Birth control pills tied to slight rise in breast cancer risk, regardless of formulation. A new study finds the single hormone pill and combination estrogen-progestogen pills confer a similar degree of heightened risk for breast cancer. Read more When BMI isn’t used as measurement, obesity’s health ‘benefit’ disappears. A newContinue Reading

Dangerous drug-resistant fungal infections spreading in U.S. The percentage of dangerous infections caused by C. auris has increased every year, and nearly doubled in 2021, researchers report. Read more Good news or bad, patients want access to medical test results. By law, U.S. patients must have access to medical testContinue Reading

Bile duct cancers: Funding, research needed to fight this silent killer. As too many American families have discovered, this tumor is typically only discovered once the cancer is in an advanced, incurable stage. Anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 such cases occur in the United States each year. Read more DrugContinue Reading

Colon cancer in the young: One woman’s story. Tatiana Gonzalez was just 39 when the disease struck her. It’s part of a disturbing trend where colon cancer is hitting more and more people under 50, often at advanced stages. Read more More additives being added to Americans’ food. The chemicalsContinue Reading

Having a-fib might raise risks for dementia. The link was stronger in people who developed a-fib before age 65 and in those without chronic kidney disease, a new study found. Read more Chest scans for respiratory ailments might also spot heart trouble. Reviewing CT scans on file to estimate aContinue Reading

Poll finds many Americans worried about health care understaffing. Almost 3 out of 4 people who needed health care in the past six months experienced delays or challenges in getting that care, the HealthDay/Harris Poll found. Read more New York City rats can carry COVID virus. In a new study,Continue Reading

Two healthy diets may help prevent dementia. Seniors who followed either the Mediterranean or MIND diet had the brain age of someone 18 years younger, new research showed. Read more Pharmacies, hospitals face shortage of breathing drug albuterol. One of the two major U.S. manufacturers of the generic drug shutContinue Reading

Vitamin D could help prevent dementia. Consuming the “sunshine vitamin” lowered the chances of dementia by 40%, when compared to those who didn’t take supplements, new research showed. Read more Most college athletes with genetic heart defects can safely play sports. In a study, 95% of college and professional athletesContinue Reading

Cell injection therapy shows promise against chronic back pain. An injection that helps regenerate spinal discs has lasting benefits, results from an extended clinical trial show. Read more Though often prescribed, diuretics may not help prevent kidney stones. While the lowest rate of recurrence was seen in patients on theContinue Reading

Tough journeys: When cancer strikes people with dementia.The number of people suffering with both conditions is expected to rise as America’s population continues to age. Read more Dozens of medical groups form coalition to counter misinformation. Composed of 50 groups from across the country, members will tackle the spread ofContinue Reading