July 01, 2011
Health Tip: Practice Safe Grilling
Harmful bacteria multiply faster during
warmer weather, making food-borne illness even more of a threat
during the summer grilling season.
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad
Increasing daily soluble
fiber intake may help you lose dangerous visceral fat, which
produces hormones and other substances linked to a host of chronic
diseases, according to a new study.
Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts
Oncologists and even some
breast cancer support groups are endorsing a U.S. health advisory
panel's recommendation that the blockbuster cancer drug Avastin be
removed for use in metastatic breast cancer.
Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug
The cost of Provenge, an
expensive and newly approved therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine,
will be covered by Medicare for men with metastatic prostate
cancer, the agency announced late Thursday.
Lazanda Approved for Cancer Pain
Lazanda (fentanyl) nasal
spray has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
treat breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who are already
receiving opioid therapy, drug maker Archimedes Pharma said.