The Guideline Development Group of the WHO agreed that its recommendations on managing chronic pain in children would be based on the principles that access to pain management is a fundamental human right and children have a right to the highest possible standard of health.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched phase 1c of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan. Diabetes patients and patients with other underlying medical conditions are included on the list. Learn more in this article.
For the 12-month period ending in May 2020, the CDC reported 81,000 drug overdose deaths — the most ever recorded in a 12-month period in the United States. We interviewed Danielle F. Haley, MPH, PhD, assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health about COVID-19 and the rates of substance abuse and overdose cases.
Oncologists and patients should be aware of the potential manifestations of the COVID-19 vaccination on imaging and the consequences this might have on disease assessment, treatment monitoring, and decision-making.