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Study: Hepatitis C May Kill More Americans Than HIV

The AP (2/21, Neergaard) reports, “Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk.”         “Deaths attributed to hepatitis in the US rose during the past decade to surpass those from HIV,” Bloomberg News (2/21, Flinn) reports. “Researchers studied… Read more »

High-Speed DNA Tests May Be Used To Benefit Patients With Lung, Colon Cancer

Bloomberg News (2/13, Langreth) reports, “More than half of lung and colon cancer patients may benefit from high-speed tests that detect DNA flaws doctors can target with existing medicines,” according to a study published in Nature Medicine. Investigators “used a gene test…to sequence 145 cancer-associated genes in 40 colon tumor samples and 24 lung tumors.”… Read more »

Colon Cancer Risk Linked To Alcohol Use And Family History Of Colorectal Cancer

HealthDay (2/4, Preidt) reported that individuals “who consume a few alcoholic drinks a day and have a family history of colorectal cancer are at increased risk for developing colon cancer,” according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Investigators looked at “data from more than 87,000 women in the Nurses’ Health Study… Read more »