November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Health

Prostate blood test far from perfect

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had my annual PSA test, and it came back 3.5 ng/ml. My doctor said anything below 4 is good.  My past scores have never exceeded 0.5. I am concerned with the rate of increase from last year. Need I be? More...

Broken hearts are for … who?

ORLANDO, Fla.   A woman’s heart breaks more easily than a man’s.  More...

Avastan of little value, FDA says

WASHINGTON  The government delivered a blow to some desperate patients late last week as it ruled the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used to treat advanced breast cancer.  More...

Help for elderly with eye disease

NEW YORK   Regulators have approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s drug Eylea, an injection designed to treat a common cause of blindness in older people.  More...