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The Weekly: Men’s health, supporting cancer patients during COVID-19 and more

Feature story What sons need from dads: A real talk about health SUNDAY, April 12 (SF Gate)—Households where fathers don’t discuss health matters with their sons are more common than you think, says Ryan Berglund, a urologist in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. When he asks men for their health history, he […]

The Weekly: Hep C screening for all, COVID-19 and more

Feature story Rate of new US hepatitis C infections rises threefold in the past decade, new report finds FRIDAY, April 10 (CNN)—The annual rate of newly reported hepatitis C infections in the United States has increased threefold, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new CDC report finds that the annual rate rose […]

The Weekly: Colonoscopies during pandemic, Zantac recall and more

Feature story Colonoscopies during coronavirus pandemic: When a screening may be necessary THURSDAY, April 2 (Fox News)—The coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. has many Americans putting a pause on regular life, embracing the new “normal” that is social distancing and remaining home-bound. But the epidemic has also delayed important medical-related screenings, as the Centers for Disease Control […]

The Weekly: COVID-19, lung cancer screening and more

Feature story AI program could check blood for signs of lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 26 (The Guardian)—Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence program that can screen people for lung cancer by analysing their blood for DNA mutations that drive the disease. The software is experimental and needs to be verified in a clinical trial, but doctors are hopeful […]

The Weekly, March 20, 2020

Feature story The dilemmas facing cancer doctors and patients in the coronavirus pandemic FRIDAY, March 20 (Vox)—Silver Leo has been trying to keep her young children, ages 3 and 9, entertained at home since March 13, when their public schools in Alexandria, Virginia, announced closures. Child care is a challenge for a lot of parents these days, but […]

The Weekly, March 13, 2020

Feature story U.S. Sees Uneven Progress in Fight Against Cancer THURSDAY, March 12 (U.S. News & World Report)—Death rates from the disease are down, but obesity threatens to curb those gains. Cancer mortality rates have continued to fall in the U.S. in recent years, even as the number of deaths rise and new diagnoses remain relatively steady, according […]

The Weekly, March 6, 2020

Feature story Colorectal cancer is on the rise among young adults. Doctors want to know why THURSDAY, March 5 (Today Show)—Many people think of colorectal cancer as an older person’s disease, but an alarming spike in the number of younger Americans being diagnosed is prompting calls to start screening earlier. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign […]

The Weekly, February 28, 2020

Feature story Repurposing Drugs to Fight Cancer TUESDAY, Feb. 25 (The New York Times)—While doctors are allowed to use drugs approved for one disease to treat another condition, many don’t because approval to do so doesn’t appear on the label. But that may be changing. In other news… Virginia Woman Survives Breast Cancer With Experimental Vaccine Feb. […]

The Weekly, February 21, 2020

Feature story Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says MONDAY, Feb. 17 (CNN)—In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as […]

The Weekly, February 14, 2020

Feature story High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 13 (The New York Times)—People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests. Women, in particular, had nearly twice the risk when they had 10 […]