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Obesity-related cancers on the rise amongst millennials

Cancers related to obesity are on the rise in young adults, according to findings from the American Cancer Society, published in The Lancet Public Health.

The incidence of six of 12 obesity-related cancers increased significantly between 1995 and 2014, in young adults aged between 25 and 49. Meanwhile, the incidence rate increased more sharply in successively young generations.

More young people surviving cancer in England, despite significant economic divide

Mortality and five year survival rates in a range of different cancers among people aged 13-24 improved in England between 2001 and 2015.

However young people living in poorer areas were less likely to survive, according to a report published by Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England. While those living in the richest areas had 88% survival rate, those living in the poorest areas had survival rates of just 84%.

More children suffering from type 2 diabetes in England and Wales

The number of children and young people suffering from type-2 diabetes has increased in England in Wales over the past four years, according to figures released by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

More antidepressants being prescribed to children in UK

Figures have revealed a trend towards an increased number of prescriptions for antidepressants for children in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, in recent years.

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