Posted 2:00 PM 3/29/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take hormone therapy that includes estrogen and progestin are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and dying from it, especially if they start taking the therapy just as menopause begins, a new analysis confirms.
Researchers followed (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new round of ads featuring emotionally charged tales of smokers who have suffered the ravages of smoking are on the way, federal health officials announced Thursday.
"Last year's campaign exceeded our very high expectations, and this year's campaign (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report.
"Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/26/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report.
This study of more than 500 black men found that those "who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop prostate cancer," said (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those with signs of chronic (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for themselves, according to a new study.
The study looked at data on about 1,400 adults older than 50 who (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who physically act out their dreams while sleeping have a significantly increased risk of developing a specific kind of dementia, a new study contends.
"Dementia with Lewy bodies" is the second most common form of dementia in the elderly. A (More)