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A major concern for the many thousands of women undergoing cancer chemotherapy most commonly breast cancer is hair loss, even though it s reversible over time. A new technique seems to help reduce the risk and severity: freezing caps.
Dr. Josh Bloom on Science 2.0, March 3, 2015 I never know what I'm going to find on the editorial pages of the New York Times. Sometimes I agree with them, and sometimes I don't. But, they usually, at the very least, make sense.
An actual Nevada lawmaker has developed her own unique theory of cancer causation: she believes cancer is a fungus and can be flushed away with salt water and baking soda. Let s hope this idea stays in Vegas, or better yet, disappears without a trace.
Vitamin D has been widely touted as a miracle" vitamin having a myriad of health effects beyond its basic function of enabling the absorption of calcium from food. Although vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and should be consumed in the form of
Many breast cancer patients have a limited understand of their disease. In her new study, Dr. Rachel Freedman and colleagues of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston surveyed 500
The latest in health news: GM mosquitoes to be unleashed to fight painful diseases, a drink a day may keep the cardiologist away, and women battling cancer often unsure what type of tumor they are fighting
In today s Why didn t I think of that? feature, a simple, but elegant solution that could partially eliminate the guessing game: Which chemotherapy drugs are better to treat a given cancer? While some chemotherapy regimens are well-established to treat a certain type of cancer, in some ways, cancer chemotherapy is still a guessing game.
Here is ACSH's official list of this year's top 10 scares
The use of low doses of aspirin is known to decrease the risk of both colorectal cancer (CRC) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). On the other hand, chronic aspirin use can also cause gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding which can be severe. So how should one make the decision as to whether or not to use aspirin?
Today s NYTimes Personal Health column by Jane E. Brody could pass for an ACSH publication: Emotion Is Not the Best Medicine. How many times have we said that? She uses the Ebola hysteria as her hook, but the column is replete with wise words.
The National Center for Health Statistics released their annual report on mortality last week, and not so surprisingly, they found that the life expectancy in 2012 for older adults has continued to increase. Currently, a 65 year old will live on an average an additional 19.3 years: about 18 years for men and almost 21 years for
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of chemicals that were commonly used in electrical insulation and may be found in the window caulking of older buildings. Well-known supermodel, Cindy Crawford, is now taking issue with the presence of PCBs in the window