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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:

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