Health News

Drug Shows Promise for Thyroid Cancer
Pazopanib, a drug that halts blood-vessel growth in tumors, has been shown to be effective in a large number of patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancers.
Crunches for Prostate Health?
Physical activity may play a vital role in longevity in men with prostate cancer, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.
HPV Vaccination May be Your Best Shot
To ring in Cervical Health Awareness Month, let's start with a rather startling statistic: Did you know cervical cancer ranks as the third most common cancer in women worldwide?
Timing is Everything
There may be no greater boon to combating cancer than diagnosing the disease in its earliest and most treatable stages. Exciting new technologies that detect cancer in faster, smarter ways are making sure that happens.
Medical Scans Pose Higher Risk for Children
The frequency of children undergoing medical imaging tests that use radiation is becoming a concern, due to potential cancer risks associated with multiple procedures.
Shocking News!
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.
Ceasing Cervical Cancer
GlaxoSmithKline has granted an unrestricted gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, to focus research efforts on cervical-cancer prevention.
Lung-Cancer Link: TB or not TB?
Though a direct link has never been established between tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer, researchers have established some compelling evidence suggesting a correlation.
Avoiding HPV: A Mother-Daughter Conversation
A recent study from Ohio State University reveals the importance of mothers talking to their daughters about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its vaccine.