More than 16,000 Cancer Deaths Due to Complications from COVID-19 in 2020 in U.S., New Study Says

Newswise — ATLANTA, September 29, 2022 — From March through December 2020, more than 16,000 cancer deaths were due to complications of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS). Also, higher percentages of blood or prostate cancer deaths were from COVID-19 complications compared … Read more

Our Cancers Are Filled With Fungi

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) People’s cancers are apparently playing host to their very own fungi. A pair of studies this week have documented the unique neighborhoods of fungal species that can live inside our tumors. It’s possible that these microbes may even influence how cancers grow or manage to fend off certain treatments. Dating back to … Read more

Cancerous tumor vanishes with injection of modified herpes virus

Herpes is a curse to most — but maybe a blessing to some. A new cancer therapy that employs a modified form of the virus to attack tumors has totally cleared a London man’s cancer of the salivary glands. The drug, called RP2, was proven to have promising effects in early clinical trials overseas. Krzysztof … Read more

Henry Ford offering new cancer early detection test

Henry Ford Health is now the first health care provider in Michigan — and one of the first in the nation — to offer a new multi-cancer early detection test. The blood test is called Galleri. Research shows Galleri can detect a cancer signal shared across more than 50 types of cancer through a single … Read more

Skipped cancer screenings this past year? It’s time to restart

CNN  —  Many people postponed routine medical care because of disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the major causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important, … Read more

Weight training and aerobics lower early death risk, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Fitness, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide up will help you ease into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN  —  Aerobic activities and weight training have health benefits on their own, but combining them could have even greater effect when it comes to disease prevention and early … Read more

My Wife Of 52 Years Just Died. My Grief Is So Overwhelming, I Can Barely Cope.

It’s never a good thing when the emergency room staff know you by name. Diane had been experiencing gastrointestinal issues for some time, and had visited the ER 27 times in the past year for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over a nine-month period, her gastroenterologist performed two colonoscopies and an endoscopy. He finally came up … Read more

Vera Bradley’s founders Pat and Barb look back on the last 40 years as they embark into the metaverse

New York CNN  —  It all started with a knock on the door four decades ago. It was 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Patricia R. Miller was stopping by to introduce herself to new neighbor Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. “I happened to be the welcoming committee of one,” Miller told CNN Business with a laugh. … Read more

A Cancer-Fighting Version of Herpes Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

A illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a long-time germ foe into a cancer-fighting ally, new research this week suggests. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more

COVID Still Kills, but Demographics of Its Victims Are Shifting

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As California settles into a third year of pandemic, covid-19 continues to pose a serious threat of death. But the number of people dying — and the demographics of those falling victim — has shifted notably from the first two years. … Read more