Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options.

U.S. Smoking Rate Falls to 15 Percent: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with just over 15 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, a new government survey reveals.

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer patients use alternative medicines, including some that could interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.

Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds.

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't hope for a quick colonoscopy.

False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill.

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are receiving fewer CT scans now than a decade ago, dovetailing with a move to radiation-free MRI scans and ultrasounds, a recent study shows.

Many Parents Aren't Shielding Babies From Sun's Harmful Rays: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents aren't providing their babies with proper sun protection, a new small study finds.

Jimmy Carter Being Treated for Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Displaying the grace and calm that has been a hallmark of much of his public life, former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that doctors have found cancer on his brain, and he plans to undergo radiation treatment and targeted therapy.