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Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

A team of Spanish researchers has examined a new mechanism contributing to the development of various tumors, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The results, published in Nature Genetics, link cancer fo continue reading »

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

One in 10 say they follow pediatricians' advice 'only occasionally;' most likely to ignore guidance on discipline, sleep, watching TV — U-M's National Poll on Children's Health continue reading »

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says. The spring allergy season is off to an early start and allergy sufferers need to take action to prevent symptoms, an expert says. continue reading »

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common. The latest U.S. cancer statistics find that 1.5 million new cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed among Americans continue reading »

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the Nation. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found continue reading »

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

CDC: 1 in 50 Poor, Straight Urban Americans Infected With HIV

Drug abuse, prostitution tied to heightened risk, latest survey finds. About one in every 50 heterosexual Americans living in poorer urban neighborhoods is infected with HIV, th continue reading »

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Homegrown Strain of Dengue Fever Virus Pinpointed in Florida

Some 2009-2010 cases originated in Key West mosquitoes, not from travelers, CDC says. Some people who fell prey to a 2009-2010 outbreak of dengue fever continue reading »

Study Finds Sports Help Fathers and Daughters Bond

Study Finds Sports Help Fathers and Daughters Bond

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find. Fathers interested in creating a sense of closeness with their daughters should look for continue reading »

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement. More than half of all teens and young adults in the United States know a victim of dating violence or sexual assault, according to a new national survey. continue reading »

Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note. The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, continue reading »

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Hispanic Health: Puerto Ricans Urged to Get Flu Shots in Light of High Incidence Rates

Puerto Rico's health secretary called on people Tuesday to get flu vaccinations in view of the alarm created by the high incidence of the disease on the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Professionals connected with the research and development of new pharmaceutical products are emphasizing the need for Hispanics to participate more in medical studies as a tool for learning about the effects of certain drugs on that community. continue reading »

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds. Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other chi continue reading »

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says

Millions Still Lack Access to Modern Contraception, Study Says

One-fifth of married women in eastern, central and western Africa are without reliable birth control, research shows. The number of women worldwide using modern contraceptive continue reading »

RUSSIA: Lawmakers Want to Ban Energy Drinks with Alcohol, Caffeine

RUSSIA: Lawmakers Want to Ban Energy Drinks with Alcohol, Caffeine

Lawmakers from the governing United Russia and opposition Just Russia parties introduced a bill Monday in the lower house of Parliament that calls for a ban on the production and sale of energy drinks continue reading »