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Intermittent fasting: How I got started
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week. (Medical News Today)

Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk
A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?
New research confirms that women who have undergone breast cancer therapy are more at risk of cardiovascular disease, and it also shows why this may be. (Medical News Today)

Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?
A new study has found that men who eat yogurt regularly have a lower risk of abnormal growths in the bowel, or adenomas, which can precede colon cancer. (Medical News Today)

How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer
Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests? (Medical News Today)

Is decaf coffee harmful to health?
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in 'landmark discovery'
In a 'landmark in drug discovery,' researchers achieved, for the first time, the total synthesis of a potent anticancer compound called halichondrin. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it. (Medical News Today)

New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline
A joint effort among various governmental bodies, the new 'Annual Report to the Nation' offers fresh insights on cancer incidence and mortality. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer
Taking vitamin D supplements does not cut cancer risk but may prolong life once cancer develops, according to an analysis of trials covering 79,055 people. (Medical News Today)

High-salt diet blocks tumor growth in mice
New research in mice suggests that a high intake of dietary salt triggers the immune system in a way that enables it to fight off tumors. (Medical News Today)

What to know about liver metastases
Liver metastases occur when cancer spreads to the liver from another part of the body. Diagnosis may involve ultrasound. Prognosis depends on how far the cancer has spread. Learn more about liver metastases here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause lower back and testicle pain?
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Is leukemia hereditary?
Leukemia is a genetic condition, but in most cases, it is not hereditary. In this article, we explore the links between leukemia and family history, genetics, and lifestyle and environmental factors. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer. (Medical News Today)

What does a hypoechoic thyroid nodule mean?
A hypoechoic thyroid nodule is a type of thyroid nodule that appears dark on an ultrasound scan and typically indicates a solid mass rather than a fluid-filled cyst. Thyroid nodules are common and most are harmless. However, they can sometimes develop into thyroid cancer. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is the acrylamide in coffee harmful to health?
Coffee products that contain roasted beans contain small amounts of the compound acrylamide. There are concerns that acrylamide may be carcinogenic, but research suggests that coffee is generally safe to drink and may actually protect against a number of cancers and other conditions. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

These 5 tropical plants may 'provide anticancer benefits'
New research examined several plants that people have used to treat cancer since ancient times. The study identified five plants with anticancer benefits. (Medical News Today)

Should I get checked for cancer?
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here. (Medical News Today)

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?
New research analyzing a large dataset suggests there may be a link between sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer, especially in women. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer
Ulcerative colitis (UC) causes inflammation in the digestive system. This may increase the risk of certain cancers. Learn more about the link between UC and cancer, as well as when to see a doctor and how to reduce the risk of cancer, here. (Medical News Today)

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth
A compound present in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous plants restored an underperforming tumor suppressor in a mouse model of cancer, study reveals. (Medical News Today)

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke
New research in mice suggests that molecules derived from a species of parasitic fish could help tackle cancer and other conditions in the brain. (Medical News Today)

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard for Breast Cancer Screening?
Title: Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard for Breast Cancer Screening?
Category: Health News
Created: 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2019 (Medicine Net)

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines
Title: Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines
Category: Health News
Created: 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2019 (Medicine Net)

Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study
Title: Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/24/2019 (Medicine Net)

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders
Title: 9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders
Category: Health News
Created: 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/24/2019 (Medicine Net)

Ovarian Cancer
Title: Ovarian Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/20/2019 (Medicine Net)

Many Advanced Colon Cancers Were 'Born' Ready to Spread
Title: Many Advanced Colon Cancers Were 'Born' Ready to Spread
Category: Health News
Created: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study
Title: Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2019 (Medicine Net)

CA 125 Ovarian Tumor Marker Blood Test
Title: CA 125 Ovarian Tumor Marker Blood Test
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/21/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 (Medicine Net)

Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study
Title: Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

No Needle Prick: Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells in Blood
Title: No Needle Prick: Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells in Blood
Category: Health News
Created: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC)
Title: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

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