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Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping is gaining a foothold in an unlikely population: New research shows a growing number of cancer patients are using electronic cigarettes. “The gradual but steady increase is quite striking,” said study author Dr. Nina Sanford, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern […]

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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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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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What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?

Thyroid nodules are lumps that can develop on the thyroid gland. These nodules are relatively common and are usually harmless, but there is a very low risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a small gland in the front part of the neck that produces hormones to regulate the body’s metabolism. Nodules can develop on […]

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Is the acrylamide in coffee harmful to health?

Is the acrylamide in coffee harmful to health?

Roasted coffee beans contain small quantities of a compound called acrylamide. In high amounts, acrylamide can be harmful. There are even concerns that it may also cause cancer.However, research suggests that drinking coffee in moderation is generally safe and may even have a range of health benefits. In this article, we explore what acrylamide is […]

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These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

In a recent study, scientists identified several tropical plants that have anticancer properties. The Bandicoot Berry (shown here) may have anticancer benefits. Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting the […]

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Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. It also found that expansion resulted in hundreds of thousands more people getting screened for colon cancer through colonoscopy, stool testing […]

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What causes floating poop?

What causes floating poop?

Whatever you call it — poop, bowel movements, stool, or feces — it can reveal a lot about a person’s health. Floating poop is common and not usually a sign that anything is wrong. Gas, changes in the diet, and minor infections may cause poop to float. Some underlying medical conditions can also cause persistent […]