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Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer March 23, 2017

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor

Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors March 23, 2017

While habits, environment can be key to the disease, chance plays huge role as well, scientists report

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications March 23, 2017

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health March 22, 2017

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

Keep Colon Cancer at Bay March 22, 2017

Colonoscopy best way to detect disease while still curable, gastroenterologist says

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse March 22, 2017

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves March 22, 2017

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening March 21, 2017

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows March 21, 2017

Even 'active surveillance' may have risks, such as anxiety

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men March 21, 2017

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists say

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans March 20, 2017

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

Social Struggles Linger for Many Young Cancer Survivors March 20, 2017

Challenges persist up to 2 years after diagnosis, study finds

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option March 15, 2017

Chemo plus radiation appears to extend survival of older glioblastoma patients, study says

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk March 15, 2017

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as well

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care? March 14, 2017

Shorter course less expensive, equally effective in certain patients, researchers say

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S. March 14, 2017

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Face Risk of Second Cancer: Study March 13, 2017

Those diagnosed at younger age or have a family history of cancer even more vulnerable

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health March 13, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Gleevec Keeps a Leukemia in Check for More Than a Decade: Study March 08, 2017

Plus, there's no evidence of safety concerns linked to long-term use of the drug, researchers say

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

Study Casts Doubt on a Brain Cancer's Link to Herpes March 07, 2017

Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue

Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors March 07, 2017

Study of 6,200 women finds the food linked to lower risk of death after nearly a decade of follow-up

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC March 03, 2017

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

Brain Training for Cancer Survivors' Nerve Damage March 03, 2017

Neurofeedback seems to offers relief from chemo-induced pain, research finds

Exercise Helps Counter Cancer-Linked Fatigue March 02, 2017

Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs, study finds

Hearing Loss May Double in United States by 2060 March 02, 2017

Those over 70 will be hardest hit, study finds

Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer March 02, 2017

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

Skin Diseases Take Big Slice Out of America's Health, Economy March 02, 2017

The sometimes deadly conditions cost $75 billion in 2013, report says

Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun March 02, 2017

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study finds

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50 March 01, 2017

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers March 01, 2017

Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

Indoor Tanning: A Big Financial Hit to U.S. Health Care February 28, 2017

Skin cancers from UV light in devices totalled $343 million in 2015 alone, researchers say

Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Aggressive Lymphoma February 28, 2017

Over one-third of patients appeared disease-free 6 months after single treatment, report says

Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5 February 28, 2017

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer February 28, 2017

Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials February 28, 2017

And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers say

Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives February 28, 2017

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years February 28, 2017

People over 60 face two to three times the risk of dying over next 8 years, study finds

Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers February 27, 2017

Simple technique is based on cancer DNA and seems accurate for use after chest CT scan, researchers say

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health February 24, 2017

Inmates at elevated risk of developing cancer, dying from their disease, study finds

10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity February 23, 2017

Reductions seen in risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death

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