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Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer September 23, 2014

Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say September 23, 2014

Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher risk

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking: Study September 22, 2014

Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution

Some U.S. Troops May Face Greater Skin Cancer Risk September 19, 2014

Soldiers might not have regular access to sunscreen, research reveals

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery September 19, 2014

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says September 18, 2014

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer September 17, 2014

May help doctors pinpoint best treatment, researchers say

Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds September 17, 2014

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned September 16, 2014

Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution

Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report September 16, 2014

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study September 16, 2014

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests September 15, 2014

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study September 15, 2014

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified September 15, 2014

23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study September 15, 2014

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Golden Retriever Study Sniffs for Cancer Clues September 11, 2014

Researchers enrolling 3,000 dogs to learn about risk factors for canine disease

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers? September 09, 2014

Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate Cancer September 08, 2014

They were more likely to develop aggressive disease sooner than white patients, study says

New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer September 08, 2014

Recommendations are for men whose tumors have grown resistant to hormonal therapies

HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates September 08, 2014

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds September 08, 2014

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

Health Tip: Support Seniors During Hard Times September 08, 2014

Help when you can

Sexually Transmitted Cancer Still Plaguing Dogs September 05, 2014

But areas that actively spay, neuter and control stray animals have lower rates

Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific September 05, 2014

FDA expert details what you need to know to help your 'best friend'

Bras Blameless for Breast Cancer Risk: Study September 05, 2014

Contrary to media reports, researchers found no evidence wearing them boosted chances of disease

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer? September 04, 2014

Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma September 04, 2014

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma September 04, 2014

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

Newer Drug Helps Myeloma Patients Who Can't Have Transplant September 03, 2014

Treatment may extend survival for patients over 65, researchers say

Pilots, Cabin Crews Face Higher Risk of Skin Cancer, Study Says September 03, 2014

But, it's not clear whether flying is to blame

Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates September 03, 2014

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

'Angelina Jolie Effect' Prompted More Testing for Breast Cancer Genes: Study September 03, 2014

Women at greatest risk were the ones who sought genetic counseling, researcher said

Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study September 02, 2014

But there was slightly higher risk of complications with double mastectomy, researchers added

New Guidelines for Treating Form of Advanced Breast Cancer September 02, 2014

Four-fifths of advanced cases are HER2-negative tumors, doctors' group says

Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds September 02, 2014

But many more women in U.S. are choosing the radical procedure

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy August 29, 2014

Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says August 27, 2014

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says August 27, 2014

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds August 27, 2014

British researchers report it improved slumber, lowered daytime sleepiness

Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia August 25, 2014

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years August 25, 2014

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds August 21, 2014

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck, Study Finds August 20, 2014

Rate of cell growth may be a key to diagnosis and treatment, an expert says

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