Posted 9:16 AM 5/16/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There is promising information out about treating advanced Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center finds a combination of two drugs can shrink Melanoma tumors significantly.
The drugs work by boosting the immune (More)
Posted 9:30 AM 5/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Medical researchers in China unveiled a sheep fitted with a new type of artificial heart this week.
It's reportedly a smaller, lighter artificial heart than pervious prototypes. Scientists say the sheep has lived more than 60 days with the artificial heart and is good condition.
The heart was jointly developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and an international cardiovascular hospital in northern China.
Posted 9:23 AM 5/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Scientists have taken another step towards turning human skin cells into embryonic stem cells.
The cells are capable of turning into any type of cell in the body, like nerve, liver, and heart cells. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University used a variation of an approach (More)
Posted 2:20 PM 5/14/2013 by NBC News
(NBC News) Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is turning heads for something other than her acting and directing skills.
Writing in the New York Times, Jolie says she underwent a double mastectomy after learning she tested positive for one of the breast cancer genes.
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Posted 9:30 AM 5/13/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take a toll on your heart.
A British study of more than 15,000 adults found those who felt work-related stress had an increased risk of coronary artery disease. The risk was even higher when they also had at least two (More)
Posted 9:26 AM 5/10/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A few minutes of rigorous exercise may be as effective as several hours of running or biking.
The American College of Sports Medicine has published a list of 12 exercises that mimic the exercise impact of a long run and trip to the gym. The exercises include squats and planks. Experts say they need to be done at high intensity with short, 10 second breaks.
None of the exercises requires special equipment, just a wall or chair.
Posted 9:29 AM 5/8/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Requiring obese adults to exercise in order to receive cheaper health benefits is an effective strategy -- although a third of participants think the program is coercive.
Research at the University of Michigan studied a group of people insured by Blue Care Network. Obese people had the (More)
Posted 9:24 AM 5/7/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
More than a million babies die on the day they are born, according to a study by Save the Children.
11,000 newborns died on their birthday in the United States in 2011. The United States are the thirtieth best place in the world to be a mother. Finland was found to be the best place to be a mother, and the Democratic Republic of Congo was the toughest.
The rankings are based on women's education, income, political representation and surviving child birth.
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Posted 12:11 PM 5/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Indoor tanning beds would carry new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to additional regulations, under a proposal unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.The FDA wants all tanning beds to carry language warning people under the age of 18 about the (More)
Posted 11:31 AM 5/6/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.The Food and Drug Administration says the drugs (More)