Detecting Lung Cancer From Simple Blood Draw

Detecting Lung Cancer From Simple Blood Draw

CHICAGO — Diagnosing lung cancer from a simple blood test?  Two years ago, this was a “pipe dream” but “today, we actually have data to show this is really feasible to find early-stage cancer in the blood,” said lead investigator Geoffrey R. Oxnard, MD, associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School […]

Summer's coming and so are the bugs. Do I have to use DEET?

Summer's coming and so are the bugs. Do I have to use DEET?

A reader wonders about viable alternatives to insect repellents containing DEET. Plus: the power of ketoconazole and the side effects of a cholesterol drug. Q: I killed a mosquito last night, and that got me thinking about repellents. I have some concerns about DEET, which seems to be the standard. A few years ago, I […]

Study: In US, 1 in 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Opioid-Related

Study: In US, 1 in 5 Young Adult Deaths Are Opioid-Related

One out of every five deaths among young adults ages 24 to 35 in the United States is related to opioids, with men representing nearly 70 percent of these deaths, according to a new study led by Canadian researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The study expands on research in Canadian populations. The researchers […]

Growing number of fatal car crashes linked to drug use

Growing number of fatal car crashes linked to drug use

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE An increasing number of drivers involved in fatal crashes are testing positive for drugs, especially opioids and marijuana, according to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association — though it is unclear whether drug use is […]

Tick warning: Lyme disease worse than 22 broken bones

Tick warning: Lyme disease worse than 22 broken bones

Tick warning: Lyme disease worse than 22 broken bones  Foster’s Daily Democrat Protect your horse from Lyme disease  EQUUS Magazine Swat’s in store for you this summer?!?  Lewiston Sun Journal Full coverage Source link

Night Time Snacking Linked With Poor Sleep, Obesity

Night Time Snacking Linked With Poor Sleep, Obesity

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'Surviving' cancer is a weird ongoing journey of readjustment

'Surviving' cancer is a weird ongoing journey of readjustment

“Hey cancer, you picked the wrong bitch.” “Been there. Beat that.” “Remission rocks.” “Survivor.” “;” This is a selection of bumper stickers and tattoos devised by cancer survivors. Of these, I choose, if choose I must, the semi-colon. It is discreet, obscure, open to interpretation. To me, it signifies cancer as a pause, a clause, […]

Protect your four-legged friends from legless danger, snakes!

Protect your four-legged friends from legless danger, snakes!

Protect your four-legged friends from legless danger, snakes!  Times Record News Man hospitalized for venomous coral snake bite in North Fort Myers  Wink News Express Adda: ‘I believe that touching a snake opens people’s minds and changes it forever’  Financial Express Full coverage Source link