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Musicians On Call' bring music for the soul to patients' beds

Musicians On Call, a nonprofitproviding live music to the seriously ill, hopes to aggressivelyexpand to other major cities...

Upgraded mammograms raised Medicare spending: study

Between 2001 and 2009, Medicarespending on breast cancer screening rose markedly but did notlead to earlier detection of...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

Preventive services differ between primary care docs and OB/GYNs

The services women receiveduring annual preventive care visits may partially depend onwhat type of doctor they see, suggests...

New drug policy too burdensome, hospices say

The Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services met Wednesday with 30 hospice and healthcareorganizations after outcry over...

Ex-TV host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer

Former U.S. television host JoanLunden said on Tuesday she has been diagnosed with breast cancerand has already begun chemotherapy...

3-D technique improves on standard mammograms: study

Combining digital mammographywith a 3-D technique may improve doctors' ability to identifybreast cancers and decrease the...

Shared decision making still lacking for cancer screening

When it comes to cancerscreening, doctors often do not adequately discuss the balanceof pros and cons with their patients,...

Uruguay set to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis

Uruguay, which recently passed a lawmaking it the first country to legalize the production and saleof cannabis, will also...

Stopping fluids at the end of life: a dilemma not just for Kasem's family

In the family disputes thatsurrounded American radio icon Casey Kasem's last weeks of life,his daughter's decision to carry...

Link seen between sitting and certain cancers

In a new review of pastresearch, people who spent lots of time watching TV or otherwisesitting were more likely to be diagnosed...

Needle biopsies may be underused for breast cancer patients

Most women should undergo aneedle biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis, but some surgeons optfor a more invasive procedure...

Women with breast cancer don't get enough exercise: study

Only one in three women livingwith breast cancer is meeting current physical activityguidelines, suggests a new study. African...

Skin moles tied to breast cancer risk: studies

The number of moles a woman hasmay be tied to her risk of developing breast cancer, accordingto two new studies. The studies...

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

A new way of evaluating tumors may soonhelp cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link totheir disease - and the...

FDA cancer chief says 'escalating' drug prices can't continue

By law, Dr. Richard Pazdur, the U.S.Food and Drug Administration's cancer drug czar, is not allowedto consider the cost of...

Cancer doctors urged to consider value when treating patients

Cancer doctors should consider thefinancial as well as the medical impact of treatment forpatients as healthcare costs continue...

In treating some cancer patients, less is more: U.S. studies

Doctors can scale back treatment forcertain cancer patients, based on evidence that some drugs canbe used less frequently,...

Treatment helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients

A new treatment approach may helpthousands of women with early-stage breast cancer avoidpremature menopause and preserve...

Most doctors wouldn't want intensive care at the end of life

Most doctors would not wanthigh-intensity treatment near the end of life, according to anew study from Stanford University...

Cancer center ads more emotional than informative

Television and magazineadvertisements from cancer centers often tug at people'sheartstrings, but rarely provide information...

Brain activity changes seen after chemo

For some women with breastcancer, changes in brain activity while multitasking couldexplain "chemo brain" - reduced mental...

Fear, MRIs tied to double mastectomy decision

Factors other than medicalhistory and risk may influence women with cancer in one breastto have both breasts removed even...

For teen girls, fruits and veggies linked to lower risk of breast condition

Teenage girls who eat more colorful fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop benign breast disease as young adults,...

Fertility drugs not tied to long term breast cancer risk

Despite concerns and some evidence that fertility treatments increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer, a large,...

Breast cancer screening a complex mix of benefits, risk

A one-size-fits-all approach in urging women to get mammography screening for breast cancer is not supported by evidence,...

Japan allows people to return to Fukushima disaster 'hot zone'

For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km...

British cost agency to take broader view of drug value

British healthcare cost agency NICE is to take a broader view of the value offered by new medicines under proposals that...

Scientists publish 'navigation maps' for human genome

A large international team of scientists has built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast...

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

If girls and women of all ages adopted healthier lifestyle behaviors and the highest-risk women took preventive drugs like...

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