Health Tip: Is Your Asthma Getting Worse?
(HealthDay News) -- Taking medications as prescribed and
avoiding triggers can help keep asthma under control, but you
should look for warning signs that your asthma may be
Health Tip: Finding Fungal Infections
(HealthDay News) -- Fungal conditions are relatively common in
people with diabetes, and may cause an uncomfortable, itchy
Website All About Child Health -- in Spanish
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Language difficulties may
prevent Hispanic parents living in the United States from learning
all they can about child health. Now they have a new option: a
Spanish-language website launched by a leading group of
Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Disabled Medicare patients
under 65 who don't take their medications as prescribed because
they're too expensive are more likely to end up in the emergency
room, according to a new study.
Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study
SUNDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called
lambrolizumab appears to improve outcomes in patients with advanced
melanoma, according to the results of a phase 1 trial.
New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer
SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian
cancer stayed in remission almost six months longer when they were
treated with the targeted drug pazopanib (Votrient), new German
More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of adults
taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children
being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds.
Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma
SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of
patients with advanced melanomas who received nivolumab, a new
immune-based drug, experienced reductions in the size of their
tumors, a preliminary study reveals.
Avastin May Boost Survival in Advanced Cervical Cancer: Study
SUNDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug Avastin may
extend the lives a bit of women with advanced cervical cancer, a
new study says.
Many Black Women Prone to Gene-Driven Breast Cancer: Study
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- In an attempt to better
understand the genetics of breast cancer, new research suggests
that about 20 percent of black women with the disease have an
abnormality on at least one of 18 genes previously linked to breast
New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- For patients struggling with
a common and deadly form of lung cancer, adding the drug ganetespib
to a standard chemotherapy drug may boost survival, new research
Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who opt out of
vaccinating their children are putting their own kids and others
around them at risk of serious illness, finds a study conducted in
More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to the
growing body of evidence that a healthy lifestyle will not only
protect your heart health but also reduce your risk of death.
Drug May Work Against Advanced Thyroid Cancer
SUNDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used for
advanced kidney and liver cancers may help slow the progression of
thyroid cancers that do not respond to standard treatment, a new
clinical trial finds.
U.S. Cancer Patients Suffering From Drug Shortages
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five U.S. cancer
doctors encountered shortages of essential drugs between March and
September of 2012, which affected the quality of care they provided
and increased treatment costs, new research shows.
Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two common schedules used for
the chemotherapy paclitaxel (Taxol) are equally effective at
controlling breast cancer, but fewer side effects are found with
the weekly regimen rather than every two weeks, according to a new
Health Highlights: June 3, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Michael Douglas Blames His Throat Cancer on Oral Sex
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Hollywood star Michael
Douglas says oral sex caused his recent bout with throat