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Old Blood as Good as New for Transfusions, Study Finds October 24, 2016

Little difference seen in patient survival rates

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures October 24, 2016

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Your Memory October 24, 2016

Seniors saw lasting changes from weight-lifting twice a week for 6 months, researchers report

Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths October 24, 2016

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds

Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC October 20, 2016

But agency's revised guidelines still recommend 3 shots for 15- to 26-year-olds

Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients October 20, 2016

In Sweden, 90 percent with very low risk disease choose this option instead of immediate treatment, researchers report

Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer October 20, 2016

Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly October 19, 2016

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss October 19, 2016

But effects only lasted as long as activity continued, study found

New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers October 19, 2016

Malignancies that develop in muscles, fat, tendons and blood vessels

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? October 19, 2016

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor October 18, 2016

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study October 17, 2016

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer October 14, 2016

And type 2 diabetes more than doubles the odds, researchers say

Smokeless Tobacco Product Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Death October 14, 2016

Safety of snus use called into question

Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S. October 13, 2016

And the disparity between black and white women is narrowing, CDC says

Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? October 13, 2016

Study found chances doubled, but did not prove androgen deprivation caused damage to brain

Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat October 13, 2016

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

Another Study Questions Mammography Screening October 12, 2016

But cancer and radiology specialists take issue with findings, say one study unlikely to change guidelines

Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer October 12, 2016

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery? October 12, 2016

Cryoablation looks promising for small tumors, doctors say

Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease October 11, 2016

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends October 11, 2016

Research with rodents suggests injury to brain from cosmic rays

Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S. October 10, 2016

Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors October 07, 2016

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs October 06, 2016

Heavy toll of out-of-pocket spending might have some patients skipping meds, researchers warn

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma October 06, 2016

43 percent of study patients with the blood cancer had a complete response, researchers report

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread October 06, 2016

6-year study finds follow-up therapy cuts survivors' risk for cancer in the other breast

Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital October 06, 2016

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study October 06, 2016

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis October 05, 2016

Women tend to hold on to better verbal memory skills as they age compared to men, study finds

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety October 04, 2016

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer October 04, 2016

Healthy weight, regular exercise and less alcohol could cut incidence by one-third, cancer expert says

New Clues to Sleeping Sickness October 04, 2016

Disease-causing parasites found on skin of symptomless people

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack September 30, 2016

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation September 29, 2016

Half who need the treatment can't get it, study finds

Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens September 29, 2016

Greater self-esteem noted in girls with family history of disease

HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study September 29, 2016

Prevents lesions that could cause cervical cancer by 50 percent, researchers say

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut' September 27, 2016

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability September 26, 2016

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It September 26, 2016

But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients September 26, 2016

2 new studies find benefit to using stereotactic body radiation therapy

Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt September 26, 2016

Or forego therapies due to cost, study finds

Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations September 26, 2016

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says