- Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies from Pancreatic Cancer September 19, 2020
The three-time cancer survivor faced her most recent troubles in late 2018, when she had surgery for lung cancer that was discovered after she broke several ribs in a fall in her chambers. In January of 2020, Ginsburg announced that she was cancer free. But in July she said she was undergoing chemotherapy after a lesion was found on her liver.
- Sore Jaws, Cracked Teeth COVID Collateral Damage September 18, 2020
Reports of pandemic-related dental problems liked cracked teeth are common, and sales of mouthguards to prevent people from grinding their teeth are up.
- Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it September 18, 2020
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years.
- Moderna: We'll Know Soon if COVID Vaccine Works September 18, 2020
Along with Moderna's vaccine, there are six others in final Phase 3 testing that involves large-scale human tests.
- Another Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise September 18, 2020
The results are available within 90 minutes, while conventional COVID-19 tests provide results within 24 hours, the researchers said.
- 90,000 Young U.S. Adults May Get Cancer This Year September 18, 2020
The report from Ohio State University projects that nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die.
- COVID Adds Risk for People With Addiction Disorders September 18, 2020
People with a recent addiction disorder diagnosis were more likely than others to develop COVID-19, and the connection was strongest among those with opioid and tobacco use disorders, the findings showed.
- CDC Posted Test Guideline Without Scientific Review September 18, 2020
The guidance -- which was posted on Aug. 24 and widely criticized by experts -- said it wasn't necessary to test people without symptoms of COVID-19 even if they'd been exposed to the virus, and was posted on the CDC website when public health experts were urging more testing, not less.
- Meager Meals, Dirty Rooms: Life in ‘Quarantine U’ September 17, 2020
Students say meager meals, unclean quarters and a general lack of necessities has made isolation feel like a punishment – adding to an already stigmatizing experience.
- COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates September 17, 2020
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the social distancing measures put into place across the country last spring kept more than the new coronavirus at bay.