Cancer

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Too Much Sitting Is Killing You (Even If You Exercise)
three people sitting
January 21st, 2015
People who sit too much every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans, even if they exercise, a new study finds.
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For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed)
Breast cancer pink ribbon
December 18th, 2014
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
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'Nanostar' Particles Make Cancer Cells Light Up
A schematic representation of the nanostar particle.
January 21st, 2015
New particles that researchers call "nanostars" can enter cancer cells and then illuminate them when struck by a laser, new research shows. The technique could be used to better see the outlines of patients' tumors, researchers say.
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Goodbye Y: Men Who Smoke Have Missing Male Chromosomes
The X and Y chromosomes
December 4th, 2014
Smoking cigarettes is linked to the disappearance of the Y chromosome in the blood — a side effect that might explain why men who smoke are at greater risk for cancer than women who smoke.
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Google's Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?
October 30th, 2014
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
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Your Blood Type May Put You at Risk for Heart Disease
red blood cells with blood type
January 14th, 2015
People whose blood type is A, B or AB have an increased risk of heart disease and shorter life spans than people who have type O blood, according to a new study.
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US Cancer Death Rates Fall, Saving 1.5 Million Lives
Lungs and chest
December 31st, 2014
There was a 22 percent decline in the rate of cancer deaths from 1991 (the year it peaked) to 2011, according to the annual report from the American Cancer Society.
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The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)
beach, romantic couple, older adults
November 21st, 2014
New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.
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