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Experimental immune treatment saves dying breast cancer patient
It wasn't looking good for Judy Perkins. Her breast cancer had come back with a vengeance after a 2003 mastectomy and she had big tumors in her chest and on her liver. But an experimental new approach that combines new immunotherapy drugs with a ...
Man Sues CVS For Telling Wife He Had Viagra Prescription
A New York man claims the actions of a chatty CVS employee turned out to be unhealthy for his marriage. Michael Feinberg is suing the drugstore chain for unspecified damages claiming he suffered “genuine, severe mental injury and emotional harm” after ...
New report finds no evidence that having sex with robots is healthy
Sex sells, and robots are no exception. One of the most expensive consumer robots under development, a machine named Harmony, is a $15,000 union of silicone curves and silicon chips. Part of an estimated $30 billion industry, Harmony has software that ...
Patient remains awake for 90 minutes of CPR, doctor says
(CNN) A man undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, exhibited signs of conscious awareness for 90 minutes before the medical team stopped the life-sustaining procedure, according to a new case report. The case was presented Monday at the ...
Stanford Medical Center Report
Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin and blood pressure prescriptions
Stanford Medical Center Report
Sanjay Basu and his colleagues have come up with new calculations to help physicians decide whether to prescribe aspirin, blood pressure or statin medications by estimating the risk a patient may have for a heart attack or stroke. Steve Fisch. More ...
Best Survival Ever in Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
CHICAGO — A new standard of care has emerged for nonmetastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in patients who have undergone surgical resection and have a good performance status. In this patient group, the survival achieved with a ...
No Survival Bump With More Frequent PSA Screens for Localized Prostate Cancer
Undergoing more frequent prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening after radical prostatectomy or primary radiation for localized prostate cancer was not associated with improved overall survival (OS), regardless of disease risk, according to results ...
A Teen's Muscle Soreness Turned Out to Be This Life-Threatening Condition
A Texas teen who felt extremely sore after a hard gym workout turned out to have a rare and potentially life-threatening condition called rhabdomyolysis. But how do you tell the difference between run-of-the-mill soreness and rhabdomyolysis? The teen ...
St. Luke's in Houston suspends heart transplant program after patient deaths
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has temporarily suspended its heart transplant program, two weeks after a joint investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica detailed its poor performance. The 14-day inactive status announced June 1 ...
Five dead, nearly 200 sick in E. coli outbreak from lettuce. And investigators are stumped.
Five people have died and nearly 200 from about three dozen states have been sickened by E. coli in a growing outbreak that has so far stumped federal investigators. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the tally Friday, more than ...