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Childhood cancer survivors could face decades of high health expenses

The scientists studied 580 adults who had been diagnosed with cancer before 30 years while they were children and 173 of their adult siblings. The study found that 10% of childhood cancer survivors had high medical costs, whereas approximately 3% of their siblings had high medical costs. A U.S. study reported that childhood cancer survivors could face decades of high medical costs well into adulthood. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Magic Mushrooms Chemical Psilocybin Could be a Key Drug in Treatment of Hard to Treat Depression

The study led by the researchers from Imperial College in London, in collaboration with the colleagues of Hammersmith Hospital, Cardiff University, and University College London, tried to assess if there was a benefit offered in severe depression or those with treatment-resistant-depression with psilocybin and psychological support. The study was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

Study Establishes Cause of Cancer form in the Liver

A cancer form found in the liver called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma is mainly found in children and young people. Its only treatment was the operation of the tumor, but after five years less than 40% of the patients were alive. Hence, the identification of the cause of the cancer was important.  Scientists from the University of Copenhagen conducted a study on mice and had revealed that the coupling of the two genes through a mutation caused a cancer tumor to develop in the liver. The study was published in the journal Gastroenterology.