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9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Twenty years on, responders to the World Trade Center attacks in New York City are showing increased risks of certain cancers, two new studies confirm. Researchers found higher-than-average rates of prostate cancer among firefighters, medics and other workers who toiled at the disaster… Read More »

Obesity Linked with Higher Risk of Cancer

A 2002 report issued by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that one-fifth to one-third of all breast, colon, endometrial, kidney and esophageal cancers can be related to overweight and obesity. In a recent population study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 24, 2003), researchers conclude that… Read More »

Untreated HIV, low CD4 count or unsuppressed viral load raise the risk of COVID-19 death in South Africa

People with HIV not on antiretroviral treatment were 45% more likely to die after admission to hospital with COVID-19 compared to people taking antiretroviral treatment, a large study of in-hospital deaths from COVID-19 in South Africa has concluded. The study also found an increased risk of death in people with HIV with CD4 counts below… Read More »

Treatment interruption in cure research is associated with greater risk of non-AIDS related events in the long term, Spanish study finds

A small study from an HIV hospital that has been conducting experimental treatment interruptions (ATIs) as part of research into achieving a functional cure for HIV infection has found that over a period of years, patients who had undergone ATIs had a higher risk of developing non-AIDS-related serious illnesses such as cancer, liver disease and… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Blood clot risk higher after infection than vaccination

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A woman receives the AstraZeneca Covid19 vaccine. NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 27 August Study compares risk of blood clotting problems after covid-19 infection and vaccination… Read More »