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.
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.
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.
Step Up One Step at a Time Breast Cancer Dancers
Nobody walks away from breast cancer scot-free. The best of treatments leave the ladies of breast cancer changed, sometimes for years. Research confirms that fitness levels matter. A lot.
Vaccinating Against HER2 Reappearance
Breast cancers that have high levels of HER2 are particularly aggressive. Not only do they grow rapidly, but they tend to return after treatment. A vaccine currently being investigated appears to be effective in preventing this reappearing act.
Natural Compound Pounds Breast Cancer
Imagine that instead of toxic chemotherapies, natural compounds in foods could be used to fight back against aggressive cancers. Celery and parsley may be vegetable gems of the future.
HPV Shot can Protect From Reinfection
HPV is among the most common sexually transmitted diseases and can lay groundwork for developing cervical cancer. But even women who have had HPV disease can benefit from the vaccine.
Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
If you're planning to get pregnant, don't let a prior breast cancer diagnosis stop you. Pregnancy following breast cancer remission appears to be safe.
Do Contraceptives Increase Your Cancer Risks?
You're taking the pill, or maybe you've tried one of the injectable contraceptives. Now you hear something about an association between birth control and cancer and you start to freak. No need to.