Cancer Risk From Controversial Fibroid Device is Low, Study Says

A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low.

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What 5 of the Year’s Health Films Got Right—and Wrong

From The Theory of Everything’s depiction of ALS to Still Alice’s portrayal of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s, medical experts dish on how Hollywood handles health.

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FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

A new drug to treat postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Why This New Campaign Wants Women to Smear Their Lipstick

What does smeared lipstick have to do with cervical cancer?

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Long-Term Use of The Pill Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

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Drinking Coffee Linked to Lower Melanoma Risk

Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Therapy Dogs Really Do Help, According to Heartwarming Study

People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man’s best friend, new research suggests. The study is among the first to scientifically test the effects of therapy dogs—trained and certified pooches brought in to ease human anxiety, whether it’s from trauma, injury, or illness.

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Tanning Addiction May Be Genetic, Study Says

Snowbirds who flock south in winter in search of the warmth of the sun, listen up: People who carry a particular gene variant may be more likely to develop an “addiction” to tanning, a preliminary study suggests.

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A 17-Year-Old Forced to Get Chemo Takes Her State to Court

The plaintiff, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September, allegedly views chemotherapy as toxic. She’s asking for the chance to be considered mature enough to refuse lifesaving treatment.

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How 500,000 Dogs Are Helping a Teen With Cancer

A 16-year-old in Phoenix, Arizona, is being showered with well wishes from complete strangers—and their pups.

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