Health News On 30 Oct 2007

  • Tiny Radioactive Spheres Effectively Treat Cancer That Has Spread To The Liver
    Placing tiny radioactive spheres directly into the liver through its blood supply halted growth of tumors that had spread to the organ in 71 percent of patients tested in a small clinical trial, researchers from Mayo Clinic Jacksonville report.
  • FDA: Heart Drug May Boost Risk Of Death
    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that accumulating evidence suggests a Bayer AG drug used to prevent excessive bleeding during heart bypass surgery increases the risk of death when compared with other drugs.
  • Sunlight May Cut Breast Cancer Risk For Some Women
    Exposure to sunlight may reduce the risk of advanced breast cancer in women with light skin pigmentation, according to the results of a population-based study appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Acne Medication May Delay Progress Of Multiple Sclerosis, Canada
    A common acne medication that has been available for over 30 years has the potential to delay the progress of multiple sclerosis and if proven effective, will offer an inexpensive option for the treatment of early MS, says the MS Society of Canada.
  • Boiled Nuts Help Fight Diseases, Study Says
    Boiled peanuts have more health benefits than raw, dry or oil-roasted nuts, according to researchers.