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Men With BRCA Gene Mutations Unaware of Cancer Risks (HealthDay)

HealthDay – FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Men who are part of families
in which some members have BRCA1 or 2 gene mutations — which boost the
risk for breast and ovarian cancer — typically avoid genetic counseling
or testing, a new study found. Read More..

February 28th, 2009

New Test May Mean Faster Breast Cancer Treatment (HealthDay)

HealthDay – FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic test that
analyzes a set of 50 genes to identify four types of breast cancer could
lead to quicker, more immediate treatment for patients, according to U.S.
researchers who developed the test. Read More..

February 28th, 2009

Girls’ Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression (HealthDay)

HealthDay – FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Anti-social behavior among
young elementary school girls and increased anxiety in either boys or
girls that age tend to predict whether they develop depression in
adolescence, a new study shows. Read More..

February 28th, 2009

Emotional stress may raise older adults’ fall risk (Reuters)

Reuters – While physical frailty puts elderly adults at risk of falls and bone fractures, emotional distress can be the immediate trigger of some of those accidents, new research suggests. Read More..

February 28th, 2009

Obama’s health budget raises hopes, worries (Reuters)

Reuters – Many Americans are crossing their fingers that President Barack Obama’s ambitious $634 billion plan to reform the U.S. healthcare system — funded by a mix of tax increases and Medicare spending cuts — will succeed, but they are worried, too. Read More..

February 28th, 2009
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