Geneva, Switzerland — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to aiding countries to bolster their cancer care capacities and optimize the benefits of nuclear science and technology across multiple health domains. This significant role was underscored at the 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) that took place in Geneva.
In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental wellbeing and work performance is a challenge for many. Amidst the hustle and bustle, one often overlooked solution lies in a simple, universally accessible activity – exercise. Numerous studies have highlighted the profound impact of physical activity on mental health and work performance.
In the realm of public health, awareness is a powerful tool. As we navigate through the complexities of the global health landscape, a new threat has emerged, catching many by surprise. This threat is the Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), a relatively unknown virus that has seen a significant rise in cases recently.
Scientists have discovered a potential reason behind hair graying by studying hair follicles in mice, which may eventually lead to ways to prevent or reverse the process. Hair turns gray due to a lack of specialized pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. However, it remains unclear why this shortage occurs and how to prevent it.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force revised its mammography screening guidelines, recommending that routine breast cancer screening should begin at age 50 instead of age 40. They suggested an individualized approach for women between the ages of 40 and 49 and cited insufficient evidence for screening women aged 75 and older.
Nail bed injuries in children are a widespread issue, with over 10,000 operations performed each year in the UK alone. Often caused by a child’s fingertip being crushed in a closing door, these injuries were the focus of a 2017 information campaign by BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) to raise awareness and prevent accidents.
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have made significant progress in treating leptomeningeal disease (LMD) caused by metastatic melanoma. LMD is a complication of cancer where cancer cells from primary tumors spread into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and leptomeninges, the outer lining of the brain and spinal cord.
A study published on April 3 in JAMA Pediatrics is thought to be the first to recognize naturally occurring lithium in drinking water as a potential environmental risk factor for autism. “Any contaminants in drinking water that could impact the developing human brain warrant serious investigation,” stated the lead author of the study, Beate Ritz, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.