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Researchers found 70 percent of women who had both breasts removed were not at an elevated risk for cancer.(Credit: Thinkstock)

Study: Most Breast Cancer Patients Who Have Double Mastectomy Don’t Need It

Researchers found 70 percent of women who had both breasts removed were not at an elevated risk for cancer.

05/22/2014

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Study Finds Obesity Can Have Negative Effect On Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study says obesity can have a negative effect on young breast cancer patients.

05/16/2014

Researchers suggest improvements in lifestyles and public health policies could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year. (Getty Images)

CDC: 40 Percent Of Annual Deaths From Top Five Causes Can Be Prevented

Researchers suggest improvements in lifestyles and public health policies could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year.

05/01/2014

Research suggests half of people diagnosed with cancer today will live for at least another ten years. (Getty Images)

Cancer Tipping Point? Study Says Half Of Those Diagnosed With Cancer Today Will Survive

Health experts predict that even the deadliest of cancers may one day be treated as chronic conditions.

04/29/2014

In this photo illustration a woman holds an e-cigarette on April 2, 2014 in London, England. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: Cancer Risk In E-Cigarette Vapors

According to a new study, vapor from e-cigarettes damage human cells in much the same way as smoke from traditional cigarettes.

04/14/2014

File photo of a rhesus monkey sitting in a tree. (credit: Laurence Mouton/Getty Images)

Study: Monkeys On Low Calorie Diet Live Longer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knowing your body mass index, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are all actions you can take for yourself to combat obesity.

04/01/2014

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

04/01/2014

Doctors examine PET scans from a cancer patient. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Study: Organic Diet Does Not Reduce Cancer Risk

A new study has found that eating an organic diet does not reduce the risk of cancer.

03/30/2014

A patient with freckles on her belly, as she gets a skin exam by a dermatologist.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer May Lead To Other Types Of Cancer

According to a recent study, people who contract nonmelanoma skin cancer by the age of 25 face an increased risk of eventually developing melanoma or other types of cancer.

03/11/2014

Cancer patients who received chemo were more likely to die in a hospital intensive care unit rather than at home. (credit: Toni L. Sandys/Getty Images)

Study: Chemotherapy May Lead To Less Peaceful Death

Cancer patients who received chemo were more likely to die in a hospital intensive care unit, hooked to a ventilator, rather than at home as they would have preferred.

03/08/2014

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