Today's Health News

Risk for Chronic Health Conditions Increased for Young LGB Cancer Survivors

LGB survivors have increased risk compared with LGB individuals without cancer history, heterosexual cancer survivors

2011 to 2022 Saw Little Change in Smoking Prevalence for Older Adults

However, among younger adults, significant declines were observed

MRI Measure May ID Men at Risk for Postradiation Genitourinary Toxicity

Longer prostatic urethral length independently tied to higher risk for developing late genitourinary toxicity

Clot Risk High With Oral Contraceptives for Those at Genetic Risk

Risk highest in the first two years, regardless of genetic risk, and lower for continued use

ASTRO Issues Guidance Related to Partial Breast Irradiation

Daily or every-other-day external beam PBI regimen preferred over twice-daily regimen due to late toxicity concerns

EPA Proposes Removing 100 Percent of Lead Pipes From U.S. Water System

Utility companies expected to cover most of the cost, but there is $15 billion available in the 2021 infrastructure law to help

Direct-Mail Self-Sampling Increases Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening

Opt-in approach with option to request a self-sampling kit minimally increases screening uptake

Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels Tied to 5 Million Excess Deaths Annually

Authors say phasing out fossil fuels could cut deaths globally

CDC: 2021 to 2022 Saw Increase in U.S. Life Expectancy

Increase in life expectancy seen for males and females and for American Indian and Alaska Native, Hispanic, Black, Asian, White populations

AI Accurate in Diagnosing Suspicious Skin Lesions

AI may be less accurate than clinicians in usage for management decisions