New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient

FLORIDA – A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient. Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new vaccine after being diagnosed in March with early-stages of the disease. She told First Coast News she had “DCIS stage zero” breast …

Birth Control

Sexually active women may wish to become pregnant or they may want to avoid this possibility. Pregnancy is always possible, when: a woman is between puberty and menopause a woman has sexual intercourse with a male partner both the man and the woman are fertile Fortunately there are many birth control options and more are …

Home-Cooked Meals Linked to Lower PFAS in the Body

Oct. 9, 2019 — People who eat more home-cooked meals had lower levels of hormone-disrupting PFAS chemicals in their blood compared to others, according to a new study. People who reported eating popcorn, mostly the kind that’s pre-packaged for cooking the microwave, had significantly higher PFAS blood levels. The study — which drew its data from the government’s …

A 25-Year-Old Woman Turned Blue After Using A Topical Numbing Medicine

@WOMEN’SHEALTH @Jennifer Nied A Rhode Island woman, 25, went to the emergency room with a variety of concerning symptoms, including blue-coloring in her skin. The woman was using a numbing agent that deadens nerve endings and doctors diagnosed her with acquired methemoglobinemia. The condition means the blood mutates and stops carrying oxygen to tissue, which …

15 Breast Cancer Survivors Share What Surprised Them Most About Having Cancer

@WOMEN’SHEALTH @Charlotte Hilton Andersen & @ALISON GOLDMAN Maybe you’ve had someone in your life who went through breast cancer. Maybe you’ve seen characters go through breast cancer treatment on TV shows, from Samantha on Sex and the City to Xiomara on Jane the Virgin. Maybe you’ve had it yourself. About one in eight U.S. women will develop the disease over the …