Notable News for the Week: June 1st, 2018

Notable News for the Week: June 1st, 2018

Viruses Reprogrammed to Attack Cancer:

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:

University of Sussex psychologies performed a study on the relationship between depression and impairment of cognitive function.

The study can be found here:

Higher Protein Intake Helps Heart Failure Patient to Live Longer:

Study investigates the association between protein intake and survival in patients with heart failure.

New Guidelines Say Screen for Colon Cancer at 45:

The American Cancer Society is changing their recommendation for beginning colorectal cancer screenings from age 50 to age 45.

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris:

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?

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Findings come from 41 million insured members

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