April 18, 2014: So-Called 'Apple Shape' Not a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: Study
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women

April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 17, 2014: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

April 17, 2014: Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years

April 16, 2014: Placing Donor Windpipe First in Patient's Arm Helps With Transplant
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year

April 16, 2014: Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

April 16, 2014: Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work

April 15, 2014: Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

April 14, 2014: Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

April 14, 2014: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

April 11, 2014: After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear
Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

April 11, 2014: Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 10, 2014: Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds
People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

April 09, 2014: High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

April 09, 2014: A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests
But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies

April 09, 2014: Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated
Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

April 09, 2014: Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

April 09, 2014: Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

April 09, 2014: Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why

April 08, 2014: Chemo Might Give Certain Lung Cancer Patients an Edge
Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says

April 08, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Early Promise for Some Cases of Advanced Melanoma
Helps immune system recognize, kill cancer cells, researchers explain

April 08, 2014: Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

April 07, 2014: DNA Test May Gauge Risk of Prostate Cancer's Return
New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say

April 07, 2014: Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease
Preliminary results look promising, experts say

April 04, 2014: Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?
Dangerous skin cancer often detected at advanced stages in this group, Swedish researchers say

April 04, 2014: Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study
But it's not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say

April 04, 2014: Poor Sleep Tied to Mental Decline in Older Men
It isn't how long, but how well, people sleep that matters, study found

April 04, 2014: Your Mentally Stimulating Job May Help Keep You Sharp in Retirement
'Use it or lose it' might apply to brainpower, study author says

April 03, 2014: Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

April 03, 2014: Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

April 02, 2014: Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study
You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

April 02, 2014: Scientists Explore Better Way to Deliver Treatment for Eye Disease
Patients with wet age-related macular degeneration may benefit more from IV than injection

April 02, 2014: More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey
Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

April 02, 2014: Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D
One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

April 01, 2014: New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated
Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

April 01, 2014: Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

April 01, 2014: Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests
Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

March 31, 2014: Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says
Experts divided over whether drug should be added to treatment

March 31, 2014: New Clues to Link Between MS Drug Tysabri and Rare Brain Disease
Researchers report drug mobilizes a kind of cell easily infected by a virus that can attack the brain

March 31, 2014: Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

March 28, 2014: Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds
Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

March 28, 2014: Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

March 28, 2014: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

March 28, 2014: Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say
Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

March 27, 2014: Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

March 26, 2014: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer
Ceritinib might become standard when crizotinib fails, researchers say

March 26, 2014: Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
Panel says benefits unproven, but Alzheimer's experts say early detection is important

March 25, 2014: Experts Warn About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online
Scarring, more disease recurrence seen when patients use unproven skin salves