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  1. Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965

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  2. Are Benefits of Annual Mammograms Overstated?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes. The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the Ame

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  3. Some Colon Cancer Patients May Benefit From Aspirin

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspi

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  4. FDA Panel Recommends At-Home Colon Cancer Test

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The 10-member committee sai

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  5. Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of invasive cancers in the United States fell slightly from 2009 to 2010, and widespread adoption of colon cancer screening and other measures could push those rates even lower, a federal government study says. In

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  6. Air Pollution Claimed 7 Million Lives in 2012: WHO

    March 27, 2014 -- Air pollution killed about seven million people worldwide in 2012, and more than half of those deaths were caused by indoor smoke from cook stoves, a World Health Organization report says. The U.N. health agency said that heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive p

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  7. Warning About Skin Cancer 'Treatments' Sold Online

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of patients with skin cancer or moles who self-medicate with alternative "treatments" they find online are courting danger, new research contends. The finding is based on an analysis of past cases in which

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  8. Targeted Radiation for Advanced Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests. The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioembolizati

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  9. Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, but there are ways of reducing your risk. "Colorectal cancer is largely preventable with early screening and detection," Dr. Anne Lin, assistant professor o

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  10. Routine Mammograms Not Helpful for Women Over 70?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study. The screenings don't decrease the number of advanced breast cancer cases diagnosed in these old

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