WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — 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.
Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Varubi (rolapitant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among adults undergoing cancer chemotherapy.
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy that…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Aging baby boomers are getting bum knees replaced at a greater rate, and at a younger age, than ever before, a new U.S. study confirms.
The data, from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, shows that between 2000 and…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Young women with diabetes are much more likely to have a heart attack than those without the blood sugar disease, new research says.
The study from Poland also found that young women who actually had a heart attack were…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — 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.
The study authors said this is the first research to identify this…
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure?
Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it’s too soon to say for sure.
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Man’s Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly
Surgeons saved a man’s badly burned hand by implanting it in his belly for three…
– If you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help you figure out why.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests what to include:
The time at which you go to bed each night.
The time you…
– Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections.
To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises:
Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging.
Protect against blisters by using a…
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Heart specialists can’t always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows.
A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound that occurs…