| Mar 7, 2010
| 8:39 PM
After an imaging test revealed a small nodule in Dr. Len Lichtenfeld's lung, his doctor ordered a series of CT scans. But Lichtenfeld turned them down.
As deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, Lichtenfeld knew the tiny nodule...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having a bad reaction to penicillin as a child doesn't guarantee you're still allergic decades later. And if the oncologist says you have to switch chemotherapies because of an allergic reaction, well, maybe not.
| Apr 15, 2010
Boston researchers have made a major step toward the development of an artificial pancreas that overcomes the bugaboo of most previous such attempts - dangerously low blood sugar caused by injection of too much insulin.
Their experimental device secretes...
| May 21, 2010
| 10:01 AM
BOSTON -- Massachusetts State Police said Friday that they took a gun off a JetBlue pilot at Logan International Airport after he allegedly told an acquaintance he might harm himself.
The pilot was not charged with illegal possession of a firearm,...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 12:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. The unfair news for panting newbies: The more fit you are, the more benefits you just might be getting.
We all know that exercise and a good diet...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 6:34 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — It's way too soon to declare success, but an experimental drug for lung cancer patients with a certain gene showed extraordinary promise in early testing, doctors reported at a cancer conference on Saturday.
More than 90 percent of...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 12:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.
Then she found a novel...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:46 AM
BOSTON -- Teresa Heinz says she is being treated for breast cancer discovered through mammography and argues that younger women should continue undergoing the tests despite a federal panel's recent recommendation to reduce their frequency.
| Jan 19, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk.
Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 11:33 AM
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- An 82-year-old Somerville woman struck by a fire hose that had come loose from a Cambridge fire engine that was responding to a call has died.
Cambridge police says Gertrude King died Thursday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital,...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 2:56 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? A bad figure is hardly the worst of it. Eating a lot of fat, especially the kind that's in cookies and pastries, can significantly raise the risk of stroke for women over 50, a large...