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Drinking milk may slow women's knee arthritis

The more milk women drank in a new U.S. study, the less deterioration they experienced in their arthritic knees. It's not...

Most web-based colon-screening information is lacking: study

When researchers evaluated a dozen websites meant to inform patients about colon cancer screening, most were written at too...

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...

U.S. advisers back DNA-based colon cancer test

A colon cancer screening method that uses stool samples won the unanimous backing of a U.S. advisory panel on Thursday, paving...

Knee arthritis more likely after ACL surgery

People who have had reconstructive surgery for a knee ligament tear develop wear-and-tear arthritis in the injured knee three...

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...

Nighttime finger splints can ease arthritis pain

Inexpensive splints worn nightly can reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis, a chronic ailment that affects a majority of...

Former president Chirac hospitalized, life not in danger: source

Former French President Jacques Chirac was admitted to a hospital near Paris on Monday for examinations due to pain linked...

Weather may truly affect arthritis pain

For people with osteoarthritis of the hip, pain levels tracked with the weather over the course of a small two-year study,...

Stool test spots most colon cancers: study

An at-home test that reacts to blood in a person's stool can identify most colon cancers, according to a fresh look at some...

All alcohol, even wine, raises risk of gout flare-ups: study

Bad news for gout sufferers who enjoy drinking the fruit of the vine - new research finds that all types of alcohol, even...

Many chronically ill Americans unable to afford food, medicine

One in three Americans with a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure has difficulty paying for...

Colon surgery at busier hospitals may lead to better recovery

People who have colon surgery at high-volume hospitals are more likely than patients at smaller ones to go straight home...

Senator Coburn leaving Congress as he battles cancer

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who crossed the aisle in 2005 and became friends with a newly elected colleague...

Benefit of knee supplements still unclear

The dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate might slow joint damage for people with mild arthritis in their...

Many doctors report trouble getting cancer drugs

More than eight in 10 U.S. cancer specialists have struggled to find the drugs they need to best treat their patients, a...

Obesity may disturb bone growth during teen years

Obese teens might not develop sufficient bone mass relative to their body weight, according to a new study from Brazil. Both...

Cancer deaths rise to 8.2 million, breast cancer sharply up

The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients better off than decades ago

People with rheumatoid arthritis are better off than they were 20 years ago, according to new research from the Netherlands....

France's Hollande reveals "benign" prostate problem

French President Francois Hollande acknowledged on Wednesday that he underwent treatment for a swollen prostate just before...

Nobel Laureate Kertesz, 84, has surgery for broken hip

Hungarian novelist and Auschwitz survivor Imre Kertesz, 84, winner of the 2002 Nobel Literature Prize, had surgery on Thursday...

Treatment, survival for colon cancer differs by race

Black people with advanced colon cancer are less likely to get consultations with specialists and treatment with complex...

Lady Gaga went "cold turkey" to break marijuana habit

Lady Gaga was smoking as many as 15 joints a day to help relieve the pain of a hip injury before a friend made her abruptly...

Vitamin D supplements may not increase bone density

People over the age of 50 often take vitamin D supplements thinking they're making their bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis....

Arthritis drug appears effective after one year: study

Previously untreated patients experienced significant and lasting reductions in signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis...

Costly prostate therapy common when docs own the machine

A new study of an intensive and expensive form of prostate cancer therapy finds that doctors who stand to profit from the...

Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening

Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows. During any screening...

Health habits tied to heart disease, arthritis risk

Older women who exercise regularly and don't smoke may have a substantially lower risk of late-life disability than their...

Regular doc visits tied to fewer colon cancers, deaths

Older Americans who visit their doctors regularly are less likely to develop or die from colon and rectal cancers, according...

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