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Women smokers more likely to get colon cancer than men: study

May 11, 2013

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say By Steven Reinberg Smoking’s connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women. Women who’ve ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for colon cancer, compared with women who never smoked, according… [Read More]

Got asthma? Odds are you have an allergy, too

April 12, 2013

Study found many U.S. adults suffer from both Most American adults with asthma also have an allergy, according to a new study. Researchers examined data on nearly 2,600 people from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that 75 percent of adults aged 20 to 40 with asthma, and 65 percent of… [Read More]

Too much TV may make kids antisocial, study suggests

April 6, 2013

Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that time spent playing computer or electronic games had no effect on children’s behavior, according to the report… [Read More]

Cancer rates dropping among black Americans

March 18, 2013

But they’re still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds A new report finds that cancer rates among blacks in the United States are on the decline, especially among black men, and the improvement may have saved almost 200,000 people from dying of the disease since the early 1990s.  Still, blacks… [Read More]