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Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Posted on September 29, 2014
Women with HER2-positive tumors gained an average 16 more months of life with Perjeta, study finds

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Posted on September 29, 2014
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

Posted on September 29, 2014
The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

Small Heart, Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA

Posted on September 29, 2014
A safety study done by the maker of the asthma drug omalizumab (Xolair) suggests it poses slightly increased but serious risks for heart attacks and mini-strokes known as TIAs (transient isc …

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Posted on September 29, 2014
Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

Posted on September 29, 2014
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Posted on September 29, 2014
Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid – For Kids

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

Posted on September 28, 2014
Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

The Future of Cancer Detection

Posted on September 26, 2014
Spotting cancer early is key, but trying to do that — often when there are no symptoms — has been challenging. Still, more and more evidence suggests that all cancers have a signature, or …

Weekly Diabetes Drugs: FAQs

Posted on September 26, 2014
The recent FDA approval of Trulicity, an injectable type 2 diabetes drug, gives people a third option when it comes to once-a-week diabetes medication. WebMD asked two doctors and a pharmaci …