Thursday, January 28, 2021

Some myths about breast health and mammograms

BY LISA GUTIERREZ KANSAS CITY STAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced last week that she has breast cancer, which was detected through...

SPECIAL REPORT – OxyContin

How it became America’s most widely abused prescription drug BY HARRIET RYAN LISA GIRION AND SCOTT GLOVER LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two...

How to make heart health part of self-care routine

FAMILY FEATURES Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple...

Cancer death rate dropping faster for Blacks than Whites

BY DELTHIA RICKS NEWSDAY / TNS The cancer death rate among African-Americans is dropping faster than for Whites, reversing...

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. That’s...

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One of Matthew Mitchell’s earliest memories involves a fast-food hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn’t a happy meal. Mitchell, now...

New treatment for depression involves magnetic currents

BY SAMMY CAIOLA SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS Depression lifted from Nick O’Madden’s life like a set of foggy glasses being wiped clean. Earlier this summer, O’Madden, 31, felt he...

Coronavirus kitchen: What to stock, cook if you face a 14-day quarantine

BY JESSICA YADEGARAN THE MERCURY NEWS/TNS As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and residents consider the possibility of self-quarantine, one can’t help but wonder: Am...

Medical center: Coronavirus patient was not tested for several days

BY JACLYN COSGROVE AND SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – It took several days to test a coronavirus patient in Northern California who might be...

African diet reduces colon cancer risk for Black Americans

BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE / TNS PITTSBURGH – When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for...