Drug Halves Recurrence for Common Breast Cancer

Tweet Slideshow: Where Breast Cancer Spreads By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For certain women with early stage breast cancer, a newer drug that combines an antibody with chemotherapy may cut the risk of disease recurrence in half, a new trial finds. The study focused on nearly 1,500 women with early stage breast cancer...
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As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rising rates of gun-related deaths from violence and suicide have contributed to a drop in Americans’ life expectancy, a new study shows. In terms of life expectancy, gun-related violence has a greater impact on blacks, while suicide had a greater impact on whites. Overall, U.S. life expectancy increased from 76.8 years in 2000 to 78.7 years...
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New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say. The rapid test for the sexually transmitted disease (STD) means patients can receive treatment immediately, instead of having to wait for a follow-up appointment. This could help reduce the spread of the disease, according...
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Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?

Tweet Andi Shane, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and interim chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Shereef Elnahal, MD, New Jersey state health commissioner. New Jersey Department of Health. World Health Organization: “Water Recreation and...
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Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

Tweet Tips for a Healthier Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program — a boost in their sex life. Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual function and more frequent sex, according to a new...
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Can Supervised Heroin Programs Help Opioid Crisis?

Tweet THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not standard practice in the United States, but supervised access to medical-grade heroin may reduce the risk of harm for heroin addicts unable to kick the habit, new research suggests. This approach has been successful in other countries and should be tried and studied in the United States, according to a study by the RAND Corporation,...
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With Same Breast Cancer Care, Black Women Do Worse

Tweet Slideshow: Where Breast Cancer Spreads By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even with the same treatment, black women with the most common form of breast cancer experience higher recurrence and death rates than white women, a new trial reveals. The finding pokes holes in the prevailing notion that black women with...
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Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer’s Return

Tweet Slideshow: Where Breast Cancer Spreads By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter         FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that when a survivor of early stage breast cancer takes up healthy eating and regular exercise, the odds of the disease returning go down. The key is sticking with such programs, said study lead author Dr. Wolfgang...
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Drug May Cut Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

Tweet Slideshow: Where Breast Cancer Spreads By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary incontinence. The study...
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Study Finds ‘Mismatch’ of Mental Health Need, Care

Tweet Tardive Dyskinesia Assessment By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — On the surface, the news looks good for America’s mental health — a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis. But the haves...
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