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|Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.
Girls’ early puberty and breast development tied to depression
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty and develop breasts earlier than peers may have a higher risk of depression as well, a Chinese study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on puberty timing and adolescent depression for almost 5,800 children born in Hong Kong in 1997. For boys, the timing of genital development was unrelated to the presence of depression, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics.
Financial crisis may have caused 500,000 cancer deaths worldwide: study
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/financial-crisis-may-caused-500-000-cancer-deaths-224552583.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/cv1fvd2x4bxQs2mLDKstsw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-GTY-143612242-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="An additional 500,000 people worldwide may have died of cancer from 2008-2010, locked out of treatment by unemployment and health care cuts caused by the financial crisis, a healthcare study says on May 25, 2016" align="left" title="An additional 500,000 people worldwide may have died of cancer from 2008-2010, locked out of treatment by unemployment and health care cuts caused by the financial crisis, a healthcare study says on May 25, 2016" border="0" /></a>The global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008-2010, a new study said Thursday, with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts. The figures were extrapolated from an observed rise in cancer deaths for every percentage increase in unemployment, and every drop in public healthcare spending. "From our analysis we estimate that the economic crisis was associated with over 260,000 excess cancer deaths in the OECD (34-member Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) alone, between 2008-2010," study author Mahiben Maruthappu of Imperial College London told AFP.</p><br clear="all"/>
U.S. panel backs approval of Sanofi combination diabetes drug
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/u-panel-backs-approval-sanofi-combination-diabetes-drug-203511523--finance.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lkoagT2PYbjkufiM_BLFkA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PTEzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-05-25T203511Z_1_LYNXNPEC4O1UC_RTROPTP_2_MEDIVATION-M-A-SANOFI.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo is seen at the headquarters in Paris" align="left" title="French multinational pharmaceutical company SANOFI logo is seen at the headquarters in Paris" border="0" /></a>One day after recommending approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S, a U.S. advisory panel on Wednesday recommended approval of a similar product made by Sanofi SA. The panel voted 12-2, with one person not voting, that the Food and Drug Administration should approve Sanofi's combination drug, iGlarLixi, for patients with type 2 diabetes. The agency is not obliged to follow the advice of its advisory panels but typically does so.</p><br clear="all"/>
Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition
<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-bisceglie/congress-support-dont-sty_b_10132274.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/hL0cGde8oVa3H.MxVuDF1g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cHhvZmY9NTA7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9MTMw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/huffingtonpost.com.rss/1f3d563869ca900dc6ac16d2e9c7be12" width="130" height="86" alt="Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition" align="left" title="Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition" border="0" /></a>Approximately every six years, the federal government goes through a major reevaluation and reauthorization of its child nutrition laws. And so this year we are looking to Congress and the president to pass legislation that will help schools determine and achieve their wellness goals and preserve and enhance students' access to nutritious...</p><br clear="all"/>
Lung cancer patients at bigger cancer centers may have better outcomes
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients getting radiation at hospitals with higher rates of participation in a clinical trial fared significantly better compared to those at centers with low participation, U.S. researchers say. Using trial participation as a proxy for the volume of cancer patients a hospital treats, the study found an overall 10 percent difference in survival rates, and that patients at centers with higher participation also had better disease management and fewer adverse events. “It’s hard to say conclusively but the underlying hypothesis and belief is that at large volume centers, where physicians and care team are specialized in treating that specific type of malignancy, particularly in instances where treatment is life saving or the risk for severe toxicity is high, that outcomes are better at high volume centers, as opposed to small community centers where the people there treat a variety of things,” said lead author Dr. Bree R. Eaton of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta.
After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn’t convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from about 760 adults with a history of skin cancer and more than 34,000 people without prior malignancies. With a skin cancer history, people were more than twice as likely to wear sunscreen and more than 50 percent more likely to wear hats and long sleeves than individuals who didn’t have a history of these tumors, the study found.
Lung Cancer in Adolescents: A Grim Inheritance?
<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bonnie-j-addario/lung-cancer-in-adolescent_b_10128386.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2Z0q55NH4KPRbPVScTLR8Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cHhvZmY9NTA7cHlvZmY9MDtxPTc1O3c9MTMw/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/homerun/huffingtonpost.com.rss/62b246c329119683d0a98c19b679f6c8" width="130" height="86" alt="Pivoting Decisions to Avoid Sabotaging Business Profitability" align="left" title="Pivoting Decisions to Avoid Sabotaging Business Profitability" border="0" /></a>Whether you're bemoaning the annoying cowlick that came from your father or flashing the perfect smile your mother passed along, what the mirror reminds all of us is that we're each the unique sum of our genetic parts. And while we've always known that those traits indelibly link us to our ancestry, what we're only beginning to understand is...</p><br clear="all"/>