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Vitamin D Levels Tied to Survival in Seriously Ill Cats May 21, 2015

Finding may eventually lead to test that helps determine a pet's prognosis

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC May 21, 2015

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study May 21, 2015

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study May 20, 2015

Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer May 20, 2015

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates May 19, 2015

Study found young female patients were more likely to get all three shots of cervical cancer vaccine

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' May 19, 2015

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds May 19, 2015

Reasons aren't clear, but workplace exposures and fuel sources might play a role, researchers say

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely May 19, 2015

Study found chance of recurrence rose 1 percent for each additional pack of cigarettes smoked each year

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen May 19, 2015

Women do so more than men, but still fall short of recommendations, CDC study finds

Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines May 18, 2015

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

Smoking Ups Risk of Complications From Urologic Cancers: Study May 15, 2015

Although former smokers also have higher odds of trouble, quitting does help

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too May 15, 2015

Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes

Health Tip: Coping With Diarrhea From Chemo May 15, 2015

Take it easy on your stomach

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends May 15, 2015

Study links activity in older men to longer lives

Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer May 14, 2015

Study found combination with hormone therapy extended life by almost a year

Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants May 14, 2015

State's laws permit designated smoking areas, and more establishments are allowing them, study says

Vitamin Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk May 13, 2015

Preliminary Australian study saw association between nicotinamide and lower rates

Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients May 13, 2015

Study found five-year death risk was 50 percent lower in combo-treatment group

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Impair Thinking May 12, 2015

Men with a particular gene mutation suffered most, study finds

Kids Born to Older Dads May Face Risk of Blood Cancers May 12, 2015

But study only showed association, not cause-and-effect link

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women May 12, 2015

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

'Wiser' Surgeries for Those With Terminal Cancers May 11, 2015

Surgeons are focusing on life-enhancing procedures for patients, study finds

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage May 11, 2015

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity? May 11, 2015

Certain treatments linked to later weight gain, study finds

Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer May 07, 2015

Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease May 07, 2015

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC May 07, 2015

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study May 07, 2015

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival May 07, 2015

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Age-Linked Structures on DNA May Also Hint at Cancer Risk May 05, 2015

Telomere 'caps' shorten as people get older, but this process speeds up in cancer-prone people, study suggests

Expert Panel Unclear on Whether E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit May 04, 2015

More and better data is needed, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Too Many Americans Neglect Backs in Skin Cancer Prevention May 04, 2015

Survey by dermatologists' group finds many people don't use sunscreen on this area, or check it for cancer

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk? May 01, 2015

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy as Good as Full Breast Removal: Study May 01, 2015

No differences in survival or recurrence in women who chose to keep nipple, researcher says

Fitness May Help Lower Odds for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma May 01, 2015

Intense physical activity throughout life was linked to a 30 percent reduction in risk, study suggests

Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors May 01, 2015

Get regular vaccinations and screenings

Breast Reconstruction Often Involves Multiple Operations April 30, 2015

Study finds most breast cancer patients will need two or more procedures to complete process

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters April 30, 2015

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Study April 30, 2015

Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame

Drugs Show Promise for Some Advanced Lung Cancers April 29, 2015

Two experimental medications target mutation that fuels treatment resistance

Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study April 28, 2015

Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say

Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks April 28, 2015

Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

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