FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug aimed at treating metastatic breast cancers linked to the BRCA gene mutation.
These mutated genes, called BRCA1 and BRCA2, first came to prominence in 2013 when actress and director Angelina Jolie announced she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy. Jolie said she carried the BRCA1 gene, which greatly raises a woman's odds for breast and ovarian cancers.
MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 -- Women who pull the night shift regularly might be at greater risk for a number of cancers, new research suggests.
"Our study indicates that night-shift work serves as a risk factor for common cancers in women," said study author Xuelei Ma. He is an oncologist in the State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center at West China Medical Center of Sichuan University, China.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 -- Holiday parties and gatherings mean more trips to nail and hair salons for some. But if you're not careful, you might end up picking up more than you bargained for.
In a recent small survey of nail and hair salon clients, more than two-thirds said they'd had one or more health issues after visiting a salon. These included skin problems, fungal infections and respiratory symptoms.
TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 -- Patients used to see doctors as kindly-but-firm professionals -- experts who knew what they were talking about and whose advice should be heeded, even if it wasn't necessarily welcome.
But these days, people have become demanding health care consumers, and they don't respond well when a doctor disagrees with them, a new study shows.