Culturally Tailored Intervention Increases HPV Vaccination of Asian-American Adolescents

A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed by scientists significantly increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among low-income, mostly Chinese American adolescent girls and boys, according to results of a pilot study presented at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Nov. 2-5.

Therefore, the CDC recommends that all adolescents ages 11 and 12 receive two doses of HPV vaccine.

‘HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90 percent of the estimated 33,700 cases of cancer attributable to HPV infection that are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ’

“HPV vaccination is an amazing cancer prevention tool, but only 66 percent of all U.S. adolescents ages 13 to 17 have received one or more dose of the vaccine,” said Grace X. Ma, PhD, associate dean for health disparities,

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Lead in Hair Dyes Must Go: FDA

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TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said that hair dyes can no longer contain lead.

The new rule does not take effect for 12 months, but it ends the only remaining legal use of lead, a neurotoxin, in cosmetic products in the United States.

“In the nearly 40 years since lead acetate was initially approved as a color additive, our understanding of the hazards of lead exposure has evolved significantly,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb explained in an agency news release.

“We now know that the approved use of lead acetate in adult hair dyes no longer meets our safety standard,” he added. “Lead exposure can have serious adverse effects on human health, including for children, who may be particularly vulnerable. Moreover, there are alternative color additives for hair coloring products that consumers can use that do not … read more

8 Reasons Why You Should do Yoga Everyday

By Varsha Vats
,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 30, 2018

Quick Bites

  • Yoga benefits both your mind and body
  • Science has proved benefits of practicing yoga
  • Know eight reasons why you must practice yoga daily

Yoga is an ancient method to stay fit and keep your body calm. But it has now gained popularity due to the surprising health benefits it offers. Now even science has proved benefits of yoga and also suggests adopting it as a daily habit. Yoga develops a relationship between your body, mind, and spirit through different body postures, meditation and breathing patterns. Yoga benefits both your mind and body. It tones your body, improves your focus and makes you feel more confident about yourself. When it comes to practicing yoga daily you might be taking it as a difficult task to complete. But it is not. You can practice yoga

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Cold Therapy Offers Promising Prevention Against Taxane-induced Dermatologic Events

Skin cooling methods such as cold caps, scalp cooling systems, frozen gloves, and frozen socks may be the best preventative intervention against taxane-based chemotherapy side effects, found George Washington University (GW) researchers.

Due to their broad antitumor activity that inhibits the function of microtubules, taxanes are common chemotherapeutic agents utilized for the management of multiple cancer types from breast to prostate. Unfortunately, the frequency of their use is equally matched by the rates of expected and well known side effects.

‘Cold therapy offers the most promising preventative intervention for taxane-induced dermatologic events, followed by urea-based creams specifically for hand/foot side effects, while off-label use of topical lovastatin and systemic corticosteroids did not provide adequate protection.’

In fact, chemotherapy-induced alopecia as well as nail and skin changes occur in up to 89 percent of patients receiving taxane-based chemotherapy. While common, preventative strategies and therapeutic interventions are not well established, including cold

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Reactive Nitrogen Molecules Neutralize to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy

Nitration of an amino acid can inhibit T-cell activation, thwarting the T-cell’s ability to kill prostate cancer cells, found researchers at the University of Notre Dame and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

For all of its promise, however, immunotherapy still benefits only a minority of patients — a reality driving research in the field for ways to improve the relatively new approach.
One method for improving efficacy is the development of bio- and activity-based markers to better predict which patients will respond to immunotherapy and identify why some don’t.

‘Immunotherapy — harnessing T-cells to attack cancer cells in the body — has given hope to patients who endure round after round of treatment, including chemotherapy, to little effect. ’

“People put a lot of hope on immunotherapy, and it has worked well for some patients, but overall the number is still low,” said Xin Lu, John

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Kids' Pedestrian Death Rate Rises on Halloween: Study

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HealthDay Reporter

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TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition that can quickly turn disastrous, with new research showing a more than 40 percent spike in pedestrian deaths on the spooky holiday.

Kids wearing dark costumes, zigzagging across streets and popping out between parked cars are potentially tragic targets for drivers rushing home after work, explained study author Dr. Donald Redelmeier. He is a researcher at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

“On Halloween, there is a 43 percent increased risk of a pedestrian death — about four extra children are killed trick-or-treating,” he said.

More boys than girls are killed, Redelmeier said. That’s because boys often wear dark costumes — “pedestrian ninjas,” he calls them.

The time when most deaths occurred was 6 p.m. That’s when the really young kids are out and some folks … read more

What Martha Stewart Eats to Make 77 Look Like 45

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Martha Stewart is living her her best life at 77. She’s got a successful collection on QVC, loves being in the outdoors, and is basically best friends with Snoop Dogg.

So, how exactly does Stewart do it all? Although she does credit regular exercise and good genes for helping her age so gracefully, she also says her diet has played a big role in keeping her on the go.

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Here’s a closer look at four of Stewart’s healthy-eating habits:

1. She drinks green juice every morning.

Although few things in the super-busy media maven’s life remain constant, Stewart’s breakfast routine is unwavering: “I drink green juice every single morning,” she told Dr. Oz on his show last year.

In 2014, Stewart shared her favorite recipe with TODAY, so you can sip on the same exact concoction. And if you

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