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June 06, 2016
Health Tip: Spot Signs of Summer Allergies
(HealthDay News) -- Think you've had a summer cold? Summer allergies might actually be to blame.
Health Tip: Is it Indigestion?
(HealthDay News) -- If you've eaten too much or indulged in a food that's greasy, fatty or spicy, you may have an uncomfortable feeling known as indigestion.
Antibody-Based Therapy Shows Promise Against Stomach Cancer
SUNDAY, June 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental therapy based on immune-system antibodies is helping some people with advanced stomach cancer live longer, a new study finds.
Drug Duo Cures a Tick-Borne Disease -- in Mice
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babesiosis is a sometimes serious illness transmitted to humans by ticks. Now, researchers say a two-drug combo seems to have cured the illness in mice.
Intensive Blood Sugar Control May Be Too Much for Some With Type 2 Diabetes
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of blood sugar levels in some people with type 2 diabetes may cause serious complications, new research suggests.
Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain vaccines can trigger fever-related seizures in young children, but the risk is so low that pediatricians might see one case every five to 10 years, a new study estimates.
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5: Some of America's biggest pop stars are making millions from ad campaigns for sugar-laden, low-nutrition foods, a new study says.
Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with advanced ovarian cancer may fare better if chemotherapy is dripped directly into their abdomens as well as introduced into their bloodstream through traditional IV, a new study finds.
Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Biopsies can be arduous and painful for cancer patients, but necessary to accurately diagnose the disease and determine the best course of treatment.
U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States pays the highest prices in the world for generic and brand-name cancer drugs, a new study has found.
Immune-Based Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer
SUNDAY, June 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced bladder cancer can sometimes be too old or unhealthy to withstand standard chemotherapy. However, some may gain hope from a new drug that unleashes the immune system to attack tumor cells, researchers reported Sunday.
Superior Results for Myeloma Drug That's Added Earlier in Treatment
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it earlier in their treatment, new clinical trial results show.
Health Highlights: June 6, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: