| Jul 17, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Despite a report that cellphones are possibly carcinogenic, a Dakotas doctor said a link between cellphones and cancer is tenuous at best.
In late May, a World Health Organization agency said cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Berries are nutritional powerhouses whether they're eaten fresh, frozen, dried, freeze-dried or powdered. But can they protect our brain and memory, melt fat and prevent urinary tract infections?
Though emerging research is juicy, scientists know less...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:53 PM
In the past several years, many doctors have advanced the notion that it's safest to start hormone therapy soon after menopause, when women are most eager to find relief from hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia.
And indeed, there's good evidence that...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:47 PM
As engineers have fought to avert a meltdown at the earthquake- and tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant, nuclear authorities have reported that spikes of radiation have escaped from the facility at levels that can be dangerous to...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving quickly with Roche's application for targeted melanoma drug vemurafenib, which could receive approval as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the situation.
A pivotal trial found...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to support routine screening tests for bladder cancer, according to new U.S. recommendations.
Several urine tests can detect bladder cancer, a disease that will kill an estimated 15,000 Americans...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow.
The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear if...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 10:27 PM
If asked, most real estate agents will tell you that one of the most commonly asked questions is about the quality and location of the local schools — an important question, to be sure.
Don Abrams, of Abrams Coastal Properties on Balboa Island,...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:51 PM
I'm cancer-free. At least that's what my last "tumor marker" test showed after a few weeks of intensive treatment with radiation and chemotherapy.
The test result caused my oncologist to smile — a rare sight.
Call me a skeptic, but I wanted to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:54 AM
TRAVERSE CITY — Apple growers in the eastern U.S. have a despised enemy known as apple scab — a disease caused by a fungus that forms ugly brown or greenish-black pockmarks on the fruit's skin. A scabby apple is unfit for grocery stores...
| Aug 24, 2011
When VJ Sleight’s breast cancer returned last year, she wondered if the unusual recurrence – 23 years after her original diagnosis -- had anything to do with the controversial hCG diet that she had repeatedly followed.