What Are BRCA1 And BRCA2 Genes?

TORONTO – Angelina Jolie’s bombshell revelation of her double mastectomy due to a genetic cancer risk has brought renewed attention to specific genes linked to the development of both breast and ovarian cancers.The Oscar-winning actress revealed in an...

How Much Should Americans Cut Back On Salt?

WASHINGTON — A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it’s not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much salt, not just...

Why THIS Won’t Help You Detect Breast Cancer

TORONTO – Not all technologies used for mammography are created equal, say researchers, who found one type is far less effective at detecting breast cancer than others.A study by Cancer Care Ontario researchers found that digital computed radiography (CR)...

Colorado Medicaid Expansion Signed Into Law

DENVER (AP) — An expansion of Medicaid eligibility that’s expected to add 160,000 adults to public health care assistance in Colorado was signed into law Monday. The expansion is part of the federal health care overhaul that 22 states and Washington, D.C.,...