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Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors July 31, 2015

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise July 31, 2015

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? July 31, 2015

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control July 30, 2015

Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels key to managing disease, experts say

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk July 29, 2015

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Health Tip: Offer Support to Seniors July 28, 2015

Particularly when they're dealing with loss or change

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs July 27, 2015

Access to care, not insurance, is a key issue, researcher says

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options July 27, 2015

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link July 24, 2015

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA July 24, 2015

Odomzo is a pill for locally advanced basal cell carcinoma

Odomzo Approved for Recurring Basal Cell Carcinoma July 24, 2015

A common form of skin cancer

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer July 24, 2015

Study found benefit from drugs known as aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates

Many Cancer Survivors Who Smoke See Little Benefit to Quitting July 23, 2015

Those who cling to their cigarettes have a different mindset, survey finds

Chemo May Worsen Quality of Life for End-Stage Cancer Patients July 23, 2015

Study suggests those still able to work and perform daily tasks may benefit from forgoing such treatment

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs July 23, 2015

They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change

Added Radiation May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer July 22, 2015

Studies found it lowered chances of recurrence, but did not boost overall survival

Cell Damage Occurs When People Have CT Scans: Study July 22, 2015

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear, experts say

Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk July 21, 2015

Outcome data for more than 200,000 U.S. diabetes patients fails to show a link

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows July 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Many Older Women Have Active Sex Lives, Study Finds July 20, 2015

Those in committed relationships eight times more likely to engage in sex

Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts July 20, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

Activity in Genes, Immune Cells Tied to Cancer Survival in Study July 20, 2015

Some patterns linked to better outcomes, while others were associated with poorer odds

As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar July 20, 2015

By 2050, half of that generation's survivors will have the mind-wasting disease, study predicts

Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers July 17, 2015

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

Lung Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Live Longer July 16, 2015

Giving up cigarettes led to nearly a year of extra survival, study shows

Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC July 16, 2015

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

Many Young Women Taking Up 'Very Light' Smoking, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Defined as 5 or fewer cigarettes a day, the habit can still raise health risks, experts say

More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

New Dumb-But-Deadly Trend: Sunburn 'Art' July 16, 2015

Experts warn against the dangers of the increasingly popular practice

Radiation From Mammograms May Be Lower Than Thought July 15, 2015

Variations in tissue type throughout the breast account for difference, study says

Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight: Study July 15, 2015

And that could increase risk of cancer recurrence, as well as heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer July 14, 2015

Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study July 14, 2015

Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine July 14, 2015

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized July 13, 2015

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

Prenatal Gene Tests Can Sometimes Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be July 13, 2015

Abnormal findings on early test don't always indicate birth defects, study says

Iressa Approved for Specific Late-Stage Lung Cancer July 13, 2015

New companion diagnostic can identify candidates

Cancer Survivors May Face More Challenges When Adopting July 13, 2015

Study finds agencies may request potentially discriminatory personal information

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia July 09, 2015

Researchers find gene variant associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study July 09, 2015

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report July 08, 2015

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind July 08, 2015

Rates aren't improving as much in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span July 07, 2015

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients July 07, 2015

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says July 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Keeping Fit May Halve Seniors' Heart Failure Risk July 06, 2015

Study suggests health choices still make a difference in old age

Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates July 06, 2015

Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

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