No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- For women with a specific
type of breast cancer, taking Herceptin for a year after initial
treatment is just as effective -- and safer -- than staying on it
for a longer period, new research suggests.
Health Tip: If You've Got Knee Arthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis in one or both knees can make it
painful and difficult to bend, run or walk.
Health Tip: When an Animal Bite Becomes Infected
(HealthDay News) -- When Fido or Fluffy bite someone, it poses
risks of nerve and tendon damage and, more often, infection. The
chances of infection from a cat bite is much higher than that of a
dog bite, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons notes.
Acute Kidney Injuries Up Sharply in U.S.
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of the most
severe form of acute kidney injury increased dramatically in the
United States over the past decade, and deaths associated with the
condition doubled over that time, a new study says.
No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Erythropoietin, more commonly
known as EPO, has been banned from sports due to a belief that it
provides an unfair competitive advantage to users, but new research
found there is no scientific evidence the blood-cell stimulating
hormone actually enhances athletes' performance.
Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are nine
times more likely than other children to be taken to the emergency
department for mental health problems, according to a new
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "chemo brain" --
problems with thinking, concentrating and remembering that are
associated with receiving chemotherapy -- may actually start to
occur before the treatment is initiated, a small new study
Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The key to a slimmer figure
is not necessarily dieting, but just cutting back on fat intake, a
new British study suggests.
When Antidepressants Don't Work, Give Counseling a Try
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from
depression who don't respond to antidepressants alone may find
relief if they also undergo cognitive behavioral therapy, a new
British study suggests.
Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The drug Avastin
(bevacizumab), when added to chemotherapy, does not improve
disease-free survival in patients with triple-negative breast
cancer any better than chemo alone, new research finds.
Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: