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Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return April 26, 2017

Unstable chromosomes quadruple a patient's risk of relapse, death within 2 years, researchers report

Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study April 26, 2017

Researchers don't know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part

Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk April 25, 2017

After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery April 25, 2017

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis April 25, 2017

Study found less disability, lower risk of early death

Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia April 25, 2017

Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory April 25, 2017

Combination of aerobic, resistance training best for boosting brain health, study finds

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off April 24, 2017

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Should Prostate Cancer Screening Start Earlier for Black Men? April 24, 2017

New study suggests the disease progresses faster for them

Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms? April 24, 2017

Scientists hope to improve breast cancer screening of younger women

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School April 21, 2017

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis April 21, 2017

When to see a doctor

Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces April 17, 2017

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams April 14, 2017

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study April 13, 2017

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease April 13, 2017

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

Many Docs Don't Discuss Prostate Cancer Screening Pros and Cons April 11, 2017

Men with lower incomes, education and no insurance less likely to receive pretest counseling, study finds

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Updated Prostate Cancer Test Guidelines Now Stress Patient Choice April 11, 2017

Men aged 55 to 69 should discuss PSA blood screen with their doctor, expert panel recommends

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk? April 11, 2017

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening? April 10, 2017

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients April 10, 2017

Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track April 10, 2017

Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Syphilis Rates Spike Among U.S. Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC April 06, 2017

Awareness and practicing safe sex are key to curbing the growing rate of syphilis, sexual health experts say

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors April 06, 2017

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery April 05, 2017

Study found chances of repeat surgery for infection was 80 percent higher than for nonsmokers

Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery April 05, 2017

People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

Many Disabled Adults Aren't Screened for Colon Cancer: Study April 05, 2017

Transportation issues, lack of awareness and other barriers may be at issue

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries April 04, 2017

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

What's the 'SuperAgers' Mental Secret? April 04, 2017

Some folks stay sharp into their 80s, 90s, and brain scans may show why

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time March 31, 2017

Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Overprescribed to Seniors: Study March 31, 2017

Lower cost might help drive doctors' choice, researchers say

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say March 29, 2017

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth' March 28, 2017

Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds

Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening? March 27, 2017

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice March 23, 2017

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Death Is Closer? March 22, 2017

Study found association -- but don't panic if your sniffer is no longer up to snuff

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health March 22, 2017

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening March 21, 2017

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

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