Health News Archive - June 13, 2012


The project examined the recurrence of breast cancer in the United Kingdom and recently reported that almost one in four women will be have the disease for a second time within 10 years of the first diagnosis.


A new report by researchers from the German Cancer Institute in Heidelberg, Germany delves into the connection found between smoking and death.


A recent report challenges the federal government to release information regarding the amount of unhealthy food and sugary soda that is paid for with food stamps.


Researchers in Sweden recently announced that an increased amount of dental plaque has been found to affect the risk of premature cancer death.


A recent study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, released results that statins, drugs taken to decrease cholesterol level, may have negative side effect son people’s energy levels.

Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder are in a bind.

It seems logical that programs to screen and manage depression in pregnant, HIV-positive Medicaid patients should already be in place, but they aren't.

Vismodegib, a new skin cancer drug for patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma tested by TGen, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and Mayo Clinic, is hailed as "the greatest advance in therapy yet seen" for advanced basal cell carcinoma in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-researchers collaborated on more than 70 research projects presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) this month.

Men who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are seeing another potential benefit from continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP: improved sexual function and satisfaction in non-diabetic men under age 60.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]