Today's Health News

Older Age, Black or Hispanic Race Tied to Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Findings seen in a large study of veterans undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy

Poll: Many ‘High-Risk’ Americans Unconcerned About Skin Cancer

AAD survey revealed that 49 percent of respondents were more worried about avoiding sunburn than preventing skin cancer

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Aids Spinal Metastasis Pain

Complete response rate improved compared with conventional external beam radiotherapy

Incidence Rates of Pediatric Cancers Vary by Race, Ethnicity

Variation seen by single year of age, including lower incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Blacks, especially at 1 to 7, 16 to 20 years

Blood Shortage Causes Surgery Delays in New England

While periodic, localized blood shortages are not uncommon, this shortage is 'unprecedented in its scope'

Convalescent Plasma May Cut Deaths in Hematologic Cancer and COVID-19

Lower 30-day mortality seen in hospitalized adults, including those admitted to ICU, requiring mechanical ventilation

Patients in Bind as Brain Cancer Drug Price Rises to $1,000 Per Pill

Company's decision means there is one less option in a limited number of approved chemotherapies

Rare Events of ITP Associated With ChAdOx1 Vaccine

Small increased risk for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura seen after first dose with estimated incidence of 1.13 cases per 100,000 doses

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Ruling did not address whether the Obama-era law can continue without a provision that requires Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty

Red Cross Warns of Severe Blood Shortage

Hospitals' need for blood on the rise as they deal with many patients who delayed care due to the COVID-19 pandemic