June 21, 2011
Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix
Smokers diagnosed with
prostate cancer are more likely to have the cancer recur after
treatment and are more likely to die than non-smokers, a new study
Scientists Zero In on Key Melanoma Links
Researchers say they've
pinpointed a small number of genetic variants that are most
strongly linked with the risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form
of skin cancer.
Experts Issue Guidelines on Safe Weight Loss for
Gymnasts, wrestlers and
boxers often feel pressure to lose weight to boost performance, but
the drastic methods they sometimes use -- including strictly
limiting calories and intentional dehydration -- can be dangerous
to their health, experts warn.
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs
In a dramatic bid to get
more Americans to quit smoking, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Tuesday released nine graphic warning labels that
will appear on all packs of cigarettes by no later than September
Lawmakers Urged to Consider Health Effects of Major
Because policies that don't
specifically deal with health can still influence Americans'
well-being, the potential health effects of major legislation or
regulations need to be considered by all levels of government, says
an Institute of Medicine report released Tuesday.