Immune-Based Therapy Uses Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report.

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests, but does not prove, that men with asthma may be less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer or to die from the disease.

Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.