Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors can
experience memory and concentration problems several years after
treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy, a new study says.
FDA Panel Cites Clot Risk From Contraceptive Patch
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- An advisory panel to the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday said that the Ortho
Evra birth control patch carries a higher risk of blood clots for
women compared to older methods, but should not be taken off drug
Gene Therapy a Boon for 6 Hemophilia Patients
SATURDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A single treatment of gene
therapy dramatically improved symptoms and quality of life in a
small group of men with hemophilia B, an uncommon form of the
bleeding disorder, a new study suggests.
Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too
SUNDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called hydroxyurea
that's approved for use in adults with severe sickle cell anemia
can also help young children with the disease, new research
Drug for Acute Respiratory Distress May Do More Harm Than Good: Study
SUNDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A study assessing
intravenous infusion of the drug salbutamol in patients with acute
respiratory distress syndrome was halted because the treatment did
not improve patient outcomes and was associated with an increased
risk of death, researchers say.
ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults
taking drugs for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do
not seem to face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, a
new study finds.
Blink Patterns May Be a Window Into Autistic Mind
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers with autism show
different blink patterns than other children, a finding that
researchers say may provide a clue to the way people with autism
process what they see.
Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The poet Emily Dickinson
greatly feared the "narrow fellow in the grass," writing that she
"never met this fellow/Attended or alone/Without a tighter
breathing/And zero at the bone."
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans get
screened for colon, breast, prostate and cervical cancer even
though guidelines recommend against routinely screening the
elderly, a new study finds.