Weekly: Cancer screenings drop, Obamacare and more

Feature story Dramatic drop in cancer diagnoses amid COVID pandemic is cause for concern, doctors say THURSDAY, May 15 (ABC News)—At the onset of the novel coronavirus, American healthcare providers sought to limit non-essential in-person visits, opting instead to put off routine examinations – including annual cancer screenings – as part of an effort to curb risky face-to-face […]

The Weekly: Cancer deaths by state, radon testing and more

Feature story This is the racial divide among cancer deaths in every state THURSDAY, May 7 (USA Today)—Despite claims that COVID-19 was quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at this time this claim is far from being true. Heart disease and cancer, the CDC […]

The Weekly: Vaccines, coronavirus and more

Feature story Coronavirus as a Reminder of the Urgency of Getting Your Vaccines MONDAY, April 21 (The New York Times)—While the new coronavirus, against which there is currently no vaccine, causes global economic chaos, illness and death, there are other serious infections that are too often ignored or dismissed. Experts say that, before the disruptions caused by Covid-19, […]