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At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

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At least seven people have survived after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed in Karachi with 98 people on board.Flight PK 8303 went down in a residential area of the city on Friday as the Airbus A320 plane, carrying 91 passengers and seven crew, was approaching Jinnah International Airport. The airline said the pilot had reported technical issues and witnesses said the aircraft, flying from Lahore, attempted to land two or three times before hitting a mobile tower and crashing into houses in the Model Colony area, a few miles away from the airport. ...
Slow testing may be skewing numbers of U.S. COVID-19 survivors, deaths

Slow testing may be skewing numbers of U.S. COVID-19 survivors, deaths

Health
March 13 (UPI) -- Estimates of the number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries and deaths in the United States may be affected by the lack of testing capacity, public health experts say. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Trump administration have been criticized over the "failure" -- as Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH put it to Congress -- to perform diagnostics on sufficient numbers of the population who may be at risk for infection. As part of its plan to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities, the Trump administration on Friday announced the creation of a new screening website for the virus that will guide people through a series of "yes" or "no" questions and, based on their responses, direct them to where they can get the type of healthca...
1 in 3 child cancer survivors develop serious health problem later in life, study finds

1 in 3 child cancer survivors develop serious health problem later in life, study finds

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for severe health problems later in life compared to the general population, according to a study published Friday in The Lancet Oncology. The analysis found that more than one in three people diagnosed during adolescence or early adulthood develop a serious, life-threatening health condition when they get older. The study focused on people diagnosed with cancer between 1970 and 1999, so it's not clear whether adolescents and young adults diagnosed today can expect similar outcomes, particularly given that more effective treatments have become available. "While previous studies have examined long-term outcomes for people who survive five years or more after cancer diagnosis in childhood or adulthood, our study is the fi...
Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

Health
More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than their initial illness, a study says.The European Heart Journal looked at three million US patients, with 28 different cancers, over 40 years.The researchers say the increase in the numbers surviving cancer means more attention should be focused on cardiovascular risk.UK experts say doctors should be more aware and monitor patients accordingly.Among the 3.23 million cancer patients studied, 38% died from cancer and 11% from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) - of which, three-quarters were from heart disease.Closer monitoringThe proportion of cancer survivors dying from CVD was highest in those with disease of the bladder, larynx, prostate, womb, bowel and breast.The risk ...
Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Health
Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests.They are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found.Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women.GPs said they were highly trained to spot it, but it was often well-hidden.The study was based on 18,547 women who had told their GP of domestic abuse they had experienced.They were followed up over a number of years and compared with a group of more than 74,000 women of a similar age who had no experience of domestic abuse.Dr Joht Singh Chandan, lead author and academic clinical fellow in public he...