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Blood Test May Raise Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

A blood test can help predict how men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to specific treatments, say an international group of researchers.

By Diane Domina

The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer survivors are often concerned about the financial toll of their diagnosis and treatment, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Climate Change and Suicide: Is There a Link?

Research suggests there’s a strong connection between hot weather and higher suicide rates. With projected average temperature increases due to climate change, also called global warming, this correlation could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides in the United States and Mexico by 2050.

By Diane Domina

CDC Launches Eye Health Surveillance System

Since approximately 61 million U.S. adults are at high risk for significant vision loss, and early diagnosis and treatment could prevent up to 98 percent of visual impairments, the CDC has launched its first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System.

By Diane Domina

Treating Cancer With Complementary Medicine Raises Death Risk

People who get complementary therapy for curable cancers are more likely to refuse at least one element of conventional cancer treatment and are more likely to die as a result, say researchers at Yale School of Medicine.

By Diane Domina

Does Your Doctor’s ‘Gut Feeling’ Influence Your Care?

While the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine may be on the rise, a study from MIT suggests that doctors still have an important advantage when diagnosing and treating patients – their intuition.

By Diane Domina

Scientists Reverse Age-Related Wrinkles and Hair Loss in Lab Mice

In a mouse study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Veterans Administration, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reversed wrinkles and hair loss resulting from impaired cell function in mouse models.

By Diane Domina

ADHD Meds Don't Help Healthy Students Think Better

Medications used to treat ADHD don’t boost cognitive function in young adults who don't actually have the condition, and may actually impair their thinking.

By Diane Domina

Diet High in Fruits and Veggies Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

There's now additional evidence that women who eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables – particularly cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, and yellow and orange vegetables – have a lower risk of breast cancer.

By Diane Domina

Common Shoulder Surgery Is Usually Unnecessary, Finnish Study Finds

One of the most common surgeries performed in the Western world today – shoulder impingement surgery – is no more beneficial than a placebo treatment, according to researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

By Diane Domina