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More Than 2 Million Years of Life Saved With Organ Transplants, Experts Estimate January 28, 2015

But shortage of donors keeps doctors from helping more patients, researchers say

It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking January 28, 2015

More than twice as many quit when offered financial incentives, study says

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests January 28, 2015

Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds January 27, 2015

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds January 27, 2015

They were twice as likely to see disease spread, die from illness

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer January 26, 2015

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds January 23, 2015

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer January 22, 2015

But the odds of any one birth control pill user getting the tumor remain extremely small, experts stress

High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds January 21, 2015

When users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says January 21, 2015

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma? January 20, 2015

Researchers suggest caffeine might mitigate sun damage

Test Your Home for Radon: EPA January 20, 2015

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments January 20, 2015

'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

Children of Melanoma Survivors Often Get Sunburned: Study January 16, 2015

Nearly half had experienced sun-linked injury in the past year, researchers said

Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret January 16, 2015

Researchers identify a gene that may trigger early spread

Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction' January 16, 2015

Understanding biology behind dependence important because of rising skin cancer rates, expert says

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds January 15, 2015

Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease

Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection January 15, 2015

It was more than 80 percent correct in spotting cancerous nodules, but accuracy still needs improving

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk January 15, 2015

Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds January 14, 2015

Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows January 13, 2015

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall January 13, 2015

Lower oxygen levels may play a role in study findings

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients January 13, 2015

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study January 12, 2015

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds January 12, 2015

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups January 12, 2015

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe January 09, 2015

Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer

Oral HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Older Men, Study Finds January 09, 2015

Potentially cancer-causing infection appears to linger in males over 45

Advisers Endorse HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Checks January 09, 2015

Two groups call it an effective alternative to the Pap test, but another group disagrees

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigarettes January 08, 2015

Say too little is known about potential health hazards of 'vaping' devices

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer January 07, 2015

Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

Strategy Might Thwart Resistance to a Common Prostate Cancer Treatment January 07, 2015

Small study suggests that alternating testosterone levels may make hormonal therapy work longer

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk January 07, 2015

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC January 07, 2015

Quitting is 'challenging' and depression often plays a role, one expert says

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge January 06, 2015

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Lower Life Expectancy in Study January 06, 2015

But, second study suggests that intensive blood sugar management can make a difference

Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis January 06, 2015

Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of the cervical cancer inoculation

Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers January 06, 2015

Study supports recent expert guidelines on an anti-cancer lifestyle

Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study January 06, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients January 05, 2015

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014 January 04, 2015

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study January 01, 2015

Cancer often linked to 'bad luck,' Hopkins researchers say

Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought December 31, 2014

Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

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