The latest health stories from the hefty price of cancer, the unintended consequence of a successful HIV drug, and why we shouldn't tax food to fight obesity
Hats off to Paul Howard at the Manhattan Institute for a fascinating and very timely commentary entitled Sure, We'll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To? Howard s piece is about the disconnect between emerging scientific advances to fight cancer and our ability as a society to pay for them.
It s starting to feel a little bit like summer on the East coast now, which means people are clean up their yards and gardens. And that means using chemicals, which according to an op-ed by
For years, if not decades, we ve been hearing that a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in red meats and fats will prevent various forms of cancer. True? Well, not so much.
Top stories: Mammography guidelines questioned, so-called pediatricians jumping on anti-vaccine bandwagon, and the sour news on Vitamin D, again.
Bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) is widely acknowledged as an effective treatment for obesity, especially for individuals
A couple of months ago, a scary op-ed in the NYTimes warned about the cancer epidemic being fed by excessive CT scans. We debunked it then, and now Medscape s dialogue provides more perspective, featuring an ACSH advisor.
If you pay attention to health news, it seems like every day, something new is blamed for causing cancer. And how fitting that on the 30th anniversary of the first handheld cell phone, cell
New study may convince women with one of the BRCA mutations to have their ovaries removed: cancer risk is substantial. Why worry? Save your eggs and lose the ovaries!
Recent reports published by the World Health Organization predict a dramatic rise in cancer cases worldwide.
DO fear the radiologist! The NYTimes publishes an op-ed seeming to warn everyone to avoid deadly CT scans at (almost) all costs. Avoid those unnecessary ones, anyway. But who s to say which ones those are the FDA?
The never-ending war on cancer will only be won when we win the war against death itself. While rates of heart disease, stroke and COPD have plummeted, the decline in cancer deaths is slower, giving the false impression that there is a cancer epidemic.