Health News

Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
AvastinĀ®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.
Blocking Renegade Gene Could Stop the Spread of Cancer
Blocking a rogue gene known as WWP2 has led scientists at the University of East Anglia to better understanding of how cancer spreads -- and how to stop it.
A Crystal Ball for Colon Cancer?
A genetic test may be able to identify those with stage II colon cancer who face a higher risk of recurrence, according to new research from Germany.
Racial Disparities Among Colorectal-Cancer Screening
Minorities are much less likely to undergo colonoscopies than caucasians, according to a new study form the University of California at David Cancer Center.
Race and Colorectal Cancer Screening
According to new research, the likelihood of individuals getting screened for colorectal cancer differs across geographic and racial lines.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Common Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Oral bisphosphonates, a treatment for bone disease, may double the risk of developing esophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet), according to a new study from the University of Oxford.
Ancient Fruit, Future Superfood?
Mangos pack more than delicious flavor, it turns out. The fruit indigenous to the Indian subcontinent has been shown to prevent and halt development of certain colon and breast cancer cells.
Timing is Everything
There may be no greater boon to combating cancer than diagnosing the disease in its earliest and most treatable stages. Exciting new technologies that detect cancer in faster, smarter ways are making sure that happens.