When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's the great guy
who got away or the dead-end relationship that went on way too
long, regrets involving romance are most commonly cited by
Americans when asked about things they wish they'd done
Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients taking the
drugs sunitinib and sorafenib respond to the flu vaccine, which
suggests that the drugs don't cause as much damage to the immune
system as previously believed, researchers say.
Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The time it takes to
transfer heart attack patients to hospitals that provide emergency
coronary angioplasty was greatly reduced when a statewide transfer
program was launched in North Carolina, a new study finds.
Genome Map May Help Save Tasmanian Devils
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the genomes of
Tasmanian devils could help prevent the species' extinction from a
contagious cancer, according to scientists.
FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The controversial cancer
drug Avastin becomes the focus of U.S. regulators' attention again
Tuesday during a two-day hearing to determine if the medication can
keep its FDA approval for the treatment of metastatic breast
Trials of Type 1 Diabetes Vaccines Bring Mixed Results
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine developed to
prevent the progression of type 1 diabetes shows some promise,
while another designed to alter insulin production fails, according
to the results of two new studies.
New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect
MONDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New mandatory safety
standards for cribs in the United States that take effect Tuesday
"are an important step in ensuring a safe environment for infants
as they sleep," according to a statement from the National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints at one
reason that black Americans are at a higher risk of death from
heart disease than whites: Blacks appear to have higher levels of a
certain type of plaque that builds up in arteries and is not
detected in standard screening.
Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients
TUESDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Some HIV patients
experience memory loss and other neurological deficits, despite
treatment, and new research suggests that the reason why is because
the virus weakens the blood-brain barrier by infecting a small
group of supporting brain cells called astrocytes.