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Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds.

Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

High Levels of Cancer-Linked Chemical in E-Cigarette Vapor, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds.

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Little to no progress is being made in curtailing tobacco use in the United States, a new report from the American Lung Association contends.

Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Test Your Home for Radon: EPA

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should test their homes for a naturally occurring radioactive gas called radon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.

Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer may get an emotional lift from man's best friend, a new study suggests.

Children of Melanoma Survivors Often Get Sunburned: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common wisdom holds that adults who've experienced the trauma of melanoma would go to greater lengths to shield their children from the sun's rays.

Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new lab study might help explain why pancreatic cancer is so deadly.

Scientists Spot Gene Linked to Tanning 'Addiction'

THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Snowbirds who flock south in winter in search of the warmth of the sun, listen up:

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