New medicine reduces the risk of breast cancer recurring by 50 percent, researchers say

RICHMOND, Va. — Thirty-eight-year-old Ticiana Machado is going through her second round of chemotherapy. The wife and mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. “How you doing? How you feeling?” said Dr. Mary Helen Hackney. Ticiana’s doctor Mary Helen Hackney with VCU Massey Cancer Center says a new drug combo may help patients like Ticiana who’s diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer. The cells in that type of cancer can grow faster and those patients are at a higher risk of their cancer coming back after…

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Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water. The test works by identifying the presence of that structure, a discovery that could help detect cancer in humans far earlier than current methods, according to the paper published in journal Nature Communications. “Discovering that cancerous DNA molecules formed entirely different 3D…

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Infant ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart and Family Dollar recalled

A recall has been issued for infant ibuprofen sold by CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart, Tris Pharma said this week. The three recalled lots of Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may have concentrations of ibuprofen that are too high and therefore could be dangerous, according to the recall announcement. The over-the-counter liquid pain reliever and fever reducer is meant for infants who are between the ages of 6 months and 23 months old. Adverse events from the medication may include nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal pain,…

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