Month: November 2016

Researchers clarify the factor underlying the risk for childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has become a public health crisis around the world. And with the rapid rise of childhood obesity, international organizations have conducted research on the factors underlying its risk. Past studies have linked childhood obesity to antibiotic use in infancy. However, these studies did
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November 22, 2016, by NCI Staff The suspended microchannel resonator repeatedly measures the mass of a single cell as it travels through a channel in the cantilever. Credit: Stevens et al., Nature Biotechnology Scientists have designed a device that can detect minuscule changes in cell mass and may allow researchers to predict how cancer cells
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November 17, 2016, by NCI Staff Immune cells (in yellow, red, and blue) attacking a tumor (purple) after treatment with radiation and an immune checkpoint inhibitor. Credit: National Cancer Institute The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new immunotherapy option for some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and expanded the approval of
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November 16, 2016, by Barbara K. Rimer, Dr.P.H. In the year 2000, when I was director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, only about half of U.S. adults had Internet access. The first iPhone was still 7 years in the future. Few health systems used electronic health records (EHRs) for patient care,
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November 14, 2016, by NCI Staff Adolescents younger than age 15 need only two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given at least 6 months apart, instead of three doses, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Teenagers and
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Don’t let the darker days and colder weather hold you back from reaching your PB this winter.  You’ve been pounding the pavements all year long to keep fit, train for a big race or lose weight, when suddenly winter sneaks up on you and messes everything up. But it doesn’t have to. Summer might seem like a
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In a recent study published in The Lancet, researchers examine the long-term effectiveness of the Preschool Autism Communication Trial (PACT). They determined that there are long-term benefits of early communication interventions for children with autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges in communication, social and behavioural difficulties, and repeating behaviours. The
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November 9, 2016, by NCI Staff Experts gathered last month to discuss a topic that is garnering greater attention and interest by world health groups and within the cancer community: the expanding global burden of cancer, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Until recently, cancer in many of these countries has been a secondary
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November 2, 2016, by NCI Staff Soft tissue sarcoma forms in soft tissues of the body, including muscle, tendons, fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, and tissue around joints. Credit: Terese Winslow The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to olaratumab (Lartruvo®) for the treatment of some patients with soft tissue sarcoma.
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