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Radiation Modestly Raises Women’s Heart Risks, Study Says

Radiation - NY Times

Researchers have found that the benefits to women of treating breast cancer with radiation outweigh the risks of heart disease.


Cancer now No. 1 killer of U.S. Hispanics

Cancer has surpassed heart disease to become the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, according to an American Cancer Society report released Monday.


Vitamin E boosts prostate cancer risk, study finds

Large daily doses of vitamin E, long touted as a virtual wonder drug that could protect against cancer, heart disease, dementia and other ailments, increase the risk for prostate cancer among middle-aged men, according to a large federal study released Tuesday. The analysis of data from more than 35,000 healthy men concluded that those who took vitamin E every day at the relatively large dose levels commonly sold in drug, grocery and health food stores were 17 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer.


Breast cancer drug raises risk of heart problems in older women

The breast cancer drug Herceptin increases the risk of heart problems in elderly patients, especially those with a history of heart disease and/or ...


Baby boomers' worries might be misguided--top killer is heart disease, not cancer and Alzheimer's

Baby boomers—time for a health reality check. A new poll finds the generation worries most about cancer and memory loss.


DNA tests emerging as weapon against cancer

DNA tests emerging as weapon against cancer

Some experts say the world is on the cusp of a "golden age" of genomics, when a look at the DNA code will reveal your risk of cancer, diabetes or heart disease, and predict which drugs will work for you.


Meat-heavy diet linked to early death

People who eat large amounts of red meat and processed meats face a greater risk of premature death from heart disease and cancer, National Cancer Institute research shows. The large study of 545,000 American men and women, ages 50 to...


Americans falling short on Vitamin D

Vitamin D has long been seen as vital to bone health and is increasingly seen as a possible aid against cardiovascular disease and cancer, yet more Americans are not getting enough of the "sunshine vitamin." Analyzing data from federal health...


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