Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests. The BRCA mutations are linked with a greater risk for aggressive breast and ovarian cancer. The drug, talazoparib, works by blocking an enzyme called…

One Reason Why Kidney Transplants Fail

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Scottish scientists say they’ve found new clues to why some kidney transplants fail. It has to do with the amount of “wear and tear” a transplanted kidney has and how that affects its work in the recipient, the new study says. It was known that the age of…

Forecast Sees Abnormal Heat Worldwide Through 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This year’s record-breaking worldwide heat wave is likely a preview of coming attractions, scientists say. Using a new method for predicting global temperatures, researchers concluded that 2018-2022 may be even hotter than expected. While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, the new forecasting…

Immigrants Not a Burden on U.S. Health Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Immigrants in the United States use health care services less often than native-born citizens and may actually be subsidizing some of their health care, a new study reports. A team of researchers systematically examined 188 peer-reviewed studies since the year 2000 related to health care expenditures on and…

Rehydration: How Much Is Too Much?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Staying hydrated is a mantra not only when exercising, but throughout the day for optimal health. Yet it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. In recent years, a number of athletes have died from a condition called exercise-associated hyponatremia, or EAH, which results from overwhelming…