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Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening November 26, 2014

More than half of people with the condition never had a thinking/memory test, study found

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions November 26, 2014

Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows November 26, 2014

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable November 25, 2014

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study November 24, 2014

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better November 24, 2014

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids November 24, 2014

Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows November 21, 2014

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study November 19, 2014

Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy November 19, 2014

Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows November 19, 2014

Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage

Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk November 19, 2014

Study found genes for the eye color and for red hair were tied to moles, often a precursor for the skin cancer

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout November 19, 2014

American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice November 18, 2014

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery November 18, 2014

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics November 18, 2014

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says November 17, 2014

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds November 13, 2014

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC November 13, 2014

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients November 13, 2014

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

B Vitamins May Not Boost Memory or Thinking, Study Suggests November 12, 2014

Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce harmful substance, but don't improve recall

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy November 12, 2014

Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

Study Shows Men Can Get Oral HPV Infection From Women November 12, 2014

Virus could put them at raised risk for throat cancers, researchers say

Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans November 12, 2014

One type has never been detected before, the other is a surprise because it was phased out of kids' pajamas

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk After Surgery for Seniors November 12, 2014

Study found patients who had both before procedure were 21 percent more likely to become disoriented

Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study November 11, 2014

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

HPV Vaccination Rates Lowest in States With Highest Cervical Cancer Rates: Study November 11, 2014

Vaccination could prevent most cervical cancers, researcher notes

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests November 11, 2014

Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers November 11, 2014

Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

Skin Cancer Costs Soar Compared to Other Malignancies: CDC November 10, 2014

Findings underscore importance of prevention efforts

Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers? November 07, 2014

Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours November 07, 2014

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows November 07, 2014

Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports November 05, 2014

Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50 November 05, 2014

Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

Men Less Likely Than Women to Get Bone Test After Fracture November 05, 2014

Experts warn that older men are at risk for osteoporosis, too

11 Percent of U.S. Women Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years November 05, 2014

CDC report notes that half of cases occur among women never or rarely screened

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo' November 04, 2014

Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers November 04, 2014

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health November 03, 2014

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Generic Drugs May Help Breast Cancer Patients Stick to Therapy October 31, 2014

Cost a key factor for women to maintain hormone treatment regimen, researchers report

Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics October 31, 2014

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

'Informal Care' for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds October 30, 2014

Working adults caring for elderly relatives and friends are losing income, researchers report

Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant October 30, 2014

Doctors should monitor such patients closely after surgery, researcher suggests

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