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Early Detection Urine Test for Prosta...

Urine test for cancer
The reason is that the traditional prostate cancer screening test – a blood test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA – does not give doctors a complete picture. Now, the University of Michigan Health System has begun offering a new urine test called Mi-Prostate Score to improve on PSA screening for prostate cancer. The test incorpora [...]

Kids’ leukemia risk raised by d...

Kids’ leukemia risk raised by dads who smoke
Children whose fathers smoked have at least a 15 percent higher risk of developing the most common form of childhood cancer, a new Australian study finds. “Paternal smoking seems to be real” as a risk factor, said Patricia Buffler, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who was not involved in the current analysis. [...]

CDC recommends that boys get vaccinat...

CDC recommends that boys get vaccinated against HPV
The federal government is recommending that boys get vaccinated against HPV– but may find the virus’ connection to gay men and anal cancer a tough selling point. On Tuesday, a Centers for Disease Control panel recommended that boys ages 9-11 be vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV). The CDC already recommends girls be vac [...]

Global health experts: Healthier livi...

Global health experts: Healthier living could cut millions of cancer cases
Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to “avoid a public health disaster.” The number of global cancers has increased by a fifth in less than a decade to around 12 million new cases a year, and [...]