Tag Archives: childhood

Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017

While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)… Read More »

Ask Allison: ‘I frequently have flashbacks from my childhood which aren’t positive. I’ve thought about ending my life’

I have some memories from my childhood which aren’t positive and frequently have flashbacks from that time. I know who was involved and what they did for the most part – I always feel very uncomfortable when in this person’s presence. I’m not sure he remembers as he drank a lot in those days. I… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »