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Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Variation seen in number of cancer survivors undergoing HIV testing

Proportion undergoing testing varies by demographic and health-related factors, and by state, a study found.

AHA: Even with weight gain, smoking cessation ups survival

AHA: Even with weight gain, smoking cessation ups survival

Research indicates smoking cessation boosts survival, even if there has been a weight gain.

Physicians feeling more positive about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Physicians feeling more positive about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

There has been an increase in physicians grading health care reform as "A" and a decrease in those grading it as a failure, according to recent survey data.

Video-based tool informs patients about prostate health

Video-based tool informs patients about prostate health

A video-based educational tool increased comprehension of prostate health terms in patients with a mean literacy level of 7th grade or higher.

Prices soaring for some generic drugs in United States

Prices soaring for some generic drugs in United States

Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market are among the causes for soaring generic prices.

Ezetimibe not tied to higher cancer risk or mortality

Ezetimibe not tied to higher cancer risk or mortality

Findings based upon 21 months of follow-up from original SEAS lipid therapy trial did not find the lipid-lowering therapy ezetimibe/simvastatin to be associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.

Cancer patients in hospice less likely to receive aggressive treatment

Cancer patients in hospice less likely to receive aggressive treatment

Researchers found that non-hospice patients used significantly more health care resources, mainly for acute conditions not directly related to their cancer.

Urologists key to informing patients of tobacco-bladder cancer link

Urologists key to informing patients of tobacco-bladder cancer link

Active smokers more knowledgeable than former smokers or nonsmokers, and often cite urologist as source of information.

CDC: Skin cancer treatment costs doubled within a decade

CDC: Skin cancer treatment costs doubled within a decade

The rapidly escalating costs of skin cancer treatment outstripped other cancer type treatment costs, increasing five times faster. The findings underscore importance of prevention efforts.

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

In nursing students, dangerous drinking is prevalent, and more problem drinking among younger students and smokers.

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