Health News

Cancer Patients Support Each Other Through Facebook Community
Talking to a doctor about cancer, its treatment and aftermath offers a detached point of view because the physician usually doesn't have first-hand knowledge. But interacting with fellow patients can be enormously helpful and supportive.
3D Screenings Coming Soon to a Colon Near You
Think of it as 3-D high definition TV. That's what's happening in the cancer screening world, thanks to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers.
Esophagus Problems Are in the Genes
Barrett's esophagus happens when stomach acids damage the lining of the esophagus. Now, it seems that genes may also play a role in causing the disorder.
No Signs Doesn't Mean No Disease
If you have a health problem but no symptoms, you may not even know that you are sick. Some people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, have this problem.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Bisphosphonates and Esophageal Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer).
Your Heart's Not Really Burning
"I got heartburn during my second pregnancy," Marcy tells "It felt like fire in my throat. My doctor told me that the baby was pushing up on my stomach." Some years later, Marcy said it returned. "I quit smoking in 2006 and gained a lot of weight, and it kicked in for real - like every night or when I lay down - here it came. In the middle of the night, this vile bitter vomit would come up, wake me up and go into my nose. It was awful." What she's talking about is a serious form of heartburn.
Strawberry Fields Forever
"Not only is it good for you, it taste good too!" This familiar statement now applies to strawberries and their potential to fight cancer.
Radiant News about Head and Neck Cancer
For advanced head and neck cancers that have stopped responding to other therapies, there may be a new treatment option that uses something you leaned about in high school science class.
Gene Expression and Metastasis in Head and Neck Cancer
A study of 222 cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer has yielded startling results about the role of gene expression in metastasis.
Miracle Workers
According to a new report from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, preserving a patient's voice and rebuilding the trachea is possible after removing an invasive throat tumor.