Posted 9:00 PM 3/11/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of ovarian cancer patients don't receive recommended treatment that could extend their lives, U.S. researchers have found.
For patients who didn't get care that follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) clinical practice (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/9/2013 by By Denise Mann
SATURDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intense chemotherapy directly into their stomach area may live at least one year longer than women who receive standard intravenous chemotherapy, a new study says.
But this survival edge may come at the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season may not be over, but the worst of it seems to be.
Flu activity, although still elevated, declined in most parts of the United States during the week ending March 2, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
According to the Centers for (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/7/2013 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines that recommend less stringent testing may result in a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive type of cervical cancer in young women, a new study suggests.
When the U.S. guidelines for (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- In the first stage of labor, a combined spinal-epidural technique provides faster and better pain relief compared to traditional epidural pain relief, a new study suggests.
The research included 800 healthy women who required (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. hospitals have a rate of cesarean deliveries 10 times higher than other hospitals, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from 593 hospitals with at least 100 births in 2009 and found that cesarean rates at the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/3/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- A baby born two-and-a-half years ago in Mississippi with HIV is the first case of a so-called "functional cure" of the infection, researchers announced Sunday.
Standard tests can no longer detect any traces of the AIDS-causing virus even though the child (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/1/2013 by By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer severe hot flashes during menopause may be less productive on the job and have a lower quality of life, a new study suggests.
The study, by researchers from the drug maker Pfizer, Inc., is based on a survey of nearly 3,300 U.S. women (More)