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'Confusion' Complicates Hospitalization of Elderly August 18, 2017

Stays are often two weeks longer, British study says

Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women? August 17, 2017

Study found link between ambient light and higher odds in young, smoking females, but more research needed

New Treatment Approved for Deadly Blood Cancer August 17, 2017

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain August 17, 2017

Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests

Alternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered Survival August 17, 2017

There's not much research into these therapies, study authors said

Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier? August 16, 2017

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis August 15, 2017

Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout body

Skeletons Give Clues to Americans' Rising Arthritis Rates August 14, 2017

Study suggests reasons for pained knees go beyond the usual suspects -- obesity and aging

Researchers ID Genes in Mice That Cause Aggressive Brain Cancer August 14, 2017

Discovery of triggers that make glioblastoma resistant to chemo offers hope for future treatments, study authors say

Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80 August 14, 2017

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study August 11, 2017

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

How Safe and Effective Is Your Sunscreen? August 11, 2017

One out of three may not offer the right protection, study suggests

Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance August 10, 2017

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

The Right Shoes Can Help Prevent Falls August 10, 2017

What you should look for in the shoe store

Blood Test Can Screen for Rare Sinus Cancer, Study Finds August 09, 2017

Test will be most useful in China, other parts of Asia, and North Africa where disease is more common

For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes August 09, 2017

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

Alcohol Use, Abuse on the Rise in U.S. August 09, 2017

Women and older adults among those drinking more, study finds

Yoga May Boost Aging Brains August 09, 2017

Changes seen in areas involved with attention and memory, but it's not yet clear if yoga is the cause

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant August 08, 2017

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

Deaths From Colon Cancer Up Among Younger White Americans August 08, 2017

Uptick has researchers puzzled and questioning screening guidelines

Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia August 06, 2017

But finding comes with cautions against excessive alcohol use over extended periods

Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some August 04, 2017

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength August 04, 2017

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

New Treatment Approved for Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 03, 2017

Vyxeos combines two previously approved drugs

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Scientists Gain Insight Into Allergies August 02, 2017

Screening for certain immune cells might help doctors assess reactions to treatment, researchers say

Imbruvica Approval Expanded to Include Graft Versus Host Disease August 02, 2017

A deadly condition that affects some stem cell patients

Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities August 01, 2017

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Idhifa Approved for Some With Acute Myeloid Leukemia August 01, 2017

For adults with specific genetic mutation

Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women August 01, 2017

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

Exercise Not Making Dent in Most Seniors' Down Time July 28, 2017

Study found it only cut the amount of sedentary time by 12 minutes each day

Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades July 28, 2017

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year July 28, 2017

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients July 27, 2017

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer July 27, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is far more common and also dangerous if untreated, dermatologist says

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults July 26, 2017

Rates have doubled in people over 50, report says

Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health July 25, 2017

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood July 24, 2017

Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say

Senator McCain Faces a Tough Cancer Foe July 20, 2017

The median survival for glioblastoma patients is about 15 months, oncologists say

Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers July 20, 2017

Cheaper policies may not cover U.S. National Cancer Institute-affiliated doctors

More Patients OK'd for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study July 20, 2017

Affordable Care Act changed rules for private insurers

Sen. John McCain Has Brain Cancer July 20, 2017

Aggressive tumor known as glioblastoma was spotted during procedure to remove blood clot

Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial July 20, 2017

Not facing reality raises other troublesome issues, researchers say

Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs July 19, 2017

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

'Nipple-Sparing' Mastectomies Don't Raise Odds of Cancer's Return: Study July 19, 2017

Research suggests that the cosmetically superior procedure comes with no added risk

Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun? July 19, 2017

Here's what it can do

Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel July 18, 2017

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

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