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Study links finger length to prostate cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) – Men with long index fingers have a lower risk of prostate cancer, British scientists said on Wednesday, a finding that could be used to help select those who need regular screening for the disease.

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November 30th, 2010

Hospital-Acquired Infections a Serious Threat to ICU Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 30 — Intensive-care unit patients with hospital-acquired infections have a significantly increased risk of dying, but antibiotic resistance increases their likelihood of death only a small amount, a new study finds.Looking at data…


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November 30th, 2010

Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 30 — Reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is linked to declines in rates of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ, the most common form of noninvasive breast cancer, a new study reports.The University of…


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November 30th, 2010

Older Antidepressants Linked to Heart Risk

Tricyclic antidepressants have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease in a new study of nearly 15,000 people in Scotland. Read more…

November 30th, 2010

Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Offers Quality-of-Life Gains

Active surveillance for men with localized prostate cancer may offer up some important quality-of-life advantages when compared to other initial prostate cancer treatments. Read more…

November 30th, 2010
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