Posted 3:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia may now be as high as $215 billion a year -- more than the cost of caring for heart disease or cancer, a new study finds.
And that number is expected to escalate as the (More)More Stories from 4/3/2013
Posted 2:00 PM 4/2/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant drug Cymbalta can help relieve chronic pain caused by certain cancer drugs, a new clinical trial reports.
The study, appearing in the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested Cymbalta on patients (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of genetic testing to assess the risk of breast and ovarian cancers linked to the BRCA gene are limited to a small number of women, a new report indicates.
Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes greatly increase a woman's risk of developing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/29/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take hormone therapy that includes estrogen and progestin are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it, especially if they start taking the therapy just as menopause begins, a new analysis confirms.
Researchers followed (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new round of ads featuring emotionally charged tales of smokers who have suffered the ravages of smoking are on the way, federal health officials announced Thursday.
"Last year's campaign exceeded our very high expectations, and this year's campaign (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/27/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy for hepatitis C -- a "silent killer" linked to liver cancer and cirrhosis -- has shown promise in tamping down virus levels in early trials.
Experts caution, however, that it's too soon to know if the injectable drug will (More)