Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Study Childhood Melanoma Characteristics

Melanoma, newly diagnosed in more than 76,000 Americans in 2011, is the most common and dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma is rare in children, accounting for 1 to 4 percent of all melanoma cases and just 3 percent of pediatric cancers. Just as adult cases of melanoma are increasing, pediatric melanoma is rising at the rate of 1 to 4 percent

abies whose mothers have maternal depression have a higher risk of growing more slowly than normal during their first two years of life, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, reported in the journal Pediatrics
Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, are set to take a brief reprieve from politics on Tuesday as the nation marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Bad strep throat? It’s probably not strep, most likely viral

Although people often say they have “strep” throat, most sore throats actually are caused by a virus, not streptococcus bacteria, and shouldn’t be treated with antibiotics, suggest new guidelines. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses.
A study of Canadian youth suggests that vigorous physical activity was associated with reduced cardiometabolic risk factors, such as body mass index z score, waist circumference, systolic blood pressure and increased cardiorespiratory fitness
The structure of a federal program that provides monthly subsidies to promote the adoptions of special needs children in foster care may actually be delaying some adoptions, according to a new study by University of Notre Dame economist Kasey Buckles

ASIA – Foot and Mouth Disease

FMD control has been an enduring priority globally and today presents the fastest growing challenge facing Asia,” stated Dr Sacha Seneque of Merial Australia, at the 5th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, held last month in Pattaya, Thailand, writes Stuart Lumb for ThePigSite. Efforts in pursuit of FMD control have had enormous political, financial and emotional impact. Dr Seneque cited the recent outbreaks in Korea and Japan as examples, in terms of the impact these two outbreaks have had on the respective countries.