Tag Archives: Lead

New Treatments and Declining Death Rate Lead to Rapid Rise in Cancer Survivors

Thanks in part to healthier lifestyles and investment in research that has yielded new treatments, cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality rates have fallen in recent decades. But the overall growth—and aging—of the United States and global populations contribute to a rising total number of people diagnosed with cancer as well as an increase in… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »