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  1. Warning Over Sunburn 'Tattoo' Trend

    July 9, 2015 -- Doctors are warning of a dangerous new craze called "sunburn art" that's said to be growing in popularity among young people. People expose parts of their bodies to the sun without using any sun protection. The result is a sunburn in the shape of a particular image, design, or patter

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  2. Another Genetic Error Linked to Childhood Leukemia

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a gene mutation associated with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL, as acute lymphoblastic leukemia is called, is the most common type of cancer in children. "This is now the sec

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  3. Colon Cancer Deaths Falling Except In 3 Regions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still lagging behind, a new report finds. People living in 94 counties spread across the lo

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  4. 'Watchful Waiting' Common for Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

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  5. Your Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United States has a growing aging population

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  6. Those with Low-Grade Brain Tumors Living Longer

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, JuLY 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival has improved for adults with low-grade brain tumors, known as gliomas, a new study finds. Low-grade gliomas grow slowly but are deadly. Because they're uncommon, they are not well-studied, said the resea

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  7. 'Watchful Waiting' and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds. Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful

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  8. Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That's the finding from a study of more

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  9. Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

    June 29, 2015 -- Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers. Some of the drugs, known as immunotherapy, have already been approved to treat several cancers, including advanced melanoma and a type of lung cancer. Studies have show

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  10. Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer?

    June 24, 2015 -- Researchers have been testing individual chemicals for years to see if they can cause cancer. Now, a groundbreaking new report suggests scientists should also be looking at how low doses of chemicals considered safe on their own might cause cancer when mixed together. “We’re swimmin

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