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All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

The weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help.
Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report.
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cancer are increasing, according to researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests.
Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

Prison smoking bans significantly reduce inmates' risk of death from tobacco-related conditions such as cancer and heart disease, a new study finds.
One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

Almost 10 percent of people who survive cancer are still smoking a decade later, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows.
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications -- such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.

 

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