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    1. Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers. "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors

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    2. 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds. Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatm

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    3. Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma

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    4. Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends. In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor

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    5. Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF

      May 17, 2016 -- More than 40% of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports experts don't live up to their SPF claims, according to the organization's annual report on the products. Twenty-eight of the sunscreens did not deliver the promised SPF level, says Trisha Calvo, CR's deputy editor of health and

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    6. Inactive Women and Higher Cervical Cancer Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are sedentary appear more likely to develop cervical cancer, but just 30 minutes of exercise each week might significantly reduce that risk, new research suggests. "We think that this study sends a powerfu

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    7. Early Breast Cancer and Alternative Medicine

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests. And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemot

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    8. Could Dog Research Offer Human Brain Cancer Clues?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may help scientists unleash the secrets to a malignant brain tumor in humans. Research across 25 dog breeds has uncovered three genes thought to increase the risk of glioma brain tumors. The findings may offer clues

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    9. Your Car Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun's UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds. Experts have long known that prolonged exposure to ult

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    10. Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who'd had their ovaries removed, the risk

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