cancer

The DES saga: Death risk high for young women exposed in utero
The DES saga: Death risk high for young women exposed in utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A letter from three University of Chicago researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine updates a 47-year-old series of reports on the risks of exposure during pregnancy to a supplement, diethylstilboestrol (DES), that was once widely used but since 1971 has ... Read More »

Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study published in The BMJ. The increase persists into adulthood, and has not fallen since the ... Read More »

Step up for child health research – Register for Stepathon 2017
Step up for child health research – Register for Stepathon 2017 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute want all children to have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life! Which is why we are inviting kids, adults, grandparents, families and friends to join Stepathon, our national campaign that aims to raise ... Read More »

Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks
Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s well known that sugar sweetened beverages are not part of a healthy diet yet high school students are drinking them regularly and often excessively.  Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and sports ... Read More »

Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters
Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The Australian National University (ANU) study, published in Human Reproduction, found mothers who ... Read More »

Online registry will help cancer patients preserve their fertility
Online registry will help cancer patients preserve their fertility (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a world-first, the Randwick Hospitals Campus and UNSW Australia have launched an online registry that will capture a cancer patient’s journey from diagnosis through to survivorship, and which can be used to help them plan for a family. The ... Read More »

The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer
The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The children of parents who have cancer can feel anxious and isolated when well-meaning parents withhold information about their health, says Professor Kate White, Chair of Cancer Nursing at the University of Sydney. “Children often get excluded from conversations about what’s ... Read More »

Project to help pregnant women quit smoking
Project to help pregnant women quit smoking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who smoke and want to quit will receive personalised, ongoing support through a new pilot project. Dr Mai Frandsen has just received a $95,000 Fellowship, awarded by Cancer Council Tasmania, in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Faculty ... Read More »

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most “feminine” girls and the most “masculine” boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviours that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led ... Read More »

Very high prevalence of chronic health conditions among adult survivors of childhood cancer
Very high prevalence of chronic health conditions among adult survivors of childhood cancer (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

In an analysis that included more than 1,700 adult survivors of childhood cancer, researchers found a very high percentage of survivors with 1 or more chronic health conditions, with an estimated cumulative prevalence of any chronic health condition of 95 ... Read More »

 
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