| Sep 23, 2010
Caught early, breast cancer is easily treatable and survivable. As in all types of cancer, breast cancer diagnoses are broken down into stages. Each stage is based on whether or not — or how far — the cancer cells have spread. Each stage...
| Sep 7, 2011
Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday.
Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
| Sep 22, 2010
Where it was once believed too much soy in a diet could increase the risk of developing breast cancer, newer findings suggest high-soy diets can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death. The contradiction, in part, is prompting some health...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 8:21 AM
A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 11:58 AM
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A new study of leukemia drug Mylotarg, pulled from the U.S. market last year due to safety concerns, found it to be effective when used at low doses in older adults but questions about toxicity remain.
Pfizer Inc voluntarily...
| Nov 9, 2010
The health-care overhaul has taken some of the flex out of flexible spending accounts, which let workers pay medical expenses with pretax dollars. Starting in January, you'll no longer be able to use your FSA for over-the-counter drugs and medicines...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:46 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to "avoid a public health disaster."
The number of...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others.
A study that compared death rates found...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Green tea, in a cup or a capsule, may shave off a few points of your "bad" cholesterol, a new research review suggests.
Looking at 20 past clinical trials, researchers found that green tea trimmed 5 to 6 points more from...
| Jul 25, 2011
Traditional pension plans, paid family leave, and even the company picnic are all on the decline. Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years. Some 77 percent of companies report that benefits...