E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled

E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled, analysis from Cardiff University shows. The report is based on responses from 119,388 11-16 year-olds who took part in the School Health Research Network’s (SHRN) 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing […]

Adding radiation therapy to prostate cancer surgery has been a tough call. New science eases the dilemma

One of the thorniest dilemmas posed by prostate cancer is whether, and when, to give radiation therapy—with its potential bad side effects—to men after surgery to remove the prostate gland. Now, three new randomized clinical trials—the gold-standard type of study—and a statistical “meta-analysis” of their results conclude that routinely giving […]

Always be ready for a trip to the ER

(HealthDay)—Accidents happen, and being prepared for an emergency room visit could help speed treatment and reduce anxiety if the need occurs, an expert says. The first step is determining which ER you want to use in the event of a sudden or severe illness or injury, said Dr. Susan Promes, […]

How the airline industry recovers from COVID-19 could determine who gets organ transplants

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the airline industry. Passenger numbers are down more than two-thirds from last year, and airlines have been canceling flights and shutting down routes. It’s frustrating for travelers, but for patients on organ transplant waitlists, the loss of flights can put a life-saving kidney or heart […]