Health News

New Promise in Preventing Cervical Cancer
Human papilloma virus (HPV) has long been known to be a primary cause of cervical cancer. Scientists have discovered that an existing drug can put the body's natural defense system into action to kill this virus before cancer develops.
It May Not be Ovarian Cancer Afterall
Cancer is a tricky disease. Researchers now believe that one form of ovarian cancer may start as a fallopian tube tumor. Findings from this new study may offer new hope in treating the disease.
Why Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
Motherhood may be one of the greatest blessings for many women. First, a woman receives the precious gift of a child. Then, she also is protected from breast cancer throughout her life.
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.
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.
Mistakes Were Made
Once ovarian cancer has been diagnosed, it takes some general practitioners more than one month to record the diagnosis, according to a new study.
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.
Researchers Discover New Breast Cancer Culprit
When scientists identify concentrations of regulatory T cells (immune-system cells) in breast cancer tumors, it usually signifies an unfavorable prognosis. Now researchers have uncovered why.
Resveratrol and Rapamycin: A Power Couple
Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, may have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells when combined with rapamycin, an immunosuppressant drug.