Early Onset Colorectal Cancer: Why Is This Happening?

Nov. 16, 2021 — In the late 2000s, Cathy Eng, MD, began noticing something strange: A growing number of patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with colorectal cancer (CRC), often at more advanced stages. “CRC is typically viewed as a disease for older individuals, so when I first started seeing these young patients presenting … Read more

Depression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk Later

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Happy young adults may be somewhat protected from dementia, but the reverse may be true, too: If you’re a depressed young adult, your odds for dementia rise, a new study suggests. “Generally, we found that the greater the depressive symptoms, the lower the cognition … Read more

E-health card for all Delhiites: Cloud-based info management system by early next year – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Delhi government’s ambitious cloud-based Health Information Management System (HIMS) is going to be implemented by early next year. The massive project would see every Delhiite get an e-health card and have their medical history available online when they see a doctor after taking an appointment from home. The process of vendor selection and … Read more

Prostate Cancer: Why Early Detection Matters

My father died at 54 from prostate cancer, and his brother had prostate cancer at the same time. I have several cousins who also have this problem, so I knew that I needed to get screened since prostate cancer runs in my family. I was also having certain symptoms: incontinence, pain in my groin, and … Read more

An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer’s

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could a drug used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) help people with mild Alzheimer’s disease? The results of a small new study suggest the strategy could work. Riluzole has been used for more than 20 years to slow the progression of ALS, commonly … Read more