Health News

Weighting Out Your Option
After a breast cancer diagnosis, survivors should increase their recovery chances by keeping their weight in check. While most women do not gain a great deal of weight after a breast cancer diagnosis, the ones that do are increasing their risk for a reoccurence.
New Findings on Hormone Replacement Therapy
You may remember some years ago when a large women's study was stopped because one of the therapies being tested was shown to actually increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
Breast Milk May Identify Breast Cancer Risks
On the horizon is a non-invasive study that could predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by examining cells naturally found in her breast milk.
Shock and Awe On Breast Cancer
To add strength to the war on breast cancer, invasive radiologists have developed an innovative technique that both stuns a breast tumor’s growth by blocking an enzyme needed to encourage cancer cells’ growth and injecting a powerful cancer drug directly into the tumor. Think of it as a Shock (laser used to block the enzyme) and Awe (injecting drugs directly into the tumor) approach to delay the growth and spread of breast cancer.
Obesity Causes Post-Menopausal Women Problems
Obesity contributes to so many health problems that it seems impossible to list all of them. Results from a recent study now add to that list of diseases that are caused, at least partially, by obesity.
Breast Cancer Drug Helps Some and Hurts Others
For some women, tamoxifen can protect against the recurrence of breast cancer, but it can be hard figuring out which women will get the most from the drug while avoiding its serious side effects.
Losing Balance After Breast Cancer
Survivors of breast cancer may find it hard to stand strong as a result of the therapies they endured while fighting the cancer, according to new research.
Double Up on Vitamin D
Adults need around 4,000 to 8,000 IU daily of vitamin D to maintain levels of healthful vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of several diseases by about half.
Practice Makes Perfect
Radiologists who read more mammograms tend to be better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Discovery Holds Hope for Pancreatic and Breast Cancer
Recent research has uncovered a protein implicated in both pancreatic and breast cancer tumors.