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December 05, 2012

Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

(HealthDay News) -- Having a heart attack shouldn't put an end to an active lifestyle.

Health Tip: Identifying Pinkeye

(HealthDay News) -- Conjunctivitis is an eye infection commonly called pinkeye. It's very common and is spread easily.

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Black women with breast cancer are less likely than their white peers to benefit from improved surgical techniques used to treat their disease, according to a new study.

10 Years of Tamoxifen Better Than 5: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) --Taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for a decade, instead of the standard five years, further reduces the long-term chances of recurrence and risk of dying from the disease, new British research suggests.

New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug may delay the progression of some advanced breast cancers, while a double dose of an existing cancer drug could help women live longer, according to separate studies reported Wednesday.

Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- If colon cancer screening was as easy as taking a breath, more people might do it. Now, a small pilot study suggests such a test could be developed.

Smoking Might Make Hangovers Worse

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you feel especially hung over after a night of drinking, you may have to blame more than the booze: New research suggests that smoking while drinking may worsen hangovers.

Sperm Counts Dropping for French Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Men in France may not be quite as virile as they once were, with a new study suggesting average sperms counts have dropped over the past few decades.

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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