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Study: Double Mastectomy May Not Provide Best Results For Survival

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Palo Alto, CA) -- A double mastectomy may not be the best choice for women diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Researchers at Stanford University say breast cancer patients who opted to have a double mastectomy had no better survival rates than those who had a lumpectomy, which involves removing just the tumor and…

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked To Food Allergies

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study suggests people may be allergic to antibiotics used on farms. The study published in "Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology" profiles the case of a ten-year-old girl who had a severe reaction to eating a blueberry pie. Researchers determined the problem was a blueberry treated with an antibiotic used to…

New Medication Offers Hope To Heart Patients

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Barcelona, Spain) -- The results of the largest heart failure study ever conducted are offering hope for patients. Dr. Scott Solomon says that in studies of more than 84-hundred patients, the trial of this new medication showed exciting results.   The drug, referred to as LCZ-696, could replace ACE inhibitors, according to Dr. Solomon. These…

Doctor Who Contracted Ebola Felt He Was About To Die

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Asheville, NC) -- An American doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus says he felt he was about to die. Dr. Kent Brantly tells "NBC News" that while he was isolated in a hospital in Liberia, he had trouble breathing and was shivering violently.   Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol both contracted the…

Consumers See Link Between How Chickens Live, Quality Of Meat

Posted On September 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The majority of Americans want the chickens they eat to be treated well when the animals are alive. More than 80-percent of the respondents in an ASPCA poll think it's important to provide quality care to chickens raised for food. Just under 80-percent believe humanely raised chickens result in safer packages…