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  1. HPV Shot and Precancerous Cervical Lesions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women. While it's still too early to say that vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix

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  2. Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- SPF? UV-A and B? A new study finds many Americans are baffled by the information on sunscreen labels. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said sunscreen labels must emphasize protection against both ultraviol

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  3. Pesticide Used Decades Ago and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pes

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  4. The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds. Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors

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  5. Poor Sleep, Snoring and Breast Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds. The study, which was not designed to prove cause-and-effect, included mor

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  6. Obese Postmenopausal Women and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 67,000 women suggests that those who are obese and postmenopausal may face significantly higher odds for breast cancer compared with slimmer women. The risk for breast cancer among the most obese w

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  7. Surgery May Up Some Advanced Lung Cancer Survival

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patients with lung cancer that's spread throughout the chest could live longer by undergoing surgery to remove diseased lung tissue, instead of receiving only chemotherapy and radiation, new research suggests. T

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  8. New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A two-pronged immune-boosting drug could provide new hope for people stricken with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, according to clinical trial findings. The experimental drug, elotuzumab, reduced

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  9. Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional health of cancer caregivers may affect the mental health of the loved ones they are caring for, a new study suggests. When their husbands, wives or partners experience symptoms of depression, cancer su

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  10. Protect Yourself From a Repeat Episode of Melanoma

    Tina Miller, 46, always worshipped the sun. "I used to go to tanning salons, and planned my vacations where I could lie out on the beach," she says. But three years ago, she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. "I never thought it would happen to me." But it did -- and wil

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