She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Life in Europe's Neolithic Age, more than 7,000 years ago, was never easy. But an examination of the remains of a woman from the period suggests she battled a foe still prevalent today -- leukemia.

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report.

Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation and chemotherapy can cause structural changes in the healthy brain tissue of patients with glioblastoma brain tumors, a new study finds.

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a more than doubled risk of developing abnormal blood cells that can become cancerous, a new study suggests.

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests.

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that uses a patient's own immune cells may cure some patients and prolong survival in others with the blood cancer, researchers report.

More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said.

Anti-Nausea Drug Approved

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Varubi (rolapitant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among adults undergoing cancer chemotherapy.

Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options.