Smoking Rates Continue to Drop in Many States: CDC

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates.

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

Family History of Breast Cancer Doesn't Worsen Patient's Prognosis: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher.

Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

Smoking May Make Return of Lung Cancer More Likely

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer survivors are at high risk for recurrence of the disease, and smoking is a major factor in that risk, a new study shows.

Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds.

Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad, researchers say.

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines

SUNDAY, May 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American men are receiving prostate cancer screening in the wake of a national panel's conclusion that the test does men more harm than good, a new study finds.