October 12, 2010
Non-Prescription 'Fashion' Contacts Can Harm Your
Halloween is a popular time
to buy over-the-counter decorative contact lenses, but they pose a
number of potential risks to your eyes, including pain,
inflammation, serious infection and permanent vision loss, warns
the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Cancer-Fighting Bone Drugs Might Raise Stroke
A new study finds that
cancer patients treated with bisphosphonate drugs such as Aredia or
Zometa to reduce or delay bone complications from cancer may be at
higher risk for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial
fibrillation and for a related event, stroke.
Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine
Many patients with
incurable cancer are still being screened for common cancers,
although these tests are unlikely to provide any benefit,
researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
City have found.