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Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter August 25, 2016

If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say August 24, 2016

International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk August 24, 2016

People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness August 24, 2016

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans August 24, 2016

Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids August 23, 2016

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Average Lifespan Longer for Twins August 23, 2016

And, identical twins tend to outlive fraternal twins, study shows

Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives August 22, 2016

People are comfortable expecting more help from relatives, researchers say

Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning August 19, 2016

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall in U.S.: Study August 18, 2016

Decline follows recommendation against routine screening, but experts not sure if trend is good or bad

Two Genes Might Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival August 18, 2016

Research suggests that tracking DNA activity patterns may someday help women with certain tumor types

Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds August 17, 2016

Blood condition is common among older patients

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women August 16, 2016

Abaloparatide appears to reduce fractures better than the current drug Forteo, researchers say

Women's Cancer Risk Rises With Years Spent Overweight August 16, 2016

Study found odds for 4 types rose 10 percent for every decade of obesity

Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest August 16, 2016

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

New Guidelines Set Safe Surgery Margins for Some Breast Cancers August 15, 2016

2 millimeters is enough to guard against recurrences while reducing need for additional surgeries

How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents August 15, 2016

Lower risk of dying from heart disease if mom and dad lived past 70, study suggests

Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations August 15, 2016

Gains against heart disease and stroke, especially in Western Europe, likely behind the shift

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds August 12, 2016

Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared: Study August 11, 2016

Survivors of 1945 attacks lived almost as long as others and their children show no apparent health effects

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms? August 11, 2016

Researchers say drinkers wouldn't notice if alcohol content were reduced, but benefits to health and safety could be big

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study August 10, 2016

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases? August 10, 2016

High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Ancient Tools Offer New Clues to Skills of Early Humans August 09, 2016

Traces of animal proteins, presumably from food, show Stone Age settlers adapted to challenging conditions, researcher says

Most Sick, Aging Americans Live Far From In-Home Care August 09, 2016

Study finds such providers are in short supply and based mostly in urban areas

Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening August 09, 2016

Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

Giving Brings a Health Dividend August 09, 2016

Older adults who volunteer may benefit from better mental, physical health, study finds

Sugary, High-Fat Western Diet Tied to Denser Breast Tissue August 08, 2016

Previous research has linked higher density to increased risk of breast cancer

Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival August 08, 2016

2 studies highlight disparities in outcomes for uninsured and Medicaid patients

Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment August 05, 2016

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

Underweight Seniors May Have Added Alzheimer's Risk August 05, 2016

Study links lower body weight to increased amounts of disease-causing plaque in the brain

Smog May Shorten Lives of Lung Cancer Patients August 05, 2016

Large review in California finds lower survival rates among those with most exposure to dirty air

Some Advanced Kidney Cancer Patients May Postpone Treatment August 04, 2016

In cases of slow-growing disease, toxic drugs can sometimes be avoided for many months, study finds

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability August 03, 2016

But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress August 03, 2016

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

Insurance, Distance Often Prevent Breast Reconstruction After Cancer August 02, 2016

Obstacles like these can keep women from getting the surgeries, study finds

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs August 02, 2016

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study August 02, 2016

Tanning salon use showed little change after 2013 ban, and rose among N.J. high school boys

Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk Sooner: Study August 01, 2016

Researchers identify inner-ear problem that might impair speech development

Cancer Surgeons Advise Against Removal of Healthy Breast July 29, 2016

For most women, risk of disease in unaffected breast is low, group says

Archeological Finds Push First Known Cancer Back 2 Million Years July 29, 2016

Discoveries challenge belief that it is a modern-day disease

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain July 29, 2016

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

Health Tip: If You Have a Lot of Moles July 29, 2016

Check your skin often

'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life July 28, 2016

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease, study found

Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk July 28, 2016

A third of cases would vanish if people stayed trim and didn't drink, cancer experts say

'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer' July 28, 2016

Many women found online support after their diagnosis, researchers find

Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes July 27, 2016

Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls

Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study July 26, 2016

Targeted approach appears to preserve mental functioning

2 in 10 Alzheimer's Cases May Be Misdiagnosed July 26, 2016

Missed disease identification seems more likely in men, who may develop thinking problems earlier

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