Why Friendships Matter

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your calendar might be filled with play-dates for your kids, but it’s important to ink in some get-togethers of your own. Existing friendships may take a back seat to other priorities, and making new friends might seem like mission impossible, but research suggests that friends may be more…

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests. The BRCA mutations are linked with a greater risk for aggressive breast and ovarian cancer. The drug, talazoparib, works by blocking an enzyme called…

Forecast Sees Abnormal Heat Worldwide Through 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — This year’s record-breaking worldwide heat wave is likely a preview of coming attractions, scientists say. Using a new method for predicting global temperatures, researchers concluded that 2018-2022 may be even hotter than expected. While global warming appeared to have eased early in the 21st century, the new forecasting…