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Democratic Voters Want To Hear Candidates’ Views On Health, But Priorities Vary

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). With the first Democratic debates a week away, health care is the top issue the party’s voters say they want candidates to address, according to a poll released Tuesday. But what they mean by that varies widely. Nearly 9 out of 10 Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents said...

Report: 22M cancer survivors by 2030

As caregivers and clinicians navigate the various phases of cancer survivorship, it spotlights the ever-present need for resources that optimize care. (For Spectrum Health Beat) More Americans are surviving cancer and their numbers could top 22 million in another decade, the American Cancer Society says.Currently, thanks to better screening and treatment, more than 17 million...

Oxford VR establishes first-of-kind VR-enabled mental health solutions in Asia

Oxford VR, an Oxford University spinout company, has announced the launch of its leading-edge treatment for common mental health conditions through a unique partnership with AXA HK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Dubbed ‘Yes I Can’, the initiative will offer a ground-breaking treatment using virtual reality (VR) technology. It will be free...

Testing reveals PFOA chemicals in US food supply

Per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances1,2 (PFAS) are widely used chemicals that make products water-, oil-, grease- and stain-resistant. The chemicals are also used in firefighting foam. One type, perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is commonly found in older nonstick cookware. PFOA and its cousin perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are associated with a wide array of health problems, including...

Why mosquitoes develop resistance to pesticides

Despite their tiny size, mosquitoes have been called the world's most dangerous creature because they spread deadly diseases. More than half the people on Earth live in an area where disease-carrying mosquitoes are present and, every year, mosquitoes cause millions of deaths from diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever.1 Insecticides are considered to be...