New Research Identifies Specific Teenage And Young Adult Cancers And Points To Possible Causes

An analysis of new data by a leading cancer researcher has revealed specific cancers that are most likely to affect teenagers and young adults, and it points to infections, adolescent growth spurts, and hormones as being among the possible causes.…

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Helping Mentally Retarded Children And Adolescents: Support From Families And Health Care Professionals Have Significant Impact

The costs associated with mental retardation (MR) for persons born in 2000 will total over 51 billion dollars. While direct health and educational costs are significant, lifetime indirect costs due to productivity losses are much greater. Better efforts to understand…

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Impact On Patients Of NHS Dentistry Changes Must Be Thoroughly Reviewed, Dentists Tell PM, UK

Comments by the Prime Minister about the new contract for dentists have prompted a strong warning from the profession’s leadership about the future of NHS dentistry. Susie Sanderson, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Executive Committee, has written to Tony…

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Private Psychiatrists Key To Better Mental Health Care, Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today strongly defended private psychiatrists against claims of being ‘failures’ under Medicare, saying they provide the specialised expertise that builds quality into the mental health system and holds it together. Dr…

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