Posted 2:00 PM 12/21/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Painful and itchy skin lesions may be a sign of a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at data from nearly 500 patients treated for either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, the (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/20/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Children of parents diagnosed with cancer when they're old are at increased risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests.
It was known that children of parents diagnosed with cancer at a younger age are at increased risk for cancer, but it (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/19/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Current -- and in some cases, rising -- levels of marijuana use by 8th, 10th and 12th graders are cause for concern, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
Moreover, the misperception that marijuana is harmless continues to grow among teens, according (More)More Stories from 12/19/2012
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The workers who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks may have higher-than-average risks of certain cancers, health officials reported.
Using data from an ongoing health study of World Trade Center survivors and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/17/2012 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of lost productivity among U.S. workers with cancer is equal to 20 percent of the nation's health care spending, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed national data from 2004 to 2008 and found that more than (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/14/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new standards, first proposed in June, to regulate soot and other fine-particle air pollution, officials announced Friday.
The new annual standards call for reducing fine-particle pollution to 12 (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/13/2012 by By Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In the ongoing battle to control in-hospital bacterial infections, Dutch researchers think they may have come up with a secret weapon: a dog named Cliff.
Turns out that, when properly trained, a dog's highly honed and superior sense of smell can be (More)