Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that gives doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows.
Colonoscopies are the recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, which is the second leading (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholics who smoke have more problems with memory, problem solving and quick thinking than those who are nonsmokers, researchers have found.
This "early aging" of the brain gets worse over time, according to the study published online May 17 and in the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by E.J. Mundell
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones.
The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, metastatic disease that has spread to the bones but not (More)More Stories from 5/16/2013
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with cancer are almost three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than are those without the disease, a large new study suggests.
And younger people with cancer have up to five times higher bankruptcy rates compared to older (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite prior research suggesting that the widely used diabetes drug metformin might help cancer patients, a new study finds it does not boost survival for older breast cancer patients with diabetes.
Previous research has found that metformin was (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Twelve new genetic regions associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer have been identified by researchers in two studies.
One study identified four regions and the other identified eight regions, bringing to 17 the total number of genetic (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Simple changes to your backyard grilling routine could help reduce your colon cancer risk, an expert says.
"Research now shows that diets high in red and processed meat increase risk for colon cancer," Alice Bender, a registered dietitian at the (More)