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Tomorrow’s Health: Gen X cancer rates, COVID protections & anesthesia dosages

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Here’s a look at some of the day’s top health stories.

Gen X cancer rates

Gen X is getting some cancers at higher rates than Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows people born between 1965 and 1980 have experienced decreases in certain cancers including lung and cervical, but several others are increasing, including thyroid, kidney, prostate and ovarian.

Study authors suggest this could keep the overall cancer rate high for decades in the U.S.

COVID protection

People who experience at least seven different symptoms after getting the COVID vaccine end up with the best protection.

According to California researchers, those symptoms include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, chills, headache, fever, and nausea.

They say suffering through those temporary side effects leads to double antibody levels.

Anesthesia dosages

Higher doses of anesthesia are no more toxic to the brain than lower doses.

Researchers with Washington University School of Medicine looked at more than 1,000 older patients who underwent cardiac surgery.

They found the amount of anesthesia used did not change the risk of long-term cognitive decline.

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