Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Judy Perkins was 49 and battling breast cancer that had spread, but chemotherapy and hormone treatments had failed to rein in her disease. So, her doctors tried a highly sophisticated, but experimental, immunotherapy. It worked beyond their wildest expectations: Her body was cleared of all signs of cancer.…

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Non-Drug Migraine Treatments Often Ignored

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many migraine sufferers skip recommended behavioral treatments, such as stress management and talk therapy, a new study finds. Lack of time, cost and skepticism are among the reasons why, said Dr. Mia Minen, director of research for NYU Langone’s headache division in New York City. Previous studies have…

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Man Was Awake for 90 Minutes During CPR: Report

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s your worst nightmare: As doctors race to save your life while performing CPR, you’re actually awake and conscious of what they are doing. A new report shows it happened for one man for up to 90 minutes, and the finding suggests that sedation during CPR should be…

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Smart Steps for Safer International Travel

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing other cultures, visiting world landmarks and tasting foreign cuisines are just some of the pleasures of international travel. But for a safer trip, take these steps before you leave home. Check the U.S. State Department website for any travel alerts or warnings concerning your destination. Double check…

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Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20…

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Tips for Handling a Medical Emergency

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Knowing how to respond to an emergency can save valuable time and lives. But do you know what to do? Whether it’s a life-threatening injury, car accident or medical emergency, the most important thing is to quickly assess the situation and the safety of all involved, said Dr.…

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Many High School Pitchers Suffer Pain as Pitch Counts Mount

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The new baseball season could bring pain to lots of America’s younger players. New research shows that more than half of all high school pitchers are likely to suffer discomfort in their throwing arm during the season. “We found that the number of injuries peaked early — only…

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Why Dogs Born in Summer Likelier to Get Heart Disease

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of year, according to new research. Scientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine analyzed data from…

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New Treatments May Extend Pancreatic Cancer Survival

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Innovative ways of using chemotherapy can significantly extend the lives of patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly cancers known, two new clinical trials report. A four-drug chemo “cocktail” extended surgical patients’ lives by nearly two years over the current standard single-drug chemo regimen for pancreatic…

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Drug May Spare Some Kidney Cancer Patients From Organ Removal

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people with advanced kidney cancer might not need to have their kidneys removed during treatment, something that until now has been standard practice. Patients who only received a targeted drug for their kidney cancer survived just as well as those who had their cancerous organ removed before…

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Tragedy of Child Sexual Abuse Takes Financial Toll, Too

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Child sexual abuse in the United States exacts an enormous economic toll, researchers report. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that in 2015 alone, the costs associated with the aftermath of abuse exceeded $9 billion. That figure included costs associated with health care,…

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High-Calorie Foods Fit for a Diet

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Not every food you eat has to be low-calorie when you want to lose weight. There are many nutritious and tasty foods that can help you feel satisfied, rather than deprived, and that’s important when you’re facing calorie restrictions day in and day out. The key to including…

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