RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

January 26, 20171 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.The cost for new cancer drugs has skyrocketed in the last decade, finds a new study. In fact, 6 times as much. And the rising cost of cancer drugs is increasingly being shifted to patients, as insurance companies fail to cover the full costs of the drugs.Smog may boost the risk for several types of cancer, says a new report. Long-term exposure to air pollution from vehicles, power plants and manufacturing facilities carries a hefty health price, including an 80% higher chance of breast cancer for example.And... choose your hairstyle wisely. Not only for fashion sense, but in order to keep your hair healthy. Hair styles that pull on the hair roots may increase your risk of hair loss, new research indicates. Tight ponytails, braids, dreadlocks, weaves and extensions all lead to hair and scalp damage by putting undo pressure on the hair roots. The good news is that early intervention can stop or reverse the potential hair loss.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health talk int

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