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Spa Foot Treatments on the Rise

Spa Foot Treatments on the Rise

Getty Images/Flickr RF(NEW YORK) — More spas have introduced specialty foot treatments, and the offerings go far beyond basic reflexology. And while many may sound gimmicky, the demand for spa treatments that focus on the feet are increasing. At the I…

MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

MS Patients Might Benefit From New Oral Drug

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of Americans who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS) might one day be able to take advantage of a drug that new research suggests is both safe and effective.Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often disab…

New Asthma Treatment Successful but Costly

New Asthma Treatment Successful but Costly

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For hundreds of severe asthmatics who have undergone bronchial thermoplasty — the first nondrug treatment for asthma approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 — the results have been life-changing.”Wh…

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.In a statement, her spokesman says, “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to…

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.In a statement, her spokesman says, “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to…

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.In a statement, her spokesman says, “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to…

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

LeAnn Rimes in Treatment for ‘Anxiety and Stress’

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — LeAnn Rimes has voluntarily entered treatment to deal with emotional issues, her rep tells People magazine.In a statement, her spokesman says, “LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to…

Prostate Cancer: Surgery Rarely Best, Researcher Suggests

Prostate Cancer: Surgery Rarely Best, Researcher Suggests

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Robert Ginyard is a 49-year-old small business owner from Baltimore. He started having prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing earlier than most — age 40 — because his father had been diagnosed with prostate cancer…

Ginseng May Banish Cancer Fatigue, Study Finds

Ginseng May Banish Cancer Fatigue, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cancer can leave patients feeling run down, worn out and overall fatigued by their disease and the treatments that fight it.  The malaise often lingers even after cancer treatment is over.  But a new study …

Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Patients Take Research into Their Own Hands

Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Patients Take Research into Their Own Hands

Courtesy Eric Valor(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — Though his body betrays him, Eric Valor’s mind is still strong.  Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004, the 43-year-old relies on machines to move, talk, eat and breathe.  But that hasn’t stopp…

Are Nanoparticles the Next Cancer Treatment?

Are Nanoparticles the Next Cancer Treatment?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — The word nanoparticles may make people think about objects floating around in space, but according to new research, they show very early promise as a cancer treatment.A team made up of academic researchers an…

Why a Cancer ‘Cure’ Is So Elusive

Why a Cancer ‘Cure’ Is So Elusive

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the realm of targeted cancer treatment, Carla Leslie is a success story.Leslie was diagnosed in September 2010 with Stage 3C breast cancer, a disease that kills 50 to 60 percent of those who have it within five ye…

Cancer Patients Fume Over Counterfeit Avastin

Cancer Patients Fume Over Counterfeit Avastin

J.B. Reed/Bloomberg News(OCEANSIDE, Calif.) — Cancer patients are furious that a counterfeit version of the drug Avastin has landed in U.S. clinics.Avastin, which is made by the Oceanside, Calif.-based company Genentech, is used in combination with ch…

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Women’s Chronic Pain Misdiagnosed, Undertreated, Dismissed

Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Women make up the vast majority of the nation’s 116 million chronic pain sufferers, yet doctors frequently dismiss their complaints as all in their heads, sending them on years-long searches for relief,…

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