Learn how cancer survival rates differ greatly between countries all over the world, in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicinein60. From UK - 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 two 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 CTC 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 a major cause of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Finally, from Washington - 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 CTC 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 Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.