Health News

Newer, More Expensive Drugs Not Better
After the long process of designing, developing and testing new drugs, these meds are usually far more expensive than the older medications on the market. Are they better? Not always.
Why Does Menopause Bring on RA?
Menopause can be a time of massive change for many women. It is important to keep in mind that it's a natural change. But when menopause comes early, it could be a sign of arthritis to come.
Non-invasive Down Syndrome Test Is Accurate
For most women, prenatal screening is important. Prenatal screening enables doctors to detect diseases or conditions in a growing baby before it is born.
HIV Rx May Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis
A class of drugs called CCR5 antagonists has revolutionized the care of HIV patients. These meds slow the disease from progressing to full-blown AIDS. A new preclinical study demonstrates these drugs may also be useful in cancer.
Birth Control Pill Voluntary Recall
If you take Introvale birth control pills, pull out the packaging now and make sure its lot number is not among the ones voluntarily recalled today by the pill's manufacturer Sandoz .
Looking for a Few Good Eggs
Ever take home a product and discover it's missing an essential piece? Imagine having to pick the right microscopic package - for one of the most important experiences of your life.
Smart Bomb for HER2+ Breast Cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. It tends to grow and spread rapidly. An experimental drug may halt this beast and offer a gentler ride for women living with it .
Could Uterine and Breast Cancers be Prevented?
The female hormone estrogen can wreak havoc on a woman's body if it it gets out of hand, promoting the development of breast and endometrial (uterine) cancers.
Mother’s Loss May Affect Infant
When a mother experiences a traumatic loss, her behavior toward and around her infant may interfere healthy development.  New research may offer moms and their babies help through a loss.
Diabetes Advice Just a Phone Call Away
Pregnancy can be a stressful time, especially if you have diabetes. Support from your partner and family can ease some of that stress.