Health News

Afraid to Talk About Sex
Cancer isn't very sexy. The disease and its treatments usually affect a person's sexual desires, body image and willingness to be intimate. And talking about these matters isn't easy for patients or, it turns out, their health providers.
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Call Me When You Get an Answer
Cell-phone use has been shown to increase brain-glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity), but long-term risks are less clear.
Life After Chemo
Chemotherapy can take a health toll that can rival the cancer it treats in terms of discomfort and maintenance. Here are a few ways to take care of yourself or a loved one following chemotherapy.
Trials and Tribulations
Only a small number of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials because of a low level of physician referrals, according to a new study.
Pictures of Health?
Cardiac imaging following a heart attack has been linked to an increased cancer risk because of the exposure to low-dose radiation, according to a new study.
Certain Vaccines May Help Guard Against Childhood Cancer
Children vaccinated against hepatitis B might be at a lower risk of developing leukemia, according to a new study.
The Uncertain Future
Recent ethical controversy concerning human embryonic stem cell research has created an environment of uncertainty that is impacting scientists who work with stem cells, according to a new survey.
Equal Protection
A study funded by HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine maker, Merck & Co., finds the HPV vaccine GardasilĀ® protects boys as well as girls against the virus.
Power to the Patients
According to new recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, individuals with advanced cancer should be counseled on end-of-life care choices earlier.