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Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.

3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts.

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.

Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Angelina Jolie's decision to talk about the removal of her ovaries has brought new public attention to what is actually standard preventive care for women whose genetics dramatically increase their risk of ovarian cancer, experts say.

Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.

Health Tip: Cancer Treatment Makes Foodborne Illness a Bigger Concern

(HealthDay News) -- People being treated for cancer are more vulnerable to foodborne illness and its serious complications.

Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests.

Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests.

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