MyFitnessPal has been around for a while, but it’s still the best app for tracking and motivation. Ranked as the #1 Health and Fitness app on iTunes, this app pushes users to keep tabs on their diet programs through an easy-to-use database that offers nutrition information for over 5...
Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what's behind this growing trend.
What is pet therapy?
Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing...
STUDIES SHOW THAT FEMALE DOCTORS TEND TO LISTEN MORE, AND THEIR PATIENTS — BOTH MALE AND FEMALE — TEND TO FARE BETTER.
Does gender matter when choosing a doctor?
Whether your doctor is male or female could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over...
Fatigue, usually described as feeling tired, weak or exhausted, affects most people during cancer treatment. Cancer fatigue can result from the side effects of treatment or the cancer itself.
Causes of cancer fatigue
Cancer fatigue may be caused by many factors, and the factors that contribute to your cancer...
If you're considering breast implants, you might wonder how to choose between saline-filled and silicone gel-filled implants. Here's help evaluating the options.
What's the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?
Saline and silicone breast implants both have an outer silicone shell. The implants...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with two rare types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The drug was approved to treat relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) after the patient...
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test can predict which lymphoma patients will respond well to normal treatment and which may need a more aggressive approach, researchers report.
Their study included 217 patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, the most common type of the blood cancer non-Hodgkin...
As people across the country receive new, safer Medicare cards in the mail, advocates are warning about fraudulent callers who try to dupe people into paying money or divulging personal information.
The government is gradually replacing Medicare cards for the 60 million people covered by the federal health plan....
(HealthDay News) -- If you've been diagnosed with cancer, your family and close friends can be a great source of physical and moral support.
The American Cancer Society suggests how to tell loved ones about your diagnosis:
Don't wait to tell them. Sooner or later, they'll all know. They might feel hurt or left out if...
Does my choice of initial prostate cancer treatment preclude other treatments later on?
For most initial prostate cancer treatments, the answer is no. For instance, if your initial treatment is surgery to remove the prostate (prostatectomy), other treatments, such as radiation therapy and hormone...
You may find that cancer or cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Food may seem to lack flavor or taste too sweet, salty or metallic.
Usually these changes are temporary and will improve with time. In the meantime, do what you can to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body's protein, vitamin and...
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (mak-roe-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh) is a rare type of cancer that begins in the white blood cells.
If you have Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, your bone marrow produces too many abnormal white blood cells that crowd out healthy blood cells. The abnormal white blood cells produce a...
No two cases of breast cancer are the same - but understanding the kind you've been diagnosed with gives you clues on what's to come.
Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary, but knowing what type you have can help ease some of your fears-and understanding the type will help you and your doctor determine the best...
Sometimes cancer or cancer treatment can affect your appetite.
Though you might not feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to maintain your calorie, protein and fluid intake during cancer treatment. Use this information to help plan meals and snacks that will be more appealing and provide the nutrition...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poteligeo (mogamulizumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with two types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The drug was approved to treat relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) after the patient has...
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made.
The term "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia. The term "lymphocytic...
Cardio could be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have, but doing it shouldn't take a whole day.
Instead, the available evidence suggests there's an ideal window for exercises like cycling, swimming, or brisk walking — and it's under an hour.
All of these moves raise your heart rate and get you moving and...
The timing of your last meal of the day may affect your risk of certain cancers, according to a new study.
Researchers found that eating dinner before 9 p.m. or leaving at least two hours between dinner and bedtime can lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer by about 20 percent.
The findings “highlight the...
(Reuters Health) - U.S. doctors must realize that many cancer patients battle "financial toxicity" along with their disease, researchers say.
The costs associated with treatment, even for those with insurance, often create hardship and distress, according to a new study in the journal Cancer, July 23.
(Reuters Health) - For women with early-stage breast cancer, many surgeons would advise extensive removal of the lymph nodes even though recent evidence shows this doesn't improve survival or the odds of cancer recurring, a U.S. study found.
Nearly half of breast cancer surgeons surveyed said they would recommend...