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Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows September 04, 2015

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

She Had Leukemia 7,000 Years Ago September 04, 2015

Telltale signs in adult woman's bones point to first recorded case of the disease, scientists say

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report September 03, 2015

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

Treatments for Brain Cancer Take Heavy Toll on the Brain September 03, 2015

Brain volume dropped, other structural changes seen in small study

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor September 03, 2015

Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease

Research Spots Link Between Agent Orange, Blood Cancer in Vietnam Vets September 03, 2015

Exposed veterans have higher rates of precursor condition to multiple myeloma, study shows

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay September 03, 2015

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia? September 02, 2015

Combining glitazones with standard treatment improved survival in small study

Immune Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Blood Cancer September 02, 2015

Treatment prolongs life for people with hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia

More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed September 02, 2015

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

Anti-Nausea Drug Approved September 02, 2015

For adults undergoing chemotherapy

Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism September 01, 2015

Results could help personalize care, experts say

Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment September 01, 2015

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries September 01, 2015

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC September 01, 2015

Higher tobacco taxes, tough messages contribute to falloff, experts say

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds August 31, 2015

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks August 31, 2015

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study August 28, 2015

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes August 27, 2015

In study of those under 50 with invasive form of disease, 12 percent had BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk August 27, 2015

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise August 26, 2015

Researchers want to test daratumumab in a larger group of patients

Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second August 26, 2015

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse August 26, 2015

Circulating tumor DNA analysis spots stray cells months before scans detect recurrence, researchers say

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study August 26, 2015

Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free

Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study August 25, 2015

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study August 25, 2015

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk August 24, 2015

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo, Study Says August 24, 2015

The farther the location, the less likely patients got treatment after cancer surgery

Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival August 24, 2015

But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

Sharp Spike Seen in Statin Use in Elderly Without Heart Disease August 24, 2015

But study notes little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade August 24, 2015

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma? August 21, 2015

Small study showed high accuracy but hurdles remain, two experts said

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk August 21, 2015

Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

Many Parents Aren't Shielding Babies From Sun's Harmful Rays: Study August 20, 2015

12 percent told researchers their children had tanned in their first six months of life

Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study August 20, 2015

Researchers estimated that only 3 percent of women with DCIS will die from it within 20 years of diagnosis

Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain August 20, 2015

Former president, 90, says he knows illness is incurable and is 'surprisingly at ease'

People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study August 20, 2015

They may be less likely to get regular skin exams, advance warning about their risk, researcher says

Genetically Modified Foods, Herbicides and Human Safety August 19, 2015

2 researchers decry heavy use of weedkillers; manufacturer says no threat exists

Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study August 19, 2015

Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk August 19, 2015

Findings suggest heavy women might need more focused screening

Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds August 19, 2015

Researchers want to investigate possible molecular differences in tumors from women of different races

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study August 19, 2015

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

Quick, Paper-Based Ebola Test May Help in Remote Areas August 18, 2015

Researchers to present blood-sample device that can identify deadly virus without a lab

No Evidence to Support Widespread Screening for COPD: Experts August 17, 2015

U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease

Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return? August 17, 2015

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study August 17, 2015

Immune-suppressing drugs may play role in higher number of melanoma diagnoses

Serving in Middle East May Raise Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Vets August 14, 2015

Study cites limited use of sun protection, lack of awareness

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study August 13, 2015

Researchers found medication didn't increase odds of serious eye infection

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study August 13, 2015

Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC August 13, 2015

About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds