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Paternal x-ray exposure raises childhood leukemia risk

A number of studies have revealed evidence to suggest paternal exposure to abdominal x-ray before conception may put their children at elevated risk for acute

Dental CT scan linked to cancer risk

A retrospective cohort study involving 505 participants who underwent dental computed tomography (dental CT scan) suggests that the imaging technique commonly used when dentists perform ...
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Radiotherapy for breast cancer increases death risk from heart disease

Scientists at Oxford University and other institutions meta-analyzed data from 75 trials of breast cancer radiotherapy and found radiotherapy for breast cancer can significantly increase ...
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FDA enhances warnings for certain painkillers

FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death New safety warnings also added to all ...
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Estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy raise lung cancer risk

Tuesday March 8, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy intended to relieve women's menopausal symptoms has been found to increase risk of heart ...
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Radiation therapy for prostate cancer can cause rectal cancer

Christopher D. Jahraus, David T. Rubin, Ellen J. Scherl, Doug Bettenhausen, Inflammation’s Role in Rectal Cancer Following Prostate Radiotherapy, and Emerging Evidence for a Protective Role ...
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What type, dose of aspirin best for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Tuesday Feb 9, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Studies suggest that taking aspirin daily can significantly reduce risk for cardiovascular disease events and cancer, even though it ...
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Statins may cut pancreatic cancer risk in diabetes mellitus patients

Thurday Feb 4, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Use of statins has been associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in Asian people.  But a ...
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Breast cancer treatment ups death risk from cardiovascular disease

Tue. Feb 2, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Many food consumers may not be aware that breast cancer treatments including radiation therapy and chemotherapy can deteriorate the ...
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Harms from breast cancer screening - new review

A review published in Jan 2016 in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that false positive results from annual and biannual breast cancer screenings are common ...
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