Posts tagged "cancer"

May 12 news: U.S. cervical cancer rates, WHO on alcohol, health centers and Medicaid

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, May 12, 2014

March 17 news: Colon cancer rates, infant obesity risks, California measles

Check out the latest public health news for Monday, March 17, 2014.

Study: US non-citizens less likely to receive cancer screenings than US born, naturalized citizens

Citizenship, particularly for non-U.S. natives, largely determines a woman’s odds of having a mammogram and being screened for cervical and colorectal cancer, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.

Jan. 18 news: Gun violence, FDA flu vaccine, cancer rates drop

Strategies for gun violence reduction discussed by health leaders, incluing APHA's Georges Benjamin; flu vaccine wins approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and The Huffington Post warns of eight flu preventive measures that don’t work. These stories and more top public health headlines on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Report: Cancer death rates overall decline, hurdles remain

A new report out Monday shows cancer death rates overall are inching down in the U.S., continuing a declining trend since the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2009, cancer death rates have decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women.

Today’s news: Medicaid, tobacco prevention, FDA bill

APHA member examines relationship of college lifestyle and obesity; questions arise in Blue Cross Blue Shield MRI treatment; how the ‘Hatch Amendment’ would affect the Affordable Care Act; and are IUDs more preventative than birth control pills? These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Friday, May 25, 2012.

Today’s news: Youth diabetes, cancer screening, pool health and safety

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week in full swing; weight loss may reduce hormones that lead to breast cancer; government finding suggests healthy men should avoid regular prostate screenings; and does snoring cause cancer? Those stories and more topping public health headlines today, Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

Today’s news: Costs of health care overhaul, new cancer findings, potential bike laws

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...

White House marks Great American Smokeout

Today, in observance of the American Cancer Society’s 36th annual Great American Smokeout, the White House released a new video from President Barack Obama underscoring the life-threatening health consequences of smoking.

U.S. court rules against tobacco warning labels

A U.S. District judge dealt a major setback to tobacco control efforts on Monday by blocking a measure that would require tobacco companies to include large, graphic warning labels on the front of their cigarette packs.

Cancer screening program: 10 million and counting

Early detection saves lives. That was the message delivered by members of Congress and the administration at a breast cancer awareness event Tuesday hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

Man up: Get screened for cancer

More than a third of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided if people over 50 were screened as recommended.