Health Alert: Treatment change for breast cancer - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Health Alert: Treatment change for breast cancer

Posted: Updated:

(CBS) - A new study could change the standard treatment for women with advanced breast cancer. Researchers found combining two drugs, instead of giving them separately, increases the lifespan of patients. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine says women who took Anastrozole  and Fulvestrant at the same time lived more than six months longer. Researchers say their findings are the first to show that combination hormonal therapy alone, without chemotherapy, increases survival in advanced cases.

****

(CBS) - More moms are breast feeding in the US. A report card from the CDC says 77 percent of moms started breast feeding in 2009. That's up 2 percent from the previous year, and the largest one-year jump in ten years. Researchers say so-called baby-friendly hospitals have helped drive the increase in breast feeding, which studies show cuts an infant's risk of infection, allergies, diabetes and obesity.

****

(CBS) - New research shows pets can have a positive impact on autistic children. A French study concludes that autistic children introduced to pets have an increased willingness to share and give comfort. The improved social behaviors come a few years after the pets arrive. But researchers found children who had pets since birth showed weaker relationships with the animals. The study suggests that pets can help autistic children improve their social skills at a younger age.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Three more defendants plead guilty in 2013 Tyler Motel murder

    Three more defendants plead guilty in 2013 Tyler Motel murder

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:27:00 GMT
    Three defendants in a 2013 murder pleaded guilty and avoided a trial Friday.More >>
    Three defendants in a 2013 murder pleaded guilty and avoided a trial Friday.More >>
  • Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

    Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:24:35 GMT
    Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing.More >>
    Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: New law on inheriting online accounts

    Web Exclusive: New law on inheriting online accounts

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:51:58 GMT
    When someone dies, often their online identity dies as well. A new law in one state, however, is looking to change that.  Think about all of the online footprints and accounts you've made.More >>
    When someone dies, often their online identity dies as well. A new law in one state, however, is looking to change that.  Think about all of the online footprints and accounts you've made.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.