States Lagging in Emergency Preparedness: Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- While significant
progress has been made in the past 10 years, many states still fall
short in their preparedness for public health emergencies such as
disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorist attacks,
according to a new report.
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric
disorders have a 30 percent higher death rate from cancer, even
though they are no more likely to develop the disease than others.
And the underlying reason may be relatively simple: Their cancer is
frequently discovered late, often after it has spread, a new
Australian study finds.