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First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Piqray (alpelisib) tablets were approved for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with fulvestrant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The tablets were approved for use in men […]

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Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for cancer drugs continue to rise steadily, with patients paying thousands of dollars each year despite efforts to close the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” researchers said. Prices for 13 anticancer drugs available through Medicare Part D in […]

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High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to keep your cholesterol under control: New research suggests that LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol may play a role in the development of early-onset Alzheimer’s. A rare form of the disease that occurs before the age of 65, early-onset […]

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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]

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What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

“Morning wood” is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a dream relating to sex. Instead, […]

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Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, or hereditary hair loss. In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem. People can try several treatments and […]

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Tips for sleeping better

Tips for sleeping better

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. However, 7–19% of adults in the United […]

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What to know about a blood clot in the arm

What to know about a blood clot in the arm

Blood clots can form in veins throughout the body, including those in the arm. These clots can be dangerous if they dislodge and travel to other parts of the body, so swift treatment is essential. The body forms blood clots in response to a cut, scrape, or injury. If a person sustains an open wound, […]