InciderMedicine's Daily Health Update
According to a study published in The Lancet Oncology, cancer survival rates differ greatly between countries all over the world. The study compared 31 countries and assessed data on nearly 2 million cancer patients. Of these results, one of the most dramatic is the survival rate for prostate cancer in the United States at almost 92%, whereas in Europe, the rate was 57%. From Atlanta -
The CDC is reporting that one out of four Americans is obese. The figure shows significant increases in obesity rates when compared to 23.9% in 2005, 19.8% in 2000, and 15.3% in 1995. Obesity is the major cause of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
The FDA has announced that all tomatoes now being sold in the US are safe to eat, withdrawing its June warning to consumers about a salmonella outbreak. However, the CDC and FDA have released a new warning after discovering a specific strain of salmonella in jalapeno and serrano peppers. The source for this contamination has yet to be determined. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.