Notable News for the Week: June 1st, 2018
Viruses Reprogrammed to Attack Cancer: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321933.php
Scientists have recently created a way to use viruses as a force for good by altering them to aid in the fight against cancer.
Link Between Depression and Cognitive Decline Explored: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321935.php
University of Sussex psychologies performed a study on the relationship between depression and impairment of cognitive function.
The study can be found here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/affective-problems-and-decline-in-cognitive-state-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis/5D529D177B003920ECC3A7280BAB7318
Higher Protein Intake Helps Heart Failure Patient to Live Longer: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180528/Higher-protein-intake-helps-heart-failure-patients-to-live-longer-shows-study.aspx
Study investigates the association between protein intake and survival in patients with heart failure.
New Guidelines Say Screen for Colon Cancer at 45: https://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/news/20180530/new-guidelines-say-screen-for-colon-cancer-at-45#1
The American Cancer Society is changing their recommendation for beginning colorectal cancer screenings from age 50 to age 45.
FDA Approves First Artificial Iris: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm609291.htm
The first stand-alone prosthetic iris has been approved for use in adults and children whose iris is missing or damaged due to certain conditions.
Metabolically Healthy Obesity? https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/obesity/73173
A long-term study has been added to the growing body of evidence that there is not such a thing as ‘healthy obesity’.
9-year-old Raises $6,000 Selling Lemonade to Help Baby Brother: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/05/29/9-year-old-raises-6g-in-lemonade-fundraiser-for-baby-brother-battling-rare-illness.html
The young South Carolina boy raised money to help his parents pay his younger brother’s medical bills. His younger brother is fighting a rare neurological condition called Krabbe disease.
President Trump Signs the ‘Right to Try’ Legislation Into Law: http://righttotry.org/president-trump-signs-right-to-try-act-into-law/
Right To Try allows terminally ill Americans to try medications that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process.
Man Hopes to Save Lives with St. Louis Syringe Exchanges that Cut Risk of Disease Outbreak: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/man-hopes-to-save-lives-with-st-louis-syringe-exchanges/article_b1f1788d-b764-5140-a73b-2ef88639b6db.html
In 2016, the Missouri SAFE Project was created in an attempt to help reduce HIV and Hepatitis C; the advocacy group and syringe exchange program run under agreement with the city of St. Louis.
For Missouri Heart Attack Patients, the Nearest Hospital Isn’t Always the Best: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-heart-attack-patients-nearest-hospital-isnt-always-best#stream/0
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has designated 9 hospitals in St. Louis County as priority heart attack centers.
Blue Cross Data Shows Rise in Melanoma Rates Among the Insured: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/blue-cross-data-shows-rise-in-melanoma-rates-among-the-insured-20180531.html
Findings come from 41 million insured members