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    1. A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf

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    2. Evening Snacking May Up Breast Cancer Return Odds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research. "Women whose usual nightly fast was less than 13 hours had a 36 percent increased risk

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    3. More Evidence This Drug Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence linking the diabetes drug Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer has surfaced in a new study that also finds the risk rises with increased use. Actos (pioglitazone) appears to increase risk of bla

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    4. Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investi

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    5. Cancer Patients Cared for at Home Live Longer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found. The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall

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    6. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    7. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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    8. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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    9. Generic Gleevec Will Likely Save Millions in Costs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests. The patent on Gleevec expired in January. The generic version of the drug is called imatinib. T

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    10. Types of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Symptoms

      When you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), you can get a lot of different symptoms, from shortness of breath to headaches to cramps in your belly. Why the variety? It's all about location. Your tumors can show up in lots of places, and where they're growing makes a big difference to how you feel. T

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