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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain June 30, 2015

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk? June 29, 2015

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics June 26, 2015

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early June 24, 2015

Study shows potential for noninvasive tumor detection

Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early June 24, 2015

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk June 23, 2015

Study did find slightly higher odds for the skin cancer in men on ED drugs, but lifestyles are probable culprit

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others June 23, 2015

Review of 79 studies suggests states may have put cart before the horse, experts say

Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says June 23, 2015

Annual screening could catch changes that signal beginnings of cancer

Combination of 'Safe' Chemicals May Be Causing Some Cancers June 23, 2015

Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic

HPV Vaccination Tied to Drop in Precancerous Cervical Lesions in U.S. June 22, 2015

But screening rules for women changed recently, so impact of the shots remains unclear, researchers say

Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health June 19, 2015

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

'Friends and Family' OD-Reversal Kits Are Saving Addicts' Lives June 18, 2015

Narcan kits have prevented almost 27,000 deaths in two decades, researchers say

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study June 18, 2015

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home June 18, 2015

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue June 18, 2015

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study June 17, 2015

Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels, Study Finds June 17, 2015

Less than half in new survey understood what an SPF value meant

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters June 16, 2015

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

Pesticide Used Decades Ago May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study June 16, 2015

Higher exposure to DDT in the womb linked to four times the risk of disease

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care June 15, 2015

Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35 June 15, 2015

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients June 12, 2015

But whether lack of sleep -- or the causes of sleeplessness -- to blame is unclear, experts say

Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer June 12, 2015

Protect against heat-related illness

Graphic Warnings May Work Best to Keep Women From Tanning Beds June 11, 2015

In study, labels with pictures of skin cancer's grim toll worked better than printed cautions alone

Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays June 11, 2015

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer June 11, 2015

Researchers report the increased risk was as high as 58 percent

Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives June 10, 2015

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

Blood Proteins May Provide Early Clue to Alzheimer's June 10, 2015

Findings could offer possible ways to diagnose, treat the disease sooner, researchers say

Online Searches for 'Skin Cancer' Go Up in Summer June 10, 2015

Finding suggests efforts to protect Americans from the sun's harmful rays should peak in hot months, too

Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood June 10, 2015

Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study June 10, 2015

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans June 09, 2015

Falls are the major cause among the elderly, researchers say

Health Tip: Protect Against Skin Cancer June 09, 2015

Use sunscreen daily, no matter the weather

Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care June 08, 2015

Terminally ill patients of physicians who frequently refer to hospice more likely to choose it, study says

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows June 08, 2015

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year June 08, 2015

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

Fetal DNA Test May Also Help Spot Mom's Cancer, Study Finds June 05, 2015

Genetic analysis reveals early malignancies in 3 pregnant women

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

Potential Liver Recipients May Have New Option June 05, 2015

Organs harvested after cardiac death appear safe, effective, study says

Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain June 04, 2015

Findings support immunization of older adults

Blood Test Could Reveal Your Viral History June 04, 2015

Study authors view new technology as a promising research tool

Rise in Colon Cancer Screening After Obamacare, Study Finds June 04, 2015

Increase in colonoscopy and other tests was typically seen among poorer, less educated Americans

Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers June 04, 2015

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some June 04, 2015

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

International Panel Finds Only 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s June 03, 2015

But conclusion wasn't unanimous, one expert says

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study June 03, 2015

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study June 03, 2015

No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds June 02, 2015

Treatment didn't cause significant increase in bleeding in head

New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer June 02, 2015

Multiple myeloma patients saw survival gains when elotuzumab was added to treatment

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