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Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Associated with genetic defect

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer? December 19, 2014

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer December 19, 2014

Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study December 19, 2014

Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Certain Skin Cancers, Study Finds December 18, 2014

But medications such as ibuprofen pose their own risks, experts say

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study December 17, 2014

Drugs such as Xanax, Valium tied to confusion and falls, experts say

Flying Time Could Raise Skin Cancer Risks for Pilots December 17, 2014

Study found a one-hour flight equaled the UV ray exposure of a 20-minute tanning bed session

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Ebola Survivors Face Critical Problems December 16, 2014

Programs have been set up to help provide support and new possessions

Feel Younger Than Your Age? It May Help You Live Longer December 15, 2014

Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period

When the Cancer Patient Is a Pet You Love December 12, 2014

Risk of the disease rises with age, but there are many therapies that can help, expert says

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says December 12, 2014

Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer December 12, 2014

Drug blocks blood supply that fuels tumors

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients December 12, 2014

Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says December 12, 2014

Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Screening Test Approved for Viruses That Cause Blood Cancer December 11, 2014

Screen looks for viruses tied to a number of blood cancers or abnormalities

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study December 11, 2014

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrient-Dense Foods December 11, 2014

Eat plenty of fruit and veggies

FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine That Covers More HPV Strains December 10, 2014

Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of the virus, compared to the 4 covered by Gardasil

Gardasil Approved for Additional Types of HPV December 10, 2014

Virus can lead to cervical cancer

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests December 10, 2014

Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers December 10, 2014

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths: Report December 09, 2014

Figure doesn't include secondhand smoke, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco

Male Breast Cancer Is Different December 09, 2014

Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile? December 08, 2014

Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests December 08, 2014

Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial December 08, 2014

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

Home Treatment for Cancer-Related Swelling May Slash Costs December 05, 2014

Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study December 04, 2014

Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds December 04, 2014

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia December 03, 2014

Drug sanctioned for rapidly-growing form of bone marrow cancer

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds December 03, 2014

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study December 02, 2014

Men receiving hormone therapy may be missing out on protective drugs, researcher says

Many Ignore Cancer's Warning Signs, Survey Finds December 02, 2014

While more than half had experienced a potential symptom, only 2 percent thought malignancy possible

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study December 02, 2014

Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival December 02, 2014

Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays December 01, 2014

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

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

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