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Study finds racial disparities in culturally competent cancer care

Many non-white minority cancer survivors place importance on seeing doctors who share or understand their culture, but they are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be able to do that, according to a new study from Harvard affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern. The study, which is one of the first nationally representative studies… Read More »

J&J reels after FDA finds ‘sub-trace’ levels of asbestos in its baby powder

For years, J&J has defended against lawsuits linking its talcum powder to cancer by saying the products are safe and don’t contain asbestos. But Friday, J&J issued a recall, saying the FDA had found sub-trace amounts of asbestos in one baby powder bottle. J&J said it is recalling one lot of the product “out of an abundance of… Read More »

Almost half of us cry at work, sad survey finds

Need a tissue? Join the club. The number of people who have cried at work is surprisingly high: 45%. The oddly comforting figure was highlighted in September’s Harper’s Index, the magazine’s list of telling statistics, presented without commentary. However, as many of us know, the concept of having a total and utter breakdown at your… Read More »

Artificial intelligence can predict premature death, study finds

Computers which are capable of teaching themselves to predict premature death could greatly improve preventative healthcare in the future, suggests a new study by experts at the University of Nottingham. The team of healthcare data scientists and doctors have developed and tested a system of computer-based ‘machine learning’ algorithms to predict the risk of early… Read More »

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »