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Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs

The introduction of roboticsurgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in thenumber of surgeons performing prostate...

Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

In states where Medicaid paysdoctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiariesare more likely to be screened...

Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states

Researchers aren't sure why, butin the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has beenlegalized, deaths from opioid overdoses...

Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk

Women whose screening mammogramsproduce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosedwith breast cancer years later,...

Fewer U.S. youth using sunscreen new study finds

Fewer U.S. teenagers are usingsunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found. The percentage of high school...

U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities -report

The United States has made progressin reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remainsto reduce risks for the...

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Despite potential risks andlimited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancerstoward the end of their lives,...

NSAIDs tied to reduced breast cancer recurrence among obese

In overweight women, aspirin orother drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breastcancers more treatable, researchers...

Extra mastectomy may not extend life for some breast cancer patients

For some women with early stagebreast cancer, removing the healthy breast likely doesn't affordmuch of a survival benefit,...

Older people perform better in the morning, study finds

Older adults are better able toignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks inthe morning, a new study suggests....

Injecting bacteria shrinks tumors in dogs and one patient - study

Common soil bacteria injected intosolid cancers in pet dogs and one human patient shrank many ofthe tumors, scientists reported...

Regular exercise after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Middle aged women who get a fewhours of activity each week, including walking or more vigorousexercise, are less likely to...

Pfizer to help 23andMe unravel genetic ties to bowel disease

Home genetics company 23andMe on Tuesday said ithopes to uncover gene mutations linked to inflammatory boweldisease (IBD)...

After childhood cancer, young women's sexual health may suffer

Adult women who survived canceras a child report having less sex, less interest, less desireand less satisfaction than their...

For older colon cancer survivors, colonoscopies carry risks: study

After age 75, recurrences ofcolon cancer are rare and the risks of repeated colonoscopiesmay outweigh the benefits, according...

Growing numbers sign up to Swiss right-to-die society

A Swiss organisation that helps peopletake their own lives and defends their right to refuse medicaltreatment says it has...

Dentists miss chances to urge patients to quit smoking

Healthcare providers,particularly dentists, frequently miss opportunities to advisepatients about ways to stop smoking cigarettes,...

High fruit and veggie diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, death

Researchers have more evidencelinking a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables to betterhealth outcomes. The idea that fruits...

Former U.S. surgeon general who warned of secondhand smoke perils dies

Former U.S. surgeon general JesseSteinfeld, who warned of the perils of second-hand smoke and wasfamously not asked to return...

Study finds a gene mutation increases breast cancer risk to 1 in 3

Women with mutations in a gene calledPALB2 have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer byage 70, according to...

Singapore's ground-breaking haze law faces uphill challenge

Indonesia's complex rules on land useand the difficulty in prosecuting foreign businesses meanSingapore has its work cut...

Scientific review finds aspirin significantly cuts cancer rates

Taking a small daily dose of aspirin cansignificantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from -bowel, stomach and esophageal...

About half of heart procedure patients make end-of-life plans

Less than half of the patientswho underwent a risky heart surgery at one medical centercompleted advanced directives to guide...

U.S. hepatitis C burden may ease in coming decades: study

Hepatitis C may become a "rare"disease in the U.S. in about 20 years, according to a newcomputer model. About one in 100...

French hospital to open wine bar to cheer up terminally ill

A hospital in the French city ofClermont-Ferrand is to open a wine bar where terminally illpatients will be able to enjoy...

US FDA warns of risks of unregulated lab tests for patients

U.S. health regulators have sounded an alarmover the increasing use of custom laboratory tests to diagnoseand determine treatment...

The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

A new statistical analysis findsthat women under age 50 who were diagnosed with breast cancerwere also more likely to have...

Express Scripts plans to narrow specialty drugs list further

Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S.pharmacy benefit manager, expects to exclude more expensivespecialty drugs from...

Navigators can help guide breast cancer patients through care

Patient navigators may be ableto help steer women with breast cancer through what can be adaunting treatment process, a new...

Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

Without any encouragement fromcoaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer campused nearby tents for shade...

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