On track: Surviving ovarian cancer

In 2007, NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, started the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to support childhood-cancers initiatives.

Pregnancy & anemia rising

Two experts believe that the findings of a December 2016 study that was published in the journal Blood in regard to increased rates of anemia in pregnant women are viable.

Salmonella used to fight cancer

Scientists at Cancer Research Center (CRC) and University of Missouri (UM) developed a nontoxic strain of Salmonella that penetrates and targets cancer cells.

Yoga with pets

If your yoga instructor suggests that you bring your cat or dog to your next session, you should know that a clinical, sport and performance psychologist whom we interviewed believes that it’s possible that you can benefit from your pet’s presence when you exercise.

Prostate cancer recurrence

Researchers say they identified a new marker that might predict more quickly whether a man’s prostate cancer will come back after treatment and kill him.

Tick-borne-disease uptick

According to a March 2017 report by National Public Radio (NPR), U.S. incidences of tick-borne diseases other than Lyme disease are on the rise.

High-fiber foods might lower risk of colorectal cancer

A January 2017 study that was published in Journal of American Medical Association’s JAMA Oncology shows that microorganisms that live in a person’s large intestine can serve as a link between diet and certain types of colorectal cancer, according to the study’s lead authors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Hypnosis and cancer treatment

The use of hypnosis or self-guided imagery as a complementary treatment to relieve pain has risen in hospitals to at least 1,800 programs in 2015 from at least 600 programs in 2000, according to data that were collected by American Hospital Association and National Palliative Care Research Center.

Food stamps & the 21st century

A pilot program through Department of Agriculture will allow people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—formerly known as food stamps—to use those benefits to buy groceries online beginning in summer 2017. However, the program isn’t all peaches and cream.

After you have ‘just one more’

Many Americans wake up a little green around the gills after a night of drinking and reach for the latest bottle of pills that are marketed to consumers to cure post-indulgence misery.

Pet foods under new FDA scrutiny

Food and Drug Administration is considering guidelines that call for its staff to look for and possibly take regulatory action against manufacturers of pet foods whose labels are deceptive regarding how their food is intended to treat or prevent diseases.

Food study: Now red means go, green means stop

If you don’t like eating green vegetables, you aren’t alone. Even President George H.W. Bush famously once declared that because he was president, he didn’t have to eat broccoli anymore. Now, scientists might give you a pass if you shun leafy greens.

More options, access for telemedicine

Some Americans who have health insurance are familiar with telemedicine, in which you can visit with your health-care provider via a teleconference through a home computer or a smartphone.

Drug disposal expanded

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) expanded its National Drug Take-Back Days program to make it easier for people to get rid of their unwanted prescription medications safely.

Bionic eyes in full view

Second Sight, which develops and manufactures prosthetics for patients who are blind, implanted a wireless visual cortical stimulator into a patient who had been totally blind.

Boys’, girls’ brains differ after PTSD

A study that was published November 2016 in the journal Depression and Anxiety shows that the area of the brain that processes emotion differs between boys and girls, and, as a result, that girls are more likely than boys are to be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Skip the shot

The next time that you’re at the dentist, you might be able to bypass a Novocain injection.