| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
| Aug 24, 2011
NOTE: This story ran in the Aug. 24, 2011, edition of the Chicago Tribune.
Tanning was as much a part of Lindsay Walsh's teenage social life as talking on the phone.
Two or three times a week — more for special occasions — she and her...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:27 PM
Imagine a place where you can be thinner, where your risk of heart and lung disease is less, where you'd be just all-around healthier. There is such a place.
Let's call it Colorado. Or Nepal. Or Peru. Anyplace with mountains.
Recent studies have...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are moving quickly with Roche's application for targeted melanoma drug vemurafenib, which could receive approval as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the situation.
A pivotal trial found...
| May 27, 2012
The beginning of summer always seems to be accompanied by an onslaught of sunscreens. The market is crowded with lotions and sprays, powders and lip balms, and, increasingly, multi-tasking products with inventive application methods that are touted for...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 11:32 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Emmy-award winning television producer Stephen J. Cannell -- who was behind iconic shows like "The A-Team," "21 Jump Street" and "The Rockford Files" -- has died at the age of 69.
Cannell died at his home in Pasadena Thursday night due...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:13 AM
On Dr. Joseph Mercola's popular website, women are warned against getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer.
Instead, the Chicago-area physician touts thermograms — digital images of skin surface temperatures — as an early detection tool...
| May 3, 2011
| 3:02 PM
It was a routine visit to her obstetrician early in her pregnancy, and Jill Wrobel, 30, a first-time expectant mom, had lots of questions.
Wrobel remembers her doctor warning her to not look for answers on untrusted sites on the Internet. The online...
| Oct 11, 2010
As swimming pools close their gates and the weather becomes too cool for the beach, some of the most fervent sun lovers are flocking to tanning beds to preserve their summertime color.
Many are aware of the health risks. Though any form of ultraviolet...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Smartphones, burgers and oil wells may be big moneymakers, but they can’t compete when it comes to speed of expansion. The fastest-growing industries in the U.S. actually involve 3-D printers, solar panels, self-tanning products, Pilates and...
| Jul 24, 2011
As summer heats up, we've learned to slather SPF 15 or higher all over our bodies and faces in an effort to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. We've also been told to recite our ABCs when checking for unusual moles: asymmetry, border irregularity and...