Health Tip: Is That Bump a Bunion?
(HealthDay News) -- When you walk, the joint at the base of the
big toe supports a lot of the body's weight. So when bunion forms
at that joint and forces the big toe to curve toward the others, it
can be quite painful.
Health Tip: Avoid Asthma Triggers
(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to prevent an asthma flare,
avoiding things that trigger your breathing problems is a good
HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- A once-a-day pill to
prevent HIV infection could significantly reduce the spread of the
AIDS-causing virus, but would only be cost-effective if limited to
men at very high risk for HIV infection, according to a new
Avastin No Benefit to Older Lung Cancer Patients: Study
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare patients who have
advanced non-small cell lung cancer appear to get no survival
benefit from adding the drug Avastin to standard chemotherapy,
researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report.
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- At least one in 10 U.S.
adults is estimated to have chronic kidney disease, but whether
screening and monitoring people in the earlier stages of the
disease provides a benefit just isn't clear, a new review of the
available clinical trials revealed.
Brain Surgery Might Ease Tough-to-Treat OCD
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most people with
obsessive-compulsive disorder manage their symptoms through talk
therapy and medication. But for some, severe OCD can take over
their lives. A few eventually turn to brain surgery, and a new
study shows how they fared.
Brain Tumor Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine made from brain
cancer patients' own tumor cells led to a nearly 50 percent
improvement in survival times for those stricken with glioblastoma
multiforme, the same malignancy that claimed the life of U.S. Sen.
Edward Kennedy, a new study suggests.
Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- When Medicare stops paying
for seniors' medications after they enter the Part D "donut hole,"
the seniors often go without the drugs, even if the medications are
essential for heart health, new research shows.
New Method to Reveal Alzheimer's Marker Shows Promise
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to the
growing pile of scientific strategies aimed at revealing
beta-amyloid (protein) plaques, the brain-clogging fragments that
have been associated with Alzheimer's disease.
White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy
TUESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama Administration
has chosen the middle ground with its new drug control policy,
advocating treatment over tough sentencing.