California voters Tuesday will decide on Proposition 29, a proposed tax on cigarettes that spiraled into a $60 million battle
AeroShot is a lipstick-sized inhaler that allows users to ingest what amounts to a cup of coffee's-worth of caffeine.
Drinking a daily cup of coffee -- or even several cups -- isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
Featured in a CDC ad campaign, ex-smoker Terrie Hall reveals details about struggling with tobacco-related disease.
Since the first surgeon general's report on smoking in 1964, smoking among U.S. adults has decreased from 40% to 20.6%. However, smoking remains high in some groups.
On December 23, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law. The legislation had tremendous bipartisan support and came at a time of great optimism. Many thought its passage would lead to a cure for cancer within a few years.
I wanted to see what you thought about cancer/chemotherapy patients and protein malnutrition. I have read it leads to as many as 45 to 50% of cancer deaths.
Women who have a screening mammogram every other year are substantially less likely than those who opt for annual screening to experience false-positive results and biopsies that turn out to be unnecessary, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.
Ginny Bank was 14 when her mother sat her down and said they needed to see a gynecologist.
Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.
Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society sits down with CNN's Randi Kaye to discuss new and surprising data.
Men are more likely than women to get and die of cancer, according to an analysis of 36 different types of tumors and blood cancers that affect both sexes.
I have two questions. What is considered to be a high/harmful amount of phytoestrogen in a woman's diet per day? And should a woman who has had cancer not take estrogen replacements or eat a diet high in phytoestrogens?
Eating a diet rich in fiber - especially the kind of fiber found in whole grains - reduces the risk of dying at an early age from a range of causes, a new government study suggests.
Being overweight or obese may take years off your life, even if you don't have heart disease or cancer, according to a new study of nearly 1.5 million people.
Dr. Louis Aronne, NY Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical Center, details new study about BMI and health risk.
Is there anything currently in trials for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia that can help my father, who has had triple-bypass surgery and is 81 years old?
I wanted to see what your experts thought about cancer/chemotherapy patients and protein malnutrition. I have read it leads to as many as 45 to 50 percent of cancer deaths.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us what everyone should know about cancer.
One minute, Dr. Bernadine Healy was a perfectly healthy woman, in bed with her husband watching the Oscar De La Hoya fight on HBO. A few hours later, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Cancer survivors often feel fatigued and have trouble sleeping for months -- or even years -- after their last chemotherapy or radiation session. Now, a new study shows that yoga can help them sleep better, feel more energized, and cut back on sleeping medications.
The benefits of fruits and vegetables in staving off cancer exist, but they're not as strong as previously believed, a new study reports.
"Electronic cigarettes" that vaporize nicotine juice to inhale instead of smoke from burning tobacco do not deliver as promised, according to research at Virginia Commonwealth University.
If you're trying to quit smoking, wearing a nicotine patch for up to six months -- far longer than is generally recommended -- may increase your chances of staying smoke-free, a new study has found.
The first few months after a prostate cancer diagnosis may be an especially perilous time for men, but not because of the cancer, new research suggests.
Most people know that healthy cholesterol levels can help protect your heart. But new research suggests another potential benefit: a lower risk of developing some types of cancer.
A new study links consumption of alcohol with a recurrance of breast cancer. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Breast cancer survivors who have just a few alcoholic drinks per week are more likely than women who drink little or no alcohol to see their breast cancer return, according to research presented today at an annual meeting of breast cancer specialists.
Women with breast cancer who eat more soy are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer than women who eat few or no soy products, according to a new study.
New cancer cases and mortality rates linked to the disease have fallen significantly in recent years for almost all gender and ethnic groups in the United States, researchers said Monday.
An NIH report shows screening and early detection have a big pay-off in the fight against cancer. Elizabeth Cohen reports.
More than one million American men may have been unnecessarily diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer since widespread use of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test began in 1987, a new study says.
A cancerous tumor in 13-year-old Danny Hauser's chest has shrunk significantly since he was ordered by a court last month to resume chemotherapy treatment, a family spokesman said.
Cancer patients may be able to fight chemotherapy-induced nausea using a common pantry spice -- ginger.
Happy Patriots' Day. April 15 is the one day a year when our country asks something of us -- or at least the vast majority of us.
Burger lovers beware: People who eat red meat every day have a higher risk of dying over a 10-year period -- mostly because of cardiovascular disease or cancer --than their peers who eat less red or processed meat, according to a new study of about half a million people.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why your favorite steak could be the death of you.
Should men age 50 and older have an annual PSA test for prostate cancer? One of the hottest topics in medicine ratcheted up a few degrees last week when the New England Journal of Medicine released results of two large studies. They presented a mixed picture.
A decade-long study following more than 75,000 men found that prostate cancer screenings led to more diagnoses but did not reduce the number of deaths from the illness.
Cancer patients who rely on religion to cope with their terminal illnesses are more likely to use intensive life-prolonging care, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
I am 44. I don't smoke and never have, but both my parents did (six packs a day between them), and I am exposed to secondhand smoke at friends' homes.
President Obama's pledge to conquer cancer "in our time" is a great goal, but one of America's top cancer experts isn't sure he'd use the word "cure."
Attention, libation lovers: Middle-aged women who indulge in just a few alcohol-containing drinks each day may have a higher risk of cancer than those who drink less often, according to a report released Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Implementing smoke-free policies can lead to fewer hospitalizations resulting from heart attacks, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sen. Edward Kennedy announced in May 2008 that he was suffering from a brain tumor, a malignant glioma, in his left parietal lobe. He had surgery at Duke University in June 2008.
Vitamins are important for good health. Now, doctors are touting the benefits of vitamin D. Is this the new fabulous vitamin of the 21st century or just another supplement?
When her mother and father called her into the den, 9-year-old Gigi Pasley thought they were going to tell her a big surprise, "a good surprise" she said, one she'd be delighted to hear.
Elizabeth Cohen offers advice to parents with children who are seriously ill.
My name is Otis W. Brawley, M.D. I am an oncologist or cancer doctor.
Fashion designer to some of golf's big names, Tony "The Tailor" Q'aja, was hanging out with the stars at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews in October.
Rates of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for U.S. men and women have fallen for the first time, according to a new report from leading cancer and medical research organizations.
Here's something that should outrage you: Every day, more than 1,500 Americans die of cancer. Our federal government knows how to prevent many of these losses. Tragically, its attention has simply been elsewhere.
Sure, massage feels good, but science is revealing its other benefits for both the healthy and the ill
Can taking aspirin or ibuprofen reduce your risk of getting breast cancer? One of the largest studies of its kind suggests that the answer might be yes.
Bringing a growing health concern to Congress, scientists squared off Thursday over whether cell phones contribute to brain cancer.
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong stunned the sports world September 9 when he announced that he would come out of a three-year retirement to attempt to win the Tour de France for a record eighth time.
Get your daughters off the couch: New research shows exercise during the teen years -- starting as young as age 12 -- can help protect girls from breast cancer when they're grown
Researchers reported a new finding in a study of women using estrogen in hormone therapy: users doubled their chances of getting non-cancerous breast lumps
A large lung cancer trial funded by a cigarette maker raises thorny questions about the integrity of medical research
Let's face it: There's no body part women obsess about more than breasts -- their size, shape, sag factor, and whether those strange pains stem from monthly PMS hormones or something more ominous, like breast cancer.
A paper cape sits loosely around your shoulders, covering your naked chest. A radiology technologist directs you toward an imposing-looking machine. As you hold your breath, one bare breast at a time is tightly compressed between two flat panels and X-rayed.
In this Health Minute, CNN's Judy Fortin tells us what to expect during a mammogram procedure.
Progress against colorectal cancer has helped lower cancer death rates in Americans. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
German researchers are testing a controversial theory, using a low-carb, high-fat diet to help the sickest of cancer patients
Researchers are constantly searching for ways to help people quit. What's new? Here are four strategies worth a try:
A large study from Europe suggests it doesn't hurt to wait a few years between prostate cancer screenings -- but the research won't end debate over the value of PSA tests.
Invasive breast cancer rates have fallen since the substantial decline in postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy occurred, even after a decline in breast cancer screening rates, according to findings published in the 5th Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The FDA says no to labeling tomato products as anti-cancer foods. But that's no reason to cut the veggie from your diet
A genetic mutation that raises the risk of breast cancer is found in up to 60 percent of U.S. women, making it the first truly common breast cancer susceptibility gene, researchers report.
In 2005, the government's revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans introduced the term "nutrient density," which sounds complicated but simply refers to how much nutrition a food provides. For example, a slice of 100 percent whole-grain bread is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while a slice of regular white bread is lower in all three.
Sandra Mahncke thought she was coming down with the flu in late April, but instead of a quick recovery, she has spent the last five months in a race for her life.
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health are fighting cancer by using the immune system to attack tumors. This new approach has had limited success so far, but experts say there is much promise for the future.
Growing up in upstate New York, I remember eating blueberries the size of marbles. But those were cultivated berries -- not the tiny wild ones that are in season right now, as I discovered last year when I visited the wild blueberry fields in Maine. These petite gems don't grow on big bushes like the cultivated ones, but on small plants that barely reach my knees.
You just turned 40, or maybe 45. And while you don't exactly feel different, you've begun to sense that on matters of health, it's time to keep your eye on the ball in a whole new way.
People who eat too much red and processed meat increase their risk of bowel cancer by up to a third, according to a new study.
Melissa Etheridge's powerful performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards rocked and resonated with the thousands in attendance and millions more watching on television. Her distinctive voice and hard-strummed guitar echoed throughout the hall, as did her energy.
Cholesterol lowering drugs called 'statins' may play a role in colorectal cancer prevention, according to a new study presented at a major cancer conference Sunday.
After more than 30 years, how fares the war on cancer? Much worse than you'd think, especially if you've been wowed by news of the recent approval of wonder drugs such as Avastin or Erbitux. Despit...
Increased use of antibiotics may heighten women's risk of breast cancer, a study looking at possible connections between the two suggests.
If we told you that your tax dollars were going to a suave D.C. lawyer and a motorcycle freak, you'd be steamed. But if we added that Peter Levine and Ben Hitt of Correlogic Systems invented an ear...
Cancer's Waterloo is, alas, not at hand. Thirty years and billions of research dollars after Congress officially declared war on cancer by passing the National Cancer Act (opening the door for a ra...
Ross Adey, a distinguished professor of neurology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, has studied the health effects of electromagnetic fields for more than 30 years. He was interviewed by...
Whenever major news develops in humanity's war against cancer, you can expect a lot of confusion. With its ability to pervert the body's genius for growth and regeneration into a relentless horror,...
A few months before Charles "Chad" Holliday was installed as Du Pont's CEO last January, he spearheaded a bold stroke: his company's $1.5 billion acquisition of an obscure Ralston Purina unit calle...
Breast cancer is expected to kill 44,300 U.S. women this year. Prostate cancer will kill almost as many men, 41,400. Yet there's a striking difference in how the genders deal with their sexually th...
On the sandy volleyball court behind a Monona, Wis. neighborhood bar, a fragile-looking woman wearing an oversize lavender T-shirt leaps to slam the ball over the net, her short-cropped blonde hair...
Will Bill and Hillary get control of health care costs? As we punch away at the keyboard, that is the question pulsating in the Beltway beau monde. Back here in the real world -- the everyday world...
IT'S EXOTIC: a cancer drug made from the bark of a yew tree that grows only in a few areas of the Pacific Northwest and gives shelter to the rare northern spotted owl. It's one of the most expensiv...
A SMALL COMPANY called Biotherapeutics Inc., in Franklin, Tennessee, opened a private front in the war against cancer three years ago. At that point the new cancer-killing wonder drug Interleukin-2...
Dramatic successes with Interleukin-2, an experimental drug that bolsters the body's ability to destroy cancer cells, seemed to signal a breakthrough in cancer research (FORTUNE, November 25, 1985)...
CANCER is no longer a taboo subject at advertising agencies. Well before President Reagan's operation for cancer of the colon, Kellogg Co., the U.S. cereal king (1984 sales: $2.6 billion), launched...
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