One bright spot is taking place right here in St. Louis where Washington University researchers are beginning the first trial to prevent Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.
“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.
The teen birth rate has been falling since 1991. Teen births in Missouri last year totaled nearly 6,400, compared to nearly 7,000 the year before.
Siteman Cancer Center Director Dr. Timothy Eberlein helped write a new national report on these cancer concerns, titled “Delivering High Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis.”
The study found 609 confirmed breast cancer deaths. The median age of death from breast cancer was 49, and the median age of death from any other cause was 72.
The Centers for Disease Control began investigating the drug, a handful of innocent-looking herbs sealed in small packet, after it sent eight users in Georgia to a hospital.
“We have so many different chemicals that we’re using in our lifestyle and our ag industries. I don’t know if they measure for all of those that go into the river.”
“Teens, adolescents, young brains are obviously quite bright in many cases but the connections between nerves, what are called synapses, have not completely developed.”
This fifth case is in the Kansas City area. All five cases in Missouri have been in the western part of the state, none in the St. Louis area.
Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.