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  1. Study: Diabetes Drug Not Tied to Bladder Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect. However, the study did find an association between

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  2. Radiation Use and 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests. As is the case with many cancers, doctor

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  3. Breast Cancer Survivors Tend to Gain Weight

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with a family history of breast cancer, breast cancer survivors tend to gain more weight than women who are free of the disease, new research suggests. And that added weight might increase the risk of hear

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  4. Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of time spent sitting may increase a woman's odds for cancer, but it does not seem to have a similar effect on men, a new study suggests. "Longer leisure time spent sitting was associated with a higher risk of total

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  5. Can Prenatal Gene Tests Spot Cancer in Mom-to-Be?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal results on noninvasive, prenatal genetic tests don't always indicate a problem with the fetus. In some cases, these tests may uncover maternal cancers, a new study reports. "If the test comes back abnormal, the

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. '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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  10. 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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