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American Heart Association (AHA) issues guidelines for electronic cigarette use

American Heart Association (AHA) issues guidelines for electronic cigarette use

AHA supports inclusion of e-cigarettes in state and federal laws prohibiting sale and marketing to minors.

Colonic diverticular disease not linked to subsequent colorectal cancer

Colonic diverticular disease not linked to subsequent colorectal cancer

Increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC) in first year of diagnosis may be a screening effect, according to research.

United States to tighten controls on narcotic painkillers

United States to tighten controls on narcotic painkillers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to enact tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a surge in addictions across the United States.

Surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer provides survival benefit

Surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer provides survival benefit

A small but significant advantage in disease-specific, overall survival, is seen for patients with advanced laryngeal cancer, even after adjustment.

Endogenous hormones improve breast cancer risk prediction

Endogenous hormones improve breast cancer risk prediction

Inclusion of endogenous hormones in prediction models improves prediction of invasive breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study.

Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Data from two randomized controlled trials suggest that bisphosphonate use does not protect against postmenopausal breast cancer, according to research.

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

Patients with Medicaid or no coverage show higher cancer mortality

Patients with Medicaid insurance or no insurance coverage are less likely to receive cancer-related surgery and/or radiation and are more likely to die from cancer than those with insurance, according to an online study.

Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening lowers colorectal cancer incidence

Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening lowers colorectal cancer incidence

Once-only flexible sigmoidoscopy screening, with or without fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), is associated with reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, according to a study.

CDC breast and cervical cancer screening program benefits millions

CDC breast and cervical cancer screening program benefits millions

Millions of American women have benefited from a breast and cervical cancer screening program offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a new report.

Unrecognized lung cancer trends identified

Unrecognized lung cancer trends identified

An updated and expanded analysis has revealed some new observations about patterns in lung cancer incidence in the United States, according to research.

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