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The Weekly: Cancer screenings during COVID, cervical screening and more

Feature story People ‘afraid to go to doctors’: A third of Americans miss cancer screenings, survey suggests TUESDAY, July 28 (USA Today)—A recent survey suggests more than a third of Americans have missed scheduled cancer screenings because of COVID-19, concerning health experts who warn this could be another fatal consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Prevent Cancer Foundation released […]

The Weekly: Experimental blood test, RBG and more

Feature story Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear TUESDAY, July 21 (Scientific American)—For years scientists have sought to create the ultimate cancer-screening test—one that can reliably detect a malignancy early, before tumor cells spread and when treatments are more effective. A new method reported today in Nature Communications brings […]

The Weekly: Delayed care, health disparities and more

Feature story Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus MONDAY, July 13 (The Washington Post)—Jim Johnson was elated when his hip replacement, canceled in March along with other elective surgeries, finally was performed in May. For months, his pain had been “God-awful,” he said — so severe he couldn’t sleep, golf or do his […]

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 […]