December 07, 2011
Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study
Some endurance athletes
may suffer damage to the heart's right ventricle, research shows,
but the findings do not suggest that this type of exercise is
unhealthy, researchers say.
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast
In November, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration revoked its approval of the drug Avastin
for the treatment of breast cancer. But, a new study suggests that
the drug can boost the survival of women with a specific type of
aggressive breast tumor when used in conjunction with two other
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast
Women can lower their risk
of developing breast cancer by avoiding unnecessary medical
radiation, forgoing menopausal hormone therapy and limiting alcohol
use, but they don't need to worry about using hair dyes or
cellphones, a broad new national report says.
Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach
An experimental vaccine
may one day help us say "bon voyage" to the dreaded "cruise-ship"
tummy bug for good. New research suggests a vaccine to stave off
the norovirus that has sickened many cruisers in recent years may
be on the horizon.