A new analysis reveals older adults with diabetes are nearly three times as likely to develop pancreatic cancer than the general population. And according to UPI, the link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer increases to seven-fold for people with the relatively rare Type 3C diabetes. According to UPI, Type 3C diabetes is caused by pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. The findings highlight the link between the two chronic diseases.
Thirty years ago, just over 33% of people on waiting lists for heart transplants lived for a year or more. A heart transplant is necessary for people whose diseased hearts no longer can function on their own. Now, UPI reports a new study reveals more than two-thirds of such people on waiting lists survive for at least one year until a donor organ becomes available.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 relentlessly attacks the lungs of millions, there is one bit of bright news regarding deaths from lung cancer. UPI reports a new analysis reveals deaths from non-small cell lung cancer in the US declined by about 3% a year on average between 2006 and 2016. The number of Americans who died from the most common form of lung cancer dropped by 3.2% per year from 2006 through 2013. From 2013 through 2016, it dropped by 6.3% per year.
The United States saw a spike in COVID-19 infections in nursing homes during a one-week period in July. More than 8,600 new cases were found, according to a report released Tuesday on UPI. The weekly total was the highest reported among nursing home residents nationally since May. In the week ending with May 31st, more than 9,000 were reported. The increase was likely due to increasing community spread of the virus in the general population.
Severely obese adults are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight. UPI reports a new study shows the risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by more than 338% for severely obese adults. It increases by 70% for mildly obese adults, and nearly 39% for those who are overweight. Participants were classified based on their body-mass index, or BMI.
Normally rather mild in his public remarks, US Vice President Mike Pence had sharp words Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, Pence called Chief Justice Roberts a 'disappointment' to conservative Americans. Last month, the Supreme Court rejected a Nevada church’s emergency plea to strike down the state’s temporary 50-person cap on worship services. Nominated by former President George W.
Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks. Colette Luke has the latest.
Whitney Reddick teaches special education in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a definite opinion about going back to the classroom. Duval County public schools are slated to reopen next Thursday with both in-person and remote learning options for students. According to HuffPost, Reddick responded by writing and posting her own obituary to Facebook. In it, she proclaims that she died 'while alone in isolation and on a ventilator at a Duval county hospital' last week at age 33.
An Idaho goat has a thing for paddle boarding, according to his owner AlyssaKelley. She calls him Mr Mayhem and Alyssa says paddle boarding is among thelist of his activities, along with hiking and riding in the car.
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[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.