Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer, Study Reports

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows.

Health Tip: Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months.

Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests.

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study.

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.

Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A Medicare subsidy program makes it more likely that breast cancer patients in all racial and ethnic groups will continue hormone therapy after surgery for their cancer, a new study found.

Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease.

Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women Approved

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device to help women with a condition called impaired detrusor contractility (IDC), in which they can't contract bladder muscles needed to excrete urine, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.