Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 years longer than adults to access new drugs

Cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical trial in adults to the first trial in children, according to a study at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The study was published in the May issue of the European Journal of Cancer. “Despite […]

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This Woman Went to the Dentist With a Bump in Her Mouth—It Turned Out to Be a Rare Cancer

American tennis star Nicole Gibbs announced earlier this week that she had pulled out of the French Open to undergo surgery for salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old said her diagnosis came after her dentist asked her about a growth on the roof of her mouth during a routine appointment last month.  Gibbs, currently ranked number 117 globally by the Women's Tennis Association, shared on Twitter that she's scheduled to […]

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Some women with psychotic disorders are more vulnerable around the time of menstruation

Mothers on the Edge, a recent documentary by Louis Theroux, told the stories of four new mothers admitted to specialist mental health units for a range of serious conditions including anxiety, depression and psychosis—triggered by recent motherhood. Hormonal changes that happen with childbirth, menopause and menstruation may trigger or exacerbate symptoms of psychosis. Levels of ovarian hormones in the blood […]

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Celebrities Struggling With Anxiety & Their Methods To Fight The Problem

Anxiety – some or the other time in our lives, we all have experienced it. Maybe the feeling was not that problematic for some, it may have caused serious trouble for the others. For those who fall in the second category, they can count many popular celebs among themselves. With time, more star faces are taking a step forward to […]

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Brandon Jenner Is 'Sure' Kim K. Is 'Over the Moon' With Baby No. 4

From one parent to another. Brandon Jenner exclusively opened up to Us Weekly about what he believes former stepsister Kim Kardashian is feeling after the birth of her fourth child. While the former Brandon & Leah crooner, 37, admitted that he is unaware of how Kardashian, 38, is doing since the arrival of the latest addition to her brood on […]

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This Woman Says Her Husband Stopped Getting Physical With Her When She Lost Weight and He Didn't

Body image problems can definitely take a toll on relationships. But usually, feeling better about yourself and your body can help resolve these problems, at least partially. That isn’t the case for one woman who took to Reddit to talk about a marital issue she’s experiencing because she’s lost weight. Her husband, who is overweight, appears to be jealous of […]

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Caution: Grapefruit juice may impose risk on patients with long QT syndrome

Grapefruit juice is already listed as a substance to avoid when taking QT-prolonging medications because it increases the toxicity of many drugs. Investigators have now confirmed the QT-prolonging effects of grapefruit juice in a new study and call for a stronger warning to patients who are taking QT-prolonging drugs or who have long QT syndrome because of the potential risk. […]

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Allscripts subsidiary Practice Fusion served with grand jury subpoena

Practice Fusion, the ambulatory electronic health record vendor acquired by Allscripts this past year, was given a grand jury subpoena recently as part of an investigation into its ONC certification and compliance with HIPAA and federal anti-kickback laws. WHY IT MATTERS The ongoing investigation was noted by Allscripts in its recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing for Q1 2019. In […]

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Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults. A team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function—a process that […]

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Jennifer Lopez Tells Her Twins How She Found Out She Was Pregnant With Them

A sweet surprise! Jennifer Lopez remembers the exact moment she realized she was pregnant — and she’s now telling her twins all about it. “When I realized I was pregnant, I was in Portugal,” the American Music Award winner, 49, told Emme and Max, 11, in a Monday, April 29, YouTube video. “I was doing a big show. I had […]

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