Evictions endanger health
Evictions are on the rise, along with an increased risk of ill health as a result.
More people are being evicted as state and federal pandemic-related moratoriums end.
But research shows that evictions are linked to a range of poor health outcomes, loss of access to health care, and a downward spiral of poor health.
Stability is essential: Stable housing is one of the five social determinants of health and has special status as the most fundamental.
To do: Doctors and the health system can mitigate the damage by supporting patients facing eviction and housing insecurity.
Few cancer patients Sperm bank
Young men facing infertility as a result of cancer treatment have a quick and affordable option: sperm banking.
This opportunity, however, is often not offered to such patients, in part due to misconceptions that it is costly or could delay treatment, according to a new review. About a quarter of those who survive cancer become infertile.
Not enough references: According to a 2020 survey, only 43% of eligible cancer patients reported receiving counseling about fertility preservation options, and only 25% of adolescent cancer patients were offered semen cryopreservation.
The results are good: Most young men who develop cancer have a good chance of survival. Among male patients ages 15 to 39 who are diagnosed with cancer, the survival rate is 80%. For patients with certain types of cancer, it is even higher, up to 95% at 5 years.
Increased risk of cancer for children from frozen embryos
Children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) may have a higher risk of cancer than children born via fresh embryo transfer or spontaneous conception, a new study suggests.
The risk is higher even though FET improves embryo survival and leads to higher live birth rates.
But the study authors caution that the results should be interpreted with caution due to the low number of cancer cases among children born with TEFs. The study was published in PLOS Medicine.
Rising FETs: In the US, the FET rate has doubled since 2015 and made up almost 80% of all non-donor assisted reproductive technology embryo transfers in 2019.
High risk? The cancer incidence rate for those born after FET was 30.1 per 100,000 person-years (48 cases in total) compared with 18.8 per 100,000 person-years after fresh embryo transfer.