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New Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Allow Earlier Diagnosis

New Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Allow Earlier Diagnosis

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer. One reason is that it is usually detected at a late stage. To facilitate the...
How Sleep Apnea Could Harm Pregnancy

How Sleep Apnea Could Harm Pregnancy

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the...
What You Should Know about Skin Cancer

What You Should Know about Skin Cancer

Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn’t consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because,...
Too Little Sleep May Make Heart Disease More Dangerous

Too Little Sleep May Make Heart Disease More Dangerous

People with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes were approximately twice as likely to die of heart disease or...
Psoriatic arthritis drug shows promise

Psoriatic Arthritis Drug Shows Promise

In a randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at Stanford and more than 100 other medical centers, psoriatic arthritis patients given an injectable biologic...
Why High Blood Pressure and Diabetes are Double Trouble

Why High Blood Pressure and Diabetes are Double Trouble

Do you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? If so, you should be tested for diabetes. That recommendation comes from the U.S. Preventive...
Where Body Fat is Carried May Help Predict Cancer Risk

Where Body Fat is Carried May Help Predict Cancer Risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according...
New Research Shows Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

New Research Shows Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Researchers have moved an important step closer to understanding why pancreatic cancer is so hard to treat. With a median survival of only 6 months...
Among all cancers, lung cancer appears to put patients at greatest suicide risk

Among all cancers, lung cancer appears to put patients at greatest suicide risk

A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers,...
Immunotherapy target suppresses pain to mask cancer

Immunotherapy target suppresses pain to mask cancer

Once hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, immunotherapies are now raising concerns as doctors note new side effects like severe allergic reactions, acute-onset...