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FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia July 28, 2014

People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives: Study July 28, 2014

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills July 28, 2014

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds July 15, 2014

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show July 15, 2014

Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color July 14, 2014

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice July 14, 2014

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds July 14, 2014

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia July 14, 2014

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia July 14, 2014

Physical activity in middle age might reduce risk of memory disorders, studies suggest

Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp? July 14, 2014

New study says maybe, but the reason why isn't yet clear

Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds July 14, 2014

Social support might be the key, researcher says

Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest July 14, 2014

Researchers report on two approaches that look for telltale plaques

FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids July 14, 2014

No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer July 11, 2014

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer July 10, 2014

But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women July 09, 2014

It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds

Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds July 09, 2014

No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study July 08, 2014

Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study July 08, 2014

As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too July 07, 2014

But little research is done on male treatments, expert says

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients July 07, 2014

Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk July 04, 2014

But research is still preliminary, experts say

Beleodaq Approved for Aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma July 03, 2014

When lymph nodes become cancerous

Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend July 03, 2014

Expert offers tips on avoiding food poisoning and reducing cancer risk from barbecued meat

'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers July 02, 2014

But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

Liver Cancer Drug Fails to Live Up to Early Promise July 01, 2014

Everolimus didn't improve survival for people with advanced liver disease, study finds

Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study July 01, 2014

Research hasn't shown expensive technologies benefit women over 65, researcher says

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More July 01, 2014

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State June 30, 2014

Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study June 27, 2014

It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

Many Unaware of Their HIV Status Until It's Advanced June 26, 2014

ER study also finds high proportion without health insurance

Study: Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer June 26, 2014

But, finding isn't conclusive, and people shouldn't take the drug just to cut cancer risk, experts say

Over Half of Seniors Plagued by Incontinence: CDC June 25, 2014

Older men and women prone to urinary and bladder problems, report finds

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening June 24, 2014

Higher detection rates, fewer false alarms seen with newer technology, study says

Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water June 24, 2014

Lake that receives city water runoff contains less potential cancer-causing chemicals after ban, study finds

Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit June 24, 2014

But, at least one expert strongly disagrees, and instead recommends that cancer patients avoid dairy

New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer June 23, 2014

They may be less likely to develop a form of the disease that's easier to treat, study says

Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts June 23, 2014

Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel

Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests June 23, 2014

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

Women With Breast Cancer Genes More Likely to Choose Extensive Surgery June 23, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of patients changed their plans after learning they had increased risk: study

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C. June 23, 2014

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says June 23, 2014

Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

When Is the Cost of Cancer 'Toxic'? June 20, 2014

Researchers develop tool to assess patients' ability to withstand financial pressures